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Ep. 304 – Preparing for an Empowered Birth with Dr. Nicole Rankins

Shanna and Laura talk to Dr. Nicole Rankins about what pregnant people can do to create an effective birth plan. Dr. Nicole is a board-certified, practicing OBGYN and the host of the podcast “All About Pregnancy & Birth,” and she is the creator of online courses “The Birth Preparation Course” and “Make a Birth Plan […] Read More

Ep. 300 – Shanna’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 300th episode, Laura and Shanna have invited Shanna’s mom Janet on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Janet takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Shanna. She talks about being pregnant during an ice storm, moving cross-country with an infant, how Shanna was the opposite of […] Read More

Ep. 299 – Laura’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 299th episode, Shanna and Laura have invited Laura’s mom Susan on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Susan takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Laura. She talks about what kind of baby Laura was in utero and out, shares fond and funny memories of that […] Read More

Ep. 297 – Preparing for Your Second Child: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of how to prepare for your second child with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” Erica answers listener questions about evening out the mental load before baby arrives, […] Read More

Ep. 296 – Letting Go of the Mother Load: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna talk with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” They talk about strategies for reassessing our preconceived notions of motherhood, how to let go of the mental load that can often lead to […] Read More

Ep. 272 – How Pregnancy and Birth Affect Your Pelvic Floor

Laura and Shanna welcome guest Dr. Linda Sayyad, aka “The Vagina Doctor,” a pelvic floor physical therapist and the owner and director of Feminocentric Physical Therapy and Wellness in Pasadena, CA. During their conversation, Dr. Sayyad teaches Shanna and Laura what exactly the pelvic floor is, how pregnancy and birth affect the pelvic floor, how […] Read More

Ep. 249 – Sugar Phobia, Fatphobia and Feeding Kids: An Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith – Part 2

Shanna and Laura continue the conversation with special guest Virginia Sole-Smith about how to approach feeding our children in a way that promotes confidence and body autonomy rather than deprivation, fatphobia, sugar phobia and diet culture. Virginia is the author of the upcoming book “Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture” and the […] Read More

Ep. 248 – Diet Culture and Parenting: An Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith – Part 1

Laura and Shanna welcome special guest Virginia Sole-Smith, author of the upcoming book “Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,” to talk about what diet culture is, how it affects us as parents, why we should not be encouraging weight loss in children, how to navigate the anti-fat bias present in the medical […] Read More

Ep. 214: To Share or Not to Share? Part 2 with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

In part two of their interview with parenting expert and consultant Gia Gambaro Blount, Shanna and Laura get answers to questions about sharing toys, talking to kids about nudity and handling toddler’s cute aggression toward babies and pets. Gia imparts some wonderful parenting advice about asking critical questions, fostering collaboration and more! Also, Shanna checks […] Read More

Ep. 187: How to Donate Breast Milk

Shanna and Laura talk with Stephanie Lehman, Ph.D., from the University of California Health Milk Bank, where Laura is donating her breast milk, about how the milk bank got started, why breast milk donation is important, how a donor can get involved and more! Also, Laura wonders if her 11-month-old is officially a walker now, […] Read More