The First Latch Podcast is a show brought to you to help connect, inspire, and empower mothers from all over the world. The journey through pregnancy, breastfeeding, and motherhood is hard, beautiful, and transformative. Those stories are told here for all mothers, everywhere.
This week Hanna Murray of @babytalk.birthnurse joins to share her passion for birth education using lego blocks! We discuss differences in the USA and Canada birth culture, and how COVID-19 is affecting our areas.
This week Victoria shares her story of a doctor appointment gone bad. An all too common occurrence that happens to so many women where you leave feeling attacked, given unwarranted advice or judgement from a trusted healthcare provider. This is a problem!
This week, Ginny Yurich, the founder of 1000 hours outside joins me to share how her mission and journey started. We chat about the importance of outside time for children and how Mother Nature can be a part of your "village".
The podcast is back! Today I dive into the theme for season 2, and give a sneak peek on the amazing conversations and interviews for season 2! I'm so excited to share this with the First Latch Community!
Jennifer shares the story of re-lactating for her twin boys. Amongst the chaos of having twins, and a toddler alongside some postpartum complications, Jennifer decided to stop breastfeeding when twins were 3 weeks old.
Diana Bamford joins the show to share her journey into the maternal mental health field and also shares about Reiki Energy Healing. A fascinating and important cultural conversation that all health care practitioners should listen to!
This week, frequent guest and friend Kaelah and I are bringing all things holidays to you. We talk about boundaries, traditions, and have an excellent gift guide to get you started this holiday season!
The holidays are upon us! Having a newborn and a breastfeeding baby during the holiday season can make some moms worry or feel uneasy when it comes to navigating family events. Today I share tips and tricks for getting through this season worry free!
This week, First Latch community member Allison shares her story of three miscarriages. We discuss why sharing our stories is so important, and also what things helped Allison have a successful pregnancy after three losses.
In honor of Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness month, I am breaking the silence of the stigma surrounding loss. I am sharing my own story in detail in an effort to help other women feel less alone and to raise awareness on disenfranchised losses.
This week Abby Burd joins me to discuss postpartum depression, anxiety, and miscarriage. This episode means so much to me, as someone who has anxiety and a recent miscarriage and I know mothers need to hear this information.
This week I am sharing a sneak peek into my personal life as a homeschooling mother. Many of you showed interest in what homeschooling looks like for our family, so I decided I’d publish an episode on the topic!
This week I talk with Emily Moretti of Mama Wilder on Instagram. We talk about Emily's experience moving to Colorado as a single mother and how her passion for birth evolved. We also talk about her experience with tongue tie with her second daughter.
After going on a social media "break" after my anxiety flared up, I thought this subject needs to be discussed. I'm excited to have my friend Gina O'Brien on to share on her experience and how social media is affecting our culture.
Author Lily Nichols joins the podcast today to discuss her new book Real Food for Pregnancy. We talk importance of nutrition during pregnancy, epigenetic influence, gestational diabetes and even how the quality of breastmilk is influenced by nutrition.
So happy to have Glenis and Tiffany back on the podcast this week! Both mothers have returned to work and are both still breastfeeding Orion. They share the ups and downs of the journey and how they feel about their journey thus far.
This week Lori Mihalich-Levin talks with me about gong back to work after baby. A often stressful time for working mothers and I know I was completely unprepared for the emotional toll I would have to deal with. Must listen for all working mamas!
This week I share behind the scenes of interviews, bloopers, and parts of podcast episodes that didn't make the final cut! I hope you get a quick laugh in knowing that most of the time, I have no idea what I'm doing!
Adult friendships can be HARD. An unexpected part of the transition into motherhood that no one really talks about. Today, my friend Kaelah and I talk about our adult friendships and how they've affected our motherhood journey.
This week, Maria from Little Peach London, and Nat from Nat The Natural Mom join me in an important conversation about breastfeeding in public. I was personally offended when someone close to my family compared breastfeeding in public to a horror movie!
Lindsey Shipley, founder and CEO of Lactation Link shares her journey today on how she launched her successful business after battling cancer. She also shares her top tips for a good milk supply-you don't want to miss these tips!
This week Barb talks about the weaning process and tackles the most common questions when it comes to weaning. There are so many dynamics that are really dependent on developmental age which we discuss at length!
This week Sarah Wells of Sarah Wells Bags joins the show! From her own breastfeeding journey through the creation of her business, Sarah shares it all! An inspiring episode highlighting how woman entrepreneurs that are leading the way in business!
This week I am sharing my own story with postpartum anxiety and the lightbulb moment where I finally realized that I have anxiety. I am sharing today some very intimate details of my experience in hopes that others know they are not alone.
This Week, mama Sam Geiling shares her experience as a working and
breastfeeding mother as a college instructor in Hawaii. Her story is so
positive and a great example that going back to work as a breastfeeding
mother can be a great experience!
This week on the podcast, I’m starting a new series for working and breastfeeding mothers. My hope is to highlight different professions and share all the the ways these working moms are making breastfeeding work! This week Shannon Rusher is joining me and she is a mom who is a working and traveling pro. Trains, Planes and Automobiles, she does it all! She shared some excellent air travel tips and information that was new to me! A must listen for mamas who have to do any sort of traveling for work!
This week I talk about my journey through preparing for my first VBAC. I
did ALL the things and while this is my personal experience, and not
medical advice, my hope is that my journey can help your journey through
This week we continue the tandem breastfeeding discussion! Jennifer Mancuso
joins the podcast to share her journey breastfeeding twins and how sharing
the journey on social media has made a huge impact in her life.
This week we chat with Desiree Hernandez about her journey tandem
breastfeeding her newborn and toddler. Many mothers have questions about
what a tandem breastfeeding journey might look like and have
questions-Desiree shares it all!
This week is a preview of Listener Supporter exclusive content. As we
continue to talk about all things postpartum, today we are letting it all
out. We tackle the often kept quiet subject of postpartum sex. Warning: Not
for the ears of children.
This week midwife Jenna Bruce is back on the show to share evidence based information on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). VBAC is still a birth option that has a lot of misinformation floating around. Our goal is for mothers to know their options!
Glennis and Tiffany had their baby! Glennis was on episode 19 of the
podcast where she discussed inducing lactation for her expected baby. Baby
Orion was born in September and we discuss how things are going and what
co-nursing looks like.
I have really big news for the First Latch community! I've been busting at the seams trying to hold this in for weeks! Well, the chance is here to share it with the world. Also, we dive into why an IBCLC is your FRIEND!
This week on the podcast Maria Betsworth and I chat about a hard topic that is sure to spark conversation. Our intention is to really tackle the #fedisbest mentality and discuss why use of this hashtag is not really productive.
This week we share bottle feeding tips from a dad's perspective-The First Latch official dad! My husband-Andrew! We share the journey of bottle feeding with our three kids, and share some surprising revelations!
This week my close friend Kaelah is back to talk all things postpartum and specifically Having Your Last Baby. How do you know you are done having kids? Does everyone experience finality? Will I ever feel done?
This week we dive into one of my most favorite topics (besides breastfeeding)- VBAC or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. I talk with Gina O'Brien who is also so passionate about VBAC after her recent VBAC.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! This week we celebrate and educate on the importance of breastfeeding worldwide. Also, I chat with Sarah from Aeroflow Breastpumps about insurance coverage and how to get a pump!
This week, my guest Alison Rodriguez shares her journey through breastfeeding as a business owner and entrepreneur. We also answer live view questions during the show! We had such a blast-you don't want to miss this one!
The Pumpspotting Crew is showing up for moms all across the country. Barb the Breast Express and Amy VanHaren CEO and Founder of Pumpspotting spills the beans on the entire tour...from how it came to fruition to the nuts and bolts of the operation!
Finding confidence in breastfeeding and motherhood as a first time mom is rare, but Nat from @natthenaturalmom is a beacon of confidence which is both refreshing and inspiring for all mamas out there. You don't want to miss our chat!
Becoming an IBCLC or international board certified lactation consultant and feel daunting. I want to share my mentor's journey in hopes to inspire those who dream of a career in helping breastfeeding mothers. Also, we discuss breastfeeding missions!
There are over 60,000 preterm births in the United States each year. Breastmilk can be medicine for these babies which makes breastmilk donation so important. Kim Updegrove, executive director of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin is our guest today.
A topic not often discussed especially among health care providers is how to help moms with lactation after loss of a baby or a stillbirth. Heidi Kim shares her personal experience in a effort to educate providers and also help moms who've had a loss.
Alex Zeplain is our amazing guest today! She shares how she started Hello My Tribe and how important self care is during the journey into motherhood. Alex also shares her breastfeeding journey and her struggle with an autoimmune diagnosis.
This week I am so excited to share my chat with Paige LoPinto, founder of BirthTUBE. It doesn't get any more honest or real than this and her breastfeeding journey is sure to hit home with many mamas out there.
This week Maria Betsworth of Little Peach London shares her experience of exclusively pumping with her first baby, and exclusively breastfeeding with her second baby. Two completely different experiences, but both filled with love and dedication.
This week is the podcast's very first Interview and it's a good one! You will laugh, you might cry-either way its one you don't want to miss! Jessica Bates, a Nashville Native and talented writer shares her experience writing her first book on motherhood.Her words are a thing of beauty and I feel very honored to share her poems with you today.
A sneak peak at the brand new podcast brought to you by Barbara Demske, founder of the First Latch breastfeeding support community on Instagram. A podcast to inspire and connect mothers from all over the world!