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Dr. Aviva Romm: Using integrative medicine to support mothers in the childbearing year

We're very happy to share a podcast interview with one of our favorite people:  Dr. Aviva Romm!Dr. Romm is a pioneer in the field of natural birth and botanical medicine for gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics in the U.S.  She is a physician, midwife, an herbalist, an author, and an educator.  A founder of the Yale University… Continue Reading >




Check out our treasure trove of podcasts on breastfeeding, birth, parenting, and much more!

Did you know that the Motherlove blog has a treasure trove of podcasts on topics from breastfeeding and pregnancy, to sleep and starting solids?  Want to learn about low milk supply and your hormones, how to prepare for the birth you want, or how to solve toddler sleep problems?  We've got all that and much more!We've compiled links to… Continue Reading >




Going back to work and breastfeeding?  Listen to our new podcast!

If you're pregnant or breastfeeding and expecting to go back to work you'll want to listen to our new podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher, author of Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple!Nancy spoke about key things you can do to prepare to go back to work and pump, how to keep your milk supply steady, your rights to time and a place… Continue Reading >




Sleep deprived and breastfeeding? Check out our podcast with the author of Sweet Sleep

We’re happy to share our latest podcast, an interview with Diana West, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. In this interview we discussed the sleep habits that give mothers the most sleep, the “safe sleep seven,” flaws in the science of safe sleep, what current recommendations for… Continue Reading >




Why do toddlers tantrum? Can they share? A podcast interview with the author of How Todders Thrive

  What is going on inside the toddler brain?Can toddlers share?Why do they throw tantrums, and what should parents do about them?Can toddlers have empathy when they’re so busy developing themselves?Should we intervene in sibling fights?Why are limits important, and how does that square with a hands-off parenting… Continue Reading >




Why is the C-section rate so high?  A podcast interview with the author of Cut It Out

What are the key factors driving recent record high cesarean section rates in the U.S.?  And what are the consequences for the health of mothers and babies?In our new podcast interview we spoke with Dr. Theresa Morris, author of Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America. Continue Reading >




Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers on our new podcast!

 The authors of the new book, Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers are guests on our new podcast!Authors Jeanine Logan and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka talked about the importance of giving voice to African American moms’ stories, of claiming breastfeeding as part of the African American experience and tradition, and about going beyond… Continue Reading >




U.S. maternity leave policy and its effect on families:  A podcast interview with Moms Rising

Did you know that the U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that does not offer new mothers paid family leave?   The other countries:  Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, and Swaziland.In this podcast interview we spoke with Charlie Rose, associate campaign director for MomsRising.org, a national organization with over a million members… Continue Reading >




Family-Centered Cesarean:  A podcast interview with Robin Elise Weiss

Have you heard about a new trend in cesarean birth?  It goes by a number of different names:  family centered cesarean, natural cesarean, gentle cesarean.Whatever you call it, if you’re pregnant and want a more satisfying cesarean experience should one be necessary, you’ll want to learn more about it.In this podcast interview we talked… Continue Reading >




African American moms and breastfeeding:  A podcast interview with Kathi Barber

African American women have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the U.S.  But it wasn’t always that way.In this podcast interview, Kathi Barber, author of The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms, discusses the history of breastfeeding in the black community, from… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Birth and breastfeeding in prison

85% of women in prison are mothers, and the same percentage of women in prison are pregnant as on the outside.What is birth like for them?  How long do they have with their babies before they’re separated?  Why do some birth in shackles?  And is it possible for incarcerated mothers to breastfeed?To answer these questions we spoke with… Continue Reading >




Want to cleanse toxins from your body before trying to conceive? Listen to our podcast

Toxins we absorb through everyday living can make it harder for us to conceive a baby. So how can we reduce our body’s toxic burden before trying to conceive?In this month’s podcast interview we speak with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic about preconception cleansing. We ask when to do it, whether cleansing is safe during… Continue Reading >