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Do you leak when you cough, laugh, jump? Listen to our podcast on reversing incontinence after baby!

When you run, when you sneeze, when you lift something heavy…Millions of women experience stress incontinence after having a baby.  And millions more will develop incontinence as they age.  But there’s a lot you can do about it, and our podcast discussion this month is all about that.Tanya spoke with Tasha Mulligan, physical therapist… Continue Reading >




Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding:  A podcast interview with Dr. Jenny Thomas

If your best friend were a pediatrician and lactation consultant and wrote down her favorite breastfeeding advice, what would it say?We think it might sounds like Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding, a new book by the popular and always down-to-earth pediatrician Dr. Jenny Thomas.  Dr. Thomas is a practicing pediatrician and lactation… Continue Reading >




How does tongue tie impact breastfeeding?  A podcast interview with Catherine Watson Genna

How does having a tongue tie (restricted frenulum under the tongue) affect breastfeeding?In this interview, Catherine Watson Genna, author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, discusses the types of tongue tie, what it’s like to nurse a baby with a tongue tie, what it’s like for the baby to have a tight frenulum… Continue Reading >




Lyme disease in breastfeeding and pregancy:  A podcast interview with Linda Smith

Lyme Disease is an serious infection which is on the move.  It’s spreading to new areas of the country, posing risks to mothers and babies in pregnancy and infancy, and raising questions about treatment during breastfeeding.Tanya Lieberman spoke with Linda Smith, IBCLC about Lyme Disease in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Linda spoke about… Continue Reading >




What’s wrong with those formula “gift” bags?

Were you given a formula “gift” bag as you left the hospital with your new baby?  Maybe by your pediatrician or even at an ultrasound clinic?If so, you’ll want to listen to this podcast interview with Marsha Walker, IBCLC.  An expert on formula company marketing, Marsha explains why these bags harm breastfeeding, why they’re so important… Continue Reading >




Can you be fired for pumping at work?  A podcast interview with Jake Marcus.

You can’t be fired for being pregnant, but what about breastfeeding or pumping?We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview with Jake Marcus, JD on breastfeeding and sex discrimination law.Jake is the owner of Breastfeedinglaw.com, and is a founding partner of the law firm Cipolla Associates.  She is a lawyer, writer, and speaker… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Is it safe to take antidepressants while breastfeeding?

Approximately 15 to 25 percent of new mothers suffer from depression, anxiety, and related emotional difficulties in the postpartum period, and many mothers consider taking antidepressants while breastfeeding.*This raises many questions for moms:  Is it safe to take an antidepressant during breastfeeding?  How much of the medications… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Preparing for a VBAC, with the president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with Desirre Andrews, president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.Desiree and Tanya talked about the history of VBAC, barriers and access to VBAC, and how to prepare for one.  We also discussed ICAN’s research about hospital VBAC bans,… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Actress Mayim Bialik on attachment parenting “Beyond the Sling”

We’re very excited to share an interview with actress Mayim Bialik!Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ‘90’s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.But did you know that Mayim is also… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Birth on TV and in the movies

We’re pleased to present an interview with Vicki Elson, creator of the film Laboring Under an Illusion, on birth in the media.Vicki talked with Tanya Lieberman about common themes in birth on TV and in movies, the worst and best (and wierdest!) depictions of birth, and recent trends in reality TV and homemade birth videos on the web. … Continue Reading >




Podcast:  How to care for your c-section scar, with the author of Ending Female Pain

Did you know that in some countries in Europe all moms who have had c-sections get physical therapy to care for their incisions and recover from the surgery?Did you know that some women go for years with pain and other complications from their c-section scars, when some simple exercises make a big difference?Isa Herrera wishes that… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Biological Nurturing and Laid Back Breastfeeding, with Suzanne Colson

We’re very pleased to share this podcast interview with Dr. Suzanne Colson, pioneering researcher known for her work developing the concept of Biological Nurturing.She is the author of An Introduction to Biological Nurturing and the DVD Biological Nurturing: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers.Suzanne talked with Tanya Lieberman about… Continue Reading >