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Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood
Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood
Jessica Lorion

Giving aspiring first time moms guidance & community from moms who’ve been there. Hosted by Jessica Lorion, a Mama in Training herself.... more

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A Final Message to You! Thank you! Love, Jess

Friends,  It is with a heavy heart that I close the doors to the Mamas in Training Podcast. The past 3.5... more

13 Mar 2023 · 5 minutes
EP143- What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Fertility with Monica Cox

Infertility can feel lonely and desperate… as if you have no control. Especially if we’re told we have unexplained infertility,... more

10 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
EP142- What REALLY Happens Down There Postpartum with Sara Reardon

Without any caution to say the right thing, not scare people or be P.C. Let's ACTUALLY talk about our vaginas... more

10 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
EP141- How to Financially Prepare for Motherhood with Jen Narciso

Overwhelmed by finances and motherhood? By the end of this episode, you will know where to begin with your money, how... more

10 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
EP140- What Story are You Telling Yourself with Amelia Kriss

When we enter motherhood, there is an expectation that, “this is just how it is.” You’re never going to get... more

10 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
EP139- How to Survive a Tough Season

As we move through the seasons, I can’t help but compare it to the seasons of life we go through. ... more

28 Oct 2022 · 8 minutes
EP138- How Your Voice & Music Impacts Your Baby in the Womb and Beyond

Learn the secret to preparing your baby for transitions and the best way to connect with your baby before they... more

19 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
EP137- How to Create a Legacy as a Single Mom

Today, we are joined by Neferteri Plessy, the amazing woman and founder behind Single Moms Planet. Through her stories, and... more

12 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
EP136- How to Plan for the Five Essential Changes Postpartum

As the founder of Postpartum Together, today Chelsea Skaggs will share several takeaways that we can learn from her experiences... more

05 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
EP135- Glucose Testing, Gestational Diabetes & Blood Sugar, OH MY! with Katie Dewhurst

Rarely do we think about managing our blood sugar unless our doctor tells us there is a problem. However, when... more

28 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
EP134- How to Prevent Our Newborns from Falling During Skin to Skin with Founders Hayley & Sarah, in collaboration with Joovy

When you’re laying in bed postpartum with your newborn on your chest, maybe practicing skin to skin, you never expect... more

21 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
EP133- How to Navigate Grief & Loss During a Pregnancy or Birth with Jessica Patoka

What if we experience loss or grief during our pregnancy or around our birth? We envision the birth of our... more

14 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
EP132- How to Design Your LABOR DAY

Learn how to design your Labor Day in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast.    Resources: - GET... more

05 Sep 2022 · 9 minutes
EP131- How to Build Your Mom Squad for Postpartum

Learn how to create your Mom Squad for support postpartum in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in... more

31 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
EP130- Do I Need a Postpartum Doula? with Valerie Trumbower

When we first bring our baby home, we can feel overwhelmed by all the areas to juggle with questions like…... more

24 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
EP129- How to Not Lose Your Mind When Trying to Conceive

Learn how to NOT lose your mind when TTC in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training... more

17 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
EP128- When Your Postpartum Reality Isn’t What You Dreamt it Would Be with Elizabeth Presta

For Elizabeth Presta, no matter what level of planning and preparation she did for her pregnancy and birth, her plans... more

10 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
EP127- WHY Do You Want to Be a Mother?

Learn the importance of Finding Your Why in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast.    Resources: Start with... more

03 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
EP126- How to Find Body Balance when Pregnant & Prepare for Birth with Deb Flashenberg

If you were doing yoga and cycling routinely while you’re pregnant… that should be enough to prepare you physically for... more

27 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Why Should I ”Drink From the Fire Hose” as a First Time Pregnant Mom

Learn why you should "drink from the fire hose" in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training... more

20 Jul 2022 · 6 minutes
EP124- How Can Acupuncture Support Fertility & Pregnancy with Michelle Oravtiz

Have you ever considered acupuncture? Whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant or are postpartum, acupuncture can really be a... more

13 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
How to Feel Empowered as a Mama in Training

Learn about the most important element to feeling empowered in motherhood in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas... more

06 Jul 2022 · 7 minutes
EP122- How to Adopt with PRIDE with Zack & Matt

If you're considering adoption, it can come with a lot of unknowns and uncertainties. For the month of June, in... more

29 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
[2021] What You Need to Know About Your Pelvic Floor with Kim Vopni & Kate Roddy

Featuring a Replay from 2021: Today, Kate Roddy and Kim Vopni join us in a fantastic discussion full of insights and... more

22 Jun 2022 · 56 minutes
EP120- Should I Get a Doula? with Heidi Snyderburn of Birth Story Media

What does a Doula do? What is the importance of a doula? Why can’t our partners support us like a... more

15 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
EP119- What to Do When You Feel Like You’re Losing Control with Josephine Atluri

How far have you gone to have control or FEEL like you have control over your life?Aside from the to-do... more

08 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
EP118- You’re Pregnant! Now What?! with Kallista Andersen

When you get pregnant, you might start thinking… Now what?! Where do I start?  There is so much to think about... more

01 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
EP117- Is this Normal? The Isolation of Postpartum Depression with Sasha Nicole

Postpartum Depression is one of the most common conditions in women after birth. In fact, there are over 3 million... more

25 May 2022 · 33 minutes
EP116- What is Preeclampsia & How You Could Be at Risk with Dr. Nicole Rankins

What is preeclampsia? It is one of the most common pregnancy complications. However, if diagnosed, it doesn't mean that there... more

18 May 2022 · 35 minutes
EP115- Your Babies’ Skin: How to Heal Eczema & Cradle Cap with Shubhangini Prakash

What if you could heal eczema & cradle cap with only 3 natural ingredients?  Sensitive and irritated skin is very common... more

11 May 2022 · 34 minutes
EP114- How to Find Fitness in Pregnancy & Postpartum with Kendra Fitzgerald & Nicole Coons

How are you moving your body now, during pregnancy that will help prepare you to move your body postpartum? There are... more

04 May 2022 · 37 minutes
EP113- What to Know about C-sections & the Gentle C-section with Dr. George Mussalli

If you have to have a C-section, are you prepared? …EVEN if you plan to have a natural birth? April is... more

27 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
EP112- How to Manage Your Time in Each of the 5 Trimesters with Anna Dearmon Kornick

Time is such a HOT commodity and when we become mothers, time becomes even more precious and fleeting. Anna Dearmon... more

20 Apr 2022 · 38 minutes
[2019] How to Manage the Pain of Labor with Hypnobabies, CEO Kerry Tuschhoff

Are you ready for the pain of labor? Whether we want to admit it or not, there is going to... more

13 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
EP110- How to Heal Perinatal Anxiety Through the Body Chakras with Chiara Townley

Anxiety. It can come up at any time of your life, but it tends to increase significantly during pregnancy and postpartum... more

06 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
EP109- What is Mastitis and How to Heal with Dr. Katie & Dr. Elise from Your Two Jugs

It is more common than you’d think to experience a condition such as Mastitis during postpartum. However, we are greatly... more

30 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
EP108- What is Minimally Invasive Care in a Hospital? with Dr. Jaqueline Worth, MD

What if you really want to give birth in a hospital? But you also want minimally invasive treatment. Today's guest... more

23 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
EP107- How to Handle the Unknowns of a Birth Defect in Pregnancy with Caity Robertson

It can be very hard to stay positive when you receive information that your baby will be born with a... more

16 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
EP106- What about the Dads? How your Partner could be Silently Suffering with Eli Weinstein

The fatherhood postpartum experience can be challenging, but it’s often overlooked. Men also feel stress and anxiety about the changes... more

09 Mar 2022 · 42 minutes
EP105- The Impact of Hormones and Gut Health in Pregnancy & Postpartum with Lahana Vigliano

There is a strong correlation between the gut and hormones. The food we eat has a direct impact on the... more

02 Mar 2022 · 39 minutes
EP104- How to Create a Postpartum Plan with Jessica D’Argenio Waller

So many things can crop up during the postpartum period, but they are swept under the rug because we assume... more

23 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
EP103- Sex Postpartum: Painful Sex is Not Normal! with Cindy Scharkey

Just because we are given that clearance from our doctor at the 6-week mark, does not mean that we should... more

16 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
EP102- How to Navigate Sex During Pregnancy with Cindy Scharkey

“Let's talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me.” YUP! We're talking all things sex in pregnancy today.... more

09 Feb 2022 · 32 minutes
EP101- Finding the Right Provider and Advocating for Yourself with Stephanie King

Finding the right provider and asking the right questions can be very overwhelming when you first learn you are pregnant.... more

02 Feb 2022 · 41 minutes
EP100- The Top 3 Things to Know as a Mama in Training with Jessica Lorion

We have reached a milestone of 100 episodes!!! After interviewing over 100 women about their experience entering motherhood, there are 3... more

16 Dec 2021 · 17 minutes
EP99- Is Home Birth Right for Me? with Sarah & Matthew Bivens

For most people, childbirth should be done in hospitals, but did you know that according to the American College of... more

08 Dec 2021 · 34 minutes
EP98- Relationships and Involving Your Partner from the Beginning with Dr. Morgan Cutlip

Of course, when our partners are sloppy around the house, we don't like that! But as normal as it sometimes... more

02 Dec 2021 · 44 minutes
EP97- How to Find Success in Breast/Bodyfeeding with Jada Shapiro

People say that parenting is instinctive, and that's true. But what they fail to include is that it is also... more

24 Nov 2021 · 43 minutes
[BONUS EPISODE] The Baby Show Expo LIVE: Parenting, Lactation, Organic Clothing and Deals

In this episode, you'll hear the LIVE interviews from the floor of The Baby Show Expo. This past October, I... more

22 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
EP96- How to Prevent Picky Eating with Jenny Friedman

Supporting your baby’s early explorations with food is not something you can overlook. That's because their interaction with food at... more

17 Nov 2021 · 34 minutes
EP95- Preconception: What to Expect with Bestselling Author, Heidi Murkoff

It's mind-boggling to think that preconception care wasn't a thing before. Fortunately, it is becoming more and more a vital... more

10 Nov 2021 · 46 minutes
EP94- Why I‘m NOT a Mom, with a Mom Podcast with Your Host Jessica Lorion

Many people ask me why the heck I would have a podcast about motherhood when I'm not even a mom?!... more

03 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
EP93- How to Not Lose Yourself and Your Dreams in Motherhood with Ina Coveney

Becoming a mother is a huge role. For some women, it's what they look forward to most in life. But... more

27 Oct 2021 · 39 minutes
EP92- What if You Don’t Fall in Love with Your Baby & Negative/Intrusive Thoughts with Dr. Alice Pickering

If you plan on having a baby or building a family, sometimes, you find yourself in a big bubble of... more

20 Oct 2021 · 40 minutes
EP91- Chapters and Phases of Motherhood from a Seasoned Mama with Ilana Levine

When your young ones have wild creativity and want to explore their expression through many things, it might result in... more

13 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
EP90- What the First Two Weeks with a Newborn Look Like with Sharon Mazel

Bringing your baby home and those first couple of weeks can be one of the most stressful times for parents.... more

06 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
EP89- How the Nustle Supports Your Breastfeeding Journey with Founder Teran Martin

When Teran Martin first became a mother, her vision of what breastfeeding would be like was one of ease. She... more

29 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
[2020] Kids Eat in Color with Jennifer Anderson

In this episode, I sit down with Jennifer Anderson, a mama of 2 boys and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After... more

22 Sep 2021 · 49 minutes
[2020] How to Feel Empowered in Your Body During Birth & Beyond with Nikki Bergen

Mama of two and a pilates instructor for the past 13 years, Nikki Bergen is the creator of The Belle... more

15 Sep 2021 · 32 minutes
[2019] Happy Days, Rested Nights with Samantha Day

In this episode, I get a chance to speak with Samantha Day, a mother of two, lover of country line... more

08 Sep 2021 · 35 minutes
Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood
EP94- Why I‘m NOT a Mom, with a Mom Podcast with Your Host Jessica Lorion
Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood

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Many people ask me why the heck I would have a podcast about motherhood when I'm not even a mom?! Well... in... more