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Ep 92: Breastfeeding and the Working Parent with Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC

Birth Kweens

Release Date: 07/11/2019

Ep 118: Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season show art Ep 118: Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Sign up for a subscription with today! Get your daily multivitamin or prenatal delivered right to your door by visiting . Use the promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off during your first 3 months!   Treat yourself to a beautiful piece of luxury jewelry from ! Go to to see their collections and get $50 off your first purchase with promo code KWEENS. --- In this episode Karly and Ali explore some natural remedies for prevention and treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Finding safe treatment options while pregnant can be really tough so the kweens share their best...

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Ep 117: Reducing Pregnancy Pain with Lindsay McCoy of One Strong Mama show art Ep 117: Reducing Pregnancy Pain with Lindsay McCoy of One Strong Mama

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In this episode we’re talking to of about pain during pregnancy and how exercise can be used to mitigate it. Lindsay is an Exercise Physiologist, birth doula, childbirth educator, and co-founder of the online prenatal exercise birth prep and recovery program, One Strong Mama. She is also one of the creators of the Body Ready Method professional training program that helps birth and fitness pros assess and train pregnant clients- specifically for core and pelvic floor optimization. She has helped thousands of pregnant people have more comfortable pregnancies, more efficient births, and...

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Ep 116: Giving Birth After A Shoulder Dystocia: Dominique Richey’s Birth Story show art Ep 116: Giving Birth After A Shoulder Dystocia: Dominique Richey’s Birth Story

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Sign up for a subscription with today! Get your daily multivitamin or prenatal delivered right to your door by visiting . Use the promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off during your first 3 months! --- Dominique Richey is back on the show to share the birth story of her third baby, Aminah! You may remember Dominique from where she shared about her first two births (an unmedicated hospital birth and a home birth that included a significant shoulder dystocia). Preparing for this birth was different for Dominique because of the shoulder dystocia she experienced while...

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Ep 115: Accidental Unassisted Home Birth with Ryan & Mary Lee show art Ep 115: Accidental Unassisted Home Birth with Ryan & Mary Lee

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Mary and Ryan Lee join us to share about the exciting birth of their first child, Thea. (You may remember Ryan from where he talked with us about healing the scar tissue that remains after a cesarean.) Thea’s birth was fast and furious and although Ryan and Mary had planned a hospital birth, Thea decided to come quickly in their bathroom at home one afternoon in April 2019. Ryan and Mary share about the whole experience, including what it was like for Ryan to catch Thea and how Mary has healed after her birth experience. We hope you enjoy this lovely story with our sweet friends! --- If you...

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Ep 114: Providing Care for Queer and Trans Families with Annie Kocher, CD show art Ep 114: Providing Care for Queer and Trans Families with Annie Kocher, CD

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Treat yourself to a stylish, comfortable pair of scrubs from today! Visit and enter code KWEENS at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase! Sign up for a box today! Enter code KWEENS for $10 off your first box! #FabFitFunPartner --- This week we’re talking with birth doula about how to provide sensitive, respectful care for queer and trans families. Here’s an overview of what we cover as well as the resources Annie mentions in the episode: Basics to providing sensitive care for trans, queer, and non-binary people including understanding sex vs. gender,...

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Ep 113: The Vadge Gadge Episode with Dr. Rose Schlaff, DPT, IF, WHC show art Ep 113: The Vadge Gadge Episode with Dr. Rose Schlaff, DPT, IF, WHC

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Get the important men in your life a meaningful and functional gift from ! Use promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off your order. Treat yourself to a beautiful piece of luxury jewelry from ! Go to to see their collections and get $50 off your first purchase with promo code KWEENS. --- We’re back for part two with ! If you didn’t catch her on last week’s episode about postpartum sex and intimacy, click . This week’s episode is all about the vadge gadge! That is, all of the different kinds of tools that can be used to help heal postpartum and promote a...

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Ep 112: Postpartum Sex & Intimacy with Dr. Rose Schlaff, DPT, IF, WHC show art Ep 112: Postpartum Sex & Intimacy with Dr. Rose Schlaff, DPT, IF, WHC

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR! Get the important men in your life a meaningful and functional gift from ! Use promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off your order. --- This week we’re talking postpartum sex and intimacy with . Many people struggle with sexual fulfillment and intimacy during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum so we invited Dr. Rose on the show to share some of her valuable insight on how to work through these challenges. Dr. Rose is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Women's Sexual Health Coach who believes that intimacy can and should be fun, fearless, and pain-free. In her one-on-one...

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Ep 111: Persevering Through Long Labors: Mariane's Birth Stories show art Ep 111: Persevering Through Long Labors: Mariane's Birth Stories

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR! Get the important men in your life a meaningful and functional gift from ! Use promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off your order. --- joins us to share about the births of her two sons, Luca and Leo. With Luca, she started off in the care of a doctor with a plan to deliver in the hospital. Midway through pregnancy she transferred her care to midwives at a freestanding birth center. After a long early labor that presented some unexpected challenges, Mariane ended up transferring to the hospital and having an unmedicated birth with her midwives there. For her second...

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Ep 110: Inductions & Cesareans for Suspected Big Babies with Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth show art Ep 110: Inductions & Cesareans for Suspected Big Babies with Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Get the important men in your life a meaningful and functional gift from ! Use promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off your order. Treat yourself to a stylish, comfortable pair of scrubs from today! Visit and enter code KWEENS at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase! Sign up for a box today! Enter code KWEENS for $10 off your first box! #FabFitFunPartner --- This week’s guest is the amazing of ! Rebecca is a nurse with her PhD and the founder of Evidence Based Birth! The EBB website receives millions of visitors each year, who come to read the research...

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Treat yourself to a beautiful piece of luxury jewelry from ! Go to to see their collections and get $50 off your first purchase with promo code KWEENS. Download , the FREE browser add-on that finds you the best deals online and automatically applies the discounts to your cart at check out! Go to and start saving today. --- In this episode joins us to talk about prenatal yoga and how it can be used to prepare your mind and body for birth. Deb is the founder and director of the in NYC. She is also a labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator and mother of two....

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Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC is a lactation consultant in San Diego, CA. She started the San Diego Breastfeeding Center in 2009 and is the author of a new book, Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. She recently launched an online course Breastfeeding for the Working Family (use code BIRTHKWEENS15 for $15 off). Here’s an overview of what’s covered in this episode:

  • Some common mental, emotional, and logistical concerns of breastfeeding parents regarding going back to work
  • How/when to prepare for going back to work while breastfeeding. (Click here to get Robin’s guide for going back to work)
  • Why it’s important to make friends with your breast pump and considerations when getting yourself on a pumping schedule
  • Introducing your baby to a bottle, and what to do if they’re having trouble taking one
  • Video about baby led bottle feeding
  • Some info about the legal protections for breastfeeding/pumping in America, including the websites Robin mentions, Break Time for Nursing Mothers and Supporting Nursing Moms at Work
  • Click here to listen to Robin’s first interview with us about how to set yourself up for success with breastfeeding
  • Click here to listen to Robin’s second interview about feeding a baby with tongue/lip ties
  • Click here to buy Robin’s book!
  • Click here to sign up for Robin’s new online course, Breastfeeding for the Working Family and use the code BIRTHKWEENS15 at checkout for $15 off.

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