Eyes in Pregnancy: What Can Happen?
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by She Found Motherhood
1w ago
Today’s topic might be something that many of us haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about - what kind of changes can occur within our eyes during pregnancy? If you have a pre-existing condition, either physical or specifically ocular, are the eyes particularly susceptible to damage during pregnancy and should specific precautions be taken? Could your eyesight worsen? Or can it improve? What effects does breastfeeding have? Ophthalmologist Dr. Amaka Eneh joins Dr. Alicia to answer the above questions and much more on today’s episode! Today’s episode may also encourage you to optimize your pre ..read more
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Two Weird Diseases in Pregnancy: When to Worry
She Found Motherhood Podcast
by She Found Motherhood
3w ago
Sometimes it might seem like restricting certain foods in pregnancy is overkill, but once you listen to this episode, you’ll understand why! Keep in mind these two diseases are quite rare in pregnancy, but if you do contract them and pass them onto your baby, they can have dire consequences. There is no need to overly worry, but we think it’s important to be aware and just exercise a little bit more caution - as always, knowledge is power! As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this episode or suggestions for future topics. Just shoot us an or DM! Looking for more? C ..read more
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Kelsey’s Birth Story
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by She Found Motherhood
1M ago
Today Kelsey shares with us her birth story with an admirable openness and generosity of spirit, despite having to navigate a pregnancy and birth with more than one unexpected twist and turn. She speaks to Dr. Sarah about how her Birth Plan and birth education equipped her to anticipate various decisions she might encounter - and how she also had to embrace the unpredictable nature of childbirth when the “right” path became unclear.  Tune in to hear her full story, including how therapy aided her in processing her experience in pregnancy and postpartum, and navigating any undue feeli ..read more
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Top 10 Tips for Managing NVP!
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by She Found Motherhood
1M ago
In this episode of the She Found Motherhood podcast, Drs. Sarah and Alicia dive into a topic that resonates with up to 80% of pregnant individuals – nausea and vomiting! Between simple lifestyle adjustments and lesser-known tricks, our top 10 tips to help manage these challenging symptoms cover everything from staying hydrated, to how modifying your vitamin intake, and even your dental routine, might help! Don't let nausea overshadow your pregnancy journey – empower yourself with these practical tips! And for a deeper dive, check out these helpful links: Check out our companion episode on ..read more
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Jen’s Birth Story
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by She Found Motherhood
2M ago
Jen shares with us her two birth stories, the first a planned Cesarean section and the second, a very empowering Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Though Jen is a labor and delivery nurse professionally, going through childbirth herself has given her a multitude of valuable insights on both the process and the systems in place that support birthing people. Despite being intimately familiar with labor and delivery, she was surprised about what worked and what didn’t for her, and we’re so grateful she is sharing that empowering insight with us today and you, our listeners! “If there's one fam ..read more
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Financial Planning for New Parents with Aimee Burton
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by She Found Motherhood
2M ago
Let’s face it - kids can be expensive, and having a family brings on a whole new set of financial obligations that can catch some of us off guard. But taking a few simple steps early on can really help put your family on the right track in the long run, even without a lot of capital up front. This is why we are excited to have Aimee Burton on today’s episode! She is a licensed financial broker and agency owner,  based on Vancouver Island. Her and her team of licensed advisors focus on providing free financial education to individuals, families and business owners and helping people create ..read more
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Perimenopause and Nutrition
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by She Found Motherhood
3M ago
On today’s episode, Dr. Alicia Power speaks to Kristen Yarker, a registered dietician in Victoria, BC and founder of The Kristen Yarker Nutrition Agency, with a combined 30 years of training and experience guiding people through the perimenopause and menopause period. While this time of transition presents certain challenges, not unlike puberty it should be considered in a comprehensive way from how our diet, exercise, sleep, stress and mental health can impact the transition - and vice versa.  With a focus on nutrition, this episode dives deep into how we can make sure through food, a fo ..read more
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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy
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by She Found Motherhood
3M ago
On today’s episode, Drs. Sarah and Alicia break down varicose veins in pregnancy - what they are, why they occur, common symptoms, the importance of monitoring them, treatments, and why they can appear in unexpected places during pregnancy! Tune in for their expert insights and practical tips on navigating this common yet often unexpected aspect of pregnancy. With the holidays coming up, we have the perfect gift for you or the pregnant person in your life! The Nesting Box is a trimester specific subscription box filled with our favourite pregnancy, postpartum, and newborn items ..read more
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Postpartum Anxiety, Depression and RAGE with Andrea Niles
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by She Found Motherhood
4M ago
You probably know about postpartum depression, but did you know that postpartum anxiety and postpartum rage are just as common - and much less talked about? Sadly, many mothers struggling with mental health issues don’t reach out for help with the fear that medication (in conjunction with very costly therapy) is the only solution. But this is not the only solution, nor necessarily the most effective one. Andrea Niles, founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness, is a clinical psychologist who dedicated her career to studying treatments for anxiety and depression. She stepped outside ac ..read more
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Does Mommy Need Wine to Cope?
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by She Found Motherhood
5M ago
“It’s mommy’s turn to wine! It’s cheaper than therapy!” Why is alcohol the only drug we need to explain not using? It's the cheapest, most popular, and widely available drug for adults in North America, and moreover using it is normalized over declining it, and is often wrapped up in a culture of necessity and as a healthy coping m echanism for moms. But what if we have more to gain than to lose by numbing out the hard parts of parenting? Celeste Yvonne, Recovery Coach, author, mom, and advocate asked herself this exact question, which set her on a journey of sober curiosity, sobriety, and ult ..read more
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