061 All About Pushing-- Q&A with Liz and Shaina
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
3M ago
We took a hint from our audience-- you all--and saw that the most listened to episode of ours was the one about pushing! Here's a brand new episode with even more info about pushing (the second stage of labor). We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes! We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. For more information about us, our birth education businesses, and the classes we teach, visit our websites and instagram profiles: Shaina--breastfeeding/lactation support in LA Email: shaina@preparented.com ..read more
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060 Combo Feeding--What is it and How Does it Affect My Milk Supply?
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
3M ago
If you're planning to breastfeed, you most likely want to know a way for other people to help and participate in feeding your baby with a bottle. We GET IT completely! In this episode, Shaina explains combo feeding and how it's different than, what she calls, "hybrid feeding." Be sure to tune in to hear a pro tip for maximizing your sleep with a newborn AND maintaining your milk supply. If you want to know Shaina's favorite bottles for a breastfed baby, head on over to her Amazon storefront: amazon.com/shop/preparented We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to ..read more
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059 Birth Bit: Advocacy
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
If there's anything we want you to gain from this podcast, it's that you (pregnant person/future patient/nurse/anyone!) have the right to advocate for yourself. In this episode, Liz speaks from her knowledge and experience that advocacy is a skill to develop and takes courage! A major role of the Labor and Delivery nurse is to advocate for her patient to have the birth story that they're envisioning as it aligns with keeping the patient and her baby healthy and safe. Take a listen to hear Liz's 8 tips for advocacy. We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to conta ..read more
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058 Breastfeeding Bit: Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk?
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
This is THE MOST common question new parents are wondering with their newborn. Listen to Shaina and Liz on this episode of The Birth Nurses to hear a quick and easy way to know if your baby is getting enough, especially in the early days when you're still "learning" your baby. Go to Shaina's Amazon shop to see her recommended products for breastfeeding and parenthood. https://www.amazon.com/shop/preparented We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. For more information about us, our birth education businesses, and the class ..read more
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057 Birth Bit- Bishop Score. Do you have a "favorable cervix"?
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
The Bishop Score is an important tool for healthcare providers to determine how likely someone is to have a vaginal delivery. A low score means someone may need medication to be induced. A higher score means spontaneous labor could be approaching. Listen to this episode to get Liz's top tips on understanding the Bishop Score. We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. For more information about us, our birth education businesses, and the classes we teach, visit our websites and instagram profiles: Shaina--virtual or in person ..read more
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056 Birth Bit- Informed Consent. Are you being FULLY informed before you give consent?
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
Sometimes we do short episodes like this called "Birth Bits" or "Breastfeeding Bits." Today's episode is about Informed Consent. This is a hot topic in the healthcare world, but ESPECIALLY in labor and delivery. There are so many decisions for you to make while you're in labor and it is important that you have all the information you need to make a wise choice for you and your baby. Informed consent is foundational for a smooth labor and delivery experience in the hospital setting. We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. Fo ..read more
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055 Breastfeeding Bit-- Flange Sizing for your pump!
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
Did you know that pumping shouldn't hurt? Shaina Brickner, IBCLC discusses a relatively new concept in the breastfeeding world--- getting fitted for your correct flange size! This will CHANGE THE GAME for pumping and has several benefits such as increasing your milk output and decreasing discomfort and pain while pumping. Take a listen and apply what you learn to your breastfeeding journey. We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. For more information about us, our birth education businesses, and the classes we teach, visit ..read more
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053 How to Prepare Financially For a Baby, with guests Jeff Pauls and Grace Lee
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
This is a different kind of episode here on the Birth Nurses podcast! Shaina interviews Jeff Pauls and Grace Lee who work for New York Life and want to help new parents prepare financially for parenthood! Listen to this episode to hear about trends Jeff and Grace have noticed in new parents as they financially prepare (or not) for parenthood. They'll give their top tips for getting ready for baby and setting yourself up for success for the long term. **Any listener who mentions "The Birth Nurses Podcast" will get a free financial review session with Jeff or Grace! You can find them at: Jeff: h ..read more
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052 Breastfeeding Bit: Power Pumping. Is it necessary for you to do?
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
Have you heard of power pumping? This is one of those breastfeeding things that you wouldn't know unless you need to know it! It's a technique for pumping that could help you if you are dealing with low milk supply. Listen to this episode to determine if it's something you'd like to try. Remember, this is not medical advice and you should always discuss your personal health and breastfeeding journey with a lactation consultant or provider who knows your situation. Go to www.preparented.com/recommended-products to find discount codes for my favorite breastfeeding products! We invite you to emai ..read more
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051 Birth Bit: Hospital Transfer--Unexpected, but Prepared for Anything
The Birth Nurses
by Shaina Brickner and Liz Wade
4M ago
The majority of our episodes are about hospital birth, but what about someone who is planning a home birth or a birth center birth and then has to be transferred to the hospital? Here's a quick episode explaining what that process would be like so that you can be prepared for anything. We invite you to email us, DM us on instagram, or find some other way to contact us and tell us your thoughts. For more information about us, our birth education businesses, and the classes we teach, visit our websites and instagram profiles: Shaina--virtual or in person birth and breastfeeding classes, lactatio ..read more
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