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Are you a first time pregnant mom and scared out of your mind? Having your second and don't want to go through the same birth trauma as your first? Doubting the quality of your maternity care? Trying to sort between real and fake pregnancy advice? Want to know how you can get hospital staff on board with your birth plan, even if it doesn't fit in with hospital policy? Feeling lost and wishing you knew more about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, & how to take care newborns? I'm an L&D nurse who reveals insider secrets that you won't learn in your standard childbirth education course. A healthy mom and healthy baby just don't cut it - we also need a happy mom. I interview experts and listen to birth stories. Being an Orthodox Jew, I also talk about the influence of Judaism on the reproductive experience. This show spans way beyond pregnancy and birth. We talk about sex, birth control, birth trauma, perinatal mental health, postpartum realities, breastfeeding, sleep training, diet culture, infertility, realities of our healthcare system, Jewish law, and so much more. The information here is not intended to give you medical advice or replace the care of a qualified healthcare provider.