Hey Mama, I have questions.

Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 44m. Bisher sind 39 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 3 hours 10 minutes

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episode 38: #038 A period journey (#journey)


Hanna and Megan talk about periods and cycles this week! Our constant companion (with some breaks) is a topic of much discussion in our relationship, and we love to talk about her. Hanna shares her many-faceted journey through pills and products and the cycle of the moon, and how she got to where she's at - in tune with where her body is and what it needs. Megan talks about getting back her old familiar, though now foreign, rhythm after being period-free for over a year...


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episode 37: #037 She gone. - Life changes after kids...


Today we introspect a bit about the changes we go through as parents in our everyday life. How is life different, and what changes are we looking forward to? We talk prioritizing the essentials and figuring out what those even are. And of course, we cover the classics: sleep and date nights. Life may be unrecognizable, but it's a beautiful change! ...mostly Go to 3:52 if you want to skip our chat about curtains. ;) Website: https://heymamaihavequestions...


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episode 36: #036 Becoming a Midwife! Jerika Smith shares her experience


Jerika Smith joins us this week! She's studying to be a midwife and comes on the podcast to talk about her path to becoming a CPM, attending births, and how home birth and birth centers became an option for so many during the pandemic. We range from talking about midwife legalities drama, to gentle c-sections and hospital shift changes, and the cost barriers to being and having a midwife. Settle in and enjoy! TW: For those as squeamish as Hanna: Warning for minute 24-25. Follow Jerika! facebook...


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episode 35: #035 Not a baby anymore! - Baby update


Megan brings us up to date on her little one and the happenings in his budding toddlerhood. Day care, walking, and what words he’s saying, it’s all just too adorable. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com


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episode 34: #034 He's got a whole other life - First time in daycare


Megan brings us an update on sending her little one to a "home daycare." We cover the process of finding care and the special torture that is being on a waitlist. We talk emotions around transition, deconstructing judgements, deciding what's important, and letting go of everything else. Be sure to listen to the end for the baby's opinion on how things are going! Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions...


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 2021-10-28  26m
 
 

episode 33: #033 Sleeping, crying, and eating- Janine is having a baby!!


Janine is back and telling us about her pregnancy! She threw the bucket list out the window and got lucky right away, she and her partner are welcoming their little one in February! She shares about the beginning of her pregnancy, her experience in her Gynecology practice and with her midwife, and her top tier snack game :D She's had a lot of highs and lows so far, and even with everything going super well, pregnancy is hard...


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 2021-10-21  1h1m
 
 

episode 32: #032 The first eight weeks - ACEs and timing


We're talking about the impact of the first 8 weeks of a baby's life today, and how important they are for our lives as adults. Hanna brings us an excerpt from "What Happened to You" by Oprah Winfrey & Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD. We learn about how secure connection and a safe, stable environment for just eight weeks when a baby is born gives us a huge leg up in dealing with adverse childhood experiences...


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 2021-10-14  30m
 
 

episode 31: #031 Needs and navigation - self-care and scheduling now vs then


How do we strike the balance between time at home and time away? How do we navigate our self-care with dependents? This transition is on our minds this week. Hanna’s life and work are giving her skills to navigate the transition as it’s front and center in Megan’s mind with ‘normal’ life reasserting itself. Subtitles available on YouTube. Links available on our website. Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com


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 2021-10-07  45m
 
 

episode 30: #030 It’s a great day to save tiny humans! - with NICU Nurse Emily Lines


NICU nurse Emily Lines joins the podcast this week! We talk about what to expect in the NICU as a parent, how to support your friends when their babies need intensive care and her own experience as a NICU sibling. It’s an invaluable peek into an experience that can seem intimidating and mysterious, and we’re so grateful that she could help us be a bit more informed! Subtitles available on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw Links available on our website...


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 2021-09-30  58m
 
 

episode 29: #029 Am I ____ enough?


All moms are obsessed with their babies and hate to leave them for even a second, right?? Turns out, no. Megan shares her experience navigating the gap between the narrative around being a mom and her experience of motherhood. There's a million different versions of this gap, and they can all make us feel alone. Say it with me: We are enough, we are good parents, and we love our babies!! *The reticular activating system is the word Hanna was looking for when speaking about the brain...


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 2021-09-23  28m