In addition to a reading list of great books to help educate and inspire you during the most incredible, exciting, and sometimes difficult season of your life, there are some fantastic podcasts that you can listen to while doing cooking or housework, working out, driving in the car, even in the shower! Yes, I really do listen in the shower. Podcasts are excellent resources for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. A variety of topics and opinions are discussed along with real life birth stories and experiences. I enjoy the opportunity to hear about other resources from the hosts, guests, and helpful links are usually provided in the show notes. You can subscribe to any or all or scroll through the topics and find something that really interests you. I hope you will take a listen.
Here are my favorite Birth and Breastfeeding Podcasts for the pregnancy and breastfeeding journey:
The Birthful Podcast with Adrianna Lozada, Talking with pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum & parenting pros to inform your intuition.
This link on her site is a great place to start, especially for early pregnancy.
All Things Breastfeeding Podcast with Barbara D. Robertson, IBCLC
The Birth Hour shares birth stories from all around the world.
The Cord: Connection, Peace and Empowerment in your Birthing Year and Beyond, by Amy Neuhedel
For birth workers or those interested in becoming a doula:
toRaise Questions Doula Podcast, hosted by Thérèse Hak-Kuhn, Executive Director of toLabor, an internationally renowned doula educator and moderated by Sarah Allen-Short and Melanie Headley, professional doulas and toLabor instructors.
Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz
Both of these have been a tremendous help and I anxiously await each and every new episode!
The Happy Hour
The other podcast that I think you'll really enjoy is The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. Jamie's show features great women guests each week, sharing their stories about the big things in life, the little things, and everything in between. She's real, honest, inspiring, funny and truly a joy to listen to. each week. Turn off the TV for a little while and take some time for nourishing your soul and encourage your heart!