THE MOTHERLODE VLOGCAST
Each week we get real with each other along with some of the world's leading experts in motherhood & women's health, some celeb friends, and fellow mamas (like you) to educate, empower, and inspire you along your motherhood journey. If there is a topic you'd like us to cover just let us know!
Ep 1:: Returning To Exercise Postpartum | What You Really Need To Know
Sarah & Stephanie discuss the ins and outs of returning to exercise after baby, the importance of rest and rehabilitation, what getting cleared to return to exercise at your postpartum visit actually means, plus the things your doctor likely isn't assessing you for and how to advocate for yourself.
Ep 2:: Postpartum Depression, Body Image, & Pandemic Parenting with Kim Caldwell
Sarah & Stephanie chat with the Host of NBC's California Live, American Idol Finalist, & mom of two, Kimberly Caldwell. Kim gets real with Sarah & Stephanie about her experience with postpartum depression, struggles with body image after babies, and how she is cultivating a positive relationship ...
Ep 3:: Sarah & Steph Swap Birth Stories and Discuss Birth Trauma
Birth rarely goes as planned, and the way you remember your birth matters. If your birth wasn't what you had expected, or didn't go as "planned", you are not alone in that! In episode 3 Sarah and Stephanie share their birth stories and open up about their experiences with navigating through and h...
Ep 4:: Sex, Intimacy, & Swagger After Babies with Dr. Uchenna Ossai
Sarah & Stephanie sit down with Dr. Uchenna "UC" Ossai, a sex-positive pelvic health physical therapist and sexuality educator + counselor. Dr. UC is assistant professor at the University of Texas Dell Medical School and also serves as pelvic health program manager at UT Health Austin. We dive de...
Ep 5:: The Unspoken Aspects of Motherhood with Journalist Cassie Shortsleeve
Sarah & Stephanie sit down with fellow mama, veteran journalist for renowned publications such as Shape, Women's Health, Parents, What To Expect, among others, and founder of Dear Sunday Motherhood, Cassie Shortsleeve. We dive into some of the often unspoken challenges of pregnancy and new mother...
Ep 6:: Managing Motherhood During A Pandemic
In episode 6 Sarah and Stephanie get candid with what its like managing motherhood, a pregnancy, homeschooling, and running a business during a pandemic. Plus, Sarah opens up about her own Covid diagnosis.
Ep 7 :: Navigating Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Athleticism, & Mental Health
In episode 7 Sarah and Stephanie chat with Kimberley Johnson, a mother and advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology with an emphasis in women's health. Kimberley shares her postpartum experience with navigating pelvic organ prolapse and the direct link to maternal mental health, and how i...
Ep 8 :: What To Expect When Expecting, During A Pandemic w/ Dr. Jessica Shepherd
Living through a pandemic is stressful for everyone, even more-so for expecting and new parents! In episode 8 Sarah sits down with Dr. Jessica Shepherd - a Board Certified OB/GYN, mother of two, and the go-to women's health expert on Good Morning America, The Today, Show, Dr. Oz, The Talk, and AB...
Ep 9 :: Balancing Work & Motherhood During Covid w/ Deputy Editor Audrey Kingo
Since Covid struck and many people found themselves now working from home (without childcare), many parents (especially mothers) find themselves struggling to create balance between work and parenting when that line has become indefinitely blurred. In fact, nearly half of working parents (primari...
Ep 10:: Queer Parenthood, Advocacy, & Navigating Reproductive Assistance
On today's episode we sit down with Georgia Noonan, a Registered Labor & Delivery Nurse and soon to be Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, to discuss becoming parents as LGBTIQ individuals, ways to advocate for yourself and your family amidst a broken healthcare system, navigating ART (assisted re...
Ep 11 :: Body Image, Disordered Eating, & What It Means To Be "Body Positive"
Body positivity is gaining a lot of traction these days, but what exactly does it mean to be "body positive?" We dive into that in this week's episode, and share our own personal journeys with body image, disordered eating, and ultimately our paths to a more positive relationship with our bodies.
Ep 12 :: Autonomy, Reproductive Justice, & Why Doulas Are Awesome
On today’s episode, we are joined by Tara Brooke and Gina Giordano, the Founders of Born Into This, a 501c# non-profit organization & yearly conference, and Doula Trainings International. We discuss the importance of autonomy & reproductive justice, as well as the role of a doula and why you sho...