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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Sep 28, 2017

Episode 2 Pregnancy & Self Care with Silvie Falschlunger, PhD, CCE, CD, CLC

Today we are joined by Silvie Falschlunger, who works with first-time parents, second- and multiple-time parents, VBAC parents, women with special medical and psychological needs, women whose husbands were unable to attend their birth, natural childbirth women, women who decided on a water birth, women choosing an epidural, and women who experienced Caesarean Birth.

She works with clients in Westchester, Southern Connecticut and New York City in a variety of settings: hospital, birthing center or home.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How women take care of themselves during pregnancy
  • Concerns pregnant first-time moms have before they give birth
  • The strain working moms go through in being expected to manage their career and give birth
  • Ways in which women can focus purely on their pregnancy
  • How to best connect with a growing baby during pregnancy
  • The importance of having good nutrition
  • How connecting with your baby can alleviate anxiety and fear
  • Ways in which women who adopt or have a surrogate can bond
  • The importance of good physical health throughout pregnancy