Episode 031 - Empowerment and Advice from Elvira Cabreja - Mother of 3 and Wellness Mentor for Women

As an empowerment and wellness mentor, Elvira Cabreja helps ambitious women take strategic action to reach both their short term and long term goals.

It is her passion to work with women one on one and give them the support they need to turn their dreams a reality.

Elvira discusses the births of her three daughters and the impact that time, education, and advocacy has made on the birth industry and profession. At her first daughters birth, she was not allowed to walk around to labor and doctors and nurses attempted to persuade her not to breastfeed. By the time her third daughter was born, things changed in the labor and delivery room. She was allowed to labor as she felt her body needed to and breastfeeding was less of a fight with hospital staff. It was actually encouraged.

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Episode 030 - "How Mama Can Stay Healthy When Everyone Is Sick"

I was hesitant to post this episode because I don't want to jinx it but my son has been sick a handful of times between colds, the flu, and the stomach flu and I've managed to keep the germs far away from me. 

In this episode, I give you my personal tips on how to remain healthy when your household is ill. Many of my tips are lifestyle changes to boost your immune system year round and not just while the sickies are in your home.

Episode 029 - "My Favorite Products for Newborn Babies"

In this episode, I give you details on the products we used for our son. Every product mention is one that I felt has really given me lots of use for its cost. 
Babies are newborns for such a short time and having products that they can use beyond the newborn stage is always helpful.

Links to products COMING SOON. 

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Episode 028 - "My Favorite Products for the Postpartum Period"

A little on my postpartum experience and the products I used to help me overcome a few challenges. 

Earth Mama Organics products: https://earthmamaorganics.com/categories/postpartum.html

Medela Tendercare Hydrogel Pads: https://www.medela.com/breastfeeding/products/breast-care/hydrogel-pads

Lansinoh Therapearl 3-1 Breast Therapy: https://www.lansinoh.com/lansinohr-therapearlr-3-in-1-breast-therapy

Medela Washable Bra Pads: https://www.medela.com/breastfeeding/products/breast-care/washable-bra-pads

Memory Foam Wedge: http://amzn.to/2ElsrSd

Glider: http://bit.ly/2EkEv62

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Episode 27 - "A Mothers Strength is Undeniable" with Cisca de Kock

I began following Cisca because of her beautiful photos on her Instagram feed. Once I started digging deeper, I learned more about her story and background.

Born and raised in South Africa, she is a first time mom to Hudson. Taking on a journey that is sometimes met with questions and uncertainty, but filled with giggles and cuddles in between the poop nappies and burp cloths! 

Her story offers much insight on what it feels like to tread through the journey into motherhood. From the loss of a parent, to an unplanned C-section, a stay at the NICU, and postpartum depression, Cisca's strength and her support team guided her through difficult times. 

A great listen. 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raising_hudson_dk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raisinghudsondk/

Blog: https://itsamomslife2017.wordpress.com

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Episode 026 - "My Confessional- Things I Once Judged And Now I Do As a Mom"

I often say this podcast is my therapy and today it's my confessional. Prior to being a mom, there were things I saw other parents do that I would scowl at or say "I would never do that" and today I have to bite my tongue because I do the same EXACT thing!!!

I never judge a mom now. I give the "I see you" nod and show my appreciation for her showing up every single day for her family. But BEFORE becoming a parent, I did, I judged. And 20-something year old Melissa would never had thought that 35-year old Melissa would be doing all of the she once judged but she is. Oh well. 

That's life!

Listen to the episode and use the #reppinmamahood hashtag to tell me what you once judged and totally have to put your foot in your mouth for. 

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Catch you next week! 

Episode 025 - "Self-Care Tips from Moms"

Our community of mothers is growing every single day so I decided to ask THEM to offer US some advice to the question, "How can momma take care of herself better?"

I received so many gems, many I will be attempting myself. We all need our mommy time. It's so necessary and we NEVER seem to take it. 

Listen in to hear some of our community's self-care tips. 

Which one is your favorite? Which one do you currently do and which are you willing to try?

Let me know on Instagram @melissaherreria or @mamahoodpodcast

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Episode 024 - "Pregnancy with A Fibroid and Premature Labor" with guest Maria Duncan

For most women, who have one or more noncancerous fibroids, the complications during pregnancy are none. However, for 10 to 30% of pregnant women, fibroids can cause severe abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding.

Maria Duncan was growing a baby in her body as a fibroid continued to grow. The experience was unique, but the lessons are universal.

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Episode 023 - "That Weight Loss Resolution" Tips for Real, Long-term Weight Loss

So here is the deal. Everyone AND THEIR MOTHER is telling you that THEIR weight loss program is THE ONE that is going to get you your pre-baby body back.

Marketers are selling you everything they can. And I get it, I was in the weight loss industry for eight years but I am here to tell you that you DO NOT NEED ANY OF IT. 

Listen to this episode to get some REAL tips on WHAT WORKS. I'm not selling you a thing, just helping a fellow mother out. I don't want you making this resolution every single year for the rest of your life. I want you to get healthy FOR LIFE! 

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Tell me what you thought about the episode and which of my tips you will be following this year. 

Episode 022 - Season Two of the Mamahood Podcast Starts Meow!

We are back!

And ready to fill your cup up with tons of mamáhood craziness.

The format has changed a bit, but the information will be just as valuable. I promise. Take a listen to get all the details.

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Episode 021 - "Baby Sleep is like Fight Club" with host Melissa Herreria

Sleep is one of those things that every new mom is struggling with but no one wants to talk about. Society makes it seem like there's just ONE way of doing things. American culture makes you feel like a failure if you have a child in your bed, yet tons of other cultures lay around on family beds all the time. I have no opinion on what's best but I am going to share with you all of our ups and downs and whats currently working for my family. 

This way, you won't feel so alone. We're all struggling.