The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast

Hosted by Liesel Teen, RN

Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to erase the unknowns of pregnancy and birth, and rock the newborn days like a boss. Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories to support you in pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

Recent Episodes

In today’s episode, we dive into Fallon’s incredible journey through pregnancy, birth, and caring for her premature baby. From the minute she found out she was pregnant, to weeks after he was born – Fallon’s story has a ton of ups and downs! Her story is one of resilience, intuition, and the power of advocating […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Pregnancy is often a time centered around the birthing mama. Right from the beginning, you and baby start to bond as he/she grows inside you. But, are you wondering how to get your partner excited about pregnancy too? On today’s episode, we’re talking about partners and how to help them get excited about pregnancy right […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

In today’s episode we’re diving into a topic that sometimes hides in the shadows — anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum. Anxiety isn’t just confined to the postpartum period; it can weave its way into the fabric of pregnancy too. So in this episode we unravel the layers of anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum, explore natural […]

Welcome back to another episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of baby movement during pregnancy with special guest, Kimberly Isburg from one of my favorite organizations, Count the Kicks! Kimberly is a passionate advocate for maternal health causes and is honored to work for an organization that […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week, let’s talk about a situation I hope you never need but should definitely know – how to deliver a baby at home. Better to be prepared, right?! Listen in as I explore the 10 steps to delivering a baby. From recognizing when it’s time to head to the hospital to handling emergency situations, […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Today we’re delving into the nitty-gritty of postpartum life – from managing those initial cramps while breastfeeding to understanding the ebb and flow of post-birth bleeding. We’ll also explore C-section recovery, red flags to watch for during those first 6 weeks, and I’ll demystify the phenomenon of postpartum night sweats. This is a great one […]

On this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, Mae Yoshikawa joined me all the way from Japan to share her 2 epidural-free birth stories. Her first was born in a birth center in South Japan, and was rather traumatic. Mae dealt with a long, intense labor with a significant amount of pain throughout. Eight […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Today we’re diving into a topic that’s close to the hearts (and stomachs!) of many expecting moms – nausea and vomiting! I do want to give a little trigger warning that if your nausea is triggered by the discussion of this topic, you may want to skip this episode. I know how sensitive some can […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Happy New Year, and welcome back to The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast! We’ve got a jam-packed line up for 2024, and I can’t wait to continue to educate you about all things pregnancy, birth, and baby!  Are you wondering how to get admitted to labor and delivery? You’re certainly not alone! The funny thing about […]

Today we’re diving into a topic that often remains in the shadows despite its profound impact on women’s health – the pelvic floor!  Pelvic floor health isn’t just a topic for medical professionals; it’s something that affects millions of women, and yet, it’s often met with silence or uncertainty. That’s why we’re thrilled to have […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

On this week’s episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I took a call about epidurals from our listener line. This mama shared the challenges she faced with an epidural during her first birth and she’s got some pressing questions about what to expect with her second labor and delivery. Today, we’ll chat about it […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Inductions are a hot topic in the labor and delivery world! There is a lot of information floating around (both positive and negative), and it seems like every person has their own, differing opinion.  And I would venture to say that a lot of people get a sour taste in their mouth when they hear […]

I am so excited for this week’s episode because I have a longtime friend coming on to the podcast to talk about her birth experiences, as well as share her expertise on how to approach tough decisions in pregnancy (and life!). Natalie Bacon is a professionally certified life coach, and helps moms do inner work to […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Welcome back to another episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, your go-to destination for all things pregnancy and birth! Today we’re diving into a magical moment in every pregnancy journey – those first baby movements! In this episode, I’ll unpack quickening in pregnancy and provide you with the information you need to know including […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Many expectant mothers experience heartburn during pregnancy – a fiery sensation in your chest that is simply no fun! Today we will explore what heartburn is, why it is so common during pregnancy, and most importantly, we’ll go through 14 effective home remedies to help you feel a bit better!! If you’re looking for more […]

Load More

Liesel Teen, BSN-RN
Founder, Mommy Labor Nurse

Meet your host

Hi there. I'm Liesel!

As a labor and delivery nurse, I've spent countless hours with women who felt anxious — even fearful — about giving birth. I want you to know it doesn't have to be that way for you!

When you know what to expect and have the tools to navigate the experience, you'll feel confident and in control.

I believe you deserve a better birth — no matter how you deliver.