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

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to talk about your cervix! To be more specific, we’ll be diving into cervical checks and membrane sweeps. Your cervix is essential to birth and can often be used as an indicator of how “prepped” your body is for labor before labor even starts. Today, […]

In this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, Sami shares her birth story where she tried a well-known, and semi-controversial method to kickstart labor! I have never actually talked to anyone who has tried this before so it was very interesting to hear about her experience! Sami is a fellow labor and delivery nurse […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

When it comes to talking about birth, epidurals are often a part of the conversation in one way or another. And I’d guess that most of you already know that epidural placement eliminates labor pain. But beyond that? Well, a lot of people don’t actually know that much! I often get questions about how epidurals […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to dive into the topic of medical induction of labor. I’m going to talk about the reasons you might be induced and the various induction methods your provider may use.  But before we get into it, I want to quickly review what induction is, just in case […]

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This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I am joined by my friend and fellow podcaster Dr. Mona from PedsDocTalk to discuss common newborn behaviors. Dr. Mona Amin is a pediatrician and parenting expert who equips parents with the tools they need to thrive and feel confident in parenthood.  In today’s episode, Dr. Mona […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week I’m coming at you with an “Ask Me Anything” episode based on questions my listeners submitted on our new podcast hotline! My plan for 2023 is to do more “Ask me Anything”-style episodes, and to make it even more fun, I want to feature voices from the community! So, if you’ve got a […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m doing an episode all about postpartum prep! Preparing for postpartum is a monumental task, but one that often gets overlooked. As a labor and delivery nurse, I am ALL about getting you prepared for birth. But in my opinion, preparing for birth ALSO means preparing for […]

In this week’s episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I am joined by a fellow mom with an extraordinary birth story that entails being pregnant and giving birth in a foreign country. This birth story is told by Katie, whose husband was stationed at an American army base in Germany. With the war in […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we are chatting about hospital bags! For a first-time mom, I was SUCH a slacker when it came to packing my hospital bag for labor. I was lucky I didn’t go into labor a few weeks early, because I would not have been prepared! For my second […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

When it comes to making decisions surrounding your birth, you need to think about the immediate after birth, too! Often, we think that’s just for newborn care procedures, but today, I thought we could talk in-depth about cord blood banking, placenta donation, and placenta encapsulation. In today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn all about As always, […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am joined by the amazing Dr. Nicole Callaway Rankins who you may know from her very popular pregnancy podcast, All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast! Similar to Mommy Labor Nurse, Dr. Rankins offers amazing, online resources for pregnant women because she too knows what a critical […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week I am back to answer your most embarrassing birth questions, part 2! I had so much fun with last week’s episode, I just had to come back and answer more of your questions because we got so many good ones! Not only are these “Ask Me Anything” style episodes fun, but it’s my […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Happy New Year podcast fam! If you are listening to this in real time, then you know that this is the very first episode of 2023, and we’re kicking off the year with a super fun “Ask Me Anything” style episode. This time, I asked our community over on Instagram for their most embarrassing questions […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had the chance to interview the amazing Dr. Jennifer Lincoln! Jen is a board-certified OB/GYN that works as an OB hospitalist, and she is also an IBCLC. In addition to her bedside work, Jen is a total TikTok Doc celebrity with 2.8 million followers where, in […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I am joined by fellow mom, Gabby. Gabby reached out to share her difficult birth story with us and to hopefully inspire others to advocate for their care if they are not being treated right. When Gabby got in touch with us, she explained that her appearance […]

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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.