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

Ashurina Ream Headshot

60 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I was joined by my good friend and fellow Instagram educator, Dr. Ashurina Ream – you may know her as @psychedmommy on Instagram. Ashurina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with certification in perinatal mental health.  Dr. Ream came on the podcast way back in episode number 3 […]

40 Minutes

I am so excited to share this birth story with you guys. Cathryn struggled with secondary infertility with the birth of her daughter. It was actually a full 18 months of going through rounds of Clomid, IUI, and IVF before conceiving. It was really tremendous to hear the whole process, have her explain how she […]

This week on the podcast, I had my sister Jenna come on the show for a fun and light hearted episode that I’m really excited to share with you guys. Jenna and I watched some birth videos – but not the kind of birth videos that you’re thinking of! – and react to them live […]

Dr. Sarah Allen Headshot

43 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had a chance to chat with my friend, Dr. Sarah Allen all about working mom guilt! This is definitely a topic that is near and dear to my heart, and I knew would resonate with many of you too. Dr. Sarah Allen is a pediatric neuropsychologist […]

Mom Brain Therapist Birth Story

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have a birth story to share with you guys from Bryce Reddy who you probably know as @mombrain.therapist over on Instagram. Bryce is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & mom of 3! She started her page, Mom Brain Therapist as a way of helping bring mental […]

45 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had my sister, Jenna, come on the show to help me do an “ask me anything about labor and delivery” episode! I haven’t done an episode like this in a while, and it was very fun to bring it back! These questions came straight from the […]

27 Minutes

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I was joined by psychologist and couples therapist, Dr. Tracy Dalgleish to talk all about preparing your relationship for baby before they’re here! I often see a lot of conversations about navigating and even repairing your relationship after a baby joins the family, but I thought that […]

40 Minutes

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I’m excited to share Natalie Portman and her birth story with you guys! Natalie reached out to me to share the story of her positive, natural birth! When she reached out to me, she explained that she initially wasn’t interested in trying to go unmedicated for labor […]

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had the chance to talk with fellow Raleigh girl, Courtney Miller! Courtney Miller has been a registered nurse since 2016 and is now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Her passion for breastfeeding began after giving birth to her son in March 2019, and she […]

37 Minutes

On this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I’m talking all about the first 48 hours after birth. We’ll start with details about the very first hour – also known as the golden hour. This is because an uninterrupted first hour of life is actually filled with evidence-based benefits for both mama and baby! […]

52 Minutes

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I had my friend and fellow Instagram Nurse/Educator Tori Meskin come onto the show to talk to us all about the NICU! Tori, as you can probably guess, is a NICU nurse, and she’s also a blogger, and podcaster over at the Cellfie Podcast! Today on the […]

53 Minutes

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I have a preemie twin birth story to share with you guys from Heather Evans. After four years of infertility, Heather began her motherhood journey in 2013 when her twins, Hannah and Gavin, were born at 24 weeks, 1-day gestation. At just 1.5 pounds each, the twins were […]

41 Minutes

In this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, we’re going to talk all about your placenta and the umbilical cord! The placenta is a pancaked-shaped organ that develops during pregnancy and is attached to the uterine wall. It provides oxygen, blood, and nutrients to your growing baby while also eliminating waste products. Baby is […]

37 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have an expert interview for you guys with pelvic health physiotherapist, Anita Lambert! She is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy, creator of the Bump to Birth Method, and co-host of the To Birth & Beyond podcast. Anita is passionate about helping you connect with your body […]

35 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, fellow mom Payton Bridges came on the show to share her incredible birth story involving the rare complication known as mirror syndrome. Payton reached out to me to share the story of her surprise, first-time pregnancy turned bad around week 22. After being admitted to the hospital […]

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Liesel Teen, BSN-RN
Founder, Mommy Labor Nurse

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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.

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