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

Today, we dive into one of the most common questions that I get asked about epidurals: How do you push a baby out with an epidural?  This is a question that can cause a lot of anxiety for expectant mothers. So, I’m going to share all the juicy details on epidural pushing positions, tips, and […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m interviewing Daphne Delvaux who is also known as the Mamattorney!! Daphne is a practicing attorney with her own law firm that specializes in gender discrimination cases and helping women at work. Her platform, the Mamattorney aims to empower and inspire women to become educated about their […]

Did you know that an estimated 60% of expecting couples take a babymoon before the birth of their first child? It’s true! And while it’s most common among first-time parents – veteran parents can (and do!) take a babymoon before their next baby’s birth as well. So in today’s episode, I thought it would be […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am focusing exclusively on the first trimester of pregnancy!! It’s an ask me anything style episode which I LOVE doing for you guys! All the questions on today’s show were submitted via Instagram stories. I selected a bunch that I wanted to answer with more detail […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I have a positive planned induction birth story from MLN Community mama, Marissa! Marissa described her birth as difficult, amazing, and fast, even though it took a while. This is a perfect example of how birth can be a mix of different feelings and perceptions all at […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am going to talk about one of my absolute favorite things – birth affirmations!! And no I’m not kidding. I’m obsessed with them and know how much they can help you manage your labor pain. You see, our minds can be one of our best assets […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re talking all about labor signs! And more specifically the weird signs of labor you might not know about yet! I think it’s safe to say that if you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ve probably found yourself googling, “Is XYZ a sign of labor?”. And there are actually […]

In this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I am joined by Charles Johnson, the founder of 4Kira4Moms.  Charles tragically lost his wife Kira during a routine C-section at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California in 2016. This experience led him to create 4Kira4moms in 2017. The goal of 4Kira4Moms is to be a […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast you’ll hear an Ask Me Anything style episode, where I give in-depth answers to a few labor and delivery questions left on the podcast hotline.  I’m covering questions about extra placental lobes, timing an epidural to potentially avoid blood pressure-related side effects, postpartum hemorrhages (particularly if you’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.