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

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 […]

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 […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I’m honored to have a distinguished guest, Dr. Wanda Barfield, joining us in support of the CDC’s Hear Her Campaign. This initiative aims to raise awareness about maternal health issues and promote respectful maternity care. The CDC has recently released its 2023 Vital Signs Report, shedding light […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Hi MLN Podcast fam! I am so glad you are here for part 2 of our new series – Baby Registry 101! If you haven’t listened to part 1 (episode 198) be sure to check that out to learn where to start with your registry. But today, let’s move our focus to nursery essentials! Designing […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m here to answer a question that I get asked ALL the time in the DMs…what gifts or gift basket items should I get for my labor and delivery team?? While nurse gift baskets are very much appreciated, they absolutely aren’t expected and certainly don’t have any […]

On this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, Laura Rush joins me to share the story of the birth of her son, Tate! Laura thoroughly enjoyed listening to birth stories throughout her pregnancy, but she often found most birth stories to be “crazy” or with something really unusual happening. Her own birth was relatively […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

You spoke (literally!), and we listened! In this episode, I’m diving into two more questions from our podcast listener line.  Today we’ll be talking in depth about breech positioning and what that means for birth, the recurrence rate of breech pregnancies, how to VBAC after a breech Cesarean, and more. Then we’ll be unpacking pregnancy […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Happy 200 MLN Podcast fam!!  To celebrate, I’m giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards! All you have to do is leave a written review of the podcast, take a screenshot of your review, and send it to – that’s it!! Entry closes on October 8th, 2023.  In this episode, I thought it would […]

The week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we have a very special guest – the incredible Dr. Rebecca Dekker from Evidence Based Birth®! Rebecca is a renowned expert in the field of evidence-based maternity care, with a PhD in nursing. She’s dedicated her life to being a full-time entrepreneur and patient advocate for evidence-based […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

Today on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I am kicking off our new series – Baby Registry 101! My hope is that with my help, you’ll be able to check this item off your pregnancy to-do list while having a lot of fun along the way! In this episode, I focus on the first steps […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

A question I get asked during almost every shift at the hospital is for a list of pharmaceutical pain medications other than epidurals. And while epidurals are kind of the gold standard when it comes to contraction pain – there actually are some other choices! So, today on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m going […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I have a very special birth story from my good friend Christa Innis, host of the Mom Talks with Christa Podcast She is one of my oldest Mommy Labor Nurse friends and she just had her first baby about four months ago. When she reached out to […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to address itching during pregnancy and cover what’s normal and what’s not! The thing about itching in pregnancy is that it might be nothing, but it might actually be a sign of something more serious – which is why I wanted to do an episode […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we have a Q&A style episode that’s ALL about the third trimester, based on questions you asked over on my Instagram stories. The third trimester is definitely a transformative time, but it also brings its fair share of uncertainties, questions, and discomforts. From bracing for labor and […]

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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.