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

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 […]

We’re honored to have Dr. Robyn Thompson joining us, an experienced midwife, Maternal Child & Family Health Nurse, Breastfeeding Specialist, and founder of The Thompson Method (TTM) Breastfeeding Program. During her 45 years as a hospital and home birth midwife, she observed that many women were being discharged from the hospital with painful breastfeeding complications, […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

I could probably come up with a list of 100 or more, but today I’m going to focus on 20 pregnancy milestones that you definitely don’t want to miss. Pregnancy is a time that’s typically filled with lots of emotions. But there’s no doubt that whether it’s your first or your 8th, there is a […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

In this week’s episode, I am going to answer two questions submitted by mamas to the MLN listener line!! The first question is from Sarah, who is currently pregnant and looking for more information about placenta previa! I love this question because it is actually pretty common to get told you have a previa at […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, we’re talking about a twin birth story. But it’s not just any old twin birth story – it’s about MoMo twins! MoMo twins are the rarest type of twins out there – occurring in less than 1% of twins, and .1% of all pregnancies. Most people don’t […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to tackle a topic that many of you may relate to: keeping your pregnancy a secret during those early stages.  I remember this all too well with BOTH of my pregnancies…cue the image of me stealthily filling an empty beer bottle with water – gotta […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re talking all about newborn reflexes! Did you know that when your sweet baby is born they come into this world with 6 distinct reflexes? Yep, it’s true. And if you’ve got a newborn at home, you’ve probably already witnessed them without even knowing it! Have you […]

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This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we have a very important and insightful episode for you. We’ll be taking a deep dive into a topic that has sadly been coming up more and more in the national news and quite frankly deserves our attention: postpartum psychosis. These news stories have shed light on […]

Liesel Teen, RN-BSN

On this week’s episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, we’ll be discussing second-trimester topics in an “ask me anything” style episode. I love doing these for you all, and it seems that you enjoy them too! We’ll cover subjects such as peeing while sneezing, kick counts, the glucose tolerance test, birth classes, placenta previa, […]

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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.