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

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 […]

26 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re talking about stillbirth prevention. I know this topic can be very heavy and can provoke anxiety for a lot of mamas. It’s not something that anyone really wants to talk about. But even though this info may make you uncomfortable, it’s SO important to discuss. As […]

54 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m happy to share the birth stories of Kat Tepylo Murphy with you guys! Kat reached out to me to share the redemptive, natural labor birth story of her son after a traumatic first birth. You’ll hear Kat talk about that first traumatic experience and how she […]

60 Minutes

In this week’s episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I chatted with my friend Kristen Krahl who is an experienced pumping mama, certified lactation consultant, and the face behind the amazing platform Be My Breast Friend! Kristen created her Instagram page, Be My Breast Friend to help and encourage parents who found themselves in […]

35 Minutes

This episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is all about the realities of black maternal health here in the US, and what we can do to spark change! I actually put this article out last year, but I wanted to re-release it this week in honor of Black Maternal Health Week. We’ve done some […]

30 Minutes

Do you have gestational diabetes? Well guess what, this episode is for YOU! And you know what, even if you don’t have gestational diabetes, this is a great episode to tune into. GDM is typically diagnosed around 27-28 weeks – so if you’re pregnant and haven’t had your screening yet, listening to this episode is […]

60 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am sharing a twin birth story, but not the kind of twin birth story you are thinking of…no this mom, or should I say moms were not pregnant with twins! I had Sierra and Hailey on the podcast this week, and THEY are twins! Sierra and […]

45 Minutes

What are we talking about? Tearing! What are we gonna do? Not be afraid of it anymore! How to prevent tearing during birth? I get this question in my Instagram DMs at least a dozen times every week! And I get it, the thought of tearing your vagina is kiiinda of terrifying – especially as […]

43 Minutes

This week on the podcast we are talking all things TODDLERS! I know a lot of you guys that listen to the podcast each week are veteran moms, who might have toddlers at home. One topic that is brought up, again and again, is how adding a new baby to your family can affect your […]

This week on the podcast we have part 2 of Addie’s story featuring birth after infant death. If you missed last week, she shared all about her pregnancy and emergency C-Section with her first daughter, Sophie. Sophie died shortly after birth due to what can only be described as negligence on the part of her […]

35 Minutes

This is part 1 of Addie’s 2 party birth story. Addie had an emergency C-section with her first daughter, Sophie, who unfortunately did not survive. Addie goes into detail about the events leading up to that day, and what I can only describe as negligence by her care team during the birth of her first daughter. She then found herself pregnant again 3 months later with her rainbow baby, and this time chose an elective C-section for her birth. 9 months after the birth of her rainbow, she becomes pregnant with, in her words, her “pot of gold” baby – his birth was an empowering VBAC after her previous two C-Sections.

27 Minutes

February is black history month, and here at MLN in the month of February, we always like to shine a little light on the black maternal morbidity rate here in the US. So in this episode, I’m going to be focusing on some statistics revolving around that issue, along with some general self-advocacy tips – […]

25 Minutes

This week on the podcast I have a short and fun episode for you guys featuring my sister, Jenna! I wanted to keep it light-hearted this time because we’ve had quite a few longer educational episodes lately. I quizzed her on some fun pregnancy trivia – it turned out to be WAY HARDER than I […]

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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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