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

35 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I chatted with Sally about the birth of her first son, Bodey.  Sally and her husband Ash are a queer couple that conceived at home with donor sperm from a good friend of theirs! Once pregnant, Sally discussed navigating hyperemesis gravidarum, switching care providers later in her […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m coming at you with a good old ask me anything style episode. If you’ve been around the MLN community for a bit, then you probably know that every Sunday I answer questions on my Instagram Stories about anything related to pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am so excited to share my interview with internationally celebrated Peloton yoga teacher and scholar, Chelsea Roberts. Widely recognized for her work with yoga and teens, Chelsea founded Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in 2014, which later birthed her […]

43 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have a birth story to share with you. I want to give a content warning for this episode because we do talk about child loss. If this subject could trigger you, please skip this episode and tune in next week. Shea’s daughter was diagnosed with Trisomy […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m joined by my sister and MLN team member, Jenna, for a fun get-to-know-me style episode. Usually, I’m the one interviewing other people, but this week Jenna is going to interview me so that you can get to know me better, professionally and personally! You’ll hear about […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am joined by speech and language experts, Brooke and Bridget who you probably know better as The Speech Sisters on Instagram! Brooke and Bridget are Certified Speech Therapists, and have an incredible platform dedicated to getting your child talking.  Their Instagram page is full of easy […]

50 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I am airing a special episode in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which is observed on October 15th every year. According to Awareness Days, the day was established in 2002 in order to honor, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m going to share tips for choosing a pediatrician. Because as you’re working your way through (your seemingly endless) to-do list before birth, one important task is choosing a provider for your newborn. Maybe there are a few different practices close to your home, or maybe you’re […]

30 Minutes

This week, I have a cute little episode for you about meal prepping and postpartum. My guest, Talia is the founder of a program called workweek lunch – a blog and digital meal plan subscription that has helped 1000s of people all over the world master the art of meal prep. She is also the […]

45 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have Jordan joining me to talk about her birth story! Jordan is a black woman & first-time mom who had a fairly uneventful pregnancy, but unfortunately dealt with some traumatic events that occurred during the birth of her son. Jordan tells me in the episode that […]

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to talk all about birthing without an epidural, and answer a question I get all the time – “How do I have a natural birth?” And while there is no secret formula…I definitely have some insight into what you can do to set yourself up […]

Erica Campbell IBCLC

30 Minutes

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had the opportunity to interview Erica Campbell, who is a mom of two, registered nurse, and international board-certified lactation consultant! Erica is also the face behind the growing Instagram platform @themilkmanual, where she aims to make lactation education chill and attainable for all. If you’re a […]

This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have Carly joining me, and guys, I know I say this like every week but I’m so excited to share this one with you! On this episode, Carly talks about her journey to motherhood. Carly is a part of a two-mom family, and she’s actually now […]

24 Minutes

Are you wondering what to do while waiting for baby to arrive? I get it, when your due date countdown goes from weeks to days, time can start to feel extra slow. We’ve all heard the joke about the last month of pregnancy lasting 5,654,213 days, right?? Well, this week I’m going to share some […]

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 […]

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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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