This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we are talking all about your birth team! And let me put it right out there that I know some of you probably already have a provider at this point, and some of this might not feel relevant. BUT. I still want you to give this episode […]

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we are talking all about your birth team!

And let me put it right out there that I know some of you probably already have a provider at this point, and some of this might not feel relevant. BUT. I still want you to give this episode a listen

First, we will discuss the different types of providers that can deliver your baby! There are two main “categories” of providers you can choose from for this job – an Obstetrician or a midwife, and both come with their own set of benefits!

Then we’ll differentiate between two other essential birth team members – doulas and labor and delivery nurses (like me!).

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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Here’s a bit of what we covered in the episode:

  • What is an OB and what is prenatal and birth care like with them?
  • What is a midwife and what is prenatal care and birth like with them?
  • The different types of midwives, and what you should look for
  • What is a doula and how can they benefit your birth experience?
  • What is the role of an L&D nurse in your birth?
  • Who will be in the room during your labor, and when baby is actually born?

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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.