The Pregnancy Nurse Podcast is The Pulling Curls Podcast: Pregnancy & Parenting Untangled. I have two brands and I started it under my original brand, but about 50% of the podcasts are pregnancy-focused, and the other half I think you will really enjoy as we dive deep into things to make busy mom’s lives easier.
Hi — I’m Hilary — The Pregnancy Nurse 👩⚕️. I have been a registered nurse since 1998 and I have worked as a bedside labor and delivery nurse for 20 years, I am also the curly head behind Pulling Curls and The Online Prenatal Class for Couples. 🩺 I love having a podcast where I can talk about LOTS of different things that affect families.
Believe me, there are SO many things that L&D nurses want you to know, which is why I share about pregnancy & things for new moms twice a month on my podcast.
So, these are our pregnancy episodes.
Please keep in mind that this isn’t ALL the episodes of the Pulling Curls Podcast — you can see ALL the episodes (including home, parenting and travel) here or your favorite podcast player. AND, I love it when people leave a podcast review.
This We Discuss on This Labor Nurse’s Podcast:
We tackle pregnancy-related topics twice a month (ish) on The Pulling Curls Podcast.
Labor Pain Management Podcast
Managing labor pain can be difficult, but you don’t want to use medications that could harm you or your baby. Many women are hesitant to take medication during labor, but they don’t want to suffer either. Our pain mangement podcasts are here to help. In this podcast, you’ll learn about different ways to manage labor pain, both with and without medication. You’ll also hear from women who have been through it all before, so you can get an idea of what to expect.
After listening to these podcast, you’ll feel more prepared to manage your labor pain, and you’ll have a better understanding of your options.
Example: Pain Management Options in Labor
Labor nurse podcasts on epidurals
Epidurals are a common way to manage labor pain, but they can come with some risks. In these podcasts, we’ll talk about the epidural, what to expect, and how to make the best decision for you and your baby.
Example: What’s it like getting an epidural?
Labor Interventions Podcast
The Pulling Curls Podcast will help you make the best decisions for you and your baby during labor. In this podcast, you’ll learn about the different types of interventions that can be used during labor, and how they can help or harm you and your baby. You’ll also learn about the risks and benefits of each intervention, so that you can make the best decision for your situation.
Example: Ultrasound Testing Podcast.
The postpartum period can be difficult for new mothers, but with the help our postpartum podcasts, you can make it through this time. In this podcast, you’ll learn about the different types of postpartum problems that can occur, and how to deal with them.
Example: Postpartum Surprises
Confidence in the Birth Room
We are here to help you have a positive hospital birth experience. In these podcasts, you’ll learn about the different types of births, and how to choose the one that is right for you. You’ll also learn about the different types of pain relief options available, and how to select the one that is best for you.
I am very open that I don’t have any experience about home birth and we don’t talk about it on the podcast because of that.
Example: Amber’s Birth Story
Labor Nurse Podcast on Inductions
The Labor Nurse Podcast is here to help you have a positive birth experience. In this podcast, you’ll learn about the different types of inductions, and how to choose the one that is right for you, as well as get the information you need from your medical team.
Example: Your Induction Questions Answered
A Variety of Birth Stories
While we do have birth stories frequently on the podcast I wanted to make sure that they were more informative rather than spilling birth trauma on first time moms. A lot of times that is what birth stories ends up being, and I wanted to make it a bit different. Katy shared about her unexpected cesarean section, and Crystal shared how she prepared for an induction without an epidural.
Labor & Delivery Podcast with Expert Interviews
I love chatting with all sorts of experts from all types of fields, be physical therapists, chiropractors, midwives, doctors. I love getting experts from the field to come talk to YOU about what to REALLY expect and how to manage things.
Example: My Interview with Dr Fran
Most Popular Pregnancy Podcasts:
How Do I Know if I’m Going Into Labor: This discusses how you might tell if you’re actually going into labor, or if you’re just pregnant-miserable.
How To Go Into Labor: Tired of being pregnant? This has my best tips along wtih my friend Mandy (also a labor nurse).
Kick Counts: Kick counts start in your third trimester, and I don’t think they get enough “play” from doctors or medical staff. Learning your baby’s nmovements can help you detect an issue easily.
How to Shave While Pregnant: Pregnancy can often make the most simple tasks a bit easier. Also, does the medical staff care if you’ve shaven before delivery?
What Does a Contraction Feel Like? You probably wondered for much of your pregnancy — what DOES it feel like?
Why Would you Be Induced? Great podcast that explains a lot of the reasons why you might get induced.
When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Hilary has personal experience with this one, and she explains what to watch for when it really isn’t working.
Pain Management Options in Labor What can you use to help your pain during labor — it’s not JUST the epidural.
Preventing Birth Trauma Birth Trauma is a hot topic anymore, but what can you do in ADVANCE to prevent it?
Things to Know About Newborn Care Join me and a postpartum doula as we uncover some of the most important things to know about newborns in advance.
What a birth plan can do for you — I think birth plans pretty confused by the labor support community. In that episode I’m sharing what birth plans can do for YOU because it is probably more than it does for me.
Of course, since the podcast is about much more than pregnancy, we also talk about mental health, managing life around pregnancy whether it’s your first or 3rd baby. We’ll talk about mom guilt, how to manage that last month of pregnancy, and the power of education in your motherhood journey. It’s like sitting with good friends, who want to give you a smoother experience. This informative podcast brings in not only evidence-based practice, but also the experiences of a lot of people and birth workers to give you the labor and delivery experience you want. This podcast is really about the busy mom you are, and want to be.