Season 1

July 15, 2022

David's Tips for Moms-to-be

David goes solo in season 1's final episode and shares 5 tips for Moms-to-be looking to better connect with Dad-to-be in their pregnancy journey. Although his book and work is directed at the Dads out there, David is often approached …

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June 29, 2022

Unexpected Feelings in Early Postpartum, Pt 1

From extreme joy and bliss to rage and resentment, the new and powerful emotions and feelings of early postpartum can be quite unexpected. This week Katie & David start this the conversation on this topic as a lead in to …

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June 22, 2022

Own your power in pregnancy, parenthood, and partnership

"The System" is pretty great, except when it isn't. Where do you have choices and options? How can you build your birth team to best support you? How do you respond to our larger "culture of dismissal," and how should …

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June 15, 2022

Birthing a Parent

Baby's arrival heralds your birth into Parenthood and all the changes that come with it. Katie & David bring some interesting perspectives and anecdotes into this bigger conversation in this week's episode. Topics covered include: - The transformative...

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June 8, 2022

Sacred Individuality

What things connect and support your core identity, your "Sacred Individuality" underneath the new roles and responsibilities that can take over your life once Baby gets here? How can you "bounce forward" into Thriving and stay connected to these core...

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June 1, 2022

Finding joy & letting go of perfection

This week Katie & David talk all about the challenges of finding joy in the moment, and how letting go of perfection is a great first step in that direction. Topics covered include: The phrase "All joy, no fun" No …

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May 25, 2022

Trust & Vulnerability in Postpartum

Katie & David discuss the importance of establishing trust across relationships in early Postpartum, especially with Dad, support partners, and other folks in your Village. Vulnerability and emotional intimacy are extra important here, tune in...

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May 18, 2022

Infant Feeding Pt 2 - Partners, Pumping, and Planning Ahead

Katie & David continue the infant feeding conversation from last week and get into partner support, pumping, and planning ahead. Topics discussed include: Pumping basics Pumping as a part of breastfeeding plan and tool for success Pump types and...

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May 11, 2022

Infant Feeding Pt 1 - Breastfeeding Basics

Katie & David talk about infant feeding and planning for breastfeeding success. Topics discussed include: Breastfeeding - the expanded definition Feeding Baby, Protect milk production, breastfeed Connection and comfort Feeding challenges and the Birth...

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May 4, 2022

Wired to Connect

Katie & David discuss the amazing instincts of newborns, specifically those that support connection. Topics include: The dance of Nature and Nurture Love and connection are crucial needs Warm, safe, predictable environments Baby cues and responses...

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April 27, 2022

Postpartum Thriving - Relationships

Katie & David explore Postpartum Thriving and how relationships fit into the picture. Topics covered include: Managing expectations Connection and compassion Space and Grace for each other Dude Zone to Dad Zone It's not forever, just for right now...

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April 20, 2022

Postpartum Thriving - Self Care

Katie & David discuss Postpartum thriving by focusing on Self Care. Topics discussed include: "Bouncing forward" vs "bouncing back" Shuffling priorities and focusing on basic needs Name it to tame it, name and reframe Take a breath and make a …

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April 11, 2022

Postpartum Boundaries

Katie & David talk all about creating and enforcing healthy boundaries in late pregnancy and postpartum. Topics discussed include: Helpful Villagers vs Baby Tourists How to ask for help, and how to receive it Picking your team, and assigning their...

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April 11, 2022

The Babymoon

Katie & David explore the Babymoon timeframe and what you can do to have the best one possible. Topics covered include: Babymoon basics The womb to world transition Lavish Sisterhood, Limit Stuff Dad Tips and the Protect & Serve mantra …

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April 11, 2022

The Birth Story

Join in as Katie and David explore the big topic of the "Birth Story". Topics discussed include: What is the Birth Story, and why its important to think about it before heading into childbirth. Set yourself up for creating one …

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April 10, 2022

Season 1 Trailer

Welcome to your source for practical and experience-based discussions on babies, births, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Listen in each week as Katie DaMota, a postpartum doula and IBCLC-certified lactation consultant, and David Arrell, Men’s Coach...

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