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Newbies is an audio podcast guiding new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Episodes feature newly postpartum moms as they celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.

Recent Episodes

Colic: Why is My Baby Crying Constantly?

Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies...

Should I Eat My Placenta?

You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps...

Diaper Rash: Causes and Remedies

You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to...

Birthmarks, Stork Bites and Belly Buttons

When your baby is born, you examine every inch of its tiny, little body. And you may find some things you didn't expect such as a birthmark or stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them...

Postpartum Mental Health: OCD and Psychosis

Sometimes after birth we don’t feel like ourselves, but eventually those feelings resolve. For some women, their postpartum time is filled with anxiety and compulsions, racing thoughts and sometimes voices in their heads, hallucinations and even violen...

Know Your Infant Reflexes

If you have a newborn, then you're no stranger to your little one's weird, jerky movements. Thankfully, those crazy moves are completely normal. In fact, these infant reflexes are designed to protect your baby and keep him safe. So, what...

Surviving Postpartum: What’s My New Identity?

You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that...

Understanding Infant Growth Charts

When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby's progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula fed...

Healing from Birth Trauma

Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but the emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame, and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of...

The Benefits of Kangaroo Care

You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it...

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