Episode 54: "We aren't a one-woman show - Asking for help in the little years." with Rachel Rambach

Today I was so happy to have Rachel Rambach back on the podcast.  You may remember her first episode in episode 16 where we talked about her son Parker's postpartum year.  Now that her daughter, Mia is one, I wanted to have her back on to talk about how that postpartum year was different than her first. Rachel is a board certified music therapist, business owner, blogger and fellow podcaster.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • How her daughter flipped transverse during labor and then flipped back
  • Another plug for the importance of doulas!
  • Watching your oldest child become a sibling
  • Watching her business expand during her daughter's postpartum year
  • How we beat ourselves up for not being present enough
  • The challenge of caring for both kids at once
  • Letting go of the guilt of putting kids in childcare to allow more space for work
  • The importance of having people to help with your older child so you can bond with the new baby
  • The physical demands of these little years
  • The importance of asking for help - and particularly from your partner!

Make sure you check out Rachel's podcast, Guitars and Granola Bars as well as her business, Music Therapy Connections.

This episode of the Postpartum Podcast is sponsored by Earth Mama Angel BabyEarth Mama Angel Baby has been safely nurturing pregnant women and babies for over a decade with trusted, certified organic and natural herbal products formulated to support the entire journey of childbirth, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and baby care, and even baby loss. Listeners can get 20% off your order with the code"Postpartum20" at checkout.  

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Episode 16: “No matter how you’re feeling, it’s normal” with Rachel Rambach of Guitars and Granola Bars

Today I chat with the lovely, jack of many trades Rachel Rambach. She is a board certified music therapist, singer, songwriter, educator, blogger, podcaster and now – a mom of TWO!  Her daughter, Mia, was born at the end of May after we recorded this podcast.

We chat about:

·      The unique challenges of maternity leave when you work for yourself and own a business, and working as a music therapist in the afternoons.

·      Sleep Deprivation

·      Dealing with an incredibly quick first labor and how that shaped her view and expectations for her second labor

·      What a music therapist does. (So cool!)

·      How pregnancy is different the second time around with a toddler running around

·      And a whole lot more!

It was so wonderful talking with Rachel – if you want to learn more about her, check out her podcast, Guitars & Granola Bars, her Blog, and her private music therapy practice.  You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter

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Look for a SPECIAL Mini-Episode next week with an exciting announcement! 

Happy August!