Candid conversations about birth, engaging guest interviews, and deep exploration of what it means to become a mother.
“Becoming a mother is a journey – and like all journeys, it is best when shared."
- Mellisa Reeves, Co-Founder
This podcast was started with the vision of helping women explore and tell the stories of their experiences of motherhood. We believe in the innate power and wisdom of womanhood, and in helping women connect to these through their intuition.
Find out more about the hosts, Laura & Mellisa, below!
Mellisa is a mother, writer, and birth junkie/doula. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband, 7 year old son and newborn daughter.
"Through my work, my goal is to provide connection and support for women and their experiences of motherhood, focusing on issues such as birth choices, loss, anxiety & career balance.
As a stillbirth and multiple-miscarriage survivor, I care deeply about the voices of those who have experienced loss and who also know there is more of their story yet to be told."
Laura is a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth doula who lives in Portland, OR. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nurse Midwifery.
“I have always cared deeply about women expressing themselves fully and supporting them as they pursue their dreams. It was not until I saw my first birth that I understood that this was my calling.
I also got married and divorced before 30. This is a huge part of my life and story. How to grieve, live, hope and love again. LOVE WINS! I believe there is power in everyone's story and we all have something to learn from hearing and sharing our own."
Our Latest Episodes
Breena’s difficult postpartum recovery, both physically and emotionally, was a catalyst for opening up about the challenges of embracing becoming a mom.
Elly shares the dark and challenging times of her own transition to motherhood in this honest conversation - and also shares the hope and potential she sees for families after years of working with her own partner and with other couples.
Pregnant with her first child, Page went to the hospital due to back pain, where she was shocked to find out she was in preterm labor at just 33 weeks.
When her daughter was born after another traumatic labor and cesarean delivery, Heather was forced to face all of her fears as a NICU nurse as her daughter had totally unexpected respiratory complications and ended up in the NICU where she fought for her life for a couple of weeks.
Ingrid's story is equal parts inspiring and difficult to hear - she shares candidly about the strain and anxiety they experienced during those months and how they learned to both celebrate their daughters growth and also grieve the harrowing experience of not knowing how things were going to turn out or when they would be able to go home.
Mellisa shares how her expectations of how naturally motherhood would come to her set her up for a really rough transition and so much heartache. Not realizing that she was experiencing severe postpartum anxiety, she suffered for a long time before getting help.
Christa Black Gifford had no idea that her daughter, Goldie, had anencephaly until the moment she was born. Instantly plunged into a world of shock and grief, she treasured every moment with her beautiful daughter before her heart stopped beating 40 minutes later.
Able to hold and spend time with him for a few hours, Lindsay and her husband faced the deepest and darkest moments of their lives - and yet Lindsay talks repeatedly of the sense of calm and peace that she felt.