We Are Mothers
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Episodes

Post-Partum Healing: Nourishing the Transition into Motherhood

Maya Khera had two very different birth experiences as well as two very different postpartum experiences. She learned first-hand how essential it is to mother the mother and with her second baby, she made sure  to give herself the space to heal, bond, and return to herself. The interview with Maya takes us deep into questions of balancing life and family, reconnecting to our identity as individuals, as well as nourishing the mother that we now are, and so much more.

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Maya Ginzburg
Nice to Meet You: The First Moments of Motherhood

For today’s episode, we are looking at those first moments postpartum. After almost a year of having them live in our bodies, what are the first moments when they come out like? Tomi Nelkin shares a story that brings us right into those first days with her first son, Giulian. After her story and interview, other mothers share their first moments with their babies.

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Maya Ginzburg
From Failed Surrogacy to Choosing Adoption

There are so many ways to make a family, and this episode opens the space to explore some of those different journeys. We feature a story and interview with Kimberly Rex, which takes a close look at the experience of creating a family in circumstances that make it difficult or impossible to physically conceive and carry a child.  What does the journey look like there?
The episode continues with an interview with Miriam Warshaviak, who was able to conceive and give birth to one child, but when her and husband tried to go for a second, they found they weren’t able to conceive again and so they turned to a surrogate to carry her younger two boys.

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Maya Ginzburg
The Birth of a Family: A Home Birth Experience

This episode features our host, Maya P. Ginzburg. Maya brings us into her choice and experience of birthing at home, juxtaposing the team aspect of it together with her husband andthe need to muster her individual strength, and ultimately waiting for her daughter to breathe on her own. The episode continues with an interview with Maya’s doula, Michal, on her perspective on birth, and concludes with snippets for Season 1’s mothers on their respective birth experiences.  

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Maya Ginzburg
Breaking the Cycle: Choosing motherhood

This week’s episode features Jen Curtis, who is five months pregnant. At one point, Jen never wanted children of her own. Jen shares her story about her complicated relationship with her mother- about forgiving her, the process of choosing to be ready for motherhood and the physically and emotionally empowering journey pregnancy has been.

The episode continues with an interview with Jen on the moment she decided she was ready for motherhood and the need for a space for women to share these sorts of experiences. The episode concludes with the rest of seasons 1’s mothers on feeling connected to their babies before birth.

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Maya Ginzburg
The Unexpected: The Journey to Pregnancy

In the first episode of We Are Mothers, Juliet Koskoff shares her unexpected journey towards pregnancy. Told that women over 40 only have 5% chance of conceiving, Juliet brings us into her world of miscarriage and getting pregnant. The episode continues with a deeper conversation with Juliet on miscarriage and conceiving as well as snippets from the rest of Seasons 1’s mothers on their experiences getting pregnant.

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Maya Ginzburg
Intro Episode

Welcome to We Are Mothers! In this episode you will hear from the host, Maya P. Ginzburg, about what this podcast is all about, as well as what inspired her to start it. You will also hear the inspiring voices of some of the mothers featured in Season 1.

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Maya Ginzburg