The Unmentionables

Join us for real talk with experts and new parents from around the globe for a conversation detailing the 'unmentionable' topics regarding women's wellbeing in times of transformation, starting with the Fourth Trimester.

Do you have questions you'd like Nyssa to explore with our network of experts? Fourth Trimester stories that you'd like to share? Leave us a message at (336) HI-NYSSA or email us at hello@nyssacare.com. And please do review us on Apple podcasts, it really helps!

Fifth Trimester Author and Founder Lauren Smith Brody

Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to author and founder of the Fifth Trimester movement, Lauren Smith Brody, about preparing to return to work after giving birth, the 'Motherhood Penalty' (the measurable impact of motherhood on earnings and professional status), how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and much more.

Do you have questions you'd like Nyssa to explore with our network of experts? Fourth Trimester stories that you'd like to share? Leave us a message at (336) HI-NYSSA or email us at hello@nyssacare.com. And please do review us on Apple podcasts, it really helps!

You can read more about Lauren's work here and follow her on Instagram here

Using Data to Inform Decisions in Early Parenthood with Economist Emily Oster

Brown economist Emily Oster's new book, Cribsheet, is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. A trained expert—and mom of two—Emily uses the science of decision-making to empower parents to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool. She talks to Nyssa about debunking myths and unpacking research around breastfeeding, postpartum depression, vaginal tearing...and the real reason new mothers are advised to have a six-week postpartum check-up.

You can read more about Emily Oster's work here and follow her on Twitter here.

Connecting to the Creative Self Following Postpartum Depression with Musician Angela James

In the fog of postpartum depression, Chicago-based musician Angela James began humming melodies while trying to get her infant daughter to sleep. These melodies guided Angela back to her creative practice as a songwriter after a difficult and exhausting period as a new parent. She speaks to Nyssa about how she was finally able to create meaning beautiful out of those dark times and how she continues to maintain her creative practice with a toddler.

You can find out more about Angela's music here and here.

Navigating the Realities of New Motherhood with Labor and Postpartum Doula Katy Collins

Most mothers-to-be spend their time and resources preparing for the birth of their baby— but new mothers are so often unaware of the potential realities awaiting during the Fourth Trimester.

Postpartum Doula Katy Collins of Birthways speaks with Nyssa's Mia Clarke regarding her work in the postpartum sphere, including current momentum surrounding the cultural awareness of the postpartum reality, postpartum parties during Colonial times, loss, and art in the context of transformation and transition. 

You can find Katy at Birthways, INC, and The Doula Is In