They’re expensive, sometimes annoying and the best thing that’s ever happened to us. But there’s so much more to being a mom that no one really talks about. Betches Moms is a podcast that deals with all the real sh*t that happens - like what to do when your toddler figures out TikTok, the fact that the baby’s not the only one who has to wear a diaper after birth, or your mother-in-law constantly criticizing you for eating carbs or drinking coffee. Relax, it’s decaf. Every week, hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine share stories and insights, interview guests, and have honest conversations about what it’s really like being, and becoming, a mom. They answer questions about the sides of pregnancy and motherhood that everyone experiences, but you rarely hear about. You know, the moments in between those perfect looking Insta posts. So get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.View Promo Codes
Aleen Dreksler is a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at Betches. She hosts the @Betches, Diet Starts Tomorrow, and Betches Moms podcasts.
In addition to hosting Betches Moms and running the @BetchesMoms IG account, Brittany Levine serves as the Art Director at Betches Media. She has a 2.5 year old son and one on the way.
Where to Start
WTF Is A Pelvic Floor & How To Strengthen It Ft. Jemila Medley
On this week’s episode, Brittany and Aleen are joined by prenatal exercise specialist Jemila Medley to talk all about an under-discussed topic: the pelvic floor. To start, Jemila talks about what it’s like being a first time mom, getting into occupational therapy, and how she has helped moms to improve functional performance through exercise. They break down what pelvic floor therapy is, how you can benefit from it, and what to expect at a pelvic floor therapy appointment. She also shares some practical tips for at-home exercises you can do during pregnancy to strengthen your pelvic floor. Finally, they tell us how to identify symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, and at what point you might want to see a specialist.
When Balancing Motherhood And Womanhood Feels Lonely Ft. Shanicia Boswell
This week Aleen and Brittany are joined by Shanicia Boswell, best selling author and founder of Black Moms Blog. They begin with a conversation about Shanicia’s journey, including her time as a stay-at-home mom, navigating through motherhood while homeless, and how she was able to turn her blog into a successful business. Plus, she shares how she started Black Moms Blog to help positively reflect black motherhood. They also chat about how the birth experiences is different for black mothers, along with practical tips to help women learn to put themselves first, before closing the show with ways to introduce diversity to your kids.
Understanding Prenatal Nutrition Ft. Ryann Kipping
In this week’s episode, Aleen and Brittany are joined by Ryann Kipping, also known as The Prenatal Nutritionist, to talk about why nutrition is one the most important things to a healthy pregnancy. They start by diving into why it is important for women to change their diets before getting pregnant, as well as the foods you should incorporate and avoid during pregnancy. Next, they talk about dietary supplements, why they matter, and tips for choosing the best prenatal vitamins. Finally, it’s time for the listener email, which is all about an expecting mom dealing with constant heartburn that has gotten out of control.
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Betches Co-Founders Aleen Dreksler, Jordana Abraham, and Sami Sage are taking you on the journey of how Betches came to be and inside the minds of the women who created it. From their awkward middle school years to founding Betches and beyond, get to know the women who've been making us laugh since 2011.