Da Modern Mama Podcast

by Melissa Philippe

Gather weekly as Melissa, founder and creator of "Da Modern Mama", an organisation that focuses on empowering and educating people of colour navigating parenthood in a modern world. Imagine it's an open chat with a trusted friend, in an entirely nonjudgmental space, all things pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, mom guilt and navigating a world for our Brown children. She is not a parenting expert (no one is) - she's ju... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E11 - What's a Birth Plan? Why you should use one!

    S01 E11 - What's a Birth Plan? Why you should use one!

    You may have heard of the recent controversy against the NYC OBGYN centre against the use of Birth Plans. It makes me wonder why they would want families not to feel empowered. Is there something to gain from being ignorant? Let's...

    52:40
  • S01 E10 - What's Gentle Parenting?

    S01 E10 - What's Gentle Parenting?

    You have been hearing about gentle parenting and wondering Wtf! Is that?! It's okay if you haven't heard of it or have, but don't feel like it's working for you. I got you. In this week's episode, we discuss what gentle parenting ...

    01:00:12
  • S01 E09 - Overstimulated Mamas

    S01 E09 - Overstimulated Mamas

    You are tackling everything from work, school, kids, and partners to self-care. Feeling touched out is bound to be a term you've used before. This week Mel dives into how being overstimulated can hurt the ones you love the most an...

    45:10
  • S01 E08 - How to be a Boss at The Paediatrician

    S01 E08 - How to be a Boss at The Paediatrician Explicit

    In this week's episode, Mel talks about her terrible experience during her pregnancy and as a new mom navigating doctor visits for her child. The outrageous moment made her more aware of the racism in maternal care for Brown peopl...

    01:02:35
  • S01 E07 - DWB: Drinking While Breastfeeding - Debunking Myths

    S01 E07 - DWB: Drinking While Breastfeeding - Debunking MythsExplicit

    Have you ever heard "Should you be drinking?" or wondered how many is too many while breastfeeding? Discover a clear and honest answer by Mel, who has been exclusively breastfeeding her child for 15 months! With her training in Br...

    27:12