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Great for mamas to be

This podcast is such a community builder for those mamas preparing for parenting be it pregnancy, adoption, or surrogacy. Jess is very entertaining, enthusiastic, and professional. She picks great topics and relevant speakers to serve mamas to be!

Use correct terminology please

Please do not use the term “natural” to describe vaginal birth set or unmedicated birth. All birth is natural. The correct terminology is “unmedicated “or “vaginal delivery” versus “medicated” or “cesarean delivery”.

Amazing podcast and wonderful host!

This podcast is so practical and as a new mom I have loved listening to several of the episodes to feel affirmed and encouraged in this new season! Also, love the Facebook group the host has created for mom support! Can’t wait to continue to learn from fellow new moms and seasoned moms!

Everything I didn’t know I SO NEEDED

This podcast has become my constant companion. I am 42, pregnant for the first time (unplanned), and have zero clue what I’m doing. Oh, and single. I don’t know anyone else personally that has been “here” and “done this” that I can reach out to. My feelings and emotions are overwhelming enough for me, let alone my close friends and family who have never experienced this version. This podcast has become the most important part of my journey so far. I’ll admit, I first started listening because I thought “I should”. That’s pregnant people do, they listen to pregnancy podcasts! Little did I knew that this podcast would break me, build me up, scare me, inspire me, challenge me, teach me, celebrate me, calm me, support me and salute me. I’m so grateful to Jessica and all the mamas that have shared their wisdom and they’re empathy. You are all truly remarkable.

As a mama in training

I find this podcast so comforting and educational! Jessica is genuinely curious and asks great questions! She has such a calming voice that it’s a really treat to listen to

So grateful for Jessica.

This is my first pregnancy and I am a nervous little thing. 🤣 Not only have the podcasts been helpful but I’m now in the Facebook group and already find the women there to be supportive. It’s awesome to have a safe place to ask questions since it’s still too early for me to tell my friends and family.

Her voice and advice is so comforting

I loved Jessica Patoka’s episode. I’m so glad you were here for her and shared her story. I hope it helps others feel seen and heard.

Such a Blessing

Drinking from the fire hose and learning so much. So blessed to have found this podcast!

Empowering podcast!

This podcast has made me feel as an aspiring mama that I have a place in this conversation Anita pregnancy and motherhood. I love learning all about pregnancy and birth before I embark on this journey myself. I have found the content to be a wide range of topics with no judgment attached to the advice. I highly recommend this podcast!!


I must admit, prior to the Doula podcast, I never heard of a doula. Well, as I plan to start a family, I’ll be listening to all Mamas podcasts while there is still time. I find the host, Jessica very knowledgeable. I have no idea how she finds guests, who are speaking from experience. Mamas in Training is unique among other such podcasts. Very high quality! Thank you for bringing your podcast subjects to everyone. EXCELLENT!

10/10, amazing podcast!

As an hopeful mama-to-be, I’ve been binge listening to the Mama’s In Training podcast for a few months now. I love Jessica’s approach and how she welcomes you to walk alongside her and learn with her on her own journey to motherhood. I started following the @mamasintrainingpod on IG and Jessica made it a point to reach out and ask if I had any questions about motherhood or topics I’d like to hear covered on the podcast. That was totally unexpected, but such a nice surprise and really shows that she cares about the listeners in her podcast community! Thank you for this amazing podcast! You’re truly helping so many people. Not only hopeful parents, but also parents navigating postpartum and beyond!

For the inquiring parents

This is by far the most in depth podcast on pregnancy and early parenthood that I’ve found! Jessica does so much research and her guests are always informative, presenting a wide range of approaches to birth and preparation for your little one’s arrival. They are not afraid to delve into details. As a first time mom, this podcast has opened my mind to a lot of topics people don’t generally talk about. Thank you!

Great topics

I love that there is a wide variety of topics for me to listen to! There are so many aspects of pregnancy and parenting that I love to learn about, and things that come up that I never thought about. I can find all of those in this podcast!

So happy I found this podcast!

Happy to have found this podcast as a great resource for aspiring future mamas! Jessica does a great job of picking topics and bringing in great experts to help listeners prepare for motherhood!

So Important!

I love how Jessica addresses important topics that benefit mamas and their families! This is such an necessary subject matter to bring awareness to! 💖

Much Needed Podcast

I love that there is a podcast fully dedicated to becoming a mama. We train for so many things in our life but somehow just jump into motherhood. Jessica brings on amazing guests and asks great questions to help others prepare for this life altering season. The work starts before and this podcast is such a great help!

Great podcast

I have enjoyed listening to this podcast as a pregnant person and new mom. There are lots of unique ideas and supportive conversation.

Wonderful content for moms at all stages

Love how Jess brings new timely, on point content each week with super inspiring and helpful guests. This podcast is everything you need for pregnancy, to prepare for motherhood, and to living into motherhood with intention! Love this podcast.

So helpful!!

This podcast is not only impeccably produced but insanely informative!! I’m so glad I found it and feel so empowered and informed from each incredible episode. Jessica the host is not only thorough asking incredible questions but also thoughtful and sensitive as she approaches a wide variety of topics with her guests!! A++++

Informative, inspiring, bold

On this podcast, you can find all the information you need to prepare for motherhood, from practical to emotional and spiritual. It’s a great mix of information and inspiration, and it doesn’t shy away from controversial topics. Love it!

Excellent Topics, Content,

I absolutely love the wide range of topics covered by other mamas and professionals in their fields. Jessica a great host, learning tons, while sharing that information with so many other women and mothers/mothers-to-be. Jessica asks all the right questions for inquiring mothers on a broad range of topics. The information is so wonderful and I can tell she truly cares about the topics as well as getting out to other women. Thank you so much for sharing this with the world Jess! You are empowering women to learn about their options, advocate for themselves, and build community. Grateful to be listening along with you!

Great information for parents

I was so happy when I came across this podcast. I am now pregnant with my first, but started listening long before. Love that there is so much great information here to help for all stages and preparing! Highly recommend!

An empowering listen

Jess is the perfect combination of empowering and empathetic—her podcast gives a realistic glimpse of the pregnancy, birth and postpartum process, recognizing how hard it can be but highlighting the beauty and joy nonetheless. Mamas in Training is a must-listen for anyone preparing to embark on the motherhood journey who is looking to counter the mainstream media perspective of fear with one of hope and joy.

So much good info!

As a soon-to-be mom this podcast is chalk-full of great info! I love that the episodes are manageable too & still so informative. Jessica does a great job of getting topics together I have questions about or things I didn't know I had questions about. Subscribe & save your favorites.

Essential listening for aspiring and expecting mothers

Jessica Lorion has provided a safe, intelligent and informative space for everyone interested in the many facets of planning, expecting and caring for a baby. For all the women who ever heard their mothers birth story and winced, this podcast will gently hold your hand as you understand the power you have over your own journey. I have no doubt that the words of Jessica and her wonderful guests have been an incredible comfort to her listeners in times of uncertainty and worry. It is true that knowledge is power and Mamas in Training clearly knows this. Recommended to all my curious friends, family and current mothers I know. PS: I'm not a mum or planning yet so don't let that stop you from learning the ropes! This is for everyone

Great resource for preparing for motherhood

Love what Jessica is doing here to support the preconception stage of life. There’s so much to be gained from taking the intentional time to prepare your mind, body and spirit for such a transformational life event. Jessica does such a great job of bringing a bunch of resources to the table. Highly recommend!

Thank you for sharing your story

This podcast was the best one I had listened to for a while I loved the truth and honesty that Jessica shared, The podcast I listened to was Episode 94 where Jessica shared har an amazing story about why she started a podcast. Thank you for sharing your story,

I feel less alone

I absolutely love this podcast! It's so real and honest about everything in motherhood. There have been so many times while listening to it that I thought the speaker took the words right out of my head or that I finally had words for things I was feeling and didn't know how to put it into words. I have recommended this to so many of mom friends. The Facebook group is so up lifting and I love all the different topics that are covered. This has become a nightly listen for me or when I driving I listing. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

Jessica is a beacon of guidance for mamas to be

Jessica is pioneering the path for mamas to be. A champion and a beacon of knowledge- she goes out of her way to make sure mamas in training will have all the accessible knowledge they need to! We usually see new moms going through their journey and then going back to help other new moms. Jessica has flipped the stereotype and I am confident that all her resources are going to help SO MANY MAMMAS! I loved being a guest on the show and sharing my knowledge of health insurance for maternity coverage for mamas all over the nation.

Incredibly valuable for all mamas & mamas to be

As a first time mom, I’ve learned so much from Jess and her guests! This podcast offers real, raw, and valuable stories that help normalize the pregnancy and postpartum experience. A must listen!!