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The Mommy Monitor Report

The Mommy Monitor Report

By Mommy Monitor
Mommy Monitor is a social enterprise that aims to provide parents with access to customized, culturally-competent health services that prioritize their wants and needs. Through our podcast, The Mommy Monitor Report, we will tackle a wide variety of topics related to the Canadian maternal health care system and the experiences of racialized parents.
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The Importance of Engaging Black Mothers in Research
In this episode of the Mommy Monitor Report, Elsie Amoako (Founder of Mommy Monitor) and Cheyenne Scarlett (MA ECS) discuss the importance of engaging Black mothers in maternal health research, and the findings of Cheyenne's own qualitative study on the childbirth experiences of Black mothers in the GTA. Cheyenne is a recent master's graduate and mom of 3. She is passionate about supporting families and helping them feel more confident in their abilities. She also has a special interest in childbirth and improving the childbirth experience. Cheyenne works from a trauma-informed and person-centered lens. Be sure to visit Cheyenne's website and follow her on Instagram! You can also access her study here.
01:12:50
February 09, 2021
Reflections on Black Maternal Health: A Nurse's Perspective
In this episode, Mommy Monitor's founder, Elsie Amoako, sits down with registered nurse, Janet Randle, to discuss the maternal health experiences of Black mothers in Canada, the US, and Africa from a nursing perspective. Janet Randle is a Perinatal Nurse in the Fetal Medicine Special Pregnancy Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Janet has also worked as a Perinatal Nurse in two of her favourite cities, Los Angeles and New York, and has participated in three global health missions in Liberia, West Africa. She is a mother to three amazing boys, has recently started blogging about her experiences as a Black woman, has a Master's degree in Public Health, is certified in infection control, and recently co-founded an infection prevention and control consultancy company. She is passionate about Black maternal health and hopes to one day teach what she has learned in her clinical role to nurses and community health workers in Ghana.
01:26:46
December 29, 2020
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus and Using this Time Effectively
This is the last episode of Mommy Monitor's four-part series, where Youth Subcommittee member, Aliah McCalla, and Confidence Coach, community leader, and mother, Jillisa Brown, discuss parenting during COVID-19. For this final episode, Aliah and Jillisa talk about how to communicate with your child about COVID-19 in a reassuring way, and how you can also use this time effectively. If you haven’t seen the previous 3 episodes, be sure to go back and give those a listen first! You can learn more about Jillisa on her  website at: jillisabrown.com/. Be sure to also follow Mommy Monitor's youth subcommittee on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mommymonitoryouth/ This episode originally aired in July 2020.
20:11
December 29, 2020
Children's Screen Time and Parenting Values
This is the penultimate episode of our four-episode podcast series, where youth subcommittee member Aliah McCalla talks parenthood during COVID-19 with Confidence Coach, community leader, and mother: Jillisa Brown. Their conversation continues with a discussion on navigating screen time for kids, and a reflection on parenting values. You can learn more about Jillisa on her  website at: jillisabrown.com/. Be sure to also follow Mommy Monitor's youth subcommittee on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mommymonitoryouth/ This episode originally aired in July 2020.
16:07
December 29, 2020
Practicing Mindfulness and Building Connections With Your Children
For this episode of the Parenting During COVID-19 podcast series with Mommy Monitor's Youth Subcommittee, we talk to Jillisa Brown (Confidence Coach, Community Leader, and Mother) about how parents and families can practice mindfulness during COVID-19, and the importance of creating schedules for your children and yourselves. You can learn more about Jillisa on her  website at: jillisabrown.com/. Be sure to also follow Mommy Monitor's youth subcommittee on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mommymonitoryouth/ This episode originally aired in July 2020.
15:34
December 29, 2020
Journey to Motherhood and Self-Confidence
On this episode of the Mommy Monitor Report (Mommy  Monitor's official podcast) we are so excited to be sharing the first  episode of our youth subcommittee's podcast series on Parenting During  COVID-19. In this episode, we begin our conversation with Jillisa Brown  [Confidence Coach, "Beautify My Soul"] by delving into her own journey  to motherhood and confidence. In this four-part podcast series on  Parenting During COVID-19, youth subcommittee member Aliah McCalla talks  with Confidence Coach, community leader, and mother Jillisa Brown about  how young families can cope with the current coronavirus crisis.  Jillisa was going to be a panelist on our youth subcommittee's Community  Roundtable for Young Parents (which has been postponed) and we are  thrilled to have her join us for this series. She identifies as an  Afro-Jamaican-Canadian leader who is passionate about empowering her  community. Jillisa became a mother at 19, and quickly learned the truth  about love, relationships, and the impacts parenthood has on a young  adult’s life. Today, Jillisa is a Confidence Coach who leads women of  colour and youth across the globe through their own journeys to daily  confidence. She is also the creator of an organization called Beautify  My Soul, which is founded upon the need for a Coming of Age program  within the Black Community. You can learn more about Jillisa on her  website at: jillisabrown.com/. Be sure to also follow Mommy Monitor's youth subcommittee on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mommymonitoryouth/ This episode originally aired in May 2020.
10:26
December 29, 2020
Birth Justice in Canada
Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) is an incredible campaign that takes  place every year from April 11 –17, with the overall goal of raising  awareness about the inequity within maternal health care and taking a  stand for Black mothers. In honour of the second year of BMHW, we are  proud to announce the inaugural episode of the Mommy Monitor Report. Join  public health professional and midwife trainee, Shani Robertson, and  Mommy Monitor's founder, Elsie Amoako, for a conversation on birth  justice in Canada. This episode originally aired in April 2019.
59:55
December 29, 2020