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Street Parking Podcast

Jan 2, 2021

On this week’s episode, I get to sit down with the ever so lovely and brave, Desiree Toppings. She’s a pillar of the Street Parking community, always encouraging others through her social media channels and by showing us what true strength looks like, inside and out. Join me as I get to know her a little better by talking about the birth of her children, healing from disordered eating and fitness habits with help of Street Parking, and turning her insecurities into strengths by “baring it all” for the Self Love Club. 


IG Handle: @lincolns_treasures


Content Warning: Our desire with this podcast is to share the many different pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences of the people in our community. Therefore the nature of the podcast, although very personal, has what could be sensitive and/or triggering content including, but not limited to, experiences with medical emergencies, loss, miscarriage, PPD and anxiety.



04:10 - First pregnancy and the complications in the birth of her son, Lincoln

09:16 - Faced with choosing forceps or cesarean

13:20 - Postpartum recovery and healing from the episiotomy and forceps delivery

16:08 - How she found fitness and sports at a young age

17:50 - Developing bulimia and an unhealthy obsession with exercise 

20:36 - SP Nutrition Templates

22:15 - Discovering her 2nd pregnancy and making healthier choices

26:10 - Suffering from a postpartum hemorrhage

32:54 - How we minimize our own challenges or feelings around motherhood

35:44 - Learning to love her body

36:31 - Deciding to go public with her body and her stretch marks

40:24 - Working to take the power away from our insecurities

45:54 - Self Love Club