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Great Pregnancy. Natural Birth. Healthy Baby.

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Great Pregnancy. Natural Birth. Healthy Baby.

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191 Ratings
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First time mom lifesaver

By Austineepoo - Feb 10 2020
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Having Kristen’s podcasts to listen to and learn from has been priceless to me. I’ve learned so much more from her than any doctor or OB.

Love but where did she go?

By mapolry - Apr 08 2019
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I love this podcast but Kristen seems to have disappeared over the last year. What happened!?

iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
167
10
8
2
4

First time mom lifesaver

By Austineepoo - Feb 10 2020
Read more
Having Kristen’s podcasts to listen to and learn from has been priceless to me. I’ve learned so much more from her than any doctor or OB.

Love but where did she go?

By mapolry - Apr 08 2019
Read more
I love this podcast but Kristen seems to have disappeared over the last year. What happened!?
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Birth, Baby, and Life

Latest release on Nov 08, 2019

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Great Pregnancy. Natural Birth. Healthy Baby.

Rank #1: BBL 080: Getting Daddy Ready for Labor and Birth

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You're convinced a natural, intervention-free birth is best for you and your baby… but maybe Daddy is still worried about safety. How do you help Dad understand that birth really works. And what do you do if Daddy isn't confident he can help you during labor (or maybe you're not so sure he can!). Listen […]

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Sep 15 2015

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Rank #2: Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Baby

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It's the final countdown to baby #8, and I share some of the “last minute” things I'm doing to prepare and feel ready – both practically and mentally/emotionally for this baby <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What I'm doing to get ready in the last couple of weeks 😀 When I gathered birth […]

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Sep 15 2017

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Rank #3: How to Relax During Labor and Really Enjoy Your Birth with Sarah Prince

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Do you want to enjoy your birth but worry about pain during labor? Secretly wonder if you don't have what it takes to “make it through” natural birth? You don't want to miss this incredible interview with Sarah Prince – she reveals how to short-circuit fear and have an amazing experience birthing your baby! Topics […]

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Feb 09 2018

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Rank #4: BBL 046: Childbirth Preparation Q&A

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How can you handle the pain of childbirth? What can you do to feel confident and in control during labor? And what are good positions to labor and birth in? I cover these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode! Enjoy 🙂 Issues I Discuss in This Podcast: Feeling confident and in control during […]

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Nov 11 2014

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Rank #5: BBL 060: The Truth About the First Few Months

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The newborn period is amazing… and overwhelming. Here's what to expect – and how to make it through this crazy experience! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How you'll get diapering down to an art… but maybe not much else Common breastfeeding challenges – and how to overcome them What to expect when it comes […]

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Feb 24 2015

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Rank #6: BBL 055: What You Need to Know About Pushing Your Baby Out

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You'll usually hear moms say they loved the pushing stage, but many of us find it overwhelming and confusing.  When should you push, how should you push, and should you ever not push?  Get the lowdown on pushing in this week's episode. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why some women feel pushing is a huge relief […]

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Jan 20 2015

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Rank #7: What Nobody Tells You About Cesarean Section

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Staggering numbers of women will give birth through cesarean section this year – but nobody talks about the dangers of c-sections or why it's important to make sure surgery is truly needed before making the cut. Today's episode covers the real risks of surgical birth and why reversing the c-section trend is important to mamas, […]

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Feb 16 2018

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Rank #8: BBL: 064 Getting The Baby Who Doesn’t Nap to Take a Nap

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Naps – you know they're important to save your sanity… but they're also really important for your little one's health. Here's the vital information on naps – and how to get your kiddo to take one! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why daytime sleep is important (it's not only to keep you sane) It's […]

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Mar 25 2015

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Rank #9: How to Overcome Fear of Pregnancy (and Childbirth)

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Some women have an actual fear of pregnancy, carrying a baby, and/or giving birth. I give some thoughts and hints in today's episode. This is a must-listen episode, even if you don't have these fears. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What is fear of pregnancy – and why do some women experience it? Specific […]

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Nov 18 2016

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Rank #10: How to Handle Crowning and Bring Baby Up Yourself

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Photos captured by Shoots & Giggles, serving Los Angeles & Orange County Do you worry about the “ring of fire” as your baby is being born? Want to bring your own baby up but not sure if you can do it? This podcast episode covers all those worries and practical tips for you <3 Topics […]

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May 26 2017

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Rank #11: Why Your Pregnancy Diet Advice is All Wrong

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What you eat makes a difference to your baby! Lily shares 5 surprising pregnancy diet facts that will help you eat exactly what your baby needs most… and help you really enjoy your food. As a dietician with a passion for helping mamas, Lily has read and referenced over 900 studies to bring you the […]

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Feb 23 2018

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Rank #12: Finding Real Relief from Morning Sickness with Dr. Levine

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Dr. Brian Levine joins us on the podcast to talk about morning sickness – how it can impact your life (and your baby), what common treatment options are, plus a new, drug-free option called the ReliefBand that works – almost instantly! Topics We Discuss in This Podcast: How many women are really affected by morning […]

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Apr 22 2016

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Rank #13: Listening to Pregnancy Intuition with Hannah Smerkonich

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Hannah shared her experiences advocating for herself and having a great natural hospital birth in last week's podcast – this week she shares why she chose an unassisted birth for her second baby, and what she learned from that pregnancy and birth! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How Hannah is learning the joy of […]

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Sep 02 2016

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Rank #14: Should You Eat Your Placenta?

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There are many supposed benefits to eating the placenta after birth – either fresh or encapsulated. In today's episode I share some benefits and some possible downsides to choosing to consume your placenta! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The purpose of the placenta during pregnancy How the placenta works on your side (the maternal […]

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Jul 22 2016

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Rank #15: The Power of Ecstatic Birth with Dr. Sarah Buckley

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I am thrilled to have Dr. Sarah Buckley on today's show to share her wisdom about how your hormones create an ecstatic blueprint for birth and mothering. She also discusses how honoring the process of birth creates safety for you and your baby. Don't miss this episode! Topics We Discuss in This Podcast: How Sarah's […]

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Jun 02 2017

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Rank #16: Parenting for the Person You’d Like Your Child to Become

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Parents often get stuck in the day-to-day when they make parenting choices – but it's important to parent for who you want your children to become. I talk about what that means – and how to do it – in today's episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Life with a newborn requires all focus […]

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Mar 17 2017

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Rank #17: BBL 084: Pregnancy and Birth as a Mama of Many

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How do you stay strong and healthy during your pregnancy when you're a mama of many? Can you have a safe pregnancy and birth? I cover concerns for mamas of many in today's podcast – and share a lot of resources that will help all moms prepare for birth! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: […]

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Nov 04 2015

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Rank #18: BBL 083: How to Prevent Flat Head Syndrome with Jennifer Todd Barnard

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More and more babies are having problems with flat head syndrome – called plagiocephaly. In this episode I interview Jennifer, a pediatric occupational therapist who has made it her life's mission to educate parents on plagiocephaly and torticollis (stiff neck). She shares exactly how you can keep your baby's head nice and round, help baby […]

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Oct 21 2015

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Rank #19: BBL 071: Essential Parenting Tips with Tracy Cutchlow

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Today I interviewed Tracy Cutchlow, author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science. Tracy shared great tips for fostering your baby and toddler's development – and enjoying parenthood in the early years. Listen in for more: Topics We Discussed in This Podcast: Essential parenting tips for each age and stage Why […]

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May 26 2015

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Rank #20: BBL 068: The Smart Mama’s Guide to Prenatal Testing

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  Women are offered many prenatal tests today. What's the purpose of each test? Is it mandatory? Does it really benefit mother and baby? We tackle those questions today! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The Great Pregnancy session starting next week! What to expect from blood work What the 12 week ultrasound is looking […]

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May 07 2015

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How Mamas Can Find Time to Get Moving!

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Why do moms need to get moving? How does movement during pregnancy help prepare you for birth? And why do I say “movement” instead of exercise? Find it all out – and how to fit it into your day – in this episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why I use the word “movement” […]

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Nov 08 2019

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Making Meals Simple

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Mamas are often overwhelmed with how to get meals on the table – but there are meal strategies that really do make it easier to prepare healthy meals for your family with minimal effort! This podcast episode covers some systems and secrets to help you keep everyone's belly full with less stress for you. Topics […]

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Oct 23 2019

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How to Catch Up on Housework

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Is your home a complete mess – and you don't know how to get it back on track? In today's podcast I give you secret weapons that will help you get your home feeling fresh and clean even during the most overwhelming times of your life. I share my top tips from 18+ years of […]

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Oct 10 2019

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“Mom Systems” to Save Your Sanity

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When life feels crazy and overwhelming, systems get life back on track so you have time to give your family the attention they need – and take some time for yourself, too. Systems and other practical tips round out part two of our series on managing the kids without a lot of help. Topics I […]

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Sep 25 2019

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Managing the Kids Without a Lot of Help

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Are you trying to take care of your kids without a lot of help? Regardless of your situation – single mom, husband deployed, working, incarcerated… or if you have very little “hands on” help locally – the tips in today's podcast show you how you can handle it with grit and grace. Topics I Cover […]

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Sep 18 2019

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How to Keep Up the Weight While Breastfeeding

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Do you have trouble keeping weight on while breastfeeding? Find that you're feeling depleted and fatigued, but want to keep up your milk supply – and your energy – for your baby? This episode will reveal what keeps weight on, milk rich, and mama and baby happy! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why some […]

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Sep 11 2019

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How to Prepare Your Child for a New Sibling

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How do you prepare your older child or children for life with a new baby? After welcoming 7 new siblings in our family, I've discovered a few tips and ideas that will help you get big brothers and sisters off to a great start with a new sibling! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Major […]

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Sep 04 2019

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How to Juggle the Books and a Baby – Life as a Student Mama

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How do you handle life as a student when you've got a baby to care for? Is it possible to juggle the books and your baby? What about doing clinical or intern work while parenting your little one? I share my experiences and some tips I've found helpful along the way Topics I Cover in […]

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Mar 12 2018

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What to Eat to Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

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Your milk IS what you eat! In this podcast I tell you how to eat to boost your breast milk supply – covering superfoods, what else to eat, and when you should eat it! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Exactly what to eat for an abundant milk supply How what you eat influences your […]

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Mar 02 2018

39mins

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Why Your Pregnancy Diet Advice is All Wrong

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What you eat makes a difference to your baby! Lily shares 5 surprising pregnancy diet facts that will help you eat exactly what your baby needs most… and help you really enjoy your food. As a dietician with a passion for helping mamas, Lily has read and referenced over 900 studies to bring you the […]

The post Why Your Pregnancy Diet Advice is All Wrong appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

Feb 23 2018

52mins

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What Nobody Tells You About Cesarean Section

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Staggering numbers of women will give birth through cesarean section this year – but nobody talks about the dangers of c-sections or why it's important to make sure surgery is truly needed before making the cut. Today's episode covers the real risks of surgical birth and why reversing the c-section trend is important to mamas, […]

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Feb 16 2018

46mins

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How to Relax During Labor and Really Enjoy Your Birth with Sarah Prince

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Do you want to enjoy your birth but worry about pain during labor? Secretly wonder if you don't have what it takes to “make it through” natural birth? You don't want to miss this incredible interview with Sarah Prince – she reveals how to short-circuit fear and have an amazing experience birthing your baby! Topics […]

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Feb 09 2018

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Should We Take Women Out of Birth?

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Language, pronouns, semantics – all are a hot topic today. How is language impacting the world of birth – and why is taking women out of birth much more dangerous that it seems? Details inside this episode… Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Should we take women out of birth? What do the statistics say […]

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Jan 12 2018

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Wait… The VBAC Super Power

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In the fourth and final part of our VBAC series I share a top-secret super-power every VBAC mama has… the word “wait.” Listen in to find out why this is such a powerful part of your VBAC toolbox <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The option they won't tell you that you have… Why […]

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Dec 22 2017

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VBAC Birth Essentials

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What essential skills do you need to prepare for a VBAC birth? This episode covers exactly what you need to do to prepare for birthing your baby – plus how to get baby lined up for a smooth labor and delivery. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How to “practice” during pregnancy so that you're […]

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Dec 01 2017

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Building Your VBAC Dream Team

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Your support team is a big part of a successful VBAC, and today's episode covers how to assemble a dream team to support you through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We also discuss keeping yourself healthy, strong, and ready for a great birth! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why your support team is crucial during […]

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Nov 28 2017

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Why Plan a VBAC – and Choosing the Right Care Provider

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Today we kick off a series on having a VBAC with a discussion on why you'd want a VBAC and how to choose the right care provider for you. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why you'd want to choose a VBAC Selfish or backed by science? The real deal on VBAC Is vaginal birth […]

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Nov 17 2017

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The Birth of Phoenix Arthur

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Our new baby, Phoenix Arthur, has arrived! I share his birth story in today's episode! Phoenix's birth announcement poem: Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, […]

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Oct 20 2017

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Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Baby

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It's the final countdown to baby #8, and I share some of the “last minute” things I'm doing to prepare and feel ready – both practically and mentally/emotionally for this baby <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What I'm doing to get ready in the last couple of weeks 😀 When I gathered birth […]

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Sep 15 2017

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What You Need to Know About Plus-Sized Pregnancy with bebo mia

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Starting pregnancy over your “ideal weight” can bring its own risks and challenges – but they may not be what you're expecting. Here's the surprising truth about plus-sized pregnancy and how you can advocate for yourself and your baby. Topics We Discuss in this Podcast: Who and what bebo mia is and how they're supporting […]

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Jul 28 2017

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iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
167
10
8
2
4

First time mom lifesaver

By Austineepoo - Feb 10 2020
Read more
Having Kristen’s podcasts to listen to and learn from has been priceless to me. I’ve learned so much more from her than any doctor or OB.

Love but where did she go?

By mapolry - Apr 08 2019
Read more
I love this podcast but Kristen seems to have disappeared over the last year. What happened!?