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Birth, Baby, and Life

Kristen Burgess shares everything you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting in the Birth, Baby, and Life podcast.  Pregnancy, baby care, toddlers, and managing motherhood are all covered!

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BBL 059: My Pregnancy Mistakes (and What I Did Right)

Don't miss The Ultimate Guide to a Fabulous Pregnancy! When I reflect back on my pregnancies I think of things I'd have done differently – and things I did right! I cover those in this episode so you can get some tips from my experience! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What I took at […] The post BBL 059: My Pregnancy Mistakes (and What I Did Right) appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

39mins

17 Feb 2015

Rank #1

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Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Baby

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 […] The post Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Baby appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

36mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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

  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 […] The post BBL 068: The Smart Mama’s Guide to Prenatal Testing appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

7 May 2015

Rank #3

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BBL 080: Getting Daddy Ready for Labor and Birth

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 […] The post BBL 080: Getting Daddy Ready for Labor and Birth appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

26mins

15 Sep 2015

Rank #4

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BBL 060: The Truth About the First Few Months

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 […] The post BBL 060: The Truth About the First Few Months appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

35mins

24 Feb 2015

Rank #5

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Feeling Great Postpartum with Arianna Taboada

Many mamas are shocked by just how much life changes postpartum – not only does your body feel different, but life looks very different with baby in tow. How can you prepare for these changes – and enjoy them when they happen? Arianna and I cover those questions and more in today's podcast. Topics We […] The post Feeling Great Postpartum with Arianna Taboada appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

19 Aug 2016

Rank #6

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BBL 075: The Secret to Great Pregnancy Sleep with Dr. Rosenberg

Feeling exhausted during pregnancy? Or has insomnia moved in? Great sleep can be elusive when you're pregnant, but on today's episode Dr. Rosenberg shares how you can sleep well – and have a healthier baby because of it! Topics We Discuss: How pregnancy impacts your sleep Why sleep is so important during pregnancy Why you […] The post BBL 075: The Secret to Great Pregnancy Sleep with Dr. Rosenberg appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

29mins

28 Jul 2015

Rank #7

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How to Avoid Induction of Labor

At least a quarter of all mamas-to-be are induced to begin labor – and countless others have “augmentation” to increase the strength of contractions. There's no debate – induction leads to a cascade of interventions and causes stress for moms and babies. How can you prevent induction and make sure your baby is born at […] The post How to Avoid Induction of Labor appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

23 May 2016

Rank #8

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How to Handle Crowning and Bring Baby Up Yourself

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 […] The post How to Handle Crowning and Bring Baby Up Yourself appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

26 May 2017

Rank #9

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

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 […] The post BBL 055: What You Need to Know About Pushing Your Baby Out appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

32mins

20 Jan 2015

Rank #10

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BBL 043: What is Physiological Birth?

Physiological birth is both safe and the ideal for mamas and babies, but what is it? What is it not? This podcast covers what happens during an undisturbed birth – and why it's important to think twice about disturbing it. What is physiological birth What causes labor to start When adrenaline stops labor (and when […] The post BBL 043: What is Physiological Birth? appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

56mins

10 Sep 2014

Rank #11

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BBL 085: Thoughts on Postpartum Weight Loss

There's no doubt that weight is a hot topic today… and moms definitely need to consider postpartum weight loss. For some mamas the weight jus falls off after baby is born – or after a little breastfeeding. But for many women it's just not that easy! We'll talk about what's reasonable, what's not, and what […] The post BBL 085: Thoughts on Postpartum Weight Loss appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

33mins

11 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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BBL 044: Q&A on Pregnancy Diet

When I asked what you wanted to know about, pregnancy diet was the hottest topic! Exercise and birth preparation were up there too, so over the next few weeks I'll feature your questions – and my answers – in the Birth, Baby, and Life Q&A series 🙂 Enjoy! Issues I Discuss in This Podcast: What's […] The post BBL 044: Q&A on Pregnancy Diet appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

21 Oct 2014

Rank #13

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BBL 087: Building Your Birth Kit

Are you planning what to put in your home birth kit? Wondering what you really need – and what would be nice to have? I cover my best recommendations from my 7 home births in this week's episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What do you really need in your birth kit? Things to […] The post BBL 087: Building Your Birth Kit appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

43mins

24 Dec 2015

Rank #14

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The Power of Ecstatic Birth with Dr. Sarah Buckley

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 […] The post The Power of Ecstatic Birth with Dr. Sarah Buckley appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

2 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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Building Baby’s Immune System

How can you help your little develop a strong, resilient immune system? There are lots of germs all around, but some simple steps can help you little one have a stronger immune system – for life. Today's podcast covers everything! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why you should start thinking about your baby's immune […] The post Building Baby’s Immune System appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

13 May 2016

Rank #16

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BBL 046: Childbirth Preparation Q&A

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 […] The post BBL 046: Childbirth Preparation Q&A appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

35mins

11 Nov 2014

Rank #17

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BBL 076: Get Breastfeeding Off to a Great Start with Lyn Hrivnak

How do you get breastfeeding off to a good start? How can you make sure you have plenty of milk – and continue to have plenty for as long as you nurse your baby? Lyn covers those secrets and more in today's podcast! Topics We Discuss in This Podcast: How to make sure baby is […] The post BBL 076: Get Breastfeeding Off to a Great Start with Lyn Hrivnak appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

22mins

4 Aug 2015

Rank #18

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Listening to Pregnancy Intuition with Hannah Smerkonich

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 […] The post Listening to Pregnancy Intuition with Hannah Smerkonich appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

2 Sep 2016

Rank #19

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BBL 067: Taking Prenatal Care Into My Own Hands

I really enjoyed handling routine “prenatal care” during my pregnancy with Sadie. In today's episode I talk about what I did to care for myself and Sadie, why I still appreciated my midwife, and how directing my own care helped me bond with Sadie. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why it's so important to […] The post BBL 067: Taking Prenatal Care Into My Own Hands appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.

31mins

28 Apr 2015

Rank #20