Rank #1: Why Your Pregnancy Diet Advice is All Wrong
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 […]
Feb 23 2018
Rank #2: BBL 091: Do I Really Need All That Baby Gear? (Part 2!)
We're back this week to talk more about the baby gear you need – and the baby gear you don't! We talk feeding, sleeping, monitors, and more! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Which nursing pillows I like best Do you really need bottles “just in case” if you're exclusively breastfeeding? What to get if […]
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Apr 08 2016
Rank #3: 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 […]
Sep 15 2017
Rank #4: 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 […]
Nov 11 2014
Rank #5: How to Relax During Labor and Really Enjoy Your Birth with Sarah Prince
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
Rank #6: 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 […]
May 23 2016
Rank #7: 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 […]
Feb 24 2015
Rank #8: 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 […]
Dec 11 2015
Rank #9: 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 […]
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Feb 17 2015
Rank #10: Parenting for the Person You’d Like Your Child to Become
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
Rank #11: 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 […]
May 26 2017
Rank #12: 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 […]
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Jan 20 2015
Rank #13: 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 […]
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Jun 02 2017
Rank #14: What’s the Best Child Spacing for Your Family?
How far apart should your babies be? Is there a “right” child spacing? We take a look at some things to consider when planning your pregnancies in today's episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The “official” recommendations on child spacing Is birth control all pros and no cons? How far apart were babies […]
Jun 07 2015
Rank #15: 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 […]
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Jul 28 2015
Rank #16: 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 […]
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Aug 04 2015
Rank #17: 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 […]
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May 07 2015
Rank #18: BBL 045: Q&A on Pregnancy Exercise
What's the best exercise to prepare for birth? How do you prevent a diastasis during pregnancy – or heal it postpartum. And just how are you supposed to fit exercise into your crazy days? Exercise is the hot topic in this week's podcast episode! Issues I Discuss in This Podcast: What is a diastasis? Can […]
Nov 07 2014
Rank #19: BBL 069: How Life Changes After Baby
Sometimes life with baby feels easy – and sometimes it feels more challenging! Here are some ways to expect things to change and how you can enjoy those changes! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What to realistically expect about sleep! How your time management will change What you need to know about changes with […]
May 20 2015
Rank #20: 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 […]
Aug 19 2016