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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

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As a birth doula and preparing for my own VBAC with baby #2, I have found the information on this podcast incredibly helpful. Adriana and all of her guests have helped me to gain a new perspective, while bringing in evidence based research, in a clear and concise way. She stays on topic and is so easy to listen to. I am SO grateful for your work and bringing this information to parents and birth workers, it is very empowering and needed.

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There really needs to be a strong disclaimer at the beginning of each episode that the host and most often the guests are not medical professionals and everything they say is pure opinion, not fact.

iTunes Ratings

491 Ratings
Average Ratings
429
33
9
6
14

Remarkable Content

By birthingconfident - Nov 20 2019
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As a birth doula and preparing for my own VBAC with baby #2, I have found the information on this podcast incredibly helpful. Adriana and all of her guests have helped me to gain a new perspective, while bringing in evidence based research, in a clear and concise way. She stays on topic and is so easy to listen to. I am SO grateful for your work and bringing this information to parents and birth workers, it is very empowering and needed.

Misinformed and Biased

By katema0 - Nov 12 2019
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There really needs to be a strong disclaimer at the beginning of each episode that the host and most often the guests are not medical professionals and everything they say is pure opinion, not fact.

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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

235: Insider Tips From a Labor and Delivery Nurse, with Mandy Irby

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During a hospital birth, labor and delivery nurses are an essential part of your birth team, even though you may have never met them before. In this episode, Mandy Irby and I talk about ways to foster that connection. We also discuss why nurses may love and hate birth plans, how to navigate triage, the difference between hospital rules and body rules, why IV sticks can be so tricky, the poorly named fundal massage, and oh, so much more. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-labor-nurse

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 15mins

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091: Breastfeeding Preparation, with Cindy Leclerc

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Although about 80% percent of mamas start off breastfeeding, by 3 months only about half of them are exclusively breastfeeding. So, what vital information should you know before baby arrives to increase your breastfeeding success? Cindy Leclerc tells us more. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastbreastfeedingprep/

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Jan 11 2017

46mins

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106: Weight Gain & Nutrition, with Genevieve Howland

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For a lot of people, the idea of gaining weight -even if for such a fabulous cause as pregnancy- can be stressful. Genevieve Howland is here to talk about ways you can tackle your anxiety, triggers, and body image issues as well how to easily establish good nutrition habits that can serve you past pregnancy and postpartum. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastweightgain

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Apr 26 2017

1hr

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006: Nutrition During Pregnancy, with Amy Haas

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Today's show is all about nutrition during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably very familiar with all the things you should avoid eating. But can the things you do eat help lower your risks of prematurity, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and other complications? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Amy V. Haas.

Jan 07 2015

32mins

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057: The Holistic Stages of Birth, with Whapio (Part 1)

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We try to make birth practical by measuring, overseeing and monitoring it, when really, it’s an experience that flows seamlessly from one stage to another, taking the birthing woman deep into laborland. How can we better describe what she goes through? Whapio describes the holistic stages of birth and tells us more. In this first episode of a 2 part series, we start with embarking into labor, and just past what is usually considered as transition. Next week we move through the “rest and be thankful” phase, all the way to the birth of the baby, the magic that happens in the first moments, and the weaving of the story that goes on for ever.

Mar 02 2016

53mins

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BS10: [Birth Story] Birth is Mental & Emotional, with Megan Othling

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4 stories, one Mighty Mama - We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Megan Othling is here to tell us about her four - yup four-  birth stories.  She explains how birth can happens as much in your head as in your body, and how facing the unexpected feelings you are having for your child can be just what’s needed for them to be born. Check it out!

Jul 06 2016

1hr 24mins

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132: Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace (Renewed)

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What are the 4 components of pain? Does pain equate suffering? If the signal doesn’t make it to the brain, is it pain? And how can you (and your partner!) change that signal before it arrives? Pain specialist Julie Bonapace has answers. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastworkingwithpain/

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Jan 10 2018

1hr 6mins

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004: Going Into Birth Intuitively, with Lesley Everest

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Today we are going to be talking about what it means to go into birth intuitively. If you’ve never been pregnant before, you’ve probably wondered how will I know when labor starts? Only to have moms tell you “oh, you’ll know” - but what else will you know, and how can you use it to your advantage during labor? To learn more, today I'll be talking to the extremely perceptive Lesley Everest.

Dec 24 2014

41mins

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180: The Purpose of Childbirth Pain, with Rhea Dempsey (Renewed)

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It’s not called labor for nothing, but is there a purpose to the pain? What happens when you stop thinking of birth as an emergency, and start seeing it as a physiological emergence? If you assume that your confidence will falter, then, can preparing differently help you have a better experience? Rhea Dempsey tells us more. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-purpose-labor-pain

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Oct 03 2018

59mins

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195: Rethinking the Pushing Stage, with Whapio (Renewed)

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It’s extremely common for pushing stages to be managed, with laboring people reclining on their backs and being told to grab behind their knees and pull them open towards their ears, while tucking their chins, and holding their breath for a count of 10. Is this really the best way? Does it support physiology? And what effect does it have on the baby, and on the perineum that’s receiving the brunt of that exertion? The fabulous Whapio is here to tell us more. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-pushing-stage

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Jan 23 2019

1hr 28mins

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037: Birth Prep. Essentials, with Adriana Lozada

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Today’s show is about the essential preparation you need, in order to have the birth you want. Did you know that choosing your care provider and where to give birth, can greatly determine the type of birth you have? What things do you need to consider? Will a birth plan help or hurt? In this episode, I’ll help you find that answers.

Oct 07 2015

48mins

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218: 5 Physiologic Birth Mantras that Work, with Adriana Lozada

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Today we are celebrating 2 million downloads for the podcast, and so I’m doing things a bit differently. Instead of our regular episodes, this is going to be a minisode with some of my favorite birth mantras to convey physiology and help you navigate labor, but since we hit two million downloads, I’ll be sharing these mantras over two minisodes. You get one today and another next week. These mantras are part of what I talk about with my doulas clients during prenatals, so hopefully they will prove super useful for you as well, and maybe - in a way - I’ll be there in spirit during your birth, cheering you on. Check it out. 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-birth-mantras-part-1

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Jul 03 2019

21mins

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BS30: No Epidural and No Whining, with Celeste & Claudiu Bancos

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We’ve reached the last story for this year’s “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story has a special twist, as we get to hear both parent’s version of it. Aside from healthy mom and healthy baby, Celeste Bancos’ other birth goals were of to avoid getting an epidural, and to not whine.. She, and her husband Claudiu are here to share how she achieved that. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/birthstory30

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Aug 30 2017

43mins

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111: Dealing with Birth Fears, with Alexia Leachman

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Birth is filled with uncertainty, and with that come the fears and what ifs: what if something goes wrong, what if the pain is too much, what if my wishes aren’t respected, What if I need a cesarean, what if I poop? All are valid, but not very helpful feelings. So how can you deal with them? Alexia Leachman has answers. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastbirthfears

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May 31 2017

1hr 1min

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138: Eating to Grow a Healthy Baby Brain, with Theresa Nesbitt (Renewed)

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As humans, we’ve got enormous energy-hungry brains, made up of rare building blocks. How does your pregnant body and the placenta build your baby’s brain from scratch, and what should you eat before, during and after pregnancy to help it be the healthiest? Dr. Theresa Nesbitt has the answers. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastgrowahealthybrain

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Feb 21 2018

1hr 10mins

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003: Laid-Back Breastfeeding, with Attie Sandink

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Today's focus is on laid-back breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it,  this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I'll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.

Dec 17 2014

34mins

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199: The Identity Shift of Becoming a Mom, with Sophie McEntee (Renewed)

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Have you considered what motherhood means to you, and how you are going to integrate that, with your current identity? How do you feel about the words sacrifice and devotion? Sophie McEntee is here to tell us why becoming a mom can be such a messy process, and what you can do to prepare. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-identity-shift

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Feb 20 2019

1hr 3mins

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224: [Birth Stories] Getting Over the Fear of Unmedicated Birth, with Mariah Robinson

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Mariah Robinson has had four very different birth stories, that include a traumatic vaginal birth with an epidural, two inductions with one ending in a cesarean, and an unplanned home birth with fetal ejection reflex, than involved her tablecloth. For this last one, she also put in a lot of work to get over her fears of an unmedicated birth. Stay tuned.

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Aug 14 2019

1hr 22mins

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174: Protecting Your Perineum, with Rachel Reed (Renewed)

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The thought of vaginal tearing can make any woman cringe. And let’s not even think about episiotomies. Are there ways to avoid tearing? What’s the evidence behind perineal massage, kegels and squats? Will being told how to push make things worse? Rachel Reed tells us more about protecting your perineum during birth.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-protecting-perineum-tear

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Aug 22 2018

1hr

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168: Your Anxious Mind During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande

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When you’re expecting, anxiety and worrying seem to take center stage, especially if you are categorized as high-risk. What can you do with these feelings? Can they affect your and your baby’s health? How do you make the mind-body connection work for you, to put this anxiety in its place? Parijat Deshpande has answers. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-anxious-mind-pregnancy

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Jul 11 2018

59mins

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241: Can Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder?, with Deb Flashenberg

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Today we’re exploring if there is such a thing as too much exercise during pregnancy. It’s common knowledge that you should stay active while expecting. Walking, swimming, and doing prenatal yoga can all be super helpful, but what about barre, crossfit, and weightlifting? Deb Flashenberg has answers. Check it out!

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Dec 11 2019

59mins

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240: [Birth Stories] Proactive Birth after Trauma, with Toni DeAztlan Smith

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Toni DeAztlan Smith went into her first birth without doing much research and naively trusting the system. After an eye-opening traumatic experience that took over 6 years to process, Toni was finally ready to take birth into her own hands and proactively turn it from something you endure to something that is empowering. Her second birth was a powerfully healing experience that culminated in a thrilling oxytocin high. Go listen.

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Dec 04 2019

1hr

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239: Restoring Your Uterus, with Valerie Lynn

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More and more, we’re acknowledging the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. Let’s take it one step further, to consider how the uterus connects to general health. What happens to the uterus during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? Why is it important to restore the uterus after having a baby. Valerie Lynn has answers. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-restore-uterus-postpartum

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 2mins

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238: [Birth Stories] 2cms to Baby in No Time 2VBAC Story, with Kristen Bowles

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For her second VBAC, Kristen Bowles was almost sent home from the hospital, when she wasn’t progressing past 2 cm after more than 4 hours. As they were getting ready to leave, her water broke, and then she went from 4 cms to pushing unexpectedly fast, even though she was sitting on the edge of the bed about to get an epidural. Go listen.

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Nov 20 2019

56mins

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237: Updates in What You Should Eat during Pregnancy, with Lily Nichols (Renewed)

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Today we’re taking a closer look at nutrition during pregnancy. You’ve probably heard you should stay away from raw fish, soft cheeses, deli meats, and runny eggs - but is this really the case? Does avoiding these foods keep you from getting the nutrition you really need for your health and your baby’s development? Lily Nichols has answers. Check it out!

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 13mins

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236: [Birth Stories] Breech Vaginal Birth, with Anya Cutler

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Anya Cutler had originally planned to give birth at a birth center with midwives, then at 36.5 weeks and after trying practically everything possible to encourage her baby to flip, she ended up transferring care to an OB-GYN that was experienced in vaginal breech delivery. Go listen.

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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235: Insider Tips From a Labor and Delivery Nurse, with Mandy Irby

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During a hospital birth, labor and delivery nurses are an essential part of your birth team, even though you may have never met them before. In this episode, Mandy Irby and I talk about ways to foster that connection. We also discuss why nurses may love and hate birth plans, how to navigate triage, the difference between hospital rules and body rules, why IV sticks can be so tricky, the poorly named fundal massage, and oh, so much more. Check it out.

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 15mins

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234: [Birth Stories] Birth Center Birth After 3 Miscarriages, with Shea Cole

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For Shea Cole, getting pregnant was easy, the trick was staying pregnant. After 3 miscarriages, getting to the end of a pregnancy was a huge mix of happiness and relief, yet it brought along its own set of unusual circumstances like Shea breaking her leg, having a stranger break into her house, and her water breaking 78 hours before the birth of her daughter. Go listen.

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 14mins

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233: Better Pregnancy Sleep, with Mar De Carlo Oscategui (renewed)

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Between body aches, a mind that won’t quiet down, heartburn, and the never-ending trips to the bathroom, getting a good night's sleep while pregnant can seem like an impossible goal. So what can you do to make it better, and will doing these things improve your family’s sleep after baby arrives? Mar Oscategui has answers. Check it out.

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Oct 16 2019

53mins

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232: [Birth Stories] When the Waters Break Before Labor Starts, with Hailey McHone

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When Hailey’s water broke, and contractions didn’t follow, she felt the clock ticking. She proceeded to try all the things, including a natural induction method suggested by her midwife that did the trick. However, she also had an immense desire for chicken nuggets. Go listen.

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Oct 09 2019

56mins

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231: Why Optimal Baby Oral Function Matters, with Michelle Emanuel

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Does your baby sleep with an open mouth? Do they make noise when breathing? Are they copious droolers? Do they have lip blisters? Do they hate tummy time, or have a lot of reflux? These are signs that oral function may need to be evaluated, but why does optimal oral function matter? Michelle Emanuel has answers. Check it out.

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 16mins

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230: [Birth Stories] GD, Shoulder Dystocia, Induction, Waterbirth Birth Stories!, with Jessica Bower

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Through her four vaginal birth experiences, Jessica Bower has had a bit of everything including her water breaking without labor, inductions, navigating gestational diabetes, shoulder dystocia, back labor, sterile water injection, and more. For her 4th birth, Jessica wanted an unmedicated vaginal birth at a birth center but ended up at the hospital with a version and 39-week  induction. It still was a glorious experience on her own terms. Go listen.

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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229: Informed Consent in Childbirth, with Cristen Pascucci (Renewed)

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During pregnancy and birth, it has somehow become OK for others to tell those giving birth, what they can and cannot do with their bodies, even when being subjected to unsafe care and in violation of their human and legal rights. So what can you do about it? Cristen Pascucci tells us more. Check it out!

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 10mins

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228: [Birth Stories] An Unmedicated Birth with a Side of Virtual Reality, with Alena LeSchack

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Alena LeShack went from not knowing anything about birth and considering a scheduled cesarean to preparing for -and having- an unmedicated birth. She had a flowing and empowering hospital birth, fueled by her confidence, the support of her team, and even a little dose of Virtual Reality. Check it out.

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Sep 11 2019

54mins

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227: Evidence Based Care, Castor Oil and more, with Rebecca Dekker

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I’m Adriana Lozada, and today I’ll be talking with Rebecca Dekker about Evidence Based Care, how it relates to Florence Nightingale, why it matters and how to bring its three components into your maternity care. We also talk about the evidence for using Castor oil as an induction method and much more. Stay tuned. 

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Sep 04 2019

57mins

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226: [Birth Stories] Embracing Imperfection in Time for a VBAC, with Laura Kline-Taylor

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Laura Kline-Taylor spent most of her first pregnancy preparing for motherhood while healing from infidelity, and then had three days to get ready for an unexpected breech cesarean. Second time around, both she and her husband were in a much better place to come together to celebrate this new pregnancy, and intentionally prepare for an unmedicated VBAC. How was she transformed? Check it out.

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Aug 28 2019

58mins

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225: Going Diaper Free with EC, with Andrea Olson (renewed)

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Elimination Communication it’s a way of responding to your baby’s pottying cues that can lead to being diaper free. This is what everyone did before diapers were invented, and how half the babies on Earth are currently potty independent by age one. Intrigued? Andrea Olson is here to tell us more. 

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Aug 21 2019

54mins

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224: [Birth Stories] Getting Over the Fear of Unmedicated Birth, with Mariah Robinson

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Mariah Robinson has had four very different birth stories, that include a traumatic vaginal birth with an epidural, two inductions with one ending in a cesarean, and an unplanned home birth with fetal ejection reflex, than involved her tablecloth. For this last one, she also put in a lot of work to get over her fears of an unmedicated birth. Stay tuned.

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Aug 14 2019

1hr 22mins

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223: Emotional Prep for Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding, with Robin Kaplan

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Returning to work can be a pivotal moment on your breastfeeding journey that stirs up all sorts of feelings. How can you prepare yourself, your baby, you caregivers and your workplace to set you up for physiological and emotional success? Robin Kaplan has answers. Check it out.

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Aug 07 2019

59mins

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222: [Birth Stories] Vaginal Births with Diabetes, with Yana Katzap-Nackman

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Despite living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 5, Yana was determined to have a vaginal birth for her first birth, even though the induction requirement caught her by surprise. Second time around, her goal was to no only have another vaginal birth, but to do so without an induction. Check out how Yana took charge and advocated very matter-of-factly, in order to have the unmedicated, vaginal birth of her healthy child, on her own terms. Check it out.

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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