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Informed Pregnancy Podcast

Entertaining and informative; prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin interviews pregnancy and parenting experts, celebrities and new and expectant parents searching for unbiased information on the most pressing topics for growing families.

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Hilary Duff - BEFORE

In this fun and charming interview, very pregnant and super candid Hilary Duff talks about her childhood, career, first pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood experience and why her plans for her impending second birth have taken a significant and exciting turn. Photo by Laura Moll Photography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Doula Dude!

Lauren and Josh recount their fun and adventurous labor and delivery journey supported by a male doula (Dr. Berlin!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

24 Mar 2017

Rank #2

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Dr. Jennifer Lang - Prenatal Nutrition

Sponsored by WONDER MOTHER. Wonder Mother has developed a dietary supplement designed especially for mothers containing nutrients formulated to meet their specific nutritional needs. It dissolves in water to form a refreshing drink! Obstetrician Dr. Jennifer Lang stops by the podcast to discuss her new book The Whole 9 Months and prenatal nutrition. She explores different topics related to cesarean birth, hypnobirthing and the importance of getting the right nutrition for yourself and your baby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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BirthFit Part 2 of 2

In part 2 of two episodes Birthfit founder Dr. Lindsey Mathews and trainer Emily 'Embo' Russak bust through the notion that pregnancy is a time of weakness and talk to Dr. Berlin about how they coach and empower women to get physically and emotionally fit during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

27 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Erica Ciccone Clancy - AFTER

Erica Ciccone Clancy is back to share her home birth experience. After months of preparation, education, and building a solid birth team, Erica quickly progresses into active labor. Tune in for an entertaining and inspiring listen as she walks us through the details of her wild ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Hypnobabies

Hypnobabies founder Kerry Tuschoff joins Dr. Berlin to talk about her personal background as well as the origins and theories behind the popular birthing technique. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Labor Induction Indications and Methods

While overuse of medical interventions may do more harm than good, there are times when interventions, such as medical induction or augmentation of labor can be a necessary, safe and effective tool for preventing risk. Dr. Allison Hill discusses indications (and non indications) for labor induction as well as the different methods of induction and some of the pros and cons of each. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Amanda Seyfried - Part I

Very open and honest discussion with actress, model, singer-songwriter, new mom and inspirational human Amanda Seyfried. ​Part I Topics - Childhood, early modeling and acting, exploding career, crying in public, weed, music, work/life balance, panic attacks, face blindness and taxidermy.   ​​​co host: Kacy Byxbee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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The Fact About The Vax - Part I

Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with two practicing pediatricians, Dr. Jay Gordon and Dr. Carly Wilbur for an honest conversation about the necessity, safety and effectiveness of the vaccines on the current US schedule. The doctors discuss each of the diseases and explore how common they are, how they are transmitted and what type of signs and symptoms they cause. Learn more about childhood vaccines and the illnesses they are designed to prevent so you can be an informed decision maker for your children's health choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

21 Nov 2015

Rank #9

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Amy Schumer - Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Writer, actress, brutally honest stand-up comedian and now mother, Amy Schumer, gets real about her pregnancy, birth, postpartum and early parenting experiences including her struggles with the challenging pregnancy condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Childhood Vaccination

With so many important health decisions to make for their little ones, new parents typically research available options and make informed choices together with their medical providers. But, when it comes to childhood vaccination it has become practically taboo to look into risks and benefits or to consider options. Dr. Bob Sears, a practicing pediatrician and author stops by for respectful conversation to help explain what vaccines are, how they work and some of the pros and cons of the options available today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer - Part One

Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer stop by the Informed Pregnancy studio. In part one of this two-part series, they discuss intimate and interesting details of each of their backgrounds and upbringings and how they met and fell in love. Part two is a candid talk about pregnancy and planning for labor, delivery and beyond. Co-Host: Nicole Sessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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The Skinny confidential - AFTER birth story

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of The Skinny Confidential, comes back to share her unapologetic and empowering birth story. She gives us the scoop on life as a new mom, baby weight, placenta pills, relationship changes and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Amanda Seyfried - Part 2 of 2

Very open and honest discussion with actress, model, singer-songwriter, new mom and inspirational human Amanda Seyfried. Part II Topics - Pregnancy reveal to Tommy, OCD, pregnancy, back labor, epidural, fear of throwing up during labor, mom life, breastfeeding, tasting breast milk, sanitizing frenzy, first mothers day.​co host: Kacy ByxbeeSponsor: Cam Jewelry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

13 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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Pelvic Floor Health - Beyond The Kegels

Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLINCoHost - Kristin PalaseSmall but mighty, your pelvic floor muscles play important roles in sexual and reproductive health. Learn about normal pelvic floor structure and function, how to care for your pelvic floor in general and in relation to pregnancy and postpartum and how to recognize when symptoms may be related to your pelvic floor. Our guest, Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT is a pelvic floor physical therapy expert. She was the first physical therapist to be president of the International Pelvic Pain Society’s Board of Directors and she co-authored the recently published book, 'Pelvic Pain Explained.' You can find Stephanie on Twitter @pelvichealth, on Facebook at facebook/pelvicpainphysicaltherapy and PHRC’s blog at  www.pelvicpainrehab.com/blog.Topics Discussed:What is the pelvic floor?Triggers for pelvic dysfunctionHow to keep your pelvic floor happyCore vs pelvic floorChanges in pelvic floor during pregnancyPerineal massagePelvic floor and core after birthKegels and other pelvic floor exercisesHome techniques for determining pelvic stability and functionPelvic floor muscle rehabilitation for menDiastasis Recti - What it is, how to tell if you have it, how to rehabilitatePelvic Organ Prolapse  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

24 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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Breastfeeding Basics with Linda Hanna

Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. With over 35 years experience as a board certified lactation consultant Linda Hanna IBCLC shares her wealth of experience, information and practical tips to help new and expecting moms get prepared for feeding their newborns.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Kate Mara and Jamie Bell - After

One day after recording our BEFORE episode in which Kate shared her plans for a home birth, she develops uncomfortable symptoms and soon learns that she has a condition which may put her baby in danger. Kate and Jamie's birth plan takes a sharp turn down what turned out to be a wild and unpredictable path. In this episode Kate shares her birth story and in the middle Jamie joins the discussion too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Claire Holt - After

Brand new mommy, actress Claire Holt returns to the podcast and shares her authentic labor and birth story including the ups, downs, twists and turns as she experienced them in the moment and in retrospect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Pregnancy Over 35 - Dr. Emiliano Chavira

What is truly different about pregnancy in your late 30's, 40's and beyond? OBGYN and perinatologist Dr. Emiliano Chavira talks about practical considerations for pregnancy and childbirth over 35. Spoiler Alert: Its not all that different than pregnancy before 35. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Denise Vasi

Super pregnant actress, model, wife and mother Denise Vasi shares the beautiful story of her first pregnancy and home birth - spoiler alert the baby arrived before the midwives did. Denise talks about life as a pregnant and working mother and her latest project Maed: A website for women who balance career, motherhood and family life without sacrificing self-care and style. Photo credit - Lauren Alexander  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #20