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Pea In The Podcast

Pea in the Podcast is a podcast program dedicated to guiding and nurturing you through each stage of your pregnancy. Join other moms-to-be and the experts including doctors, midwives, doulas and authors as we guide you through each week of your pregnancy. In addition, we have gone in-depth on a range of pregnancy topics to bring you the latest news and information to make sure you make the most of this incredible journey to motherhood!

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First Trimester

Oh baby, you're having a baby! You're at the beginning of a 40-week journey in which the spark of life begins in you and becomes your baby. It is awe-inspiring and thrilling. If you planned this little one, as Alissia -- who is now 10 weeks pregnant -- did, you've probably already started making changes in your life to give your little one the best possible start.

27mins

5 Jul 2009

Rank #1

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Week 06: First Prenatal Appointment

What to expect on first prenatal appointment

6mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #2

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Week 05: Your Baby's Heart Beats

You might see your baby's heartbeat. How big is your baby? Symptoms begin. What can you expect? What can you do about them?

5mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #3

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Week 08: Miscarriage Fears

How to know when to call you doctor. How do cope if you do miscarry

8mins

26 Oct 2007

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Week 07: Prenatal Blood Testing

You'll be tested for many things early in your pregnancy. What are they looking for? Also, more morning sickness management.

8mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #5

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Is It Safe?

Can you clean the litter box? Can you have sushi? Can you fly? Should you exercise? Can you take a hot bath? How ?bout your coffee habit? Do you need to break it? Bonnie Petrie spoke with the author of the book The Panic Free Pregnancy to ease your fears about what you can and what you should not do when a little one is on the way.

20mins

4 Mar 2010

Rank #6

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Working While Pregnant

Well it's the best news you've ever gotten, you're having a baby but for your boss it may not be good news at all. How do you tell them? Judy Bowman is the President and Founder of Protocol Consultants International, ''Clearly it's a very personal issue and I would tell your manager in private, tell them privately and hopefully they'll way and your demur in which you convey the terrific, exciting, wonderful news which it is will be contagious and let your manager that you are more than willing to work with them on realistic time frames that will help them manage their work environment so that it works for the woman as well.''

23mins

14 Jan 2009

Rank #7

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Second Trimester

Most people do feel a little bit better, they've sort of gotten past the morning sickness if they had that, they're not urinating quite as much, not getting up quite as much at night, people can see that you're pregnant, people love to see a pregnant woman and you just feel better. You can eat things that you normally would be able to eat, they're not going to upset your stomach, you're not really extremely heavy with baby yet, so you're still just as agile as you normally would be. So that's why many people refer to it as the honeymoon phase.

26mins

12 Jul 2009

Rank #8

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Week 04: Implantation

You may get a positive pregnancy test this week! Why are you crampy? Will you start to feel pregnant? Early symptoms.

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26 Oct 2007

Rank #9

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Health And Nutrition

This week it's all about what you eat, ''Good nutrition or a well balanced is essential for normal fetal growth and development.'' And getting up off the coach, ''Increasing your level of activity during pregnancy decreases your risk of gestational diabetes and it also makes you fit for delivery.'' A nutritionist, an obstetrician, a nurse turned prenatal yoga instructor help you get healthy in this pea in the podcast.

20mins

5 Jan 2009

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Third Trimester

Toward the end of your pregnancy your hormones want to loosen things up so the baby can pass through the birth canal more easily so that things can sort of move aside is how I think of it. And so yes hip pain is common, all joint pain is common and another pain that many women perceive or feel is pubic pain because we think of the pubic bone as one bone all the way across well it isn't really, there is cartilage in between it at the front and so that often loosens up a little bit and many women experience discomfort there.

31mins

19 Jul 2009

Rank #11

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Week 09: Prenatal Testing For Baby

What tests are available? What are doctors testing for? What are the risks and benefits?

11mins

26 Oct 2007

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Week 13: Eating For Two?

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? Should you exercise?

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26 Oct 2007

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Dads-To-Be

You're not the only person having a baby. In most cases, there's a Dad involved in the process, too. How is he feeling? Does he really think you're beautiful? Does he really, really, really want to be in the delivery room with you? Well, Bonnie Petrie asked one, and she also talked to the owner of a website geared toward expectant dads about what they may be experiencing during this dramatic time of transition in both of your lives.

25mins

24 Feb 2010

Rank #14

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Week 12: Time To Tell?

Many moms pick 12 weeks as a safe time to tell the world they are pregnant. Should you be tested for gestational diabetes?

6mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #15

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All About Labor

Dr. Keith Eddleman, author of Pregnancy for Dummies walks you through the miracle of birth and we talk to a mom who's been through it. Dr. Keith Eddleman is a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Mt. Sinai medical center in New York City. Now he's the guy who wrote the for dummies book on pregnancy and he says labor should not scare you. It's a natural process. The outcome is overwhelming positive, most times. Even when there are complications there are things that we can do to deal with them and still get a good outcome. This natural process can take hours, days, or even weeks to unfold.

22mins

11 Nov 2008

Rank #16

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Baby Gear

It's time to start buying all the stuff you need for your baby and it's overwhelming isn't it? How do you get it all? How do you afford it? Baby gear can run you around $6,000, "It's amazing how expensive some of this stuff can be. I remember going into a boutique shop on Ventura Boulevard there where I lived in Los Angeles and they were charging just amazing prices for basic furniture. $800 for a bureau that was not very well constructed just because it had baby so it seemed like they could add an extra zero to the price of everything.

24mins

19 Feb 2009

Rank #17

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Breastfeeding

You wouldn't think it would be so difficult to decide how to feed your baby when there are just two options. But it is and everyone has an opinion. Let's find out about what a pediatrician has to say, "Well obviously breastfeeding is going to have some real significant advantages for moms, or for babies rather. We have to keep in mind that breast milk is a living, breathing product that contains hemogloblin and other things that help boost a baby's immune system and even boost their intelligence.

25mins

12 Mar 2009

Rank #18

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Week 19: Talking About Gender

Is there any way to predict gender? Also, more symptoms for you. What's going on with your skin?

6mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #19

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Week 15: Round Ligament Pain

What are those sharp pains in your abdomen? How do you ease the pain? Also, how much should you see your doctor?

6mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #20