Cover image of PregTASTIC Online Radio
(280)
Kids & Family

PregTASTIC Online Radio

Updated 6 days ago

Kids & Family
Read more

PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com

Read more

PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com

iTunes Ratings

280 Ratings
Average Ratings
229
23
12
10
6

It's back!

By SColorado16 - Aug 05 2012
Read more
Look for "Preggie Pals"!! Sunny hosts. :-)

Where did it go?

By ceep - Apr 26 2012
Read more
Love this podcast! When will there be new episodes?

iTunes Ratings

280 Ratings
Average Ratings
229
23
12
10
6

It's back!

By SColorado16 - Aug 05 2012
Read more
Look for "Preggie Pals"!! Sunny hosts. :-)

Where did it go?

By ceep - Apr 26 2012
Read more
Love this podcast! When will there be new episodes?

Listen to:

Cover image of PregTASTIC Online Radio

PregTASTIC Online Radio

Updated 6 days ago

Read more

PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com

Ep141 The Bradley Birthing Method: No Medication Needed

Podcast cover
Read more

All encompassing, the Bradley Method is the only childbirth class where you learn about pregnancy, birth and post partum. Almost 90% of women who use the Bradley method deliver their babies without medication. What are some of the pain coping techniques? What is your partner’s role? When should you start the classes? Bradley instructors, Kyla & Joel Festerly, share what the Bradley Method is and how it might work for you and your partner.

Jun 04 2009

36mins

Play

Ep039 Hypnobirthing with Marie Mongan

Podcast cover
Read more

Hypnobirthing founder and developer, Marie Mongan talks about how Hypnobirthing can release the fears and anxiety associated with birth and minimize the pain during labor. Hypnobirthing teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation, breathing techniques and more. 

Feb 21 2007

Play

Ep196 Exercise Myths: Prenatal and Postpartum

Podcast cover
Read more

During pregnancy, exercise can help you stay in shape and prepare for labor and delivery. And after your baby is born, those extra endorphins can improve your overall mood, making you healthier inside and out. Those are the facts. But, there are also many myths surrounding exercise, both prenatal and postpartum. Connie Marshall, a certified personal trainer, is this week's PregTASTIC expert.

Nov 29 2010

35mins

Play

Ep087 Amy's Hypnobirth

Podcast cover
Read more

Birth at 42 weeks, Amy, former panelist, shares her birthing story. Did she use Hypnobirthing and how long did she labor at home? Her doula's role, a teary husband, breastfeeding ups and downs and a HUGE surprise! Plus, no joking around at 2am.

Mar 19 2008

Play

Ep224 New Mom Secrets: Things I Wish I Knew Before Having a Baby

Podcast cover
Read more

Former PregTASTIC panelists are back to share things they wish they had known before their babies were born. How do you conquer initial fears of the pain associated with labor and delivery? When is the best time to try on pre-pregnancy jeans to see if you've lost the baby weight? Also, great tips for creating your birth plan (or avoiding one altogether) and encouraging words for moms whose babies are having trouble breastfeeding.

Jul 06 2011

51mins

Play

Ep209 Pumping and Maintaining Your Milk Supply

Podcast cover
Read more

We want our babies to have all the benefits of breastmilk, even when we’re not able to provide it. That’s when many moms turn to the pump. Mary Ann Jones, Program Manager for Lactation at Sharp Hospital explores how to properly pump and maintain your milk supply.

Mar 01 2011

42mins

Play

Ep187 Baby Care Basics

Podcast cover
Read more

After months of waiting, youʼve successfully made it through labor and delivery... now what? Silvia Bustamante, Health Educator Specialist for Kaiser Permanente joins us with “Baby Care Basics”. Is your home safe for a newborn? How do you care for your newborn's umbilical cord stump? When and how to feed, burp and swaddle your new baby, and what are the common mistakes new parents make? Plus, back to sleep and what's a Peepee Teepee?

Sep 22 2010

41mins

Play

Ep081 Prepare Your Body for Labor

Podcast cover
Read more

How can you better prepare your body for labor? The best exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, the importance of kettlebells and getting your brain to recognize the perineal stretch. Plus, are two cups of coffee too much? Dr. De-Kun Li speaks with us about caffeine's effect on miscarriage. 

Jan 29 2008

Play

Ep134 Natural Childbirth: Tips For An Unmedicated Birth

Podcast cover
Read more

What exactly is natural childbirth? What happens with a woman’s hormones during a natural childbirth? What causes pain during childbirth? Tips to achieving an unmedicated birth where you feel most comfortable, and how to best prepare yourself and your partner. Midwife and creator of It's My Body My Baby, My Birth DVD, Maria Iorillo joins PregTASTIC. 

Apr 15 2009

39mins

Play

Ep059 Easy Labor: Calm and Eliminate Your Fears

Podcast cover
Read more

Far too many expectant mothers find themselves unprepared for labor. How can you combine natural and medical techniques to manage labor pain? What can be done to calm and eliminate fears and stresses associated with childbirth? How have epidurals changed in the last 25 years? 

Jul 10 2007

Play

Ep094 A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Perspective

Podcast cover
Read more

How can you make things easier on yourself during labor. Is there a standard of what happens after birth with getting baby to mom? What are some tips for writing a birth plan that will more likely be followed by the hospital staff? How can you minimize your embarrassment and will you care, nursing bribery and pain tolerance.

May 07 2008

Play

Ep211 Preventing Birth Defects

Podcast cover
Read more

Research shows that many birth defects can be prevented with some advanced planning and be taking precautions throughout your pregnancy. Will a glass of wine really hurt your baby? What about second-hand smoke, hair dye and household cleaning supplies? How does obesity impact your unborn child? Learn more about what's causing the most common birth defects and what you can do to help prevent them.

Mar 16 2011

38mins

Play

Ep150 Tips for a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet

Podcast cover
Read more

A mom's healthy, balanced diet is essential for future breastfeeding. Mothers often have questions about which foods are important to eat and which foods should be avoided when nursing their babies. What are some helpful nutritional guidelines? How important is calcium, iron, protein? What foods and snacks are best? And the importance of staying hydrated. April Boyle, a board certified lactation consultant and registered dietitian is this week’s expert.

Aug 11 2009

45mins

Play

Ep183 Sunny's Birth Story

Podcast cover
Read more

Sunny's birthing story. Her birth plan, epidurals and recuperation after a 9.2 lb baby. How did she know she was in labor and where was she? The importance of packing your bags in advance; you won’t believe what she accidentally left behind! Plus, not all is well post birth, and why she's vowed to become the spokesperson for epidurals.

Aug 25 2010

43mins

Play

Ep192 Dunstan Baby Language

Podcast cover
Read more

Discover the secret language of baby cries. Are you afraid your baby will be crying and you won't know why? Wouldnʼt it be great if you knew EXACTLY what your baby needed when he/she was crying? Certified Dunstan Baby Educator, Cheryl Clift, shares the five common cries babies use to communicate their everyday needs?

Nov 04 2010

30mins

Play

Ep234 Five Must-Have Foods When Pregnant

Podcast cover
Read more

We all know it’s important to “eat right” when pregnant, but what exactly does that mean? Today we're exploring the five must-have foods every pregnant woman should have on her grocery list... and there are some shockers! How do these foods help you and your baby, and what are some great ways to prepare them? What are some options for vegans and vegetarians? Plus, we'll answer some of your top questions about what you should and shouldn't eat while pregnant.

Sep 21 2011

30mins

Play

Ep024 Pregnancy Must-Haves And Delivery Room Dilemma

Podcast cover
Read more

Our panelists share some pregnancy must haves. Plus, who are you going to call on the way? Who is in the delivery room with you? And, your photo veto power. A new panelist is in the studio and a guest calls from New York. We love our bellies!

Oct 24 2006

Play

Ep154 Changes in Your Body: Pregnancy Stages and Pregnancy Symptoms

Podcast cover
Read more

Now that you’re pregnant, what is going on with your body through the stages of pregnancy? What’s the pituitary gland got to do with it? What tests will you take and what do they test for? Why might you experience anxiety, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, swelling, aches and pains, and solutions for these symptoms. When is exercise and diet important? Plus, how does your body know when to start labor? Is the baby telling your body or your body telling your baby it’s time?

Sep 09 2009

1hr 7mins

Play

Ep107 First Days After Birth

Podcast cover
Read more

What to expect during the first few days while caring for your new baby? How does your body and your baby's body change? Danger signs, breast feeding cues, car seat tips and establishing visiting hours at home. Midwife, Gerri Ryan returns for part 2 of our 3 part series. 

Aug 26 2008

Play

Ep123 Dr. Harvey Karp: Making it Through the 4th Trimester

Podcast cover
Read more

What is the 4th Trimester? What are the 5 S's to keep your newborn happy? Why is your newborn fussing and what can you do to make him/her happy? Plus, replicating the womb, how to properly swaddle, importance of white noise, thumb sucking vs. pacifier and tips to create a healthy environment for your newborn. Also, how do you help well-meaning family members understand you’re not “spoiling” your baby? PregTASTIC hosts world-renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp.

Jan 13 2009

59mins

Play

Ep256 Routine Hospital Procedures For You and Your Newborn

Podcast cover
Read more

You’ve chosen to have a hospital birth. What are the routine hospital procedures for both you and your newborn after childbirth? What steps are mandatory and what choices can you make to ensure a more natural experience? OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter discusses important options available to you and your baby. Plus, PregTASTIC's host and producer, Sunny Gault, says goodbye to the show and to fans.

Feb 27 2012

31mins

Play

Ep255 Routine Hospital Procedures During Labor and Delivery

Podcast cover
Read more

While there are many birthing options available for soon-to-be moms, many choose to give birth in a hospital. And while there are some standard procedures, you still have choices about the type of care you want. Today OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter explores what options you have during labor and delivery, to help ensure the best experience for both you and your baby.

Feb 27 2012

41mins

Play

Ep254 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

Podcast cover
Read more

Pregnancy has been described as one of the biggest roller coaster rides of all time! You may find yourself tumbling and turning with huge highs, extreme lows and twists and turns of all kinds. And that’s what this episode is all about. It’s time to get real ladies. 

Feb 27 2012

41mins

Play

Ep253 Natural Baby Pros' Empowered Birth Stories, Natasha

Podcast cover
Read more

PregTASTIC partners with Natural Baby Pros to empower expectant women with amazing birth stories. In this episode, Natasha tells us about her decision to give birth at home, naturally, with loved ones nearby. How did she overcome her doubts and deliver her baby boy Jax, despite having some unknown problems with her placenta? Plus, learn how you can empower other pregnant women through an online auction!

Feb 21 2012

32mins

Play

Ep252 Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Issues

Podcast cover
Read more

The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in the body, and it can be greatly impacted by childbirth. What are the different layers and how do those layers help your body? How can tears and episiotomys effect how those layers function? What are kegals and how can they help prepare your body before labor and repair your body afterward? Physical therapist, Catherine Veeser, shares some great tips for keeping your body healthy and strong.

Feb 14 2012

33mins

Play

Ep251 Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections

Podcast cover
Read more

If you've ever had your cervix manually dilated, you may be at risk for having cervical scar tissue. Increased amounts of scarring may prevent you from having a successful vaginal birth. It's an issue few people are talking about, yet it's impacting women everywhere. How do you know if you have cervical scar tissue? What can be done about it to ensure you have the birth you desire? Doula Dawn Thompson shares her personal experience with this problem and her success in overcoming it.

Feb 07 2012

32mins

Play

Ep250 The Benefits of Hypnofertility

Podcast cover
Read more

If you're struggling with infertility, you're not alone. Fortunately, there's a non-invasive approach that's helping women all over the world. It's called hypnofertility and it helps eliminate all the unhealthy messages which may prevent you from becoming pregnant. Can it relieve physical issues as well? Will it resolve "unexplained infertility"? And does it work with men? Hypnotherapist Carol Yeh-Garner explores the benefits of this new treatment.

Feb 01 2012

29mins

Play

Ep249 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

Podcast cover
Read more

The joy of feeling your baby kick... and knowing it's not just indigestion! Find out which mama-to-be is able to pick up on the signs better in her second pregnancy. Has another panelist actually experienced "the perfect pregnancy"? Is that even possible? Planning a homebirth proves easier when one of our panelists find the perfect midwife. Plus, Sunny and Rachele announce the gender of their babies.

Jan 25 2012

31mins

Play

Ep248 Amy's Birth Story

Podcast cover
Read more

Former PregTASTIC Panelist, Amy, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl. Did she make it past her due date? What other important person in her life gave birth on the same day? What does she think started her labor and what did the doctor say that completely shocked her? Plus breastfeeding woes and how she overcame them.

Jan 11 2012

33mins

Play

Ep247 Maternal Relationships: Becoming the Best Mom Possible

Podcast cover
Read more

To become the best mom possible, we draw from our own personal experiences. But, what happens when the relationship with your own mother is strained? How can you overcome these emotional obstacles? Can simply trying not to "be like your parents" backfire? And what does it mean to be a "good enough parent"? Psychologist Jennifer Schere sheds some light on this important topic, submitted by a PregTASTIC listener.

Jan 03 2012

36mins

Play

Ep246 Weaning and Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Podcast cover
Read more

Weaning is simply part of the breastfeeding process. But, when should you start? Which feedings should you eliminate first and why? And how can the medication sudafed help with the whole process? Plus, do you need to wean once you become pregnant? Robin Kaplan from the San Diego Breastfeeding Center shares some tips to help moms with their breastfeeding challenges.

Dec 28 2011

35mins

Play

Ep245 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

Podcast cover
Read more

Our PregTASTIC Panelists bare it all. Who's bladder is waking her up eight times each night? With only two months to go, which panelist is having a hard time choosing a baby name? Who just felt their baby kick at 15 weeks? When it comes to maternity clothes, should you lend them to friends? Plus, the challenges of searching for a new home while pregnant and our attempts to still be a good mom to the children we already have while our body prepares for the next one.

Dec 21 2011

36mins

Play

Ep244 Skin Concerns: During and After Pregnancy

Podcast cover
Read more

A rosy glow isn't the only thing that happens to a woman's skin during pregnancy. Perhaps you're one of many women experiencing chloasma (the pregnancy mask) or acne? What can you do to prevent or reduce these and other skin conditions such as spider veins, skin tags and the dreaded stretchmarks? Annette Rubin, co-founder of Belli, gives us some great advice. Plus, your chance to win one of Belli's most popular products!

Dec 13 2011

44mins

Play

Ep243 Michelle's Birth Story

Podcast cover
Read more

PregTASTIC Panelist Michelle is back to share her birth story. Did she get an epidural or go med-free as she fantasized about? What was the one question she never expected the nurses to ask? And what does grilled cheese have to do with any of it? Plus, how milk allergies make breastfeeding a little more challenging.

Dec 07 2011

28mins

Play

Ep242 Epigenetics and the Science of Pregnancy

Podcast cover
Read more

Did you know a mother's behavior during pregnancy can impact the way her baby's genes express themselves? It's all part of a new science called "Epigenetics". Will eating fattening food increase your child's odds of becoming obese? Can exercise strengthen your baby's mind? Does breastfeeding have long term effects? Jena Pincott, author of the book "Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?" shares more about this exciting science of pregnancy. Plus, your chance to win a free copy of her book!

Nov 30 2011

27mins

Play

Ep241 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

Podcast cover
Read more

Our PregTASTIC panelists are back to share their current pregnancy high and lows. Who has to get up every couple hours at night to pee? Which panelist has pregnancy to thank for her new pair of "porn star" boobs? And which pregnant mama-to-be has the constant urge to spit? Plus, we're chatting via video skype with a listener in Houston, Texas... and the winners of our Belli contest are revealed!

Nov 22 2011

30mins

Play

Ep240 Pregnancy Concierge and Baby Planning Services

Podcast cover
Read more

Managing relationships, your job and your new role in parenthood should be smooth, happy and healthy- and that's the goal of pregnancy concierge and baby planning services. Looking for a doula? Need personal breastfeeding tips? How about an extra hand with childcare? Today we'll explore how these services can help you prepare for life with your newborn. Plus, some great stroller, bottle and baby carrier recommendations from the ABC Kids Expo!

Nov 09 2011

31mins

Play

Ep239 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

Podcast cover
Read more

It happens to the best of us. You and your beautiful bump are minding your own business, when suddenly you hear an outrageous statement from a complete stranger. "Was it planned?" "Are you sure you're not having twins?" "You look like you're ready to pop!" Today our brave panelists and facebook fans share their most horrifying stories.

Nov 02 2011

31mins

Play

Ep238 Surviving Morning Sickness

Podcast cover
Read more

For many women, the toughest part of pregnancy is dealing with morning sickness. What exactly is morning sickness and what causes it? How about ways to prevent it? Nux Vomica? Ginger? Preggie pops? Plus, a 48 hour morning sickness remedy that will help you feel better throughout your pregnancy!

Oct 26 2011

33mins

Play

Ep237 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

Podcast cover
Read more

Taking maternity leave soon? One of our panelists shares what to expect from your boss. Some spot bleeding sends another mommy-to-be to her doctor. Did everything turn out ok? Handicap parking when pregnant? Yes, it's possible. Find out how you can apply. Plus, your chance to win pregnancy body wash and body lotion from our partners at Belli Skincare.

Oct 19 2011

31mins

Play