Rank #1: Ep141 The Bradley Birthing Method: No Medication Needed
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
Rank #2: Ep187 Baby Care Basics
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
Rank #3: Ep084 Baby-Proof Your Marriage
Common misconceptions couples have about life with a baby. How can you positively address the impact of a baby on your marriage, before baby arrives? Tips to communicate better with your partner. Dr. Barbara Cunningham, Marriage and Family Therapist, joins PregTASTIC to share tips to baby-proofing your marriage.
Feb 20 2008
Rank #4: Ep024 Pregnancy Must-Haves And Delivery Room Dilemma
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
Rank #5: Ep224 New Mom Secrets: Things I Wish I Knew Before Having a Baby
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
Rank #6: Ep039 Hypnobirthing with Marie Mongan
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
Rank #7: Ep183 Sunny's Birth Story
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
Rank #8: Ep087 Amy's Hypnobirth
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
Rank #9: Ep161 The ABC’s of A Healthy Pregnancy
An expecting mother can take many actions to increase her chances of having a healthy baby; beginning with a healthy pregnancy. What you eat, what you do, or don’t do, can have a lasting difference in your pregnancy and your baby's life. Today we discuss the ABC’s of a healthy pregnancy and provide you with a quick list of pregnancy do’s and don'ts.
Jan 22 2010
Rank #10: Ep196 Exercise Myths: Prenatal and Postpartum
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
Rank #11: Ep209 Pumping and Maintaining Your Milk Supply
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
Rank #12: Ep205 KC's Hypnobirth Story
KC’s very emotional birthing story. After delivering her baby at a birth center, why was she unable to hold her baby immediately and what landed her and her baby in the hospital for 5 days? Her call out for help? Did she get her placenta encapsulated? How she is adjusting to breastfeeding, and her must-haves for postpartum. Plus, what is gripe water?
Feb 01 2011
Rank #13: Ep038 Alice's Waterbirth Using Hypnobirth
Alice gives her first hand experience delivering baby Alpha using HypnoBirthing combined with a Waterbirth. Alice shares how she stayed so calm. The significant role her husband and doula played. And some ideas to help you have a successful birthing experience whether HypnoBirthing, Waterbirthing or a traditional hospital birth.
Feb 13 2007
Rank #14: Ep049 Fun Pregnancy Chit Chat
How long did you wait before you told your your BOSS! How long will you take for maternity leave and 33 weeks into her pregnancy, Rebecca get ready to waterbirth. Faith's overdue and Maritza joins the PregTASTIC crew.
May 02 2007
Rank #15: Ep154 Changes in Your Body: Pregnancy Stages and Pregnancy Symptoms
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
Rank #16: Ep211 Preventing Birth Defects
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
Rank #17: Ep176 Jessica's Birth Story
Jessica's due date came and went and still no baby. Was she eventually induced? What comment did the nurse make about baby Charles the moment he was born? Plus, dealing with postpartum anxiety and severe insomnia.
Jul 13 2010
Rank #18: Ep107 First Days After Birth
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
Rank #19: Ep234 Five Must-Have Foods When Pregnant
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
Rank #20: Ep010 Prenatal Exercise: What's Healthy For You?
We’re talking prenatal fitness as our bellies and bodies grow. Julie Feldman our fitness expert is here to discuss prenatal exercise. Julie breaks down pre pregnancy activity levels and discusses what’s healthy and not for each. Kegels? How do mom and baby benefit? What exercises can women do at the gym and at home? What are the warning signs to stop? What exercises are good or bad? Hydration and food consumption? These questions and more will be answered in this information packed PregTASTIC Pregnancy Podcast.
Jul 25 2006