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Pregnancy Confidential

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Rank #182 in Kids & Family category

Health
Kids & Family
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Pregnancy Confidential is a series of 32 podcasts designed to be accessed weekly by expectant moms. Hosted by editors from Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazines, each 10-20 minute podcast walks listeners through the physical, emotional and/or lifestyle markers of that week of pregnancy. The tone is friendly, fun, and conversational—you can read the medical information about pregnancy elsewhere. This podcast will be your best friend taking you through the real feelings—the joy and the annoyances—of pregnancy so you never have to experience any of it alone. This is real talk/girlfriend-to-girlfriend stuff you might not get elsewhere.

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Pregnancy Confidential is a series of 32 podcasts designed to be accessed weekly by expectant moms. Hosted by editors from Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazines, each 10-20 minute podcast walks listeners through the physical, emotional and/or lifestyle markers of that week of pregnancy. The tone is friendly, fun, and conversational—you can read the medical information about pregnancy elsewhere. This podcast will be your best friend taking you through the real feelings—the joy and the annoyances—of pregnancy so you never have to experience any of it alone. This is real talk/girlfriend-to-girlfriend stuff you might not get elsewhere.

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255 Ratings
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Playful but informative

By Suz1485 - Jul 24 2019
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Really enjoyed listening to this podcast while pregnant. These are enjoyable, bite sized podcasts that were easy to listen to while being informative. Very nice to listen to some candid, helpful mom talk. Recommend listening ahead too.

Added Value

By Laswagerty - Apr 13 2019
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Thank you for this resource! It has added value to my life while I’ve been pregnant!

iTunes Ratings

255 Ratings
Average Ratings
179
28
12
17
19

Playful but informative

By Suz1485 - Jul 24 2019
Read more
Really enjoyed listening to this podcast while pregnant. These are enjoyable, bite sized podcasts that were easy to listen to while being informative. Very nice to listen to some candid, helpful mom talk. Recommend listening ahead too.

Added Value

By Laswagerty - Apr 13 2019
Read more
Thank you for this resource! It has added value to my life while I’ve been pregnant!
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Pregnancy Confidential

Updated 14 days ago

Rank #182 in Kids & Family category

Read more

Pregnancy Confidential is a series of 32 podcasts designed to be accessed weekly by expectant moms. Hosted by editors from Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazines, each 10-20 minute podcast walks listeners through the physical, emotional and/or lifestyle markers of that week of pregnancy. The tone is friendly, fun, and conversational—you can read the medical information about pregnancy elsewhere. This podcast will be your best friend taking you through the real feelings—the joy and the annoyances—of pregnancy so you never have to experience any of it alone. This is real talk/girlfriend-to-girlfriend stuff you might not get elsewhere.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Pregnancy Week 28 - What a natural birth is REALLY like

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As you enter your third trimester at 28 weeks, your thoughts are likely drifting towards what’s happening in three months—um, pushing a baby out—and how you’re actually going to manage it. First, know that many billions of women have birthed babies and it can be done—of that we promise you—but how you decide to do it can vary, and depends a lot on your personality, pregnancy and, well, pain tolerance. Over the next few episodes, we’ll discuss different ways of giving birth, starting with this one, where we get real about what it’s like to have a natural unmedicated birth.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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Rank #2: Pregnancy Week 14 - The TMI Episode

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At Week 14 you’re truly in your second trimester—and with it comes a slew of body changes that you’re probably starting to notice—from top to bottom. Yup, there’s a lot more to pregnancy than just growing a baby bump, even for those seemingly blessed with a “perfect” bump on a “perfect” body. There’s nary an inch of your body that goes untouched during these 9 months, not always for the worst (hello, big boobs and lustrous hair!). And sometimes for the worst (thanks but no thanks pregnancy acne). In today’s TMI episode, we focus on your changing pregnant body.

Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible has over 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/PREGNANCY.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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Rank #3: Pregnancy Week 15 - I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant!

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On this episode, we’ll cover all you need to know about Week 15 of pregnancy. We’re calling it the “I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant” period. I.e. the time when nothing fits right except old leggings and your stretchier tank tops, and whether or not you have a bump seems to depend on what you had for lunch that day.

Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible has over 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/PREGNANCY.
Feb 24 2016
15 mins
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Rank #4: Pregnancy Week 20 - Now What Do I Put on That Registry?

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In this episode we’ll cover all you need to know about Week 20 of pregnancy. We’re calling it the “Registry Special,” or the “I Better Start Thinking Seriously About This Baby Stuff” period. This is the week when you have the big, extensive mid­-pregnancy ultrasound that will help determine your baby’s overall health. It can be totally nerve­wracking, but once it’s done, you may feel more ready to start thinking seriously about what this baby needs when she comes out.

Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible has over 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/PREGNANCY.
Feb 24 2016
17 mins
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Rank #5: Pregnancy Week 25 - The Things You Really Can’t Live Without

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At Week 25 it’s easy to start feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed by this whole baby thing: After all, you’re a mere three months away from being a real, live parent. Sure we talked about what to put on your baby registry in an earlier episode, and yeah you’ll need all kinds of stuff, but today we get down to the bare essentials. What do you REALLY need when you have a baby? Turns out, not very much. But there are a few things (and people!) you’ll want by your side in those first weeks home with your newborn.
Feb 24 2016
20 mins
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Rank #6: Pregnancy Week 33 - Packing for the Hospital

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It’s Week 33 and you can just about see your due date on the horizon. But, since babies can be about as unpredictable as everything else in your life, it’s a good idea to do what you can to prepare (which believe us, isn’t as much as you think). If your idle hands are itching to do something in preparation for so much busy­ness around the corner, it might be time to put them (and your partner’s) to work packing that hospital bag. But what exactly should you put in it? Opinions differ and we’ll discuss the essentials this week.
Feb 24 2016
17 mins
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Rank #7: Pregnancy Week 30 - What Giving Birth with an Epidural is Really Like

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As you start into your last 10 weeks of pregnancy, you might want to know a little more about the most common way to give birth: vaginally, with an epidural. It’s no surprise so many women end up delivering this way—childbirth is painful and it is the 21st century after all, so why shouldn’t we medicate ourselves? While it’s a perfectly acceptable way to do it, of course there are pros and cons, which are worth weighing up before you make your birth plan. While you should always expect the unexpected when you’re expecting, it’s still worth knowing your options.
Feb 24 2016
19 mins
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Rank #8: Pregnancy Week 22 - Sometimes Being Pregnant Sucks (And It’s OK)

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It’s Week 22 and you’ve been pregnant for a while—you’re over the hump, but you still have a trimester and a third to go. While pregnancy is a time for glowing, planning and getting excited for the baby-­to-­be, it can sometimes be a bummer: Sleepless nights trying to stay in the “right” position (Why is it that you always loved sleeping on your left side until now?), heartburn, a sense of anxiety you can’t shake, mood swings. Sometimes pregnancy blows—and it’s OK. Today we’ll talk about why you really don’t have to LOVE being pregnant all the time.
Feb 24 2016
20 mins
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Rank #9: Pregnancy Week 17 - Picking a Baby Name You Don’t Hate

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For Week 17, we address the big baby name question: How do you actually pick one—that doesn’t sound pretentious, works with your last name, doesn’t make your partner question your sanity or remind you of your nemesis in 4th grade? Yup, choosing a baby name is harder than it looks.

Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible has over 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/PREGNANCY.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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Rank #10: Pregnancy Week 31 - What happens in the delivery room, stays in the delivery room

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At Week 31, while the physical realities of having a baby are surely present in your thoughts, you’re also bound to be curious about what goes on around you when you’re giving it the ol’ heave-­ho. Who do you let in the room with you? Will you really do something as horrific as poop in front of everybody? And will you even care? This week’s podcast lets you in on the deepest darkest secrets of the delivery room, so you know just what to expect when you’re done expecting.
Feb 24 2016
21 mins
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Rank #11: Pregnancy Week 21 - The Weird and Unnecessary Advice You Get When Pregnant

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It’s Week 21 of your pregnancy and you’re finally getting the hang of this business of being with child. You might even have a good idea of what kind of parent you’ll be (a good one, duh). But just as you start to gain confidence as a mom-­to-­be, you’re knocked down by the lady in line at Subway who questions your choice of sandwich. Congrats! You have a bump and it’s officially open-­season for anyone and everyone to give you baseless, unsolicited advice. In this episode, we’ll discuss the worst we’ve heard and how to deflect criticism with panache.
Feb 24 2016
19 mins
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Rank #12: Pregnancy Week 34 - Due Dates are Dumb!

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If you’ve subscribed to a pregnancy newsletter or downloaded an app, everything is based on one thing: your due date. It’s also the first thing people ask you when they find out you’re pregnant. But what if we told you the whole idea of a due date is bogus? And that the whole idea of counting down is basically pointless. Sure it’s great to know where you are in your pregnancy for the essential stuff, like scheduling ultrasounds (and listening to this podcast), but when it comes to the final countdown, it may not matter as much as you think.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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Rank #13: Pregnancy Week 32 - Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

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At 32 Weeks, you’re probably well aware of how unpredictable pregnancy can be—from losing all sense of balance, to forgetting what it means to have a waist, you’re never quite sure what’s around the corner. This feeling of lack of control happens throughout pregnancy and sometimes it can really throw you for a loop. So how do you prepare for the unexpected, especially if you take pride in being super-organized? Can you even prepare for the future? Or is pregnancy a lesson in rolling with the punches? The answer is most certainly a combination of the two.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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Rank #14: Pregnancy Week 36 - New Parent Mistakes

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Parenting is a tough job—one of the toughest you’ll ever have. And, of course, it’s rewarding. But entering into the new world of parenting, especially if this is your first, can feel totally overwhelming. First, know this: You WILL make mistakes. Also know this: Everything will be OK. Luckily, there are a few things you can learn now, while you’re still pregnant, that will help smooth those initial bumps in the road—whether that’s helping you avoid some easy mistakes, or simply knowing when to relax (a little) when the you­-know-­what hits the fan.
Feb 24 2016
19 mins
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Rank #15: Pregnancy Week 24 - Your Before-Baby Bucket List

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Before things get even busier in your third trimester, Week 24 is a great moment to take stock of what you appreciate in your life and put together a list of quality things to do with your partner, or kids, before you bring a (rather disruptive) new life into your world—whether this means scheduling that camping trip your daughter’s been pining for, or getting a reservation at that hot new restaurant, having a pre­-baby list of to-­dos is a fun way to bond with your soon­-to-­be growing family.
Feb 24 2016
18 mins
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