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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. That's why Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts: to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family. Subscribe to join us every week! The Birthful Podcast is part of the Parents on Demand Network Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more at Birthful.com. Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.
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Dec 11, 2019

Today we’re exploring if there is such a thing as too much exercise during pregnancy. It’s common knowledge that you should stay active while expecting. Walking, swimming, and doing prenatal yoga can all be super helpful, but what about barre, crossfit, and weightlifting? Deb Flashenberg has answers. Check it out!

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast_exercise

 

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Dec 4, 2019

Toni DeAztlan Smith went into her first birth without doing much research and naively trusting the system. After an eye-opening traumatic experience that took over 6 years to process, Toni was finally ready to take birth into her own hands and proactively turn it from something you endure to something that is empowering. Her second birth was a powerfully healing experience that culminated in a thrilling oxytocin high. Go listen.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-proactive-birth-after-trauma

 

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Nov 27, 2019

More and more, we’re acknowledging the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. Let’s take it one step further, to consider how the uterus connects to general health. What happens to the uterus during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? Why is it important to restore the uterus after having a baby. Valerie Lynn has answers. Check it out.



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Nov 20, 2019

For her second VBAC, Kristen Bowles was almost sent home from the hospital, when she wasn’t progressing past 2 cm after more than 4 hours. As they were getting ready to leave, her water broke, and then she went from 4 cms to pushing unexpectedly fast, even though she was sitting on the edge of the bed about to get an epidural. Go listen.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-nonlinear-2VBAC-story

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Nov 13, 2019

Today we’re taking a closer look at nutrition during pregnancy. You’ve probably heard you should stay away from raw fish, soft cheeses, deli meats, and runny eggs - but is this really the case? Does avoiding these foods keep you from getting the nutrition you really need for your health and your baby’s development? Lily Nichols has answers. Check it out!

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Nov 6, 2019

Anya Cutler had originally planned to give birth at a birth center with midwives, then at 36.5 weeks and after trying practically everything possible to encourage her baby to flip, she ended up transferring care to an OB-GYN that was experienced in vaginal breech delivery. Go listen.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-breech-vaginal-birth

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Oct 30, 2019

During a hospital birth, labor and delivery nurses are an essential part of your birth team, even though you may have never met them before. In this episode, Mandy Irby and I talk about ways to foster that connection. We also discuss why nurses may love and hate birth plans, how to navigate triage, the difference between hospital rules and body rules, why IV sticks can be so tricky, the poorly named fundal massage, and oh, so much more. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-labor-nurse

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Oct 23, 2019

For Shea Cole, getting pregnant was easy, the trick was staying pregnant. After 3 miscarriages, getting to the end of a pregnancy was a huge mix of happiness and relief, yet it brought along its own set of unusual circumstances like Shea breaking her leg, having a stranger break into her house, and her water breaking 78 hours before the birth of her daughter. Go listen.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-birth-center-birth-after-loss

 

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Oct 16, 2019

Between body aches, a mind that won’t quiet down, heartburn, and the never-ending trips to the bathroom, getting a good night's sleep while pregnant can seem like an impossible goal. So what can you do to make it better, and will doing these things improve your family’s sleep after baby arrives? Mar Oscategui has answers. Check it out.

 

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Oct 9, 2019

When Hailey’s water broke, and contractions didn’t follow, she felt the clock ticking. She proceeded to try all the things, including a natural induction method suggested by her midwife that did the trick. However, she also had an immense desire for chicken nuggets. Go listen.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-PROM-waterbirth

 

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Oct 2, 2019

Does your baby sleep with an open mouth? Do they make noise when breathing? Are they copious droolers? Do they have lip blisters? Do they hate tummy time, or have a lot of reflux? These are signs that oral function may need to be evaluated, but why does optimal oral function matter? Michelle Emanuel has answers. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-optimal-oral-function-breastfeeding

 

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Sep 25, 2019

Through her four vaginal birth experiences, Jessica Bower has had a bit of everything including her water breaking without labor, inductions, navigating gestational diabetes, shoulder dystocia, back labor, sterile water injection, and more. For her 4th birth, Jessica wanted an unmedicated vaginal birth at a birth center but ended up at the hospital with a version and 39-week  induction. It still was a glorious experience on her own terms. Go listen.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-GD-induction-waterbirth

 

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Sep 18, 2019

During pregnancy and birth, it has somehow become OK for others to tell those giving birth, what they can and cannot do with their bodies, even when being subjected to unsafe care and in violation of their human and legal rights. So what can you do about it? Cristen Pascucci tells us more. Check it out!

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the shownotes page at birthful.com/podcast-informed-consent

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Sep 11, 2019

Alena LeShack went from not knowing anything about birth and considering a scheduled cesarean to preparing for -and having- an unmedicated birth. She had a flowing and empowering hospital birth, fueled by her confidence, the support of her team, and even a little dose of Virtual Reality. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-unmedicated-VR-birth-story

 

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Sep 4, 2019

I’m Adriana Lozada, and today I’ll be talking with Rebecca Dekker about Evidence Based Care, how it relates to Florence Nightingale, why it matters and how to bring its three components into your maternity care. We also talk about the evidence for using Castor oil as an induction method and much more. Stay tuned. 

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-evidence-based-care-castor-oil

 

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Aug 28, 2019

Laura Kline-Taylor spent most of her first pregnancy preparing for motherhood while healing from infidelity, and then had three days to get ready for an unexpected breech cesarean. Second time around, both she and her husband were in a much better place to come together to celebrate this new pregnancy, and intentionally prepare for an unmedicated VBAC. How was she transformed? Check it out.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-VBAC-after-breech-cesarean-story

 

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Aug 21, 2019

Elimination Communication it’s a way of responding to your baby’s pottying cues that can lead to being diaper free. This is what everyone did before diapers were invented, and how half the babies on Earth are currently potty independent by age one. Intrigued? Andrea Olson is here to tell us more. 

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-elimination-communication

 

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Aug 14, 2019

Mariah Robinson has had four very different birth stories, that include a traumatic vaginal birth with an epidural, two inductions with one ending in a cesarean, and an unplanned home birth with fetal ejection reflex, than involved her tablecloth. For this last one, she also put in a lot of work to get over her fears of an unmedicated birth. Stay tuned.

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Aug 7, 2019

Returning to work can be a pivotal moment on your breastfeeding journey that stirs up all sorts of feelings. How can you prepare yourself, your baby, you caregivers and your workplace to set you up for physiological and emotional success? Robin Kaplan has answers. Check it out.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-back-to-work-breastfeeding-emotions

 

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Jul 31, 2019

Despite living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 5, Yana was determined to have a vaginal birth for her first birth, even though the induction requirement caught her by surprise. Second time around, her goal was to no only have another vaginal birth, but to do so without an induction. Check out how Yana took charge and advocated very matter-of-factly, in order to have the unmedicated, vaginal birth of her healthy child, on her own terms. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-vaginal-diabetes-birth-story

 

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Click to join the Birthful Patreon Community, and get the extra content related to this episode

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Jul 24, 2019

How do Relaxin and changes in blood volume affect your whole body? How does what’s happening to the pelvis relate to the uterus, and the baby inside it? How do you get back to alignment after birth, and how does breastfeeding affect these changes? Molly Deutschbein has answers. Check it out.



Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-structural-body-changes-pregnancy

 

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Jul 17, 2019

Amber Thornton worked hard for a healthy pregnancy and unmedicated vaginal birth, but she didn’t expect her water to released before 39 weeks. Despite an early hospital admission, labor progressed right along, until it didn’t. Check it out.

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-long-pushing-cesarean-story

 

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Click to join the Birthful Patreon Community, and get the extra content related to this episode

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Jul 10, 2019

We continue to celebrate reaching 2 million downloads for the show! This is part 2 of my two-part minisode with some of my favorite birth mantras to convey physiology and help you navigate labor. If you haven’t yet, make sure you go listen to the previous episode first. These mantras are part of what I talk about with my doulas clients during prenatals, and I hope that they also prove super useful for you, and that in a way, it will be like I’m there in spirit during your birth, cheering you on, if you are reminded of these mantras during your labor. Stay tuned.



Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-birth-mantras-part-2

 

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Get 25% off AND free shipping for Blume’s Meltdown Blemish Treatment when you text Birthful to 79-79-79. 

 

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Jul 3, 2019

Today we are celebrating 2 million downloads for the podcast, and so I’m doing things a bit differently. Instead of our regular episodes, this is going to be a minisode with some of my favorite birth mantras to convey physiology and help you navigate labor, but since we hit two million downloads, I’ll be sharing these mantras over two minisodes. You get one today and another next week. These mantras are part of what I talk about with my doulas clients during prenatals, so hopefully they will prove super useful for you as well, and maybe - in a way - I’ll be there in spirit during your birth, cheering you on. Check it out. 

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-birth-mantras-part-1

 

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Jun 26, 2019

There are certain conditions where a newborn’s risk of hypoglycemia increases. What are those conditions? How and when are they tested for? If there’s a concern, does that mean your baby will get formula supplementation, and how does all of this impact initial breastfeeding? Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole has answers. Stay tuned.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-sugar-levels-breastfeeding

 

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Title music: “Vibe Ace” by Kevin MacLeod, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/ (©CC BY)

Sponsorship music: “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ (©CC BY)

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