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The Birthful Podcast | Talking with Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding, Postpartum & Parenting Pros to Inform Your Intuition

Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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! 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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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 30, 2018

Going from being an non-parent individual to being a parent duo is an immensely transformative process that rocks any couple’s world. In this episode of the Birthful podcast, Elly Taylor will take us through the 8 stages that you can expect to navigate, as you grow.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: http://www.birthful.com/podcast-parenthood-transition-identity

(Previous one was http://www.birthful.com/podcastparenthood/)

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you want to support the making of the Mother May I? Documentary, go here.

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

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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)

May 25, 2018

Sarah Pion shares her two unmedicated, intense, and wonderful birth center birth stories, along with how much she values having found the right care provider, why even in labor she can’t leave the house without makeup, and the newfound appreciation and deep love she now has for her body. 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-Empowering-Unmedicated-Birth-Center-Stories

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

Click to grab my free postpartum plan

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 23, 2018

Although the reasons behind preeclampsia are not yet well understood, this disorder can affect 1 in 12 pregnancies, threatening the health of both mom and baby. So what are its symptoms? Who’s at higher risk, and what happens if you do develop preeclampsia? What about postpartum preeclampsia? Eleni Tsigas 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-preeclampsia-complications-postpartum

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

Click to grab my free postpartum plan

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 18, 2018

During pregnancy, Hanley Rice signed up for childbirth education classes, and planned for a homebirth. Then, at 30 weeks, she started leaking amniotic fluid. Her world got turned upside down, and she was admitted to the hospital to wait for baby to arrive, hopefully not before 34 weeks. Even under those circumstances, having a team that was sensitive to what she had planned made for a beautiful birth experience. 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-Preemie-Vaginal-Birth-Story

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

Click to grab my free postpartum plan

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 16, 2018

We often think that newborns are cute but helpless little lumps, when in fact they have an arsenal of instincts to ensure they can find their food source without much external help. What are those instincts that make breastfeeding and bonding seamless? Diane Wiessinger tells us more.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: http://www.birthful.com/podcast-baby-mammal-breastfeeding

(PART 2: Your Baby Mammal: Sleeping & Solids, with Diane Wiessinger)

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

Click to grab my free postpartum plan

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 11, 2018

Rachael Svendsen’s birth was what she would call a perfect birth. The postpartum period? Not so much. Dealing with tongue and lip ties, along with a baby that needed her all the time, was much harder than she imagined. So what got her through all that? Let’s find out. 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-Surviving-Fussy-Baby-Postpartum-Story

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

Click to grab my free postpartum plan

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 9, 2018

Despite increasingly high health care spending, the U.S. has one of the worst rates of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth in the developed world. The damage goes beyond statistical data points, with rates of birth trauma also rising. And if you are a person of color, the situation is much worse. What is going on, and what can you do to help bring more equity into yours and all births? Denise Bolds tells us more about this important topic. 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-equity-maternal-health

 

Support our sponsors:

StoryWorth.com/birthful for $20 off your subscription

Casper.com/birthful to get $50 toward select mattresses. Terms and conditions apply.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 4, 2018

“It’s gonna get more intense now” were the words of Celia’s midwife after her water broke. Even then, Celia felt strong and powerful while being in so much pain. She felt grateful to be so connected to her body. She knew the only way through it, was through it. So she roared... In today’s Friday Birthful Story I’ll be talking with Celia Mei Donaldson about her homebirth. 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-roar-baby-instinctual-pushing-homebirth

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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)

May 2, 2018

Birth does its own thing, and often it’s harder than expected, even for women whose experience matched their birth plan. How can you heal? Is there a way to prevent birth trauma? Pam England from Birthing From Within tells us more.

 

Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: http://www.birthful.com/podcast-healing-birth-story-trauma/

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15% off

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, two week trial.

 

If you want to support the making of the Mother May I? Documentary, go here.

 

And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:

facebook.com/birthful

twitter.com/birthful

instagram.com/adrianika

 

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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