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The Birthful Podcast

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, I talk with professor Gene Declercq about the complex realm of inductions. Are there good and not so good reasons for inductions? What are the risks? Do inductions lead to other interventions? Let’s see what the numbers say.

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

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to vistaprint.com and use the code BirthfulHoliday for 50% off your cards and calendars, and other discounts.

Go to StoryWorth.com/birthful and use the code BIRTHFUL for $20 off when you subscribe

 

Use the code THANKFUL for great discounts on my Thrive With Your Newborn postpartum preparation classes or my Birth Partner’s Ultimate Labor Support Toolkit.

 

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:

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

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Nov 21, 2018

Today’s birth story, is with Nichole Joy, whose experiences have taken her from a Cesarean birth, to a VBAC, to an unexpected and unassisted homebirth. She has gone from being afraid of giving birth and letting others guide her decision making, to trusting the process and being able to tell an EMT to “get your hand off of my vagina” as her baby’s body was about to emerge. 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-unassisted-homebirth-VBAC-story

Support our sponsors:

 

Go to vistaprint.com and use the code BirthfulHoliday for 50% off your cards and calendars, and other discounts.

Go to GreenChef.us/birthful for $50 off your first box of Green Chef

 

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)

Nov 14, 2018

Today’s show is about the impact of the over-sexualization of breasts on breastfeeding. If you breastfeed, you’ll find that your breasts undergo a radical identity shift from culturally sexual to biologically nurturing. So what does that have to do with how you feel while doing it, your ability to nurse in public, your decision on how long to breastfeed, having to deal with strangers opinions, and feeling many unwanted feelings like indignation and shame? Also, why do men have nipples? The Badass Breastfeeder Abby Theuring 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-sexual-breasts-breastfeeding

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to HelloFresh.com/BIRTHFUL60 and use the code BIRTHFUL60 for a total of $60 off your first three boxes

Go to vistaprint.com and use the code BirthfulHoliday for 50% off your cards and calendars, and other discounts.

 

Use the code THANKFUL for great discounts on my Thrive With Your Newborn postpartum preparation classes or my Birth Partner’s Ultimate Labor Support Toolkit.

 

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)

Nov 7, 2018

Today’s breastfeeding stories start when Claire Labrosa had breast reductions at age 17. Clare shares how she was able to breastfeed - and even tandem feed- her three kids, but not without her share of obstacles. Many of them having nothing to do with her reduction, but rather lack of support, conflicting information from careproviders, and dealing with lip ties, tongue ties, and sensitive babies. 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-breast-reduction-brestfeeding-story

Support our sponsors:

For 30% off your Uqora order text BIRTHFUL to 484848

Go to Audible.com/birthful or text BIRTHFUL to 500500 to get started

 

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)

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