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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 24, 2019

April Teel has had two unmedicated vaginal births, one at a freestanding birth center in southern California and the other at a hospital in North Dakota. Independently of birth setting, the biggest difference in these experiences came down to the pushing stage, with one being actively managed, and the other being completely dictated by her body, allowing her to experience the Fetal Ejection Reflex.

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

 

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

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Apr 17, 2019

Today we are going to go beyond the birth plan to talk about birth principles. Although a well crafted birth plan can be a powerful tool, more often than not their formulaic, and outcome-focused nature can give a false illusion of control, and elicit eye rolls from jaded caregivers. The truth is, your efforts may be better spent on first crafting your own set of birth principles. Jessie Harrold explains why. 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_principles

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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)

Apr 10, 2019

After giving birth twice before, Victoria thought she had life with a newborn pretty much figured out. But when her third daughter was born fussy crying and frustrated, the thought running through Victoria’s mind was that something was off with this baby. What followed were weeks searching for that elusive one thing that would make everything good for her child, and not necessarily wanting to hear that maybe this is just who she was… 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-accepting-the-baby-you-got

 

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Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code birthful for 15% off their breastfeeding course.

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

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

Click to grab my free postpartum plan


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)

Apr 3, 2019

If you had or have a baby who is suspected to be big, your provider may have talked about the risk of the shoulders getting stuck, and maybe suggested an earlier induction or even a cesarean. But how often do the shoulders get stuck? What are the risks? Does it happen more to big babies? Are there ways to prevent it, and what can you and your provider do if shoulder dystocia happens? The ever amazing Rachel Reed has answers.

 

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

 

Support our sponsors:

Go to expectful.com/birthful to get a free, one month trial.

And go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code birthful for 15% off their breastfeeding course.

 

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

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

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)

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

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