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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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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May 29, 2019

You’d think choosing a childbirth education class would be straight forward, but as with most birth-related things, the options are nearly endless. Should you take the hospital class or an independent one? Lamaze, Bradley, Birthing from Within, Hypnobabies, or something else? When should you start? What do they cover, and how can you tell if the instructor is any good? Sharon Muza 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-childbirth-class

 

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May 22, 2019

After a difficult first labor with many interventions, Alyssa Jennings was determined that her next birth would be much different. So what decisions did she make that led her to having to contain the fetal ejection reflex until her doctor finally arrived to catch her second baby, and what magic words did her husband say to help her do this? 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-break-water-fetal-ejection-birth-stories

 

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

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May 15, 2019

Birth hormones are in charge of making your labor flow, establishing breastfeeding, and helping you bond with your baby. Supporting your hormones can lead to a healthier and smoother birth. How can you encourage them? What should you avoid? Sarah Buckley 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-birth-hormones

 

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

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May 8, 2019

Parijat Deshpande’s first pregnancy was extremely complicated and risky, with her micropreemie son being born at 24 weeks. So when it came to doing it again, the seemingly easier option was to use a surrogate. Or so they thought.

Listen as Parijat takes us on an unbelievable rollercoaster of emotions that led to her taking home a healthy, full term baby girl. 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-IVF-fertility-surrogate-birth-story

 

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May 1, 2019

The good news is that figuring out how to parent your newborn is something you can do while you discover what type of parent you want to be, and most of the time, your baby will lead the way. The even better news is that it will probably involve a skin-to-skin extravaganza. Dr. Bob Hamilton is here to tells 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-parenting-newborn

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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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