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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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: October, 2019
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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If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe! It’s FREE!

To get the extra content related to this episode, click to join the Birthful Patreon Community.

Or click here to grab my FREE postpartum plan.

 

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

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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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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

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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)

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.

 

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

 

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Vistaprint.com - code BIRTHFUL for free shipping on business cards, any style, and quantity. Limited time offer.

Birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding - code BIRTHFUL for 15% off.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe for FREE!

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)

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

 

Pre-register for my FREE talk at the GOLD Perinatal online conference, happening Oct. 28. 

 

Support our sponsors: 

To get free shipping on all your business cards, any style and quantity, go to Vistaprint.com and enter promo code Birthful. Limited time offer.

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

 

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)

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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And go to Lovevery.com and,  for a limited time, use the code birthful for $15 off your subscription.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe! It’s FREE!

To get the extra content related to this episode, click to join the Birthful Patreon Community.

Or click here 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)

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