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A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #124

Part birth and postpartum story, part helpful tips, part reflections, this 2 part episode with Jeremy Buczek goes deep into the birth partner’s experience of pregnancy, birth and postpartum to help your partner know a bit more of what to expect. Check it out.

 

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Setting up Your Postpartum Support, with Michelle Peterson

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #123

If you’re pregnant, you’ve no doubt heard about how you are going to need quite a bit of help once the baby is born, so how do you go about setting that up? Why do you need to prepare? How long are you going to need it for? Michelle Peterson tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Persistence in Breastfeeding, with Dawn Pensack

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #122

Last episode we talked about how breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but it’s not perfectly easy. There tend to be a few or a lot obstacles to overcome. But what does that actually look like? Dawn Pensack is here to share her stories. Check it out!

 

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Get Ready to Fall Back!

Your child’s sleep and Daylight Savings Time

by Adriana Lozada

When trying to figure out your child’s sleep patterns, there’s always something to keep you on your toes: teething, colds, growth spruts, developmental milestones. And then there’s Daylight Savings Time changes. While the first ones show up nilly-willy, leaving little time for preparation, you know exactly when DST is going to hit. And you can be ready for it.

 

Next Sunday, November 5th, we turn our clocks back one hour.

 

Newborns and younger babies who don’t have a well established biological clock probably won’t be affected by the time change, but older babies, toddler and children are more likely to be thrown off by the drastic switch. Here are 4 ways you can help your child (or children) adjust to the time change:

 

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Common Breastfeeding Struggles, with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #121

Breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but it’s not perfectly easy. Many people think it will just happen, without realizing there’s a steep learning curve. So what are the most common breastfeeding struggles, and how can you navigating them? Kathleen Kendall-Tackett tells us more. Check it out!

 

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The Power in Writing Your Story, with Jaime Fleres

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #120

There’s a unique healing power to writing your birth story, of not having an audience, of getting raw and going to the deep places, rather than just sharing the version suitable for light conversation. How do you get started, and is there a way to make the process a bit easier? What if your birth involved trauma? Jaime Fleres tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Babywearing!, with Joanna McNeilly

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #119

Babywearing is a  sanity-saving practice that has been around for millennia, providing many benefits for both baby and caregiver. What are those benefits? What are the different carrier types? How do you know which is right for you? What do you need to know in terms of safety,, and can one carrier take you from the newborn to toddler stage?  Joanna McNeilly tell us more. Check it out.

 

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A Mindful and Minimalist Baby Registry, with Megan Whitaker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #118

Creating a baby registry can be downright panic producing, but contrary to what the thousands of products out there would have you believe, you really don’t actually need that much. So how do you know what to get and when to get it? Megan Whitaker tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Baby Registry Guide: My Must-Haves for a Happier Postpartum

Stepping into a big-box baby store for the first time can make anyone hyperventilate! And trying to sort our your registry list can be equally daunting, and easily mount to thousands of dollars (the average registry is between $1500 and $3000). The truth is, you really DON’T need that much.

In fact, it’s often said in birth-y circles that if you have two hands and two breasts (or a bottle and some formula) you’re all set. Now while I wouldn’t necessarily go that far, I think there’s a happy medium between these two extremes.

Below are my ultimate must-haves for a happier postpartum. Every single item on this list is intended to make your life easier, while supporting your baby’s needs and/or making it simpler for you to connect and communicate with your baby.Of course, you’ll have to add some other essentials like clothes, diapers (if you are doing that), a sleeping surface, and a car seat. While very necessary, those items don’t really fall into the category of sanity-savers. The items on the list below do.

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The Induction Process, with Toni Golen

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #117

Usually, conversations around inductions focus on their reasons, risks, benefits, and when to schedule them. That doesn’t leave much time to discuss how they are done, and share expectations on how long they may take, or whether they’ll work at all. Toni Golen is here to walk us through the details. Check it out.

 

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