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Jaundice, with Jack Newman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #69

It’s estimated that about 3 in 5 babies will show some level of jaundice. Why is it so prevalent, and what are the different types of jaundice? How do you get rid of it? If your child is jaundiced, when should you be worried? How does it affect breastfeeding? Dr. Jack Newman tells us more.

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Flat-head Syndrome, with Michelle Emanuel

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #61

If you’ve ever seen a fresh newborn with a conehead, you know that baby’s heads are moldable. So what happens when they spend too much time lying on one part of their skulls? How do flat spots affect development, and what can you do to correct them? Michelle Emanuel is here to tell us more.

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Elimination Communication, with Andrea Olson

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #60

Elimination Communication it’s a way of responding to your baby’s pottying cues that can lead to being diaper free. This is what everyone did before diapers were invented, and how half the babies on Earth are currently potty independent by age one. Intrigued? Andrea Olson is here to tell us more.

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Eating to Grow a Healthy Baby Brain, with Theresa Nesbitt

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #59

As humans, we’ve got enormous energy-hungry brains, made up of rare building blocks. How does your pregnant body and the placenta build your baby’s brain from scratch, and what should you eat before, during and after pregnancy to help it be the healthiest? Dr. Theresa Nesbitt has the answers. Check it out.

 

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The Holistic Stages of Birth, with Whapio (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #58

We try to make birth practical by measuring, overseeing and monitoring it, when really, it’s an experience that flows seamlessly from one stage to another, taking the birthing woman deep into laborland. How can we better describe what she goes through? Whapio describes the holistic stages of birth and tells us more.

In this second episode of a 2 part series, we go deeper into laborland, to then finally emerge during immediate postpartum and life as a family. Last week, in Part 1, we started with embarking into labor, and got as far as just past what is usually considered as transition. Go back and listen to that episode first, if you haven’t already.

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What’s the big deal with skin-to-skin?, with Sylvia Houston

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #56

Skin-to-skin and kangaroo care can improve neurological development and health, lower stress and crying, help breastfeeding, reduce postpartum depression. The list of benefits seems to go on and on. Research shows that skin-to-skin is even more important for preemies.

How simple is it to do, and how long should you do it for? Sylvia Houston tells us more.

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Suck, Swallow and Breathe, with Alison Hazelbaker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #55

In today’s episode, we talk about about what’s involved in the suck-swallow-breathe coordination your baby needs to figure out in order to breastfeed. There are a series of elements that have to come together, including muscles, ligaments, nerves and bones for all of it to work properly. What happens when they don’t, and what are some things you can do to help? Dr. Alison Hazelbaker tells us more.

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Circumcision, with Dr. Adrienne Carmack

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #54

Circumcising baby boys has become a “standard of normalcy”, but can it really be that the bodies of half the population are defective? Is there no purpose to the foreskin? Do the benefits truly outweigh the risks? How complicated is it to take care of an intact penis? Urologist Dr. Adrienne Carmack tells us more.

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Your Baby Mammal: Sleeping & Solids, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #53

Last week, for the first part of this two part series with Diane Wiessinger, we discussed mammal behavior and instincts surrounding birth and breastfeeding. In this episode we’ll talk about how your mammal baby sleeps, and starts eating solids, as well as the non-event of weaning from breastfeeding. Go listen.

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Your Baby, The Mammal, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #52

We often think that newborns are cute but helpless little lumps, when in fact they have an arsenal of instincts to ensure they can find their food source without much external help. What are those instincts that  make breastfeeding and bonding seamless? Diane Wiessinger tells us more.

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