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Getting help for after the baby is born, with Kristy Zadrozny

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #9

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about getting the help you need for after the baby is born. You know the saying about how “it takes a village….” It’s because life with a newborn is much harder than you think! How much support will you need, and how can you go about getting it? To find out, I’ll be talking with Kristy Zadrozny.

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Bed Rest 101, with Darline Turner

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #8

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about bed rest. Being placed on bed rest can come as a great surprise, because while preparing for birth, very few moms even think about the possibility of it happening. When is bed rest recommended and how can you make the most of it? Today I’ll be talking with Darline Turner about this and more.

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The Baby’s Birth Experience, with Karen Strange

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #7

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about birth, but from the baby’s perspective. Have you ever wondered what a baby goes through when being born? It turns out that there’s a specific sequence of events that occurs as newborns transition into the outside world. What are those events and why do they matter? To learn more, I talk with Karen Strange.

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“Laid-back” Breastfeeding, with Attie Sandink

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #3

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on “laid-back” breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I’ll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.

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Our Most Painful Parenting Fail

by Adriana Lozada

I got an email from a friend last week saying “I really don’t know how you do it all!!”. t’s a sentiment I’ve been hearing a lot lately, so I want to set the record straight: I don’t. My house gets vacuumed less than 10 times per year (last minute visitors?: break out the carpet sweeper), the bathrooms are lucky to see a cleaning every 3 weeks and my garden grows au naturel. My desk is covered with piles of papers and there may be one or two live-in spiders that come out to play every now and then. A few days ago I found a binder that had been “misplaced” for over two years in the bottom of a laundry basked covered by an assortment of toys, outgrown baby clothes, and craft supplies, located in the back of the storage space under our stairs (a.k.a. “Harry’s Room”). Just one of the many perks of working from home.
And it would be great to say that when it comes to the *really* important things: my child, my husband, my self (not necessarily in that order) it’s all perfectly under control. But nope. Just like you, I’m just trying to do the best I can. That’s why I wanted to share with you our most painful parenting fail to date. So with the consent of my husband and daughter, here goes: Read more

Safer bedsharing, with Teresa Pitman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #2

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on safer bed-sharing. New parents are constantly being told that putting their babies to sleep in bed with them is risky behavior that should be avoided. Despite this, bed-sharing has doubled in the past two decades. To guide us through this conundrum, I’ll be talking with the very knowledgeable Teresa Pitman.

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Talking partners and birth, with Gena Kirby

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #1

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on partner-centered birth. And partner can mean whoever you’ll be counting on to be there for you, for  your labor. Because even if you are a single mom, having the support you want can make a world of difference. I’ll be talking to the fabulous Gena Kirby about some of the ways that your partner can help.

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Your child’s sleep and Daylight Savings Time

Get ready to fall back!

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 2nd, you will wake up having to turn your 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: