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Your Baby’s Calming Reflex, with Dr. Harvey Karp

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #133

It’s sadly not uncommon for babies to cry inconsolably for long periods of time, and we usually attribute it to colic or the so-called witching hour. But what if there were a proven set of steps you could follow to calm your baby instantly and consistently? Dr. Harvey Karp tells us more. Check it out.

 

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Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #132

(Renewed! – Originally #86)

What are the 4 components of pain? Does pain equate suffering? If the signal doesn’t make it to the brain, is it pain? And how can you (and your partner!) change that signal before it arrives? Pain specialist Julie Bonapace has answers. Check it out!

 

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The Value of Postpartum Stories, Chaya Kasse Valier

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #131

For as much as birth stories get shared far and wide, things seem to go radio-silent when it comes to the postpartum period. It can be hard to determine when they begin and when they end, and they also tend to be much messier to recount. However, there’s much value to be found in sharing and hearing these stories. Chaya Kasse Valier tells us more. Check it out.

 

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Gestational Diabetes, with Lily Nichols

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #130

Today we’re talking about Gestational Diabetes. What is it? How is it diagnosed? How reliable are these tests? If you are diagnosed, what does that mean for your pregnancy, baby and birth? Why does the usually recommended GD diet result in worsening results, and is there a better alternative to all this? Lily Nichols has answers. Check it out!

 

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Birth Principles: Better than a Birth Plan, with Jessie Harrold

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #129

Today we are going to go beyond the birth plan to talk about birth principles. Although a well crafted birth plan can be a powerful tool, more often than not their formulaic, and outcome-focused nature can give a false illusion of control, and elicit eye rolls from jaded caregivers. The truth is, your efforts may be better spent on first crafting your own set of birth principles. Jessie Harrold explains why. Check it out!

 

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Postpartum Hemorrhages, with Maryn Green

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #128

Why and how often do postpartum hemorrhages happen? Are there risk factors? What can be done if they happen? Can they be prevented, and if so, how? Are fear and protocol making things worse? Maryn Green tells us more. Check it out!

 

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The Identity Shift of Becoming a Mom, with Sophie McEntee

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #127

Have you considered what motherhood means to you, and how you are going to integrate that, with your current identity? How do you feel about the words sacrifice and devotion? Sophie McEntee is here to tell us why becoming a mom can be such a messy process, and what you can do to prepare. Check it out!

 

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Better Pregnancy Sleep, with Mar Oscategui

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #126

Between body aches, a mind that won’t quiet down, heartburn, and the never ending trips to the bathroom, getting a good night 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.

 

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A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #125

Today we continue to talk with new dad, Jeremy Buczek about his pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum experience. In Part 1 last week, we left off just as things were moving into active labor. Today, we continue from there through the birth, and into postpartum, where Jeremy shares the trauma he experienced, what helped him through it, and the joy of becoming a dad. Check it out!

 

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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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