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Birth Prep. Essentials, with Adriana Lozada

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #37

Today’s show is about the essential preparation you need, in order to have the birth you want. Did you know that choosing your care provider and where to give birth, can greatly determine the type of birth you have? What things do you need to consider? Will a birth plan help or hurt? In this episode, I’ll help you find that answers.


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Connecting With Your Baby in Utero, with Penny Simkin

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #36

Today’s show is about connecting with your baby in utero through song. Figuring out a newborn’s needs can be tricky, and sometimes a baby will cry no matter what you do. Wouldn’t it be great to have a tool to help you automatically soothe your child? One that you put in place during pregnancy, that also reduces your stress? Penny Simkin is here to tell us about just that.


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Self-hypnosis for pain management, with Julietta Appleton

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #34

Today’s show is about self-hypnosis for labor pain management. Before you roll your eyes, know that this is not about someone swinging a pocket watch in front of you, but rather a well researched tool that can diminish pain, lessen anxiety, make you feel more in control, and even shorten labor. How does it work? Julietta Appleton tells us more. Go listen.


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Your Baby’s Microbiome, with Dr. Rodney Dietert

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #33

New research tells us that the microbes that are present during pregnancy, birth and postpartum can have an effect on the development of diseases such as asthma, diabetes, lupus, colitis, and celiac disease. Dr. Rodney Dietert is here to tell us how can you encourage a proper seeding of your baby’s body, to help fend off these maladies, and some suggestions on getting things back on track.


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Baby’s Position and Labor Flow, with Gail Tully

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #32

How does your baby’s position affect the flow of labor? Are there things you can do during pregnancy that can help baby get in a better position? Will doing these things help you be more comfortable? Will it make birth easier? The fabulous Gail Tully from Spinning Babies is here to tell us all about baby’s position and labor flow.


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Summer Birth Stories: A non-emergency Cesarean birth

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #8

As we’ve heard, birth happens. You can do your best to prepare, but it’s going to unfold in its own unique way. So what if you’re suddenly classified as high-risk and told that you have to have a Cesarean? Monica Usery tells us what that was like. Go listen!

 


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Summer Birth Stories: A quick and non-orgasmic homebirth

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #7

We continue with our Birth stories for the summer series! Today’s stories comes from Stephanie Cusenz Green, who may not have had the orgasmic birth she was hoping for, but still had a fabulous and empowering homebirth.

 


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Summer Birth Stories: A 34 week preemie surprise!

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #6

We continue to explore what real birth looks like, by talking to moms with diverse birth stories. Today’s story comes from Jennifer Gillette, who was caught by surprise at 34 weeks by the birth of her son. Go check out the birth of this preemie!


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Summer Birth Stories: Once her water broke…

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #5

Here we go with more birth stories! Today’s stories come for Alexandra Meseke, who’s the mother of a 2 yr. old and a 5 mo. old. Both stories start with her water breaking, and have happy endings, but they unfold very differently.


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Summer Birth Stories: Second babies come quicker… or do they?

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #4

Today’s “Birth Story for the Summer” comes from Danielle Major. Danielle was a little thrown off by the fact that her second baby apparently didn’t get the memo that second babies tend to come quicker, but the reward of finding out whether she had a boy or a girl was worth the wait. Find out how it all unfolds.


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