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Eating During Labor, with Rebecca Dekker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #27

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, I talk to Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth about evidence based labor practices, and specifically about eating and drinking during labor. It turns out that many hospital labor practices are not based on evidence, and can in fact be detrimental to the process. How can you know what is what? Rebecca has the answer.

 


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Going back to work, with Nancy Mohrbacher

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #26

Going back to work while breastfeeding can be a tricky situation. When should you start preparing and what do you do? What can help maintain your milk production? Will your baby start waking up more at night? What do you need to know about your pump? What about if things start going south? I talk to Nancy Mohrbacher to find out.

 


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Your Baby’s Fussy Phases, with Dr. Frans Plooij

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #25

Babies grow and develop at an astounding rate, but it turns out that those developmental leaps happen at specific times, following some not-so-sunshiny days. Listen to Dr. Frans Plooij, creator of The Wonder Weeks, explain what the fussy phases are all about, how to tell they are happening, and what you can do about it.

 


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Sex After Baby, with Kate Dimpfl

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #24

You’ve probably heard that caregivers recommend waiting 4-6 weeks before having sex after giving birth. That’s usually to give your body some time for healing, but what about your libido? When does that come back? And once you do it, will it hurt? How will your body be different? What if you don’t want to? What if your partner doesn’t want to? Will you ever feel sexy again? In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, Kate Dimpfl helps us understand the new normal of sex after baby.

 


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Milksharing, with Amber Mccann

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #23

If you couldn’t breastfeed, would you look to give your baby donated human milk, formula, or something else? What are the risks and different options of milksharing? If you have an oversupply, would you consider donating? Amber Mccann is here to help us with these not-so-clear-cut questions, in this episode of the Birthful podcast.

 


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Prenatal Yoga, with Deena Blumenfeld

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #22

Whether you’re new to yoga, or have been doing it for years, prenatal yoga can be greatly beneficial during pregnancy and birth. It could even reduce the length of your labor! Listen as Deena Blumenfeld walks us through the ins and outs of prenatal yoga, in this episode of the Birthful podcast. Special guest appearance by her cat!

 


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The Transition into Parenthood, with Elly Taylor

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #21

Going from being an non-parent individual to being a parent duo is an immensely transformative process that rocks any couple’s world. In this episode of the Birthful podcast, Elly Taylor takes us through the 8 stages that you can expect to navigate, as you grow together as a family.

 


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Inductions, with Dr. Gene Declercq

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #20

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, I talk with professor Gene Declercq about the complex realm of inductions. Are there good and not so good reasons for inductions? What are the risks? Do inductions lead to other interventions? Let’s see what the numbers say.

 


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Newborn Sleep, with Rebecca Michi

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #19

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, I talk with Sleep Consultant Rebecca Michi about newborn sleep. How do newborns sleep, and when do they start sleeping through the night? What’s the best way to set down a healthy sleep foundation? Are there things you should avoid doing? How can you get more sleep? Listen to the answers to all these questions and more.


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Cloth Diapers, with Heather Holt

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #18

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, we take cloth diapers head on.

The world of cloth diapers has evolved far from safety pins and rubber pants, into a land with myriads of options. They’re cute, reliable, and a lot simpler to tackle. It’s estimated that on average, a child will go through anywhere from four to eight thousand diapers in his or her life. That’s a lot of… uhm… waste! Listen to Heather Holt, as she helps us untangle the offerings, tell us about the benefits to your baby’s health, the environment, and your wallet, and gives us a bunch of great insider tips.


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