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Navigating HR to Plan Your Maternity Leave, with Katy Dahl

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #116

Today we are talking about navigating HR to plan your maternity (or paternity) leave. This can be an insanely overwhelming process, with so much fine print. So where do you start, and what should you be looking out for in order to avoid unfortunate surprises during postpartum? Katy Dahl is tell us more. Check it out!

 

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No Epidural and No Whining, with Celeste & Claudiu Bancos

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #11

We’ve reached the last story for this year’s “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story has a special twist, as we get to hear both parent’s version of it. Aside from healthy mom and healthy baby, Celeste Bancos’ other birth goals were of to avoid getting an epidural, and to not whine.. She, and her husband Claudiu are here to share how she achieved that. Check it out!

 

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5 Births: All Different, with Bronwyn Fackrell

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #10

We continue still with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series!

It’s a jam-packed episode today with five, very different birth stories! From traumatic, to physiological, to emergency cesarean with placental abruption, to VBAC, to homebirth, and a bit of lyme disease thrown in there to keep you on your toes, Bronwyn Fackrell shares it all. Check it out.

 

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Surprise Home VBAC, with Erin Davis

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #9

What do you do when you send your husband out to car-nap your older daughter as you finish getting ready to go to the hospital, and labor goes from 0 to 60, while you’re still at home? Do you panic? Do you call 911? Do you call your doula? Do you breathe and center yourself so you are present for your baby? Erin Davis is here to tell us more. Check it out!

 

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I Can’t Do It = I’m Really Close, Shani Stidham

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #8

We continue still with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Shani Stidham, who did a whole lot of soul searching and preparation in early pregnancy, and set things up so she’d have the environment and support she needed to explore birth on her own terms, and have a glorious postpartum to boot! Check it out!

 

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The Induction Mind Game, with Candice Hodges

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #7

We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Candice Hodges, who for weeks had to navigate scare tactics, conflicting advice from care providers, and modified bedrest, not to mention the logistics of a long induction, in order to embrace the chaos and have a birth that resembled what she intended. Check it out!

 

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From Cesarean to VBAC, to Home Waterbirth, with Chantal Shelstad

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #6

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Last summer, while relating her birth stories, Chantal Shelstad surprised us all by sharing she was pregnant again. So she’s back to tell the tale of how she went from a Cesarean, to a VBAC, and to a home waterbirth, because as she says, “she likes to challenge herself”. Check it out!

 

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Effects of sleep deprivation, with Dr. Kimberly Fenn

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #112

If you have a baby in your life, it’s a given that you’re not getting enough sleep, but how does that deprivation affect your mind, body and mood? How does it relate to weight gain?  Can your body adapt to the lack of sleep? Do micro-naps help or hinder? What about regular naps? Dr. Kimberly Fenn has answers. Check it out.

 

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Dealing with Family & Visitors, with Kate Turza

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #110

When it comes to pregnancy, birth choices and baby care, everyone seems to have an opinion. So what happens when your choices don’t line up with the preference of those who surround you, and may even be involved in the care of your baby? Kate Turza tells us more. Check it out.

 

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Back-to-Work Sleep Considerations, with Kim West

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #109

When returning to work, it’s not uncommon for baby to start waking more at night. What can you do ahead of time to support better sleep and minimize these wakings? If your baby starts waking more often, what can you do to survive and better the situation? Kim West has answers. Check it out.

 

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