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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff. Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com. Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff. Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com. Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.

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Rochester, NY

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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff. Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com. Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.

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@birthful

Language:

English


Episodes

Eight Questions to Ask Your Care Provider

12/2/2020
Adriana Lozada shares what you should know about your provider’s protocols and practices to figure out how much shared decision-making and agency you will have in your birth experience. If you liked this episode, listen to this interview on informed consent in birth and this interview about the pushing stage. You can connect with Birthful on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen...

Duration:00:10:49

Lessons in Decolonizing Parenting

11/25/2020
Parenting facilitator Leslie Arreola-Hillenbrand talks to Adriana Lozada about starting Latinx Parenting to help families decolonize oppressive parenting practices and jettison cultural discipline techniques their parents used—that many say they’d never use on their own children. Listen through to the end for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us.” Every week, she selects actions, books, and other resources to further inform your intuition and support others on...

Duration:00:32:07

A Quick Guide to Triage

11/18/2020
Adriana Lozada explains the process of triage, which happens before you’re admitted to the hospital to give birth. She covers it all, from the steps to confirm you’re in labor, to potential inconveniences and discomfort, to concrete ways to advocate for yourself and your birth plan from the moment you step into the hospital. If you liked this episode, listen to this interview on knowing what you’re up against when giving birth in a hospital, and this episode with insider tips from a labor...

Duration:00:12:13

[Birth Stories] How He Prepared to Give Birth

11/11/2020
Trystan Reese assembled a birth team that included his partner, dad, mother-in-law, and the head nurse at the hospital to ensure his birth experience as a trans man was exactly what he wanted. He tells Adriana Lozada how communicating what he expected from each of them made all the difference as he welcomed his son Leo. Listen through to the end for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us.” Every week, she selects actions, books, and other resources to further...

Duration:00:31:57

How to Prepare Siblings for Life with a Newborn

11/4/2020
Adriana Lozada tackles a question parents ask her often: how to introduce your other children to their newborn sibling. There isn’t one right way to do it, so Adriana has suggestions to make the intros and transition easier—and joyful! If you liked this episode, listen to this interview on dealing with family and visitors, or this episode on how to truly understand and calm your baby. You can connect with Birthful on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com. Be sure to...

Duration:00:13:18

Pro Tips for Photographing Your Unique Birth Experience

10/28/2020
Doula and birth photographer Karissa Raya balances supporting people in childbirth, and documenting the magic of a family’s history. She offers insights and tricks of the trade for documenting your birth experience with photos, including framing those special moment—all while staying in the moment. Listen through to the end for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us.” Every week, she selects actions, books, and other resources to further inform your intuition and...

Duration:00:38:06

What's HypnoBirthing Anyway?

10/21/2020
Hypnosis in childbirth, often known as HypnoBirthing, is one tool you can use to lessen pain perception and let your oxytocin flow. Adriana Lozada breaks down the origin of this tool, and how you can practice it ahead of giving birth. If you liked this episode, listen to this birth story for a first-person account of using hypnosis during childbirth, and this full episode on using self-hypnosis for pain management. You can connect with Birthful on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at...

Duration:00:11:28

[Birth Stories] How This Fitness Coach Trained to Use Hypnosis During Childbirth

10/14/2020
Taylor Walker Sinning breaks down exactly how she trained herself for months to use hypnosis to relieve her pain during birth. And makes clear to Adriana Lozada just why it became her most powerful tool during childbirth. Listen through to the end of the episode for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us” as she selects actions, books, and other resources to further inform your intuition and support others on their birth journeys. If you liked this episode, listen...

Duration:00:35:10

Best of Birthful: What You Need to Know About Where You’re Giving Birth

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Dr. Neel Shah, a Harvard Medical School professor, explains how the hospital you choose can be your #1 risk of having a Cesarean. Cesarean rates have increased dramatically over just one or two generations, and many of them...

Duration:00:28:59

Best of Birthful: Why Uncontrollable Shaking Is an Important Part of Birth

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Doula Lesley Everest explores the primal nature of birth using somatic and emotional support therapies, and an interspiritual ministry. She teaches you how uncontrollable shaking is a very common part of labor, with a...

Duration:00:29:11

Best of Birthful: What Your Baby Experiences During Birth

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Midwife and pre- and perinatal psychologist Karen Strange talks about birth, but from the baby’s perspective. It turns out that there’s a specific sequence of events that occurs as newborns transition to the outside world....

Duration:00:27:29

Best of Birthful: How an Anxious Mind Impacts You During Pregnancy

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Leading high-risk pregnancy expert and mind-body health specialist, Parijat Deshpande, discusses the anxiety that comes with high-risk births. She offers tips on how to manage these feelings by making the mind-body...

Duration:00:30:12

Best of Birthful: Why Breaking Cultural Ideals of Birth Can Free Your Instincts

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Birth educator Britta Bushnel discusses the eight cultural ideals that impact childbirth. Control, perfectionism and institutional knowledge all play a role in birth, but she suggests it’s time to lean into your wild...

Duration:00:29:58

Best of Birthful: Why Pushing Too Early Might Affect the Baby and You

10/12/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Whapio, a midwife and founder of The Matrona, explores the modern management of pushing, and challenges our preconceived notions in the process. She gets into pushing’s effects on the baby, and on the perineum, which...

Duration:00:23:12

Let's Talk Openly about Pregnancy and Infant Loss

10/7/2020
October is Pregnancy, Infant, and Child Loss Awareness Month. The topic has been in our social media feeds for the last week after Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared their painful experience losing a pregnancy. They broke open a taboo topic that we at Birthful have been thinking a lot about: how to talk about miscarriages and pregnancy and infant losses. This week Adriana Lozada takes a few quiet moments to talk directly to you, our mighty listeners, about the realities and misconceptions...

Duration:00:11:34

Know What You're Up Against When Giving Birth at a Hospital

9/30/2020
Mimi Niles, a midwife and researcher, talks to Adriana Lozada about the U.S. hospital system, how your goals as a birthing person are at odds with the system’s goals, and how to tap into your power as a consumer within the system. Dr. Mimi Niles is the only appointed midwife to sit on the New York City Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives and the New York Birth Center...

Duration:00:39:07

Best of Birthful: How to Find the Best Midwife For You

9/28/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this play list of the most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Midwife Melissa Cheyney talks all about midwifery care, the different types of midwives, and their various certifications, so that you can know what your options are and make the best choice. Learn what role of midwives, OBs,...

Duration:00:30:05

Best of Birthful: How to Truly Understand, and Calm, Your Baby

9/28/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this play list of the most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Specialist and educator Carrie Contey explains what you need to know about how babies communicate their needs to us. Learn how you can tune into and translate their messages, and how it begins with tuning in - to yourself! Here's...

Duration:00:30:43

Best of Birthful: What You Need to Know About Birth Models

9/28/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this play list of the most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Medical anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd explains why we’ve gotten so obsessed with machines and numbers, how things are changing back to models that work in various parts of the world, and what you can take from those models to...

Duration:00:29:34

Best of Birthful: What to Expect From Breastfeeding

9/28/2020
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this play list of the most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows. Dr. Jack Newman, breastfeeding expert, shares all his best advice on what to expect, what to avoid, and when to ask for help, in order to get started breastfeeding, and breastfeed successfully. Here's the original episode in...

Duration:00:30:05