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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong.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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong.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.

Location:

Rochester, NY

Description:

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong.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

How Long Should You Wait to Clamp the Cord?

1/13/2021
Adriana Lozada shares facts about the magnificent protective and self-clamping abilities of the umbilical cord. She also explains why there’s still disagreement in the medical field about how long to wait. Listen to this episode all about delayed cord clamping. Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more tips, insights, and news from Adriana and her guests! We want to hear from you! Help us shape the future of our show by...

Duration:00:11:18

Why You and Your Care Provider Must Decide Everything Together

1/6/2021
OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Brad Bootstaylor talks with Adriana Lozada about how vital it is to establish shared-decision making with your care provider. Plus: why no one should roll their eyes at your birth plan. 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 their birth journeys. If you liked this...

Duration:00:29:47

Best of Birthful: How to Navigate the Identity Shift of Becoming a Mom

12/30/2020
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. Psychotherapist Sophie McEntee, is dedicated to supporting new parents through the early transitional and utterly transformational start of parenthood. She helps you navigate both the beautiful and messy aspects of becoming...

Duration:00:31:51

Best of Birthful: How a Baby’s Position Impacts Labor

12/23/2020
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 Gail Tully, founder of the Spinning Babies approach, explains how a baby’s position can dictate the flow and ease of a birth. Learn how to prepare your body for labor with personalized exercises and belly-mapping...

Duration:00:31:51

Let’s Tackle Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

12/16/2020
Adriana Lozada shares facts about the prevalence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs.And she encourages us to acknowledge the combined mental health impact of postpartum experiences during Covid. Plus suggestions on the signs to look out for. If you liked this episode, listen to this one on childbirth PTSD and this one on grief during and after pregnancy. You can connect with Birthful on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com. Be sure to subscribe on...

Duration:00:13:36

[Birth Stories] Lessons from a Life Coach Who Faced Postpartum Depression Three Times

12/9/2020
Author, life coach, and plus-size model Rosie Mercado experienced postpartum depression with three of her four children, in addition to other personal and physical challenges. She tells Adriana Lozada how she learned to listen to her body, to ask for help, and to admire her own strength. 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...

Duration:00:26:15

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