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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.

Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.
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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.

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Episodes

189: [Postpartum Story] A Nourishing Ayurvedic Postpartum, with Chelsea Wiley

12/5/2018
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Chelsea Wiley had a fast and furious first birth, followed by a postpartum period that left her feeling overwhelmed, isolated and unprepared for being a parent. After realizing she was the one that needed mothering, she prepared differently during her second pregnancy by using traditional ayurvedic tools that helped her slow down, improved her postpartum experience and recovery, and changed the course of her life. Check it out! Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources...

Duration:01:13:38

188: Inductions, with Gene Declercq

11/28/2018
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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. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-induction/ Support our sponsors: Go to vistaprint.com and use the code BirthfulHoliday for 50% off...

Duration:00:52:05

187: [Birth Story] Unassisted Homebirth After VBAC, with Nichole Joy

11/21/2018
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Today’s birth story, is with Nichole Joy, whose experiences have taken her from a Cesarean birth, to a VBAC, to an unexpected and unassisted homebirth. She has gone from being afraid of giving birth and letting others guide her decision making, to trusting the process and being able to tell an EMT to “get your hand off of my vagina” as her baby’s body was about to emerge. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at:...

Duration:01:09:58

186: How Over-Sexualizing Breasts Affects Breastfeeding, with Abby Theuring

11/14/2018
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Today’s show is about the impact of the over-sexualization of breasts on breastfeeding. If you breastfeed, you’ll find that your breasts undergo a radical identity shift from culturally sexual to biologically nurturing. So what does that have to do with how you feel while doing it, your ability to nurse in public, your decision on how long to breastfeed, having to deal with strangers opinions, and feeling many unwanted feelings like indignation and shame? Also, why do men have nipples? The...

Duration:01:01:31

185: [Breastfeeding Story] Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction, with Claire Labrosa

11/7/2018
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Today’s breastfeeding stories start when Claire Labrosa had breast reductions at age 17. Clare shares how she was able to breastfeed - and even tandem feed- her three kids, but not without her share of obstacles. Many of them having nothing to do with her reduction, but rather lack of support, conflicting information from careproviders, and dealing with lip ties, tongue ties, and sensitive babies. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on...

Duration:01:04:44

184: Breastfeeding your Newborn, with Dr. Jack Newman (Renewed)

10/31/2018
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Planning to breastfeed your newborn? In this episode of the Birthful Podcast I talk with none other than Dr. Jack Newman on what to expect, what to avoid, and when to ask for help, in order to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-breastfeeding-newborn Support our sponsors: For 30% off your Uqora order text BIRTHFUL to 484848 Go to mymyro.com/birthful and...

Duration:00:45:54

EP183: [Birth Story] A Lioness' Homebirth, with Samantha Percoski

10/24/2018
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Today’s birth story is with Samantha Percoski, who did a great deal of mental preparation during pregnancy to help her get out of the way and go primal during her labor. By working with her sensations, she turned pain into intensity and power, making her feel like a lion during transition, and get through a super long pushing stage. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: ...

Duration:01:03:39

EP182: Talking Pelvic Health with a PT, with Sara Reardon

10/17/2018
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Adriana Lozada talks with Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Sara Reardon about what optimal pelvic health looks like. We’ll go into the details about what to do -and not do- when peeing or pooping, discuss common issues such as leakage, painful intercourse, and abdominal separation, and explore proactive actions you can take during pregnancy to support your postpartum recovery. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page...

Duration:00:48:36

EP181: [Birth Story] Navigating a Vaginal Birth with HBP and Preeclampsia, with Tara Langsdorf

10/10/2018
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Today’s birth story, is with Tara Langsdorf, who is a self-described Type A. While pregnant, she finished her second master’s degree and took a promotion managing a team of 25. She tends to have a plan for everything. So what did she do when her birth didn’t quite go according to plan, and she found herself in labor with developing preeclampsia? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: ...

Duration:01:25:14

EP180: The Purpose of Childbirth Pain, with Rhea Dempsey (Renewed)

10/3/2018
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It’s not called labor for nothing, but is there a purpose to the pain? What happens when you stop thinking of birth as an emergency, and start seeing it as a physiological emergence? If you assume that your confidence will falter, then, can preparing differently help you have a better experience? Rhea Dempsey tells us more. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at:...

Duration:00:59:29

EP179: [Birth/Breastfeeding Story] A Super Fast Third Birth With Lots to Process, with Monica Drake

9/26/2018
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Monica Drake has had three very different birth and breastfeeding experiences. In this episode, we’re going to hone in on the third one, which included weeks of prodromal labor, no time for an epidural, and immediate postpartum interventions to baby that may not have been necessary, and have required a lot of processing. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at: ...

Duration:01:12:49

EP178: All About Midwives, with Melissa Cheyney

9/19/2018
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Today is all about midwives! What is midwifery care? What are the different types of midwives? Are they all certified? Where do they provide care? Are they only for when you are having a baby? Do they do the same things as OB’s? What are the advantages of OBs, perinatologists, and midwives working together? Missy Cheyney has answers. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-midwives Support...

Duration:01:01:09

EP177: [Birth Story] When Do You Make the Call for a Cesarean?, with Hayley Gallagher Katz

9/12/2018
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Hayley Gallagher Katz had set out to have a non-medicated waterbirth with a midwife and doula. So what happens after a month of prodromal labor, 40 hours of induction, the worst headache of her life, and lots of oozing meconium? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-induction-meconium-respecful-cesarean-story Support our sponsors: Go to canvaspeople.com and use the code BIRTHFUL for a...

Duration:01:04:19

EP176: Baby’s Position and Labor Flow, with Gail Tully (Renewed)

9/5/2018
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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 during pregnancy? 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. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at:...

Duration:01:14:00

EP175: [Postpartum Stories] Premie Hospital Birth with NICU Stay vs. Birth Center Birth, with Vanessa Young

8/29/2018
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What happens when you plan for a birth center waterbirth and you end up with a 34 week preemie, and an onslaught of breastfeeding obstacles? How does this help you prepare differently for your next birth and postpartum? Vanessa Young shares her perspective. Stay tuned. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-preemie-NICU-breastfeeding-story Support our sponsors: Go to truebotanicals.com and use the code...

Duration:01:16:37

EP174: Protecting Your Perineum, with Rachel Reed (Renewed)

8/22/2018
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The thought of vaginal tearing can make any woman cringe. And let’s not even think about episiotomies. Are there ways to avoid tearing? What’s the evidence behind perineal massage, kegels and squats? Will being told how to push make things worse? Rachel Reed tells us more about protecting your perineum during birth. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-protecting-perineum-tear Support our...

Duration:01:00:33

EP173: [Postpartum Story] Postpartum With and Without Depression, with Julia Sabourin

8/15/2018
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After her first birth Julia experienced undiagnosed postpartum depression along with major breastfeeding struggles. Second time around, she was dreading her baby’s arrival rather than excitedly awaiting it, so she did something about it. Julia shares how proactively preparing for all possibilities allowed her to be fully present during those first weeks, and enjoy the time with her newborn. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the...

Duration:01:03:28

EP172: Herbs in Pregnancy and Postpartum, With Kathleen Mugnolo

8/8/2018
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Herbs can be micronutrient powerhouses, that support your immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, but some of them may not be recommended during this time of your life. With conflicting messages about what to take when, how should you approach these plants to figure out what works for you? Kathleen Mugnolo has answers. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: ...

Duration:01:13:35

EP171: [Birth Story] Finding Closure from a Traumatic Birth, with Danielle Ford

8/1/2018
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Danielle Ford’s first birth happened when she was very young, not very educated in the process, and it included a long induction and an epidural. It wasn’t until getting pregnant 10 years later that she realized she carried a lot of trauma from birth number one. So what did she do differently the second time around to help her heal and have a much better experience? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at:...

Duration:01:04:40

EP170: Delayed Cord Clamping, with Dr. Mark Sloan (Renewed)

7/25/2018
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Waiting a few minutes to clamp a newborn’s umbilical cord can have significant health benefits, and yet the debate of early vs. delayed cord clamping rages on. What’s the big deal? Dr. Mark Sloan explains and share what the evidence says. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-delayed-cord-clamping Support our sponsors: Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code BIRTHFUL for 15%...

Duration:00:46:47