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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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

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

EP169: [Postpartum Story] When Postpartum Anxiety and Panic Come out of Nowhere, With Kayla Sanmiguel

7/18/2018
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Having had two flawless postpartum periods under her belt, Kayla Sanmiguel didn’t know how to cope when postpartum anxiety and severe panic disorder came out of nowhere after her third birth. Listen to what she learned from her experiences, and how she’s approaching the birth of her fourth baby very differently, armed with new tools and wisdom. Check it out! Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: ...

Duration:00:57:33

EP168: Your Anxious Mind During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande

7/11/2018
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When you’re expecting, anxiety and worrying seem to take center stage, especially if you are categorized as high-risk. What can you do with these feelings? Can they affect your and your baby’s health? How do you make the mind-body connection work for you, to put this anxiety in its place? Parijat Deshpande 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-anxious-mind-pregnancy Support...

Duration:00:59:28

EP167: [Birth Story] Natural induction attempt, frustrating vaginal checks, and a not-so helpful epidural, with Margo Fox

7/4/2018
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Margo Fox shares her challenging vaginal birth, that included trying all the natural things to avoid a medical induction, navigating disappointing vaginal checks, reluctantly getting an epidural. And yet, she persisted. 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-natural-induction-epidural-vaginal-birth-story Support our sponsors: Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code...

Duration:01:20:33

EP166: Showing up at Your Birth, with Shalome Stone (Renewed)

6/27/2018
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Here’s the thing about preparing for birth: you can read all the books, take all the classes, listen to all the podcasts, set up a dream birth team, but no amount of preparation will get the birthing done for you. So, are you doing the inner work that will allow you to step up and own your birth? Rockstar Birth Mentor, Shalome Stone tell us more. Stay tuned. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at:...

Duration:01:05:38

EP165: [Birth Story] Liberating Homebirth Transfer to Hospital, with Julia Crabbe

6/22/2018
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Julia Crabbe is that daughter of a midwife, who grew up immerse in birth culture. For as long as she can remember, she had hoped for a home water birth. What happens when labor has other plans, that include a transfer to the hospital? 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-homebirth-transfer-hospital-story Support our sponsors: Go to birthful.com/simplybreastfeeding and use the code...

Duration:00:54:29

EP164: Structural Body Changes during Pregnancy & Postpartum, with Molly Deutschbein

6/20/2018
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How do relaxin and changes in blood volume affect your whole body? How does what’s happening to the pelvis relate to the uterus, and the baby inside it? How do you get back to alignment after birth, and how does breastfeeding affect these changes? Molly Deutschbein 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-structural-body-changes-pregnancy Support our sponsors: Go to...

Duration:01:18:05

EP163: [Birth Story] Two Inductions and an Undisturbed Birth, with Margot Strauhull

6/15/2018
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Margot Strauhull shares her three evolving birth stories. First up is hospital induction with an OB, followed an induced hospital birth managed by midwives, but overshadowed by her "history of macrosomal infant". And then her third birth, where she switched providers at the beginning 3rd trimester and gave birth at freestanding birth center with midwives, and finally had the undisturbed physiological birth she was hoping for. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and...

Duration:01:12:57