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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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

228: [Birth Stories] An Unmedicated Birth with a Side of Virtual Reality, with Alena LeSchack

9/11/2019
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Alena LeShack went from not knowing anything about birth and considering a scheduled cesarean to preparing for -and having- an unmedicated birth. She had a flowing and empowering hospital birth, fueled by her confidence, the support of her team, and even a little dose of Virtual Reality. 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-unmedicated-VR-birth-story Support our sponsors: Go to...

Duration:00:54:33

227: Evidence Based Care, Castor Oil and more, with Rebecca Dekker

9/4/2019
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I’m Adriana Lozada, and today I’ll be talking with Rebecca Dekker about Evidence Based Care, how it relates to Florence Nightingale, why it matters and how to bring its three components into your maternity care. We also talk about the evidence for using Castor oil as an induction method and much more. 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-evidence-based-care-castor-oil Support our...

Duration:00:57:35

226: [Birth Stories] Embracing Imperfection in Time for a VBAC, with Laura Kline-Taylor

8/28/2019
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Laura Kline-Taylor spent most of her first pregnancy preparing for motherhood while healing from infidelity, and then had three days to get ready for an unexpected breech cesarean. Second time around, both she and her husband were in a much better place to come together to celebrate this new pregnancy, and intentionally prepare for an unmedicated VBAC. How was she transformed? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page...

Duration:00:58:21

EP225: Going Diaper Free with EC, with Andrea Olson (renewed)

8/21/2019
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Elimination Communication it’s a way of responding to your baby’s pottying cues that can lead to being diaper free. This is what everyone did before diapers were invented, and how half the babies on Earth are currently potty independent by age one. Intrigued? Andrea Olson is here to tell us more. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcast-elimination-communication Vote for our SXSW panel! Go to...

Duration:00:54:18

224: [Birth Stories] Getting Over the Fear of Unmedicated Birth, with Mariah Robinson

8/14/2019
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Mariah Robinson has had four very different birth stories, that include a traumatic vaginal birth with an epidural, two inductions with one ending in a cesarean, and an unplanned home birth with fetal ejection reflex, than involved her tablecloth. For this last one, she also put in a lot of work to get over her fears of an unmedicated birth. Stay tuned. Vote for our SXSW panel! Go to panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote and search for Tectonic Shifts in Childbirth Today. Get the most of this episode...

Duration:01:22:49

223: Emotional Prep for Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding, with Robin Kaplan

8/7/2019
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Returning to work can be a pivotal moment on your breastfeeding journey that stirs up all sorts of feelings. How can you prepare yourself, your baby, you caregivers and your workplace to set you up for physiological and emotional success? Robin Kaplan 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-back-to-work-breastfeeding-emotions Support our sponsors: For 30% off your custom...

Duration:00:59:09

[Birth Stories] Vaginal Births with Diabetes, with Yana Katzap-Nackman

7/31/2019
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Despite living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 5, Yana was determined to have a vaginal birth for her first birth, even though the induction requirement caught her by surprise. Second time around, her goal was to no only have another vaginal birth, but to do so without an induction. Check out how Yana took charge and advocated very matter-of-factly, in order to have the unmedicated, vaginal birth of her healthy child, on her own terms. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by...

Duration:01:18:17

EP221: Structural Body Changes During Pregnancy & Postpartum, with Molly Deutschbein (Renewed)

7/24/2019
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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:01:17:06

220: [Birth Stories] Cesarean Birth With Additional Mental Adjustments, with Dr. Amber Thornton

7/17/2019
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Amber Thornton worked hard for a healthy pregnancy and unmedicated vaginal birth, but she didn’t expect her water to released before 39 weeks. Despite an early hospital admission, labor progressed right along, until it didn’t. 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-long-pushing-cesarean-story Support our sponsors: Subscribe to Unspoken Stories for free wherever you get your podcasts or...

Duration:01:02:39

219: 6 More Physiologic Birth Mantras that Work, with Adriana Lozada

7/10/2019
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We continue to celebrate reaching 2 million downloads for the show! This is part 2 of my two-part minisode with some of my favorite birth mantras to convey physiology and help you navigate labor. If you haven’t yet, make sure you go listen to the previous episode first. These mantras are part of what I talk about with my doulas clients during prenatals, and I hope that they also prove super useful for you, and that in a way, it will be like I’m there in spirit during your birth, cheering you...

Duration:00:27:28

218: 5 Physiologic Birth Mantras that Work, with Adriana Lozada

7/3/2019
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Today we are celebrating 2 million downloads for the podcast, and so I’m doing things a bit differently. Instead of our regular episodes, this is going to be a minisode with some of my favorite birth mantras to convey physiology and help you navigate labor, but since we hit two million downloads, I’ll be sharing these mantras over two minisodes. You get one today and another next week. These mantras are part of what I talk about with my doulas clients during prenatals, so hopefully they will...

Duration:00:21:49

217: Newborn Sugar Levels and Breastfeeding, with Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole

6/26/2019
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There are certain conditions where a newborn’s risk of hypoglycemia increases. What are those conditions? How and when are they tested for? If there’s a concern, does that mean your baby will get formula supplementation, and how does all of this impact initial breastfeeding? Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole has answers. 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-sugar-levels-breastfeeding Support our...

Duration:01:14:12

216: [Birth Stories] Invoking Labor Before an Induction for a Redemptive Birth, with Lydia Palermo

6/19/2019
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Lydia Palermo’s first birth started with a premature induction for preeclampsia, and resulted in many interventions. When she was diagnosed again with preeclampsia during her second pregnancy, and was looking at another imminent induction, she did everything in her power to get labor going, to hopefully birth on her own terms. Did it work? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at ...

Duration:01:00:09

215: The Problem with Due Dates, with Gail Hart (Renewed)

6/12/2019
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If you’re pregnant, you may be sick of the question “When are you due?”, especially since the methods for calculating that date aren’t based on any current evidence. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date, so why do we obsess? Gail Hart and her dogs tell us more. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-due-dates Support our sponsors: Go to betterhelp.com/BIRTHFUL to get 10% off your first...

Duration:01:08:01

214: [Birth Stories] Birthing While Driving, with Laura Loos

6/5/2019
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Laura Loos has had two non-medicated vaginal births, with her second one happening so super fast that it involved birthing while driving. It also involved going into the hospital holding her baby, while her placenta was still attached, and a very intentional birth of said placenta. 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-car-baby-vaginal-birth-story Support our sponsors: Go to...

Duration:00:59:42

213: Choosing a Childbirth Class, with Sharon Muza

5/29/2019
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You’d think choosing a childbirth education class would be straight forward, but as with most birth-related things, the options are nearly endless. Should you take the hospital class or an independent one? Lamaze, Bradley, Birthing from Within, Hypnobabies, or something else? When should you start? What do they cover, and how can you tell if the instructor is any good? Sharon Muza has answers. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the...

Duration:01:04:48

212: [Birth Stories] Can You Wait to Push Until the Doctor Arrives?, with Alyssa Jennings

5/22/2019
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After a difficult first labor with many interventions, Alyssa Jennings was determined that her next birth would be much different. So what decisions did she make that led her to having to contain the fetal ejection reflex until her doctor finally arrived to catch her second baby, and what magic words did her husband say to help her do this? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at ...

Duration:01:10:28

211: Flowing with your birth hormones, with Dr. Sarah Buckley (Renewed)

5/15/2019
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Birth hormones are in charge of making your labor flow, establishing breastfeeding, and helping you bond with your baby. Supporting your hormones can lead to a healthier and smoother birth. How can you encourage them? What should you avoid? Sarah Buckley 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-birth-hormones Support our sponsors: Go to swankybadger.com/BIRTHFUL to get 10% off...

Duration:01:04:44

210: [Fertility & Birth Story] An IVF and Surrogacy Rollercoaster, with Parijat Deshpande

5/8/2019
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Parijat Deshpande’s first pregnancy was extremely complicated and risky, with her micropreemie son being born at 24 weeks. So when it came to doing it again, the seemingly easier option was to use a surrogate. Or so they thought. Listen as Parijat takes us on an unbelievable rollercoaster of emotions that led to her taking home a healthy, full term baby girl. Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at ...

Duration:01:05:10

209: Parenting Your Newborn, with Dr. Bob Hamilton

5/1/2019
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The good news is that figuring out how to parent your newborn is something you can do while you discover what type of parent you want to be, and most of the time, your baby will lead the way. The even better news is that it will probably involve a skin-to-skin extravaganza. Dr. Bob Hamilton is here to tells us more. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the show notes page at birthful.com/podcast-parenting-newborn Support our sponsors: Go to...

Duration:00:50:05