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Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
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Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

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English


Episodes

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Losing 10% of Birth Weight

10/17/2019
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Your baby's birth weight is important. And for those first couple weeks of life, your primary goal as a new mom is to keep that birth weight from falling more than 10%. Why is it important to maintain that birth weight right after birth? Why is 10% the magic number? And what does it mean if your baby loses more than 10% of her initial weight? What are your options? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:08

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Expectations

10/10/2019
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Sometimes parenting doesn't turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren't fulfilled? How can that lead to depression and fears of failure as a new mother? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:09

Babies and Vaccines: The History of Vaccines

10/3/2019
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By the time they are six years old, most kids in the United States have received 49 doses of 14 different vaccines. This is the standard immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, as well as many pediatricians. But, how did we get to this point? When were the first vaccines developed? Who oversees the research, development, efficacy, and safety of vaccinations in the United States? And why have vaccinations become such a controversial topic? Learn more about your...

Duration:00:40:20

Postpartum Nutrition for New Moms

9/26/2019
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Your baby is here! But you're so busy taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself. Sound familiar? But good nutrition is super important for new moms- whether you're breastfeeding your baby or you're simply helping your body heal from childbirth. Today we'll explore some great ways to get nutritious foods into your diet, without overwhelming your schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:06

Delayed Postpartum Depression: The Symptoms

9/19/2019
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Many people think mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, must begin immediately after having your baby. But that's simply not true. Delayed postpartum depression can occur 18 months after birth or later depending on hormonal changes within the mother's body. So, would you know if you're experiencing delayed PPD or if something else is wrong? Today we're looking at the main symptoms that when left untreated, can even impact future pregnancies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:44:02

Tear or Episiotomy After Childbirth

9/12/2019
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When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. Learning more about how childbirth impacted your body can make the postpartum recovery process go more smoothly. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex more enjoyable while you heal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:39

The Truth About Baby Poop

9/5/2019
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Dealing with your baby's poop is just one of the many joys of new parenting. But besides being a bit gross, you can also learn a lot about your baby's overall health. So, what should you expect within the first few weeks of birth? What do the different colors mean? What should you do if your baby is constipated? Plus, our panelists share their most memorable poop surprises! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:28

Introducing BANDTASTIC - the greatest band in the Universe!

9/5/2019
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Listen to Bandtastic on Himalaya, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.himalaya.com/s/kA Bandtastic is a sci-fi musical adventure about the most popular band in the universe. Assembled by a super-intelligent spaceship, D.E.B.R.A. and not so intelligent robot sidekick R.A.N.D.Y., the intergalactic musicians travel to new worlds with one goal - to solve all of their problems through their incredible songs (byah byah byah!). The band consists of Seabass, a twelve-year-old boy from...

Duration:00:04:13

Decoding Your Baby’s Body Language

8/29/2019
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Your baby seems to cry, a lot. She also spends a lot of her time moving, grunting, and cooing. Maybe she is trying to communicate what is going on in her tiny little body, but you don’t understand. Is there a way to decode what your baby’s body language is saying? Does this baby come with a user manual? Help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:29

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Establishing Your Breast Milk

8/22/2019
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As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you do to help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:15

Surviving Postpartum: Shouldn't I Be Happy?

8/15/2019
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The addition of a new baby is supposed to be a happy time, right? However, a new study suggests the birth of your first child could be more stressful and lead to more unhappiness than unemployment, divorce or death? What? How is that possible? What are the most common stressors new parents experience? And how can you overcome those issues and experience more happiness and stability? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:40

Should You Swaddle Your Baby?

8/8/2019
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If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. After all, it just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment similar to she felt while being cradled in the womb, right? How do you successfully swaddle your baby? What type of swaddles typically work best? And do all babies really need to be swaddled? Plus, what safety precautions should you take to make sure your baby is safe? Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:41:43

Diaper Rashes: Causes and Remedies

8/1/2019
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You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to reduce any discomfort for your baby? And how can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:23

The Best Sleep Environment For Your Baby

7/25/2019
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New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well-rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wearing when they go to sleep? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:43

Baby's Bath: Home, Hospital and Beyond

7/18/2019
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Giving birth to your baby is usually pretty messy, right? So, it's only natural we would want to bathe our babies immediately. But could there be benefits to delaying that first bath? And when you do decide to bathe your new baby, how should you do it? Should you buy a special baby tub, or perhaps bathe with your baby? And what about those strange baths in the kitchen sink? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:18

Birthmarks, Stork Bites and Belly Buttons

7/11/2019
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When your baby is born, you examine every inch of its tiny, little body. And you may find some things you didn't expect such as a birthmark or stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them to appear on your baby? Plus, learn how to properly care for your baby's umbilical cord and belly button after birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:37

Postpartum Mental Health: OCD and Psychosis

7/4/2019
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Sometimes after birth we don’t feel like ourselves, but eventually those feelings resolve. For some women, their postpartum time is filled with anxiety and compulsions, racing thoughts and sometimes voices in their heads, hallucinations and even violent behaviors. How are these conditions diagnosed? And what kind of impact can it have on the entire family? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:03

Colic: Why is My Baby Crying Constantly?

6/27/2019
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Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much-needed rest? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:49

Should I Eat My Placenta?

6/20/2019
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You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What? It's true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:05

Understanding Infant Growth Charts

6/13/2019
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When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby's progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula-fed babies? And what does the term "failure to thrive" actually mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:29