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PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com

PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com
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PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com

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Episodes

Ep256 Routine Hospital Procedures For You and Your Newborn

2/27/2012
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You’ve chosen to have a hospital birth. What are the routine hospital procedures for both you and your newborn after childbirth? What steps are mandatory and what choices can you make to ensure a more natural experience? OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter discusses important options available to you and your baby. Plus, PregTASTIC's host and producer, Sunny Gault, says goodbye to the show and to fans.

Duration:00:31:20

Ep255 Routine Hospital Procedures During Labor and Delivery

2/27/2012
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While there are many birthing options available for soon-to-be moms, many choose to give birth in a hospital. And while there are some standard procedures, you still have choices about the type of care you want. Today OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter explores what options you have during labor and delivery, to help ensure the best experience for both you and your baby.

Duration:00:41:40

Ep254 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

2/27/2012
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Pregnancy has been described as one of the biggest roller coaster rides of all time! You may find yourself tumbling and turning with huge highs, extreme lows and twists and turns of all kinds. And that’s what this episode is all about. It’s time to get real ladies.

Duration:00:41:07

Ep253 Natural Baby Pros' Empowered Birth Stories, Natasha

2/21/2012
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PregTASTIC partners with Natural Baby Pros to empower expectant women with amazing birth stories. In this episode, Natasha tells us about her decision to give birth at home, naturally, with loved ones nearby. How did she overcome her doubts and deliver her baby boy Jax, despite having some unknown problems with her placenta? Plus, learn how you can empower other pregnant women through an online auction!

Duration:00:32:14

Ep252 Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Issues

2/14/2012
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The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in the body, and it can be greatly impacted by childbirth. What are the different layers and how do those layers help your body? How can tears and episiotomys effect how those layers function? What are kegals and how can they help prepare your body before labor and repair your body afterward? Physical therapist, Catherine Veeser, shares some great tips for keeping your body healthy and strong.

Duration:00:33:01

Ep251 Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections

2/7/2012
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If you've ever had your cervix manually dilated, you may be at risk for having cervical scar tissue. Increased amounts of scarring may prevent you from having a successful vaginal birth. It's an issue few people are talking about, yet it's impacting women everywhere. How do you know if you have cervical scar tissue? What can be done about it to ensure you have the birth you desire? Doula Dawn Thompson shares her personal experience with this problem and her success in overcoming it.

Duration:00:32:36

Ep250 The Benefits of Hypnofertility

2/1/2012
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If you're struggling with infertility, you're not alone. Fortunately, there's a non-invasive approach that's helping women all over the world. It's called hypnofertility and it helps eliminate all the unhealthy messages which may prevent you from becoming pregnant. Can it relieve physical issues as well? Will it resolve "unexplained infertility"? And does it work with men? Hypnotherapist Carol Yeh-Garner explores the benefits of this new treatment.

Duration:00:29:22

Ep249 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

1/25/2012
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The joy of feeling your baby kick... and knowing it's not just indigestion! Find out which mama-to-be is able to pick up on the signs better in her second pregnancy. Has another panelist actually experienced "the perfect pregnancy"? Is that even possible? Planning a homebirth proves easier when one of our panelists find the perfect midwife. Plus, Sunny and Rachele announce the gender of their babies.

Duration:00:31:01

Ep248 Amy's Birth Story

1/10/2012
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Former PregTASTIC Panelist, Amy, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl. Did she make it past her due date? What other important person in her life gave birth on the same day? What does she think started her labor and what did the doctor say that completely shocked her? Plus breastfeeding woes and how she overcame them.

Duration:00:33:25

Ep247 Maternal Relationships: Becoming the Best Mom Possible

1/3/2012
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To become the best mom possible, we draw from our own personal experiences. But, what happens when the relationship with your own mother is strained? How can you overcome these emotional obstacles? Can simply trying not to "be like your parents" backfire? And what does it mean to be a "good enough parent"? Psychologist Jennifer Schere sheds some light on this important topic, submitted by a PregTASTIC listener.

Duration:00:36:10

Ep246 Weaning and Breastfeeding While Pregnant

12/27/2011
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Weaning is simply part of the breastfeeding process. But, when should you start? Which feedings should you eliminate first and why? And how can the medication sudafed help with the whole process? Plus, do you need to wean once you become pregnant? Robin Kaplan from the San Diego Breastfeeding Center shares some tips to help moms with their breastfeeding challenges.

Duration:00:35:49

Ep245 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

12/21/2011
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Our PregTASTIC Panelists bare it all. Who's bladder is waking her up eight times each night? With only two months to go, which panelist is having a hard time choosing a baby name? Who just felt their baby kick at 15 weeks? When it comes to maternity clothes, should you lend them to friends? Plus, the challenges of searching for a new home while pregnant and our attempts to still be a good mom to the children we already have while our body prepares for the next one.

Duration:00:36:17

Ep244 Skin Concerns: During and After Pregnancy

12/13/2011
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A rosy glow isn't the only thing that happens to a woman's skin during pregnancy. Perhaps you're one of many women experiencing chloasma (the pregnancy mask) or acne? What can you do to prevent or reduce these and other skin conditions such as spider veins, skin tags and the dreaded stretchmarks? Annette Rubin, co-founder of Belli, gives us some great advice. Plus, your chance to win one of Belli's most popular products!

Duration:00:44:53

Ep243 Michelle's Birth Story

12/7/2011
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PregTASTIC Panelist Michelle is back to share her birth story. Did she get an epidural or go med-free as she fantasized about? What was the one question she never expected the nurses to ask? And what does grilled cheese have to do with any of it? Plus, how milk allergies make breastfeeding a little more challenging.

Duration:00:28:37

Ep242 Epigenetics and the Science of Pregnancy

11/30/2011
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Did you know a mother's behavior during pregnancy can impact the way her baby's genes express themselves? It's all part of a new science called "Epigenetics". Will eating fattening food increase your child's odds of becoming obese? Can exercise strengthen your baby's mind? Does breastfeeding have long term effects? Jena Pincott, author of the book "Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?" shares more about this exciting science of pregnancy. Plus, your chance to win a free copy of her book!

Duration:00:27:32

Ep241 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

11/22/2011
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Our PregTASTIC panelists are back to share their current pregnancy high and lows. Who has to get up every couple hours at night to pee? Which panelist has pregnancy to thank for her new pair of "porn star" boobs? And which pregnant mama-to-be has the constant urge to spit? Plus, we're chatting via video skype with a listener in Houston, Texas... and the winners of our Belli contest are revealed!

Duration:00:30:31

Ep240 Pregnancy Concierge and Baby Planning Services

11/9/2011
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Managing relationships, your job and your new role in parenthood should be smooth, happy and healthy- and that's the goal of pregnancy concierge and baby planning services. Looking for a doula? Need personal breastfeeding tips? How about an extra hand with childcare? Today we'll explore how these services can help you prepare for life with your newborn. Plus, some great stroller, bottle and baby carrier recommendations from the ABC Kids Expo!

Duration:00:31:18

Ep239 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

11/2/2011
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It happens to the best of us. You and your beautiful bump are minding your own business, when suddenly you hear an outrageous statement from a complete stranger. "Was it planned?" "Are you sure you're not having twins?" "You look like you're ready to pop!" Today our brave panelists and facebook fans share their most horrifying stories.

Duration:00:31:57

Ep238 Surviving Morning Sickness

10/26/2011
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For many women, the toughest part of pregnancy is dealing with morning sickness. What exactly is morning sickness and what causes it? How about ways to prevent it? Nux Vomica? Ginger? Preggie pops? Plus, a 48 hour morning sickness remedy that will help you feel better throughout your pregnancy!

Duration:00:33:51

Ep237 Pregnancy Ups and Downs

10/19/2011
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Taking maternity leave soon? One of our panelists shares what to expect from your boss. Some spot bleeding sends another mommy-to-be to her doctor. Did everything turn out ok? Handicap parking when pregnant? Yes, it's possible. Find out how you can apply. Plus, your chance to win pregnancy body wash and body lotion from our partners at Belli Skincare.

Duration:00:31:02