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We educate and entertain expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experienced moms and experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

We educate and entertain expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experienced moms and experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
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We educate and entertain expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experienced moms and experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

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English


Episodes

Changing Care Providers Mid-Pregnancy

7/22/2019
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You're mid-pregnancy and you need to change your medical care provider. Eeek! There are a million reasons why. Perhaps your insurance changed, you moved or you're simply unhappy with your current OB/GYN or Midwife. So, what happens next? How do you tactfully "break-up" with your current provider and how do you (quickly) find someone new who can help you? What about transferring medical records and billing? Our heads are spinning just thinking about it! Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:39:40

Surviving the Summer Heat While Pregnant

7/15/2019
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The temperatures outside are rising- right along with your growing belly. And keeping your body cool is essential for both you and your baby. How does a pregnant woman's body temperature impact her pregnancy? What do you need to know about the sun, perspiration and exposure to air conditioning? Plus, our facebook fans share what helped them stay cool during the warm summer months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:43

Putting VBAC Risks Into Perspective

7/8/2019
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Your first baby was born via c-section and with this time you're hoping to have a vaginal birth, or VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). You may have heard about some of the risks, but what does it all actually mean? Are VBACs riskier than having a repeat c-section? What factors should you consider before making this big decision for both you and your baby? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:11

Creating Your Postpartum Plan

7/1/2019
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In addition to caring for an amazing newborn baby, your postpartum period will almost certainly bring more stress and challenges than you anticipated. Preparing a postpartum plan can help make this transition into parenthood a bit smoother. So, what should you consider when creating your postpartum plan? When should you create it, and who should be part of the process? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:55

Making Sex Comfortable During Pregnancy

6/24/2019
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Sex during pregnancy is different for every woman. You may have a huge sex drive... or the thought of your partner giving you the entire bed while he sleeps on the couch may sound more appealing. If you do want to have sex, you may be concerned about your overall comfort. Is sex during pregnancy different than "regular sex"? What changes can you expect? What positions work best for a growing bump, and what should you avoid altogether? Yep, this one's explicit. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:41:39

Sleep During Pregnancy: Mental and Emotional Changes

6/17/2019
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We know sleep is important during pregnancy. Not getting enough can cause drastic changes both mentally and emotionally. What are some signs of sleep deprivation? How can you overcome sleep disorders while pregnant? Plus, simple tips to help you and baby get the restful sleep you deserve.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:37

Becoming a Surrogate Mother

6/10/2019
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Many of us dream of one day having a family of our own, but for some prospective parents, giving birth to their own biological child just isn’t a possibility. Every day surrogate mothers are helping these families turn their dreams into reality. So, what does it take to become a surrogate mom, and is it right for you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:32

Fetal Non-Stress Tests During Pregnancy

6/3/2019
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There are many reasons you may need to have a fetal non-stress test, or NST, during your pregnancy. Perhaps your baby isn't moving as much as before or perhaps you have a high-risk pregnancy. So, how are these tests performed, and are there any risks to mom and baby? Also, what typically happens if the results are abnormal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:23

The Blessingway: A Baby Shower Alternative

5/27/2019
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The Blessingway ceremony is growing in popularity. This alternative to a baby shower is an opportunity for experienced moms to celebrate their pregnancy and the birth experience they plan to have with the people who love and support them the most. So, what are some of the benefits and what options do you have when planning this important event? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:43

Preparing for Breastfeeding

5/20/2019
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You're pregnant and you're planning to breastfeed your baby. But, if you've never breastfed before, how will you know what to do? Should you take a breastfeeding class? How about visiting a breastfeeding support group? What can you expect to happen during those first few days after your baby is born? And what can you do in advance to prepare for any unexpected breastfeeding challenges? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:50

Creating a Calm Birth Environment

5/13/2019
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Whether you choose to birth in a hospital, birth center or home, there are small things you can do to help make your birth experience as calm and comfortable as possible. How can we tame our five senses so we can relax more easily? Can aromatherapy and essential oils help your labor progress faster? Does special lighting help with pain management? And can your favorite music playlist re-energize you for those last few pushes when your baby is crowning? Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:35:52

I'm Pregnant, Now What?

5/6/2019
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You've just peed on the stick and it's positive. Now what? Most care providers will schedule your first prenatal appointment at the eight-week mark. So, what are you supposed to do in the meantime? We're answering some of the main questions you'll have during this time, especially if this is your first baby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:28

Eating While in Labor

4/29/2019
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Most women have been told not to eat anything while in labor, but why? What are the risks to both you and your baby. How do current guidelines vary for vaginal versus cesarean births? Today we'll discuss why most medical providers restrict what you can eat and drink prior to the birth of your baby, and you'll learn more about a new study indicating a light meal during labor can actually be helpful for low-risk pregnancies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:05

Touring Your Hospital Before Delivery

4/22/2019
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It's always a good idea to tour your hospital before you deliver your baby. Who typically gives these tours and what important information can you learn to improve your overall childbirth experience? Plus, learn how touring a hospital can benefit you if you're planning to deliver at home or at a birth center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:32

Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Lactation Consultants

4/15/2019
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You're planning to breastfeed your baby once he arrives. But what happens if your breastfeeding experience doesn't happen as perfectly as you planned? How can a board-certified lactation consultant help you on your journey? What services does a lactation consultant typically provide? What are some of the benefits in adding one to your team of health care providers? Plus, how to find a lactation consultant who best fits you and your breastfeeding needs. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:28:50

Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

4/11/2019
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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:26

Common Bacterial Infections In Pregnancy

4/8/2019
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When you're pregnant, you can easily become a breeding ground for bacterial infections. Today we're discussing some of the most common infections such as yeast infections, urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and Group B Strep. How are these infections diagnosed and treated in pregnancy? Our mamas share their personal experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:20

Fetal Development: The Second Trimester

4/1/2019
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Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life- filled with lots of new changes. What exactly is happening to you and your body during your second trimester? How long is this trimester and what stages of growth and development is your new baby experiencing? When will morning sickness subside? At what point can you learn your baby's gender? Plus, the flutter of your baby's first kick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:12

Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Cervix

3/25/2019
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When you first find out you're pregnant, you probably aren't thinking much about your cervix. But this tiny organ is already preparing for your baby. It softens, lengthens, elongates, dilates, thins, and does all sorts of interesting things right up to the moment your baby is born. Learn more about what causes these changes and what it means for your labor and delivery experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:11

Sleep During Pregnancy: Finding Comfort with a Growing Belly

3/18/2019
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When you're pregnant, your body is working overtime and you may feel more sleepy or tired than usual. However, the larger your belly gets, the more uncomfortable you may be when you lay down to rest? What are the best positions for sleeping while pregnant? What modifications can you make to your environment so you can get the sleep you need? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:17