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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

The Natural Cesarean

10/14/2019
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With more babies being born by Cesarean section, a new movement is campaigning to create a more natural experience for both mom and baby. It's known as the "Natural Cesarean" or "Family-Centered Cesarean". So, what exactly happens during this procedure? How can it improve bonding between you and your newborn? And why are some medical providers against it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:28

Your Baby Registry: Breast Pumps

10/7/2019
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Your baby is on the way, so making your baby registry is a top priority. What should you consider when selecting the best breast pump for you and your baby? What are the benefits of a manual hand pump versus an electric pump? What other features should you be looking for? Plus, additional accessories to help make your pumping experience as pleasant as possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:52

Pregnancy Forums, Cracking the Code of Acronyms

9/30/2019
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There are tons of pregnancy forums online. Finding these forums isn't the hard part, but trying to understand what people are trying to say can be quite a challenge. Why are these forums full of acronyms? What are the most common acronyms used during pregnancy and what do they actually mean? We're decoding this secret language so you can be better prepared when seeking help online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:43

Your Guide to Natural Childbirth (Featuring Ina May Gaskin)

9/23/2019
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For many pregnant women in the world, giving birth without medical intervention is simply a way of life. However, here in the US, more and more women are choosing to give birth naturally and having great success. What are some of the benefits of natural childbirth? Is it possible to have a natural childbirth experience in a hospital setting? And can natural childbirth actually be less painful then having epidurals or spinals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:12

The Hospital Delivery Room: What to Expect

9/16/2019
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You think you're having contractions, so it's off to the hospital you go! So, what should you expect when you arrive? At what point are you provided with a labor and delivery room? How many people will be caring for you as you await your baby's big debut? And what typically happens after your baby is born? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:30

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Bini Birth

9/9/2019
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Bini Birth explores many different methods of childbirth, approaching birth as an individual process that each woman explores in her own way. Today we'll hear from creator Ana Paula Markel. What are the main principles behind this practice? What are the most effective ways to learn its principles? And what should you expect if you take a class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:45

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:00:04:14

Inducing Labor Naturally

9/2/2019
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You've reached the end of your pregnancy. Your due date has passed and still no baby. Fortunately, there are some safe non-invasive ways to give your baby a gentle nudge down the birth canal. When should you consider self-induction and what methods work best? Today we're separating fact from fiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:22

Choosing Your Care Provider: Pediatrician

8/26/2019
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You're in the process of picking out your dream team when it comes to pregnancy and birthing your baby. But what about picking a pediatrician to help care for your baby? That's right! Choosing your pediatrician is highly recommended prior to your baby's birth! How do you find a pediatrician that's right for your family? What important questions should you ask them? And what type of care can you expect shortly after delivering your baby? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:38:11

Coping with Morning Sickness

8/19/2019
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Think you're pregnant? Nausea is one of the first pregnancy symptoms you may notice, and it could stay with you for a while. So, what actually causes morning sickness? What types of foods and vitamins help make you feel better? Plus, our panelists share how they coped with morning sickness during their pregnancies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:43

Nesting Instinct During Pregnancy

8/12/2019
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Sudden bursts of energy have lead you to clean out the fridge, sweep out the garage and reorganize your sock drawer. The good news is, you're not alone. What exactly is the nesting instinct during pregnancy? Who gets it? And how can we effectively use it without driving our partners (and other people around us) completely crazy? Plus, one of our listeners from Maine joins us as a special guest! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:23

Delivering a Breech Baby

8/5/2019
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You were planning for a vaginal birth, but then you learn your baby is breech. Fetal position is often overlooked until late in the pregnancy, so what are your options? Should you try and get your baby to turn? Can you deliver a breech baby vaginally? What are the concerns for both mom and baby? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:04

Signs Your Baby Is Dropping in Pregnancy

7/29/2019
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As an expectant parent, there are so many terms to learn and new “feelings” to identify in pregnancy. What does the term “the baby has dropped” really mean? What does it feel like? How do you know what’s going on? And what does this mean for your labor and delivery? Learn more about the signs your baby has dropped in pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:52

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. Visit...

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