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Preggie Pals is an audio podcast that educates and entertains expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices.




Keeping Your Pregnancy Low Risk

There are many advantages to having a low-risk pregnancy, especially if you're planning a natural birth. What should your blood pressure look like? What about the food you eat and the amount of time you exercise? This episode explores some practical ways for you to stay in optimal health during the next nine months.

Duration: 00:36:36

Gender Prediction: Fact Vs. Fiction

Are you having a boy or girl? It's the question even complete strangers like to ask us when we're pregnant. So, what are the most reliable ways to determine the gender of your unborn child? And is there any medical basis for all those crazy wives-tales out there?

Duration: 00:41:47

The Truth About Gestational Diabetes

Even if you've never had diabetes, you could be among the 18% of women who develop a form of it about halfway through their pregnancy. While gestational diabetes is not a permanent condition, it does impact both mother and baby. How is gestational diabetes diagnosed? What are your treatment options? And how can it impact your labor and delivery?

Duration: 00:32:18

Preeclampsia: Symptoms and Treatment

Tired of peeing in a cup every time you have an OB/GYN appointment? They're testing for increased protein in your urine which may be a sign of preeclampsia. So, what is preeclampsia and how can it impact your pregnancy? If untreated, how could it affect you and your baby?

Duration: 00:38:22

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Hypnobabies

Today's expecting mothers are much more proactive in their approach to childbirth preparation, and that's one reason why Hypnobabies has become so popular. What exactly is Hypnobabies and how does it differ from Hypnobirthing? What does it take to become successful in using this technique? Plus, is it really possible to have a "pain-free" birth?

Duration: 00:32:48

Birthing Centers: An Alternative to Hospitals

Where should you birth your baby? If a hospital doesn't feel right but home birth is also out of your comfort zone, then you may want to consider a birthing center. So, what exactly is a birthing center and what type of care can you expect to receive?

Duration: 00:31:14

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Your growing belly can be a bit uncomfortable or even painful for your lower back and spine. Having chiropractic adjustments can help release that pressure and even improve your overall childbirth experience. What are the most common pregnancy discomforts treated with chiropractic care? Are there any risks to mom and baby? And how can these adjustments impact your baby's positioning?

Duration: 00:29:06

Healthy Body Image During Pregnancy

Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. While these changes may be necessary for the growth and development of your baby, it's sometimes hard to feel good about yourself during the process. What exactly does it mean to have a healthy body image? Why is important- especially during pregnancy? Plus, our mamas weigh in on aspects of their own bodies that bothered them the most during pregnancy.

Duration: 00:45:32

Your Pregnancy Due Date: Is It Really Important?

Determining your due date is one of the first things that happens at your initial prenatal appointment. What are the common methods used when figuring out this date? What happens if your exact due date can't be determined and how can it impact future treatment? Plus, what's happens if your due date comes and goes and your baby still hasn't arrived?

Duration: 00:36:26

Prenatal Anxiety and Depression

Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time, but that joy can easily be overshadowed by prenatal anxiety and depression. How do you know if you're developing these conditions during your pregnancy? What are the main risk factors or warning signs? And how can you get the support you need to overcome it?

Duration: 00:40:26

Childbirth Choices: Planned Homebirths

Women have been giving birth at home since the beginning of time. So, why are planned homebirths today considered so risky? What are some of the pros and cons of this type of childbirth? And the BIG question... is it really safe?

Duration: 00:35:20

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are hesitant about having any type of dental work done during pregnancy. However, maintaining proper dental care if actually recommended throughout your pregnancy. Why is good oral hygiene extremely important while pregnant? Is it safe during all trimesters? And what should pregnant women know about dental medications, antibiotics, and x-rays?

Duration: 00:36:59

Prenatal Testing and Genetic Counseling

Most pregnancies result in healthy babies. However, moms-to-be are offered prenatal testing as a way to determine if there are any known abnormalities in the growth and development of their unborn child. What are the benefits and risks of prenatal testing? What tests are you offered and when? And how can genetic counseling help you through the process?

Duration: 00:40:10

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Hypnobirthing

When you picture labor and delivery, do you imagine a natural and more relaxed experience? Do you picture yourself soaring through surges by releasing fear and pain and just focusing on what your body was created to do? Then hypnobirthing might be the perfect fit! What are the principles behind this childbirth preparation method, and what's needed to be successful?

Duration: 00:38:45

Miscarriage and Stillbirth: Dealing with Loss

Losing a baby- no matter how early in pregnancy- is very real and so is the grief that comes with it. Today we'll hear three women discuss their personal experiences when it comes to miscarriage and stillbirth. How were they able to cope with this loss? What was the reaction from family and friends? And what type of resources did they find most helpful?

Duration: 00:42:05

Plus Size Pregnancy

Being plus-size and pregnant in today's world can be challenging. Still, overweight women all over the world are giving birth to healthy and happy babies every day. Why does your weight matter during pregnancy? What are the risks associated with being plus size and pregnant- and are these increased percentages really that significant?

Duration: 00:42:43

Taking Medications While Pregnant

When we're pregnant, most of us think twice before taking any type of medicine. But, sometimes medication is necessary. We'll run through the most common over-the-counter medications typically found in bathroom cabinets to determine what's safe and what you should avoid.

Duration: 00:41:50

Nesting Instinct During Pregnancy

Sudden bursts of energy have lead you to cleaning out the fridge, sweeping out the garage and reorganizing 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 our listeners from Maine joins us as a special guest!

Duration: 00:34:40

The Benefits of Professional Birth Photography

Couples typically hire a professional photographer to preserve life's special moments, such your wedding today. So, why not hire a professional birth photographer to capture your little one's arrival? What exactly do birth photographers do, and how can they help make your labor and delivery experience more enjoyable? Plus, how do you go about finding a photographer that's right for you?

Duration: 00:32:34

Your Hospital Bag Checklist

Your due date is quickly approaching and you're still trying to figure out what to pack in your hospital bag? So, what are the essentials, and what can you essentially leave at home? We've asked some experienced moms to help us create a checklist of what belongs in your hospital bag.

Duration: 00:40:13

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