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Preggie Pals

Preggie Pals

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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.

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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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There's a holistic approach to childbirth that helps mothers reclaim and celebrate the spiritual, emotional and psychological aspect of birth as a right of passage. How can this method, called "Birthing From Within", help you throughout your labor and delivery experience? How does it differ from other childbirth preparation methods? And what can you expect should you decide to take a class?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Planning your baby registry can seem a bit overwhelming. If you're planning to breastfeed your baby, you may still want to add baby bottles to your list. How do you know what bottle is best for your baby? What should you know about the bottle size, style and the type of nipple? And what about all those baby bottle accessories? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your Hospital Bag Checklist

Your Hospital Bag Checklist

2019-12-2300:37:401

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Bedrest Survival Guide

The Bedrest Survival Guide

2019-12-0900:45:20

When pregnant, being on bedrest may seem like a much-deserved break. However, bedrest can also be challenging. What are the main reasons women are put on bedrest? What are some of the potential complications of bedrest? And does it really work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We've all seen the images on television and in the movies. A woman in labor screams her head off as she's pushing her baby through the birth canal. We've been trained to think this experience is going to be painful. So, what are your pain management options? What are epidurals and spinals and when are they used? What additional medications can help take the edge off while allowing you to stay mobile throughout labor and delivery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Each pregnancy is different, so how are we supposed to know if the symptoms we're currently feeling are "normal"? How can you tell if there's something really wrong? Today we'll expose the top 10 reasons when you'll want to pick up the phone and call your doctor or midwife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Plus Size Pregnancy

Plus Size Pregnancy

2019-11-1800:43:22

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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There's a bundle of joy on the way, which means it's time to plan for your baby shower! But with so many choices to make, it's easy for the planning process to become more frustrating than fun. What are the baby shower basics? Plus, what type of baby shower is best for you? We'll explore some tips and tricks for celebrating your special day with family and friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All About Baby Names

All About Baby Names

2019-10-2800:37:57

Let's face it. There's a lot of pressure to find the perfect baby name. What are the current national trends when it comes to naming your newborn? What are the most common struggles parents have in choosing their names? Is there a specific formula you should follow when it comes to naming siblings and twins? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your body is changing- growing belly, growing breasts- so your wardrobe is bound to change. So, how do you adapt to all these changes without breaking the bank? What are some essential pieces you can use during and after pregnancy? Do you have to buy everything new? What about buying gently used clothing from second hand stores or borrowing from friends? Plus, we'll discuss the benefits of renting maternity clothes that perfectly fit you during each trimester! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Natural Cesarean

The Natural Cesarean

2019-10-1400:28:46

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
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
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So helpful to get some kind of ideas for the first time to be moms. Thankyou, you guys are so easy to listen to.

Jan 10th
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