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When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect.

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Newborn Sleep

Newborn Sleep

2020-11-1843:17

Last week, we covered your sleep during pregnancy - but what about sleep after baby? Namely, for your newborn? This week, Heidi and Emma are diving deep into all things newborn sleep. How much, how often, how to do it safely, and when and how to start making bedtime routines that will help everyone in the family sleep more soundly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sure, sleep deprivation comes with the new mom territory. But you might not have expected the sleepless nights to start while you’re still pregnant! This week, Heidi and Emma break down the biggest causes and solutions to pregnancy insomnia, so you can put those pregnancy sleep problems to bed once and for all.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Making Your Birth Plan

Making Your Birth Plan

2020-11-0435:211

This week, it’s all about birth plans. Do you need one? And what should go into it? And what happens when things don’t go according to plan? From choices about who’s in the room, to doulas, to epidurals, to what to do with your placenta and cord blood, this episode will help you feel even more prepared for the delivery room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding With Your Baby

2020-10-2836:15

Bonding with your brand-new baby. It’s supposed to be the easy part after the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth, right? For many moms, that’s not the case. This week, Heidi and Emma break down the realities of bonding with your baby, and what to do if it doesn’t happen right away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tia Mowry has been part of our lives since she and her twin Tamera co-starred on the hit ‘90s series, Sister, Sister. Now, Tia is an author, producer, entrepreneur, wife, and mom of 2 adorable kids, Cree and Cairo. This week, Tia opens up to Heidi and Emma about the endometriosis symptoms and diagnosis that changed her pregnancy journey, the health challenges she faced during both pregnancies, and how she and her husband Cory have managed parenting during quarantine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Trying To Conceive

Trying To Conceive

2020-10-1443:48

Should you have sex multiple times a day when you’re ovulating? Is there an ideal time of day? What about lube? And what are the best ways to track ovulation to hit baby bingo? From scheduling sex to cervical mucus, nothing is off-limits in this hilarious and informative mother-daughter conversation dedicated entirely to TTC. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been serving for 14 years, first in the U.S. House of Representatives and now as the junior Senator from NY. And she’s served even longer as a mom – to 16 year old Theo and 12 year old Henry. Many of you may know Senator Gillibrand as a champion for women and families. This week, she joins Heidi to talk about the growing movement towards Paid Family Leave in America, alarming gaps in healthcare, the need for affordable childcare, and why it’s so important for every mom in America to register and vote this November. Visit What To Expect’s #MomTheVote voter guide: https://www.whattoexpect.com/momthevote Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How much screen time is too much screen time? It’s one of the most popular questions Heidi gets asked, especially over the last several months. This week, Heidi and Emma break down the truth about screen time for your baby and toddler, no guilt allowed! Heidi and Emma share their different philosophies, the best way to use screens, and what the science says about TV, tablets, YouTube, and your little ones. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This week, Heidi and Emma cover what to expect during labor and delivery. From how to know if you’re really in labor, to the right way to push, to the truth about pooping and tearing, this episode will help prepare you for the delivery room. In “Help Me Heidi”, Heidi reveals the best and worst at-home methods to induce labor and dishes on a funny anecdote featuring Chris Rock from the filming of the ‘What To Expect’ movie! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Breastfeeding Shame

Breastfeeding Shame

2020-09-1633:16

Why is there so much guilt and pressure around breastfeeding? In this week’s episode, Heidi and Emma are shutting down breastfeeding shamers. Emma opens up about when she knew it was time to turn to formula, and Heidi answers your biggest questions about feeding your baby. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
"The View" co-host Sara Haines joins Heidi to talk about life as a working mom of three. Sara opens up about her philosophy on marriage and parenting, perinatal and postpartum depression, and how she handled internet trolling and body shaming during and after her third pregnancy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pregnancy and Covid-19

Pregnancy and Covid-19

2020-09-0240:211

What should you expect if you’re pregnant during the pandemic? This week, Heidi is joined by maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Sarah Obican to answer your biggest questions about pregnancy in the time of Covid-19. Heidi and Dr. Obican break down all of the latest research, including prevention, changes in prenatal care, what you can expect in the hospital, recommendations for family visits, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sex During Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy

2020-08-2631:27

No news flash here: most pregnancies start with sex. But does pregnancy have to end sex? It’s one of the most common questions Heidi gets asked. From the safest and most comfortable sex positions during pregnancy, to the truth about toys, Heidi and Emma aren’t holding back with your biggest pregnancy sex questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Heidi and Emma explain what you need to know about eating well when you’re expecting and answer some of the most common pregnancy-related food questions. What should you eat if you’re too sick to keep anything down, including your prenatal vitamin? What about heartburn and headaches? Or, are you wondering if your paleo, keto, or vegan lifestyles are safe for baby? Get ready to fill up on information about what to eat to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Eating Well When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff is available online and in bookstores everywhere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Could you or someone you love be suffering from postpartum depression or a postpartum mood disorder? How do you know the difference between PPD and baby blues? Heidi and Emma talk about the biggest warning signs of postpartum depression that often go overlooked. From treatment, to prevention, and how to ask for help, this is a conversation every expectant and new parent needs to hear. Emma also opens up about her experience with PPD after her second pregnancy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
New mom Amy Schumer opens up to Heidi about suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy. What was it like to perform standup after puking night after night? Amy and Heidi also discuss maternal health issues in America, Amy’s first year of motherhood, and Amy turns the table to ask Heidi her biggest parenting questions. Watch Expecting Amy streaming on HBO Max. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Congratulations - you’re pregnant! But, who should you tell and when? Heidi and Emma break down what you need to know about announcing your pregnancy, from your rights in the workplace to sharing ultrasound pictures, baby names, and social media gender reveals. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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