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Preggie Pals: Your Pregnancy, Your Way

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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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San Diego, CA

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Common Bacterial Infections In Pregnancy

5/27/2024
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:00:42:22

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Top 10 Breastfeeding Myths for Pregnant Moms

5/20/2024
You’re planning to breastfeed your baby, and you’ve probably even heard popular catchphrases like “Breast is Best”. And that can result in a lot of unnecessary pressure for both mom and baby. Today we’re busting some common myths associated with breastfeeding and supplementation in those first few days and weeks after birth. Our goal is to unravel the misconceptions and empower you with wisdom to help you navigate newborn breastfeeding confidently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:18

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Fetal Development: The Third Trimester

5/13/2024
You've just completed your second trimester, arguably the most comfortable and relaxing one. So, what should you expect during the third trimester? What developmental changes is your baby experiencing? How will your baby's movements change during this time? When do they stop flipping around and stay in their birthing position? Plus, what to expect when your baby starts to drop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:25

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Becoming a Mother: Managing Expectations

5/6/2024
Becoming a mother is a profound journey of transformation unlike any other. Throughout pregnancy, your body undergoes remarkable changes, nurturing and protecting the tiny life growing within you. Then comes the miracle of childbirth, a breathtaking experience that marks the beginning of a lifelong bond between mother and child. In the days and weeks that follow, you'll navigate the uncharted territory of motherhood discovering strengths you’ll never knew you had. Today, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the experience of becoming a mother and the highs and lows that come with it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:57

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Eating While in Labor

4/29/2024
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:00:37:50

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Touring Your Hospital Before Delivery

4/22/2024
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:00:36:46

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Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Postpartum Doulas

4/15/2024
You're starting to put together your team of health care providers for your pregnancy. But, it's not all about birth. Some moms need a little extra help after the baby is born, and that's where postpartum doulas can help. Learn more about the advantages of hiring a postpartum doula so you can determine if this is the best fit for you and your newborn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:28

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Childbirth Preparation Methods: The Bradley Method

4/8/2024
The Bradley Method. By using this simple and effective technique, couples are taught how to effectively work with their bodies to achieve a successful natural childbirth experience. So, what are the main principles behind The Bradley Method? How does it differ from other childbirth preparation methods? And what can you expect if you sign up for a class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:12

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Bonding with your Baby Before Birth

4/1/2024
We know the bond between mother and baby is strong, but when does that bonding begin? How can we increase that bond throughout our pregnancy, even if our little one wasn't planned? And how can our unborn child learn to love the people who matter most to us even before birth? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:12

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Getting Pregnant: Common Fertility Treatments

3/25/2024
If you're having a hard time conceiving a child, then you may want to consider fertility treatments. You have several options, including both invasive and non-invasive procedures. But, how do you know if you really need treatment? What are the common fertility issues and recommended ways to overcome them? We'll also answer your questions about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). We're continuing our series focused on getting pregnant by providing an overview of your fertility treatment options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:45

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Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Placenta

3/18/2024
Your body experiences many changes during pregnancy- all focused on growing a healthy baby. The placenta is a fascinating organ created specifically for your baby. It's basically his apartment for the next nine months. How is the placenta formed within the body? What nutrients are transferred from mom to baby? And how and when does the placenta leave the body? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:14

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Managing Pregnancy Discomfort: Prenatal Massage

3/11/2024
Prenatal Massage is a natural way to help relieve common pregnancy discomforts you may be experiencing during the next nine months. So, what is the difference between a prenatal massage and a regular massage? Can you have a prenatal massage at any point during your pregnancy? And what can you expect to take place during a typical prenatal massage session? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:56

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Childbirth Preparation Methods: Alexander Technique

3/4/2024
The ability to experience birth with ease, control and effectiveness- that's the power of The Alexander Technique. This method is used by professionals all over the world to build strength and manage pain. So, what exactly is this technique all about? And what should you expect if you decide to take a class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:32

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Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Midwives

2/26/2024
As you begin putting together your team of birth professionals, you may be considering a midwife as an alternative to an obstetrician. How are their roles different? What type of pregnancy is ideal for midwifery care? Are they typically covered by insurance? Plus, the best places to find a midwife that's best for you and your family! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:58

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Resuming Your Sexual Relationship After Pregnancy

2/19/2024
Towards the end of your pregnancy, sex may be the last thing on your mind. But resuming your sexual relationship with your partner will eventually sound appealing. What can you do during pregnancy and childbirth to help improve your overall experience? How can trauma during a vaginal delivery impact intercourse? Are there any differences after having a c-section? And do you really have to wait the full six weeks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:19

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Pregnancy After Preemie: Reducing Premature Births

2/12/2024
If your baby was born prematurely, you may be concerned the same thing could happen with your future children. What exactly does a preterm labor and preterm birth look like? What factors typically trigger labor prior to 37 weeks gestation? And what can you do to minimize those risks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:24

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Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birthing Centers

2/5/2024
Mothers who give birth at baby-friendly hospitals and birthing centers are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies and accomplish their personal breastfeeding goals. What does the term "baby-friendly" actually mean? What are the 10 steps that need to be completed in order to receive this important distinction? And what type of care can you expect to receive when delivering at one of these facilities? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:01

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The Blessingway: A Baby Shower Alternative

1/29/2024
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:00:34:30

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The Hospital Delivery Room: What to Expect

1/22/2024
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:00:45:02

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Getting Pregnant: Basic Infertility Evaluation

1/15/2024
You've been trying to conceive a baby, but not having much luck. Could there be a medical issue preventing you from getting pregnant? What percentage of couples seek fertility treatments to help in this process? What does a basic infertility evaluation look like? Plus, do you really have to wait a year before seeking professional help? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:33