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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.

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.

Location:

San Diego, CA

Description:

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

Should You Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood and Cord Tissue?

9/14/2020
For nine months, our bodies are doing everything possible to protect our babies… and then they’re born. And as parents, we still do everything we can to keep them safe. Including preserving their stem cells at birth through cord blood and cord tissue. But, what is this process actually like? How can it help? And are families really seeing results? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:47

Surviving the Summer Heat While Pregnant

9/7/2020
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:00:38:08

Top 10 Reasons to Breastfeed

8/31/2020
By now, you've probably heard that breast is best. But why? Why is breast milk considered the perfect food for your little one? What are the health benefits short term and long term? And how can it improve the bond your partner has with the baby? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:43

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What To Expect

8/24/2020
Gaining weight during pregnancy is inevitable. Your baby's growth and development depend on it. However, the amount of weight you gain could make the difference between a healthy pregnancy, and one that's more complicated. How much weight should you gain and when? Where does the weight go during pregnancy? And what should you do about your crazy cravings and food aversions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:09

Fetal Development: The First Trimester

8/17/2020
Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life- filled with lots of new changes. What exactly is happening to you and your body during your first trimester? How long is this trimester and what stages of growth and development is your new baby experiencing? Plus, how do these changes impact how you feel and how well you function? We're kicking off our new series focused on fetal development with a closer look at the first trimester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:22

Creating a Successful Birth Plan

8/10/2020
Whether you’re giving birth naturally, or planning for an epidural, it’s all starts with having a birth plan. What elements should you include in your plan? How many pages should it be? How should you present it to your healthcare provider? Making these decisions in advance will help you create the best birth experience possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:05

Understanding Pregnancy Hormones

8/3/2020
Your body is currently experiencing many changes, and those changes are prompted by hormones. In what ways do these hormones impacting your pregnancy? What are some of the symptoms you may be experiencing as a result? And what determines how your body reacts to these hormones? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:07

How to Know When You're In Labor

7/27/2020
How do you know when labor is "the real thing" and not a false alarm? This is the question many pregnant women ask themselves, whether it's their first baby or their fifth. Since every pregnancy is different, what are some warning signs that indicate you're probably in labor? What do real contractions feel like as opposed to Braxton Hicks? How should you time your contractions? And what the heck is a "mucus plug"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:39

Pregnancy When You Already Have Children

7/20/2020
Having more than one child can make pregnancy a bit more challenging. When and how do you tell your other children that you're pregnant? How involved should they be in your pregnancy? And how do you have enough energy to physically take care of your kids while growing another one? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:35

Childbirth Choices: Waterbirth

7/13/2020
Water can help you relieve pressure throughout your pregnancy, so it only makes sense that giving birth in the water can improve your overall childbirth experience as well. What are some of the benefits waterbirth provides for both mother and baby? How are babies monitored if mom is laboring in the water? And is it really safe for babies to stay underwater as they're being born? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:38

Creating a Calm Birth Environment

7/6/2020
Whether you choose to birth in a hospital, birth center or home, there are small things you can do to help make your birth experience as calm and comfortable as possible. How can we tame our five senses so we can relax more easily? Can aromatherapy and essential oils help your labor progress faster? Does special lighting help with pain management? And can your favorite music playlist re-energize you for those last few pushes when your baby is crowning? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:25

Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Birth Doulas

6/29/2020
Regardless of how you deliver your baby, you will need to rely on a team of health care providers to help you along the way. This new series explores the various options available to you- starting with a birth doula. What is the doula's role during your childbirth experience? What qualities should you look for in a doula? And where should you start looking for a doula? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:11

Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

6/23/2020
Your pregnant body is constantly growing. And while we love our beautiful bodies, most of us could probably do without the impending threat of stretch marks. What exactly is a stretch mark? Do they ever go away? And what can we do to help reduce them during pregnancy and postpartum? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:27

Risks and Benefits of VBACs

6/15/2020
If you didn't get the vaginal birth you wanted, you may be considering a VBAC with your next baby. VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) are becoming a popular childbirth choice, but how do you know if it's right for you? What are some of the risks and benefits of having a VBAC? What are your chances of success? We'll hear from moms who have experienced it firsthand! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:46

Pampering Yourself During Pregnancy

6/8/2020
Pregnant women usually experience symptoms such an extreme fatigue, body aches, and nausea. You may also be on your feet all day at work or at home running around as you care for your other children. Bottom line: the world isn't going to stop simply because you're pregnant. What can you do to pamper yourself a bit so you can enjoy the experience more? We've got some great ideas to help relieve stress and improve your physical and emotional well being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:59

Body Changes During Pregnancy: Your Uterus

6/1/2020
Your uterus is your baby's home for the next nine months. But what do you really know about this vital organ? How large can the uterus get throughout pregnancy? Plus, how it may be taken out of your body completely during childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:28

The Stages of Labor

5/25/2020
Our bodies experience three stages of labor during childbirth. What are the three stages, what exactly is happening to your body and why is it necessary? Understanding these stages will better prepare you for your own labor and delivery because you'll know what to expect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:53

Dealing with Gender Disappointment

5/18/2020
It's one the biggest questions on your mind after finding out you're pregnant- is it a boy or girl? And sometimes that intense anticipation is met with disappointment if it's not the gender you were hoping for. Is it wrong to feel disappointed after getting the news? How do we handle feelings that seem uncontrollable? And are we causing more problems by finding out the gender in advance? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:14

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Hypnobabies

5/11/2020
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:58

The Top 10 Foods To Eat When Pregnant

5/4/2020
Eating healthy is important during pregnancy- we know that. But eating healthy isn't always easy, especially if you don't have a lot of time and you get those crazy food cravings. What are the best foods to eat (and the most practical ways to eat them)? Today we're revealing our top 10 foods to eat while pregnant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:36