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The Birthful Podcast | Talking with Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding, Postpartum & Parenting Pros to Inform Your Intuition

By Adriana Lozada

Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. That's why Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts: to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family. Subscribe to join us every week! Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more at Birthful.com. Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

  1. 1.
    EP164: Structural Body Changes during Pregnancy & Postpartum, with Molly Deutschbein20 June 2018
    1:18:05
  2. 2.
    EP163: [Birth Story] Two Inductions and an Undisturbed Birth, with Margot Strauhull15 June 2018
    1:12:58
  3. 3.
    EP162: Your Baby’s Fussy Phases, with Dr. Frans Plooij (renewed)13 June 2018
    52:39
  4. 4.
    EP161: [Birth Story] Everyone Is a Badass (Midwife-Attended Hospital Birth), with Lauren Horton8 June 2018
    1:04:10
  5. 5.
    EP160: The Power of Comforting Touch During Labor, with Yiska Obadia6 June 2018
    58:58
  6. 6.
    EP159: [Birth Story] From Fear to Fearlessness at a Homebirth, with Vanessa Janek1 June 2018
    59:52
  7. 7.
    EP158: The Transition into Parenthood, with Elly Taylor (Renewed)30 May 2018
    49:26
  8. 8.
    EP157: [Birth Story] Two Powerful and Unmedicated Birth Center Stories, with Sarah Pion25 May 2018
    57:32
  1. 9.
    EP156: Preeclampsia, Eleni Tsigas23 May 2018
    1:07:51
  2. 10.
    EP155: [Postpartum Story] A Respected Preemie Vaginal Birth, with Hanley Rice18 May 2018
    53:37
  3. 11.
    EP154: Your Baby, The Mammal, with Diane Wiessinger (Renewed)16 May 2018
    1:04:55
  4. 12.
    EP153: [Postpartum Story] Coming to Terms With a Fussy Baby, Rachael Svendsen11 May 2018
    57:51
  5. 13.
    EP152: Bringing Equity to Birth, with Denise Bolds9 May 2018
    58:25
  6. 14.
    EP151: [Story] Roaring Baby Out Instead of Pushing, with Celia Mei Donaldson4 May 2018
    1:02:41
  7. 15.
    EP150: Healing your birth story, with Pam England (renewed)2 May 2018
    59:34
  8. 16.
    EP149: [Story] Wonderful Waterbirth with Strong Fetal Ejection Reflex, with Michelle Onaka27 April 2018
    1:02:45
  9. 17.
    EP148: Updates in What You Should Eat during Pregnancy, with Lily Nichols25 April 2018
    1:11:47
  10. 18.
    EP147: [Birth Story] An Empowered Cesarean after a Traumatic Cesarean, with Melissa Divaris Thompson20 April 2018
    1:05:43
  11. 19.
    EP146: The Baby's Birth Experience, with Karen Strange (renewed)18 April 2018
    57:10
  12. 20.
    EP145: 10 Myths of Motherhood, with Tracy Cutchlow11 April 2018
    1:04:18
  13. 21.
    EP144: Birth Models and How They Affect Your Birth, with Robbie Davis-Floyd (renewed)4 April 2018
    48:52
  14. 22.
    EP143: Can Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder?, with Deb Flashenberg28 March 2018
    57:06
  15. 23.
    EP142: 10 Unforgettable Doula Moments, with Adriana Lozada (renewed)21 March 2018
    1:06:44
  16. 24.
    EP141: Elective Inductions to Reduce the Cesarean Rate?, with Sharon Muza14 March 2018
    45:53
  17. 25.
    EP 140: Newborn Sleep, with Rebecca Michi (renewed)7 March 2018
    47:52
  18. 26.
    EP 139: Restoring Your Vitality After Birth, with Kimberly Johnson28 February 2018
    1:11:03
  19. 27.
    EP138: Eating to Grow a Healthy Baby Brain, with Theresa Nesbitt (Renewed)21 February 2018
    1:10:05
  20. 28.
    EP137: The Fertility Rollercoaster, with Heidi Brockmyre14 February 2018
    1:07:05
  21. 29.
    EP136: Understanding & Calming Your Baby, with Carrie Contey (Renewed)7 February 2018
    1:06:56
  22. 30.
    EP135: How Will Birth Transform You?, with Britta Bushnell31 January 2018
    1:06:36
  23. 31.
    EP134: Hormones After Birth, Dr. Jolene Brighten (renewed)24 January 2018
    1:03:18
  24. 32.
    EP 133: Your Baby's Calming Reflex, with Dr. Harvey Karp17 January 2018
    51:23
  25. 33.
    EP132: Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace (Renewed)10 January 2018
    1:06:42
  26. 34.
    EP 131: The Value of Postpartum Stories, with Chaya Kasse Valier3 January 2018
    49:03
  27. 35.
    EP130: Gestational Diabetes, with Lily Nichols27 December 2017
    1:10:24
  28. 36.
    EP129: Birth Principles: Better than a Birth Plan, with Jessie Harrold20 December 2017
    59:56
  29. 37.
    EP128: Postpartum Hemorrhages, with Maryn Green13 December 2017
    1:04:32
  30. 38.
    EP127: The Identity Shift of Becoming a Mom, with Sophie McEntee6 December 2017
    1:00:05
  31. 39.
    EP 126: Better Pregnancy Sleep, with Mar Oscategui29 November 2017
    51:11
  32. 40.
    EP125: A Dad's Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 2)22 November 2017
    1:09:13
  33. 41.
    EP124: A Dad's Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 1)15 November 2017
    1:06:01
  34. 42.
    EP123: Setting up Your Postpartum Support, with Michelle Peterson8 November 2017
    50:00
  35. 43.
    EP 122: Persistence in Breastfeeding, with Dawn Pensack1 November 2017
    1:00:28
  36. 44.
    EP 121: Common Breastfeeding Struggles, with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett25 October 2017
    1:05:02
  37. 45.
    EP 120: The Power in Writing Your Story, with Jaime Fleres18 October 2017
    57:51
  38. 46.
    EP119: Babywearing, with Joanna McNeilly11 October 2017
    1:11:09
  39. 47.
    EP 118: A Mindful and Minimalist Baby Registry, with Megan Whitaker4 October 2017
    1:09:27
  40. 48.
    EP117: The Induction Process, with Toni Golen27 September 2017
    1:06:28
  41. 49.
    EP 116: Navigating Human Resources to Plan Your Maternity Leave, with Katy Dahl20 September 2017
    51:49
  42. 50.
    EP115: Birth Trauma Myths, with Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand13 September 2017
    1:05:26
  43. 51.
    EP 114: Rethinking the Pushing Stage, with Whapio6 September 2017
    1:24:59
  44. 52.
    BS30: No Epidural and No Whining, with Celeste & Claudiu Bancos30 August 2017
    43:18
  45. 53.
    BS29: Five Births: All Different, with Bronwyn Fackrell23 August 2017
    1:03:03
  46. 54.
    BS28: Surprise Home VBAC, with Erin Davis16 August 2017
    1:13:08
  47. 55.
    BS27: I Can’t Do It = I’m Really Close, with Shani Stidham9 August 2017
    52:23
  48. 56.
    BS26: The Induction Mind Game, with Candice Hodges2 August 2017
    1:02:48
  49. 57.
    BS25: From Cesarean to VBAC, to home waterbirth, with Chantal Shelstad26 July 2017
    49:29
  50. 58.
    BS24: You CAN do Hard Things, with Elizabeth Nigro19 July 2017
    54:42
  51. 59.
    BS23: No Need to Push, with Naomi Wilcox-Lee12 July 2017
    54:02
  52. 60.
    BS22: Birth: Not as Bad as Hiking Machu Picchu, with Shelley Wylie5 July 2017
    1:07:55
  53. 61.
    BS21: A Breech Homebirth, with Jessica Winquist28 June 2017
    1:13:48
  54. 62.
    BS20: A glorious VBAC, with Kally McConnell21 June 2017
    47:18
  55. 63.
    EP113: VBAC facts, with Jen Kamel14 June 2017
    59:02
  56. 64.
    EP 112: Effects of sleep deprivation, with Dr. Kim Fenn7 June 2017
    1:06:09
  57. 65.
    EP 111: Dealing with Birth Fears, with Alexia Leachman31 May 2017
    1:01:35
  58. 66.
    EP 110: Dealing with Family & Visitors, with Kate Turza24 May 2017
    1:04:59
  59. 67.
    EP 109: Back-to-Work Sleep Considerations, with Kim West17 May 2017
    53:15
  60. 68.
    EP108: Are you Meditating Yet?, with Anna Gannon10 May 2017
    54:23
  61. 69.
    EP107: Place of Birth as #1 Cesarean Risk?, with Dr. Neel Shah3 May 2017
    48:34
  62. 70.
    EP106: Weight Gain & Nutrition, with Genevieve Howland26 April 2017
    1:00:21
  63. 71.
    EP104: (Updated) Evidence & Eating During Labor, with Rebecca Dekker12 April 2017
    35:54
  64. 72.
    EP103: Homebirth Reimbursement, with Nicolle Kasch5 April 2017
    50:23
  65. 73.
    EP102: The Microbiome and Your Baby's Immune System, with Toni Harman29 March 2017
    59:34
  66. 74.
    EP101: Effects of Stress During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande22 March 2017
    45:29
  67. 75.
    EP100: Sharing Your Birth Story with Your Child, with Anika Rothfuss15 March 2017
    40:06
  68. 76.
    EP99: ACOG's Recommendations on Limiting Interventions, with Sharon Muza8 March 2017
    1:04:01
  69. 77.
    EP98: Childbirth PTSD, with Cheryl Tatano Beck1 March 2017
    1:02:14
  70. 78.
    EP97: Pleasure & Joy During Birth, with Angela Gallo22 February 2017
    52:00
  71. 79.
    EP96: Informed Consent, with Cristen Pascucci15 February 2017
    1:06:44
  72. 80.
    EP95: Birth Finances, with Nate Dallas8 February 2017
    57:15
  73. 81.
    EP93: Birth Options, with Betsy Schwartz25 January 2017
    49:39
  74. 82.
    EP92: Vaginal Rehab, with Susi Hately18 January 2017
    58:18
  75. 83.
    EP91: Breastfeeding Preparation, with Cindy Leclerc11 January 2017
    46:26
  76. 84.
    EP88: Pregnancy After Loss, with Melissa Krawecki21 December 2016
    56:59
  77. 85.
    EP87: HELLP Syndrome, with Melissa Krawecki14 December 2016
    52:12
  78. 86.
    EP85: Navigating the NICU, with Sue Hall30 November 2016
    57:02
  79. 87.
    BS19: Upstaging the Placenta, with Laura Brandenburg23 November 2016
    46:53
  80. 88.
    EP84: All About Pumping!, with Nancy Mohrbacher16 November 2016
    52:27
  81. 89.
    EP83: Showing up at Your Birth, with Shalome Stone9 November 2016
    1:03:35
  82. 90.
    EP82: Why Breastfeeding a Newborn is Different, with Theresa Nesbitt2 November 2016
    1:07:50
  83. 91.
    EP81: Will You Shower During Postpartum?, with Lisa Chin26 October 2016
    45:15
  84. 92.
    EP80: Your Pregnancy Microbiome, with Anne Estes19 October 2016
    58:13
  85. 93.
    EP79: 11 Breastfeeding Need-to-Knows, with Robin Kaplan12 October 2016
    1:02:10
  86. 94.
    EP78: Is there a Purpose to Childbirth Pain?, with Rhea Dempsey5 October 2016
    56:46
  87. 95.
    EP77: Waterbirth, with Barbara Harper28 September 2016
    57:57
  88. 96.
    EP76: Prenatal Bonding, with Dr. Jay Warren21 September 2016
    55:27
  89. 97.
    EP75: 3rd. Stage of Labor, with Dr. Sarah Buckley14 September 2016
    1:02:59
  90. 98.
    EP74: Dr. Paul Thomas, Vaccines7 September 2016
    1:12:30
  91. 99.
    BS18: Determined to VBAC | Jaime Hitt31 August 2016
    53:42
  92. 100.
    BS17: A Challenging Physical Recovery | Erin Patterson24 August 2016
    1:11:55
  93. 101.
    BS16: A Challenging Pushing Stage, with Kate Bechtold17 August 2016
    55:57
  94. 102.
    BS15: When Breech Doesn’t Flip, with Chantal Shelstad10 August 2016
    50:04
  95. 103.
    BS14: Running Up the Stairs Does the Trick!, with Natasha Grey3 August 2016
    49:02
  96. 104.
    BS13: 3 Epidurals & a 6th-week Surprise, with Kate Turza27 July 2016
    1:10:45
  97. 105.
    BS12: Have a surreal birth experience!, with Emily Alsheskie20 July 2016
    53:06
  98. 106.
    BS11: Prodromal & Fantastic!, with Criselda Fernandez13 July 2016
    41:54
  99. 107.
    BS10: Birth is Mental & Emotional | Megan Othling6 July 2016
    1:24:51
  100. 108.
    BS09: Support Trumps Stubbornness, with Victoria Wilson29 June 2016
    51:41
  101. 109.
    EP73: Dr. Elliot Berlin, Chiropractic Care22 June 2016
    49:55
  102. 110.
    EP72: Arianna Taboada, Going Back to Work15 June 2016
    55:00
  103. 111.
    EP71: Postpartum Doulas, with Jackie Kelleher8 June 2016
    52:47
  104. 112.
    EP70: Emily Varnam & Kelsey Knight, Fertility Before & After Pregnancy1 June 2016
    1:01:12
  105. 113.
    EP69: Jack Newman, Jaundice25 May 2016
    35:08
  106. 114.
    EP68: Jennifer Margulis, Things to Know Before Your Next Birth18 May 2016
    43:44
  107. 115.
    EP67: Gena Kirby, All Things Rebozo11 May 2016
    44:20
  108. 116.
    EP66: Nekole Shapiro, Birth as an Intimate Event4 May 2016
    58:42
  109. 117.
    EP65: Mar Oscategui, Taking Care of You27 April 2016
    54:20
  110. 118.
    EP64: Dr. Stu Fischbein, Asking More of Your OB20 April 2016
    1:03:31
  111. 119.
    EP63: Jen McLellan, Plus-Size Pregnancy13 April 2016
    56:18
  112. 120.
    EP62: Lisa Gillispie, You Pelvic Floor6 April 2016
    1:01:40
  113. 121.
    EP61: Michelle Emanuel, Flat-head Syndrome30 March 2016
    53:27
  114. 122.
    EP60: Andrea Olson, Elimination Communication23 March 2016
    47:34
  115. 123.
    EP58: Whapio, The Holistic Stages of Birth (Part2)9 March 2016
    51:41
  116. 124.
    EP57: Whapio, The Holistic Stages of Birth (Part 1)2 March 2016
    53:37
  117. 125.
    EP56: Sylvia Houston, Skin-to-Skin24 February 2016
    39:49
  118. 126.
    EP55: Alison Hazelbaker, Figuring Out How To Suck, Swallow and Breathe17 February 2016
    50:48
  119. 127.
    EP54: Circumcision, with Adrienne Carmack10 February 2016
    52:02
  120. 128.
    EP53: Diane Wiessinger, How Your Baby Mammal Sleeps & Starts Solids3 February 2016
    25:21
  121. 129.
    EP51: Susan Fuller, Surrogate Birth Stories20 January 2016
    1:11:40
  122. 130.
    EP50: Pamela Berens, Family-Centered Cesareans13 January 2016
    39:02
  123. 131.
    EP48: Margaux Khoury, Green Pregnancy (Replay)30 December 2015
    35:22
  124. 132.
    EP47: Margaux Khoury, Green Pregnancy23 December 2015
    34:49
  125. 133.
    EP46: Michelle Hickman, Nursing in Public16 December 2015
    50:15
  126. 134.
    EP45: Amy Wright Glenn, Stillbirths and Infant Deaths9 December 2015
    31:03
  127. 135.
    BF01: Sherri Romig, From Tongue Tied to Easy-Peasy26 November 2015
    32:46
  128. 136.
    EP43: Gail Hart, The Problem with Due Dates18 November 2015
    40:13
  129. 137.
    EP42: Bethany Learn, Diastasis and Tummy Fitness11 November 2015
    1:00:27
  130. 138.
    EP41: Gena Kirby and Lesley Everest, Birthing like a Rock Star5 November 2015
    46:51
  131. 139.
    EP40: Dianne Cassidy, Epidurals and Breastfeeding28 October 2015
    45:00
  132. 140.
    EP39: Jessica Zucker, Miscarriage and Pregnancy21 October 2015
    31:30
  133. 141.
    EP38: Rachel Reed, Protecting Your Perineum14 October 2015
    55:28
  134. 142.
    EP37: Adriana Lozada, Birth Prep. Essentials7 October 2015
    48:50
  135. 143.
    EP36: Penny Simkin, Connecting with your baby in utero30 September 2015
    48:53
  136. 144.
    EP35: Loralei Thornburg, High-risk pregnancy23 September 2015
    46:59
  137. 145.
    EP34: Julietta Appleton, Self-hypnosis for pain management16 September 2015
    36:36
  138. 146.
    EP33 Dr. Rodney Dietert, Your Baby’s Microbiome9 September 2015
    46:48
  139. 147.
    EP32: Gail Tully, Baby’s Position and Labor Flow3 September 2015
    1:09:01
  140. 148.
    BS08: A non-emergency Cesarean26 August 2015
    46:06
  141. 149.
    BS07: A quick, non-orgasmic homebirth19 August 2015
    37:09
  142. 150.
    BS06: A 34 week preemie surprise!12 August 2015
    44:36
  143. 151.
    BS05: Once her water broke...5 August 2015
    41:23
  144. 152.
    BS04: Second babies come quicker… or do they?29 July 2015
    49:47
  145. 153.
    BS03: Prodromal Labor With a Side of Acupuncture22 July 2015
    39:18
  146. 154.
    BS02: Home Birth After 2 Cesareans, with castor oil and a twist15 July 2015
    49:45
  147. 155.
    BS01: Birth and Cheese Tasting8 July 2015
    53:27
  148. 156.
    EP31: Ashlee Wells Jackson, Loving Your Postpartum Body1 July 2015
    37:29
  149. 157.
    EP30: Robin Elise Weiss, Choosing Your Care Provider24 June 2015
    46:04
  150. 158.
    EP29: Dr. Mark Sloan, Delayed Cord Clamping17 June 2015
    40:24
  151. 159.
    EP 28: Sarah Buckley, Flowing with your Birth Hormones10 June 2015
    56:43
  152. 160.
    EP27: Rebecca Dekker, Eating During Labor3 June 2015
    30:23
  153. 161.
    EP26: Nancy Mohrbacher, Breastfeeding and Working27 May 2015
    38:56
  154. 162.
    EP25: Dr. Frans Plooij, Your Baby’s Fussy Phases20 May 2015
    48:57
  155. 163.
    EP24: Kate Dimpfl, Sex After Baby14 May 2015
    39:43
  156. 164.
    EP23: Amber Mccann, Milksharing6 May 2015
    43:56
  157. 165.
    EP22: Deena Blumenfeld, Why do Prenatal Yoga29 April 2015
    40:34
  158. 166.
    EP20: Dr. Gene Declercq, Inductions15 April 2015
    42:10
  159. 167.
    EP18: Heather Holt, Cloth Diapers1 April 2015
    45:40
  160. 168.
    EP17: Sharon Muza, Birth Doulas25 March 2015
    44:39
  161. 169.
    EP16: Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Postpartum Depression18 March 2015
    47:37
  162. 170.
    EP15: Diana Cassar-Uhl, Low Milk Supply11 March 2015
    42:07
  163. 171.
    EP14: Jack Newman, Breastfeeding Your Newborn4 March 2015
    40:19
  164. 172.
    EP13: Dianne Cassidy, Tongue and Lip Ties25 February 2015
    40:38
  165. 173.
    EP12: Nancy Wainer, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean18 February 2015
    1:04:15
  166. 174.
    EP11: Amali Lokugamage, Why an OB would choose a homebirth11 February 2015
    38:16
  167. 175.
    EP10: Jodi Hall, Birth Trauma4 February 2015
    37:13
  168. 176.
    EP09: Kristy Zadrozny, Building Your Village28 January 2015
    43:16
  169. 177.
    EP08: Darline Turner, Bed Rest21 January 2015
    39:33
  170. 178.
    EP06: Amy Hass, Nutrition During Pregnancy7 January 2015
    32:35
  171. 179.
    EP05: Lisa Doran, Fertility and Age31 December 2014
    40:01
  172. 180.
    EP04: Lesley Everest, Going Into Birth Intuitively24 December 2014
    41:05
  173. 181.
    EP03: Attie Sandink, Laid-Back Breastfeeding17 December 2014
    34:40
  174. 182.
    EP02: Teresa Pitman, Safer Bed Sharing4 December 2014
    34:09
  175. 183.
    EP01: Gena Kirby, Partners and Birth4 December 2014
    31:13
  176. 184.
    EP00: What is this podcast about?4 December 2014
    3:48

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