Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey

By Laura Birek, Shanna Micko

Big Fat Positive is a smart and funny podcast about two best friends who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Shanna Micko & Laura Birek recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 1: Introductions
    20:57
  2. 2.
    Ep. 2: OMG I'm Freaking Out
    21:15
  3. 3.
    Ep. 3: The Big Reveal
    16:20
  4. 4.
    Ep. 4: Hormones and Husbands and Dogs, Oh My!
    21:16
  5. 5.
    Ep. 5: Baby Bumps are Poppin’
    24:54
  6. 6.
    Ep. 6: Fake Pregnancy Tests
    27:34
  7. 7.
    Ep. 7: Babymoon Bliss and Nursery Nightmares
    24:44
  8. 8.
    Ep. 8: Gimme That Cheese - Pregnancy Cravings and Fun Facts About Fetuses
    25:26
  1. 9.
    Ep. 9: To Be or Not to Be (A Baby Mama)
    27:42
  2. 10.
    Ep. 10: Shooting the S*%t with Nurse Midwife Teresa Keirns
    37:34
  3. 11.
    Ep. 11: Stump the Preggo
    24:42
  4. 12.
    Ep. 12: Baby Names, Bras and TTC!
    25:06
  5. 13.
    Ep. 13: Burping and Crying
    28:38
  6. 14.
    Ep. 14: Taking Shots with Pharmacist Keri Hurley-Kim
    29:23
  7. 15.
    Ep. 15: They Said What?!
    35:19
  8. 16.
    Ep. 16: Baby Kicks or Bag of Snakes?
    29:08
  9. 17.
    Ep. 17: Halloween, Explosions, Forest Fires!
    35:09
  10. 18.
    Ep. 18: Caffeine-Addicted Babies
    34:33
  11. 19.
    Ep. 19: Your Questions and Stories!
    31:51
  12. 20.
    Ep. 20: Gratitude Slam!
    27:33
  13. 21.
    Ep. 21: When Getting Pregnant Is Hard AF
    53:49
  14. 22.
    Ep. 22: Birth Plans, Baby Showers and... Serial Killers?
    40:16
  15. 23.
    Ep. 23: You’re in the S*%t Now!
    29:20
  16. 24.
    Ep. 24: She Had HOW MANY Babies??
    32:09
  17. 25.
    Ep. 25: Drinking While Breastfeeding
    34:09
  18. 26.
    Ep. 26: Spinning Babies
    31:29
  19. 27.
    Ep. 27: Countdown to D-Day!
    37:15
  20. 28.
    Ep. 28: Shanna's C-Section Birth Story
    41:20
  21. 29.
    Ep. 29: Life’s a Breech
    31:44
  22. 30.
    Ep. 30: Milk, Milk Baby
    29:47
  23. 31.
    Ep. 31: Everything Is About to Change
    30:00
  24. 32.
    Ep. 32: Laura’s Breech Baby Birth Story
    45:27
  25. 33.
    Ep. 33: Why Do I Want to Eat My Baby?
    35:36
  26. 34.
    Ep. 34: Holy Sheet! Should I Co-sleep?
    34:52
  27. 35.
    Ep. 35: Interview with Pediatric Geneticist Susan Winter
    40:09
  28. 36.
    Ep. 36: Magic Boob Juice
    33:24
  29. 37.
    Ep. 37: Dream Feeds and Daycare Nightmares
    41:17
  30. 38.
    Ep. 38: Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition
    33:28
  31. 39.
    Ep. 39: Understanding Your Baby: Interview with Ayelet Marinovich
    41:31
  32. 40.
    Ep. 40: Baby Name Shame and Nursing No-No’s
    42:56
  33. 41.
    Ep. 41: Fur Babies
    38:36
  34. 42.
    Ep. 42: A Birth Ritual That’s Totally “Nuts"
    35:36
  35. 43.
    Ep. 43: Should You Sleep Train? Breastfeed? Room Share? Science May Hold the Answer! Talking the Data of Parenthood in the Early Years with Emily Oster, Author of Cribsheet
    49:21
  36. 44.
    Ep. 44: Rage Against Sleep: Surviving the Four-Month Sleep Regression
    43:04
  37. 45.
    Ep. 45: Do Me a Solid, Baby
    35:29
  38. 46.
    Ep. 46: How to Calm a Crying Baby
    44:05
  39. 47.
    Ep. 47: Baby's First Personality Quiz
    34:12
  40. 48.
    Ep. 48: Losing Sleep: Postpartum Insomnia and Rock Concerts
    40:41
  41. 49.
    Ep. 49: Express Yourself: Hand Pumping and Night Crying
    45:08
  42. 50.
    Ep. 50: The Wacky Things We Googled This Week
    49:29

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