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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

Preeclampsia: Symptoms and Treatment

3/30/2020
Tired of peeing in a cup every time you have an OB/GYN appointment? They're testing for increased protein in your urine which may be a sign of preeclampsia. So, what is preeclampsia and how can it impact your pregnancy? If untreated, how could it affect you and your baby? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:27

Gender Prediction: Fact Vs. Fiction

3/23/2020
Are you having a boy or girl? It's the question even complete strangers like to ask us when we're pregnant. So, what are the most reliable ways to determine the gender of your unborn child? And is there any medical basis for all those crazy wives-tales out there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:25

The Truth About Gestational Diabetes

3/16/2020
Even if you've never had diabetes, you could be among the 18% of women who develop a form of it about halfway through their pregnancy. While gestational diabetes is not a permanent condition, it does impact both mother and baby. How is gestational diabetes diagnosed? What are your treatment options? And how can it impact your labor and delivery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:55

Childbirth Choices: Planned Homebirths

3/9/2020
Women have been giving birth at home since the beginning of time. So, why are planned homebirths today considered so risky? What are some of the pros and cons of this type of childbirth? And the BIG question... is it really safe? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:11

Your Pregnancy Due Date: Is It Really Important?

3/2/2020
Determining your due date is one of the first things that happens at your initial prenatal appointment. What are the common methods used when figuring out this date? What happens if your exact due date can't be determined and how can it impact future treatment? Plus, what's happens if your due date comes and goes and your baby still hasn't arrived? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:17

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Birth Defects with March of Dimes

2/24/2020
As a pregnant mama, you’re probably concerned about a lot of things, right? Your weight, your blood sugar, protein, hormones. Plus everything that comes with creating that little peanut growing inside of you. Here in the United States, birth defects affect about 1 in every 33 babies born each year. And while there's no way to prevent this from happening, we can help reduce that number. And our friends at the March of Dimes are here to show us how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:39:14

Birthing Centers: An Alternative to Hospitals

2/16/2020
Where should you birth your baby? If a hospital doesn't feel right but home birth is also out of your comfort zone, then you may want to consider a birthing center. So, what exactly is a birthing center and what type of care can you expect to receive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:40

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Hypnobirthing

2/9/2020
When you picture labor and delivery, do you imagine a natural and more relaxed experience? Do you picture yourself soaring through surges by releasing fear and pain and just focusing on what your body was created to do? Then hypnobirthing might be the perfect fit! What are the principles behind this childbirth preparation method, and what's needed to be successful? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:51

The Benefits of Professional Birth Photography

2/2/2020
Couples typically hire a professional photographer to preserve life's special moments, such your wedding today. So, why not hire a professional birth photographer to capture your little one's arrival? What exactly do birth photographers do, and how can they help make your labor and delivery experience more enjoyable? Plus, how do you go about finding a photographer that's right for you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:52

Prenatal Anxiety and Depression

1/27/2020
Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time, but that joy can easily be overshadowed by prenatal anxiety and depression. How do you know if you're developing these conditions during your pregnancy? What are the main risk factors or warning signs? And how can you get the support you need to overcome it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:55

Childbirth Preparation Methods: Birthing From Within

1/20/2020
There's a holistic approach to childbirth that helps mothers reclaim and celebrate the spiritual, emotional and psychological aspect of birth as a right of passage. How can this method, called "Birthing From Within", help you throughout your labor and delivery experience? How does it differ from other childbirth preparation methods? And what can you expect should you decide to take a class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:10

Healthy Body Image During Pregnancy

1/13/2020
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. While these changes may be necessary for the growth and development of your baby, it's sometimes hard to feel good about yourself during the process. What exactly does it mean to have a healthy body image? Why is important- especially during pregnancy? Plus, our mamas weigh in on aspects of their own bodies that bothered them the most during pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:03

Your Baby Registry: Bottles for Breastfed Babies

1/6/2020
Planning your baby registry can seem a bit overwhelming. If you're planning to breastfeed your baby, you may still want to add baby bottles to your list. How do you know what bottle is best for your baby? What should you know about the bottle size, style and the type of nipple? And what about all those baby bottle accessories? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:39

Taking Medications While Pregnant

12/30/2019
When we're pregnant, most of us think twice before taking any type of medicine. But, sometimes medication is necessary. We'll run through the most common over-the-counter medications typically found in bathroom cabinets to determine what's safe and what you should avoid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:36

Your Hospital Bag Checklist

12/23/2019
Your due date is quickly approaching and you're still trying to figure out what to pack in your hospital bag? So, what are the essentials, and what can you essentially leave at home? We've asked some experienced moms to help us create a checklist of what belongs in your hospital bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:15

Dental Care During Pregnancy

12/16/2019
Many pregnant women are hesitant about having any type of dental work done during pregnancy. However, maintaining proper dental care if actually recommended throughout your pregnancy. Why is good oral hygiene extremely important while pregnant? Is it safe during all trimesters? And what should pregnant women know about dental medications, antibiotics, and x-rays? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:28

The Bedrest Survival Guide

12/9/2019
When pregnant, being on bedrest may seem like a much-deserved break. However, bedrest can also be challenging. What are the main reasons women are put on bedrest? What are some of the potential complications of bedrest? And does it really work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:56

Epidurals, Spinals and Pain Medications

12/2/2019
We've all seen the images on television and in the movies. A woman in labor screams her head off as she's pushing her baby through the birth canal. We've been trained to think this experience is going to be painful. So, what are your pain management options? What are epidurals and spinals and when are they used? What additional medications can help take the edge off while allowing you to stay mobile throughout labor and delivery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:11

10 Reasons to Call Your Doctor/Midwife

11/25/2019
Each pregnancy is different, so how are we supposed to know if the symptoms we're currently feeling are "normal"? How can you tell if there's something really wrong? Today we'll expose the top 10 reasons when you'll want to pick up the phone and call your doctor or midwife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:19

Plus Size Pregnancy

11/18/2019
Being plus-size and pregnant in today's world can be challenging. Still, overweight women all over the world are giving birth to healthy and happy babies every day. Why does your weight matter during pregnancy? What are the risks associated with being plus size and pregnant- and are these increased percentages really that significant? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:59