Birthful Episodes

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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. Every week, Adriana Lozada (birth doula, postpartum educator, author, speaker, and all around birth-junkie) talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Birthful hopes to make it all 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.

Recent Episodes

EP178: All About Midwives, with Melissa Cheyney

Today is all about midwives! What is midwifery care? What are the different types of midwives? Are they all certified? Where do they provide care? Are they only for when you are having a baby? Do they do the same...

EP174: Protecting Your Perineum, with Rachel Reed (Renewed)

The thought of vaginal tearing can make any woman cringe. And let’s not even think about episiotomies. Are there ways to avoid tearing? What’s the evidence behind perineal massage, kegels and squats? Will being told how to push make things...

EP172: Herbs in Pregnancy and Postpartum, With Kathleen Mugnolo

Herbs can be micronutrient powerhouses, that support your immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, but some of them may not be recommended  during this time of your life. With conflicting messages about what to take when, how should you approach these...

EP170: Delayed Cord Clamping, with Dr. Mark Sloan (Renewed)

Waiting a few minutes to clamp a newborn’s umbilical cord can have significant health benefits, and yet the debate of early vs. delayed cord clamping rages on. What’s the big deal? Dr. Mark Sloan explains and share what the evidence...

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