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Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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

EP130: Gestational Diabetes, with Lily Nichols

Today we’re talking about Gestational Diabetes. What is it? How is it diagnosed? How reliable are these tests? If you are diagnosed, what does that mean for your pregnancy, baby and birth? Why does the usually recommended GD diet result...

EP128: Postpartum Hemorrhages, with Maryn Green

Why and how often do postpartum hemorrhages happen? Are there risk factors? What can be done if they happen? Can they be prevented, and if so, how? Are fear and protocol making things worse? Maryn Green tells us more. Check...

EP 126: Better Pregnancy Sleep, with Mar Oscategui

Between body aches, a mind that won’t quiet down, heartburn, and the never ending trips to the bathroom, getting a good night sleep while pregnant can seem like an impossible goal. So what can you do to make it better,...

EP125: A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 2)

Today we continue to talk with new dad, Jeremy Buczek about his pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum experience. In Part 1 last week, we left off just as things were moving into active labor. Today, we continue from there through...

EP124: A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 1)

Part birth and postpartum story, part helpful tips, part reflections, this 2 part episode with Jeremy Buczek goes deep into the birth partner’s experience of pregnancy, birth and postpartum to help your partner know a bit more of what to...

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