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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.
 
Welcome to The Productive Life Podcast with Megan Minns! This is a weekly podcast for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and side hustlers who want to be more productive in their business and personal life. We believe that you can create a business and personal life that not only co-exist but allow you to thrive and accomplish your goals. We believe that you can have a business without sacrificing your personal life, health, or happiness. Each week we’ll discuss productivity and time mana ...
 
My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about t ...
 
Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s podcasts bring you her reassuring advice in an audio format that you can listen to at any time, any place. More programmes will be posted on her website over the coming months covering baby and childcare, women’s health and family health containing useful advice and information. Miriam’s first podcast series is ‘The Pregnancy Diaries’ where she explains the three trimesters of pregnancy; what women can expect, the progress of the growth of their baby and hints and tips ...
 
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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

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Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig 1-2 times every week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. We have 30 years' experience between us and have served thousands of women and couples. Listen to our clients' birth stories and roundtable episodes, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes at DownToBirthShow.com. Follow us on Instagram at @downtobirthshow. Join our worldwide communi ...
 
To breed or not to breed? Find out on Maybe Baby — the podcast for the parentally undecided What happens when a woman who’s always known she doesn’t want children starts to wonder if she might want kids after all? In brand new podcast Maybe Baby, Kate Lawler tackles a taboo subject that’s familiar to millions of women. Does she actually want to have children? Kate, her fiancé Boj and her celebrity friends explore every aspect of having offspring in a funny, thought-provoking podcast that’s f ...
 
Welcome to OT.MOMMAS.LIFE. Hosted by two friends who are licensed and registered occupational therapists and mommas. We share our combined knowledge, experience, and real life situations of being occupational therapists and full time working moms. Our podcast is designed to take you along our journey into becoming occupational therapists, and sharing our combined 22 years of experiences. There will be tools, tips, and research for all levels of listeners. We’re also excited to share tips for ...
 
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In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura admit the unusual and/or embarrassing questions they’ve asked the internet recently, including the topics of family genetics and toddler visual disturbance. Also, Shanna tackles her toddler’s early-morning wakings, and Laura celebrates her baby’s new and under-appreciated milestone…
 
Today, Nick and Fei provide a brief overview of female sexual dysfunction based on the ACOG Practice Bulletin. Also, in new and cutting edge research, please take a look at this JAMA article that came out this week: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2784960 Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.fa…
 
The third in our series of provider red flags episodes is here. Today, Cynthia and Trisha talk about the words, behaviors, and "recommendations" that concern us most around third trimester pregnancy topics such as: elective inductions, big babies, due dates, failure to progress, and vaginal exams. How your provider thinks about, discusses and manag…
 
Laura’s two-year-old has entered the “why” phase, so she is faced with answering the whats, wheres and whys of everything, and Shanna deals with her two-year-old’s continual nap rejection. Also, in the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with exciting trivia questions about childhood games, unusual pregnancy symptoms…
 
In this second part of their series on endometriosis, Fei and Nick discuss treatment options for endometriosis. Check out episode 77 on chronic pelvic pain, which is quite relevant to today's topic: https://creogsovercoffee.com/notes/2020/3/8/chronic-pelvic-painhttps://creogsovercoffee.com/notes/2020/3/8/chronic-pelvic-pain Twitter: @creogsovercoff…
 
Dr. Stu Fischbein is an OBGYN in California and one of the very few providers who will attend home breech and twin birth. Breech babies make up about 6% of pregnancies at term but few women will experience a vaginal breech birth. 98% of providers will not support a vaginal breech birth, not because it is dangerous (because it is not); but rather, b…
 
In the special segment “Mom Wins!” Laura talks about the miraculous new bedtime technique that has worked wonders with her two-year-old, and Shanna recounts her desperate attempt to remove permanent marker from her child’s face before school. Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s clinginess, and Laura wonders if her baby said his first word a…
 
In this first part of their series on endometriosis, Fei and Nick discuss the etiology, risk factors, and diagnosis of endometriosis. Check out episode 77 on chronic pelvic pain, which is quite relevant to today's topic: https://creogsovercoffee.com/notes/2020/3/8/chronic-pelvic-painhttps://creogsovercoffee.com/notes/2020/3/8/chronic-pelvic-pain Tw…
 
Our September Q&A is here! Today, we open the episode with a discussion around choosing the best pediatrician for you and your baby; next we address shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage followed by questions such as: How do you handle family dynamics where you and your Mother-in-law have differing ideas about where and how to give birth? Is …
 
Giana is one of our Down To Birth Show listeners whose OB had told her to get an induction at 38 1/2 weeks due to a large baby. When she declined, her OB offered a scheduled Cesarean section as an alternative. Giana noticed the OB emphasized the importance of getting the baby out, but ignored the risk factors associated with induction or scheduled …
 
In Part 2 of “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions about everything from our favorite books, to miscarriage, to breastfeeding toddlers and more! Also, Laura talks about her two-year-old’s new anxieties about preschool and gives an update about her baby’s plagiocephaly, and Shanna reports on her daughters’ first illne…
 
Today, Fei and Nick are joined by Dr. Andrey Dolinko, a second year REI fellow at UPenn, who introduces us to hysteroscopy. Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.facebook.com/creogsovercoffee Website: www.creogsovercoffee.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/creogsovercoffee You can find the OBG Project at: www.obgproject.com…
 
Mabel Bashorun of withinherbirthservices is a certified Lamazae childbirth educator and certified lactation consultant. Her journey into birth work stems from her unique story of trying to conceive, at age 26, and desiring a vaginal birth while having uterine fibroids. Today, she shares her struggle with achieving her birth goals as a result of her…
 
In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from postpartum depression, to solid foods, to c-sections and vaginal births and more! Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s transition out of the crib and into a big bed, and Laura discusses the intrusive thoughts that plagued her after h…
 
Today, Fei and Nick bring you a quick update to their previous episode on prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing. What's is PGT? What lab tests do we actually send for when we do CVS or amniocentesis? Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.facebook.com/creogsovercoffee Website: www.creogsovercoffee.com Patre…
 
We are back today with our 2nd episode in our three-part series on provider red flags. In this segment, we discuss the key issues that may come up in your second trimester and will get you thinking if you are in the right place with the right provider...think glucose screening test, discussions around baby's size, doulas, attention to your emotiona…
 
What does it really mean to have an orgasmic birth? Sure, you might have a “birthgasm,” but more likely you’ll feel the ecstasy of the physiological birth process. In today’s minisode, Trisha walks us through the complex interplay of hormones that brings us to ecstasy in birth and what it takes to get there. * * * * * * * * * * Connect with us on I…
 
Shanna and Laura interview pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin from PedsDocTalk about how new parents can reduce their anxiety about topics such as baby weight percentiles, sleep training, reflux and more! Also, Laura reports on her two-year-old’s first day of preschool, and Shanna talks about her five-year-old’s first day of kindergarten. Finally, they sha…
 
I have left the conventional medical model for good in search of brighter pastures! With the amount of painting, dancing, and kissing my baby and wife that I've been doing over the past several days, I encourage you all to try living a life free of the medical industrial complex! I have been liberated, and now I've got the bandwith the shake things…
 
Barbara Harper is an internationally-published author and the founder of Water Birth International. Her best selling book “Gentle Birth Choices” has been translated into nine languages. Her latest collaborative project was published in May 2021, entitled, “Bringing Birth Home.” Barbara joined us on Down to Birth to discuss all the benefits of water…
 
Laura talks about her attempt at sleep training her six-month-old baby and reports on the process of weaning him from nighttime feedings, and Shanna discusses her two-year-old’s new fickle phase. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of sperm kings, morbid poison, the Virgin Mary and hydrotherapy.…
 
Today, Fei and Nick are joined by Dr. Aimee Morrison to talk about hepatitis in pregnancy. Dr. Morrison is a chief resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.facebook.com/creogsovercoffee Website: www.creogsovercoffee.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/creogsovercoffee Y…
 
Kayleigh Summers of @thebirthtrauma_mama joined us on the show in episode #116: Surviving an Amniotic Fluid Embolism, to share her deeply traumatic birth story in which she literally died during childbirth. She and her baby both survived. In that episode we discussed her lengthy and non-linear healing process. It just so happens Kayleigh is also a …
 
In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of impulse purchases, pissing off two-year-olds, staying up too late and more! Also, Laura talks about the situation that led to her bed sharing with her baby, and Shanna discusses putting her sleep anx…
 
Ever been confused by what the components of blood are? How do you counsel about risks and benefits? Today, Fei and Nick discuss everything to know about blood transfusions. Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.facebook.com/creogsovercoffee Website: www.creogsovercoffee.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/creogsovercoffee Y…
 
In this must-listen episode, Laura and Shanna provide big updates about how the surge of the Delta variant is affecting their lives, what they have decided about sending their kids to school during the pandemic and how “the sniffles” means so much more than it ever did before. Also, they interview Dr. Mona Amin from PedsDocTalk about the importance…
 
Hello Again! It is time for our August Q&A. Because we love our IG conversations so much, we open the episode with the very important topic of establishing family boundaries postpartum and share your biggest concerns while offering our best advice. Next we have a short convo on "good babies" followed by answering your questions including: Is measur…
 
Jessica found that community made all the difference, starting in pregnancy. After having a beautiful birth, she ran into significant breastfeeding and even formula challenges. She was moved and humbled when a community formed around her once again to ensure her baby was cared for and fed. Jessica's story inspires us to seek community and become th…
 
Shanna gets an IUD inserted and unexpectedly gives her kids a lesson about menstruation, and Laura throws in the towel on her toddler’s nap time and goes with a different strategy. Also, in the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna provide updates on past topics they left hanging, including whether Laura’s son is still pursuing a modeling career a…
 
How did we miss this one? Nick and Fei discuss reasons for second and third trimester, how to diagnose the reason behind it, and what to do! Twitter: @creogsovercoff1 Instagram: @creogsovercoffee Facebook: www.facebook.com/creogsovercoffee Website: www.creogsovercoffee.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/creogsovercoffee You can find the OBG Project at: w…
 
In today's episode, Cynthia and Trisha present the first of three conversations on determining whether you've hired the right provider for your pregnancy and birth. In our experience there are tell-tale warning signs indicating your provider may not be as supportive of your birth goals as you think. When you hear or see this language or behavior, i…
 
In the segment “What the Hack?” Laura and Shanna share their favorite mom hacks, including several need-to-know breastfeeding tips, a super trick to get toddlers to cooperate while washing their hands and more! Also, Laura reports on her baby’s first week in his plagiocephaly helmet, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s appetite slump. Finally, the…
 
Practice Bulletin #136 - Published July 2013 (Reaffirmed 2017) 1. Know your reproductive endocrinology like the back of your hand! 2. AUB-O is classically associated with cycles that differ in length by `10 days or more. Patient with AUB-O also generally don't experience the classical cyclical breast tenderness, mucoid cervical discharge, premenstr…
 
Dr. Jess MD is a NYC-based doctor of Psychiatry who sought routine OB care early in her first pregnancy. When her provider didn't know which trimester of pregnancy she was in, she realized she was just a number in a system that was not going to support the kind of birth experience she envisioned for herself, her husband, and her baby. She sought ou…
 
Practice Bulletin #135, Published June 2013 (Reaffirmed 2017) 1. It's none of your damn business why a woman desires a 2nd trimester abortion. There are also a lot of scenarios in which 2nd trimester abortion skills are necessary but that have nothing to what many perceive to be a seemingly easy decision to terminate a pregnancy. 2. If you don't fe…
 
Shanna reveals an epiphany she had during her daughter’s MyGym class, and Laura talks about her 5-month-old’s new obsession with an unexpected item. Also, in the special segment “Gripe Water,” they dive into the topics of kids' clothes, going down internet rabbit holes, farm animals and more. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Sh…
 
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