246 episodes

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!
We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it 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.
Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!

Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.

Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!
We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it 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.
Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!

Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.

Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.

    247 Cultural Ideals That Impact Your Birth, with Britta Bushnell

    247 Cultural Ideals That Impact Your Birth, with Britta Bushnell

    Do you have a need for control and certainty? Are you a perfectionist? Do you highly value knowledge and technology? Do you resist things getting wild? Do you strive to do it all? If any of these resonate with you, you’re going to want to pay close attention to this conversation with Britta Bushnell.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-cultural-ideals-impact-birth

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    246: [Birth Stories] From Hospital to Homebirth in 3 Births, with Krista Thompson

    246: [Birth Stories] From Hospital to Homebirth in 3 Births, with Krista Thompson

    Krista Thompson shares her progression from a prodromal labor and her baby being taken to the NICU, to a precipitous hospital birth with Fetal Ejection Reflex, and finally an unassisted-like homebirth experience.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-hospital-homebirth-progression-story

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP245: Your Anxious Mind During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande (renewed)

    EP245: Your Anxious Mind During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande (renewed)

    When you’re expecting, anxiety and worrying seem to take center stage, especially if you are categorized as high-risk. What can you do with these feelings? Can they affect your and your baby’s health? How do you make the mind-body connection work for you, to put this anxiety in its place?

    Show-notes at birthful.com/podcast-anxious-mind-pregnancy

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    244: [Birth Stories] Vaginal Birth with Non-Emergency Placental Abruption, with Alaina Gay

    244: [Birth Stories] Vaginal Birth with Non-Emergency Placental Abruption, with Alaina Gay

    Alaina woke up excited, thinking her water had broken, only to discover it was blood. Her planned birth center birth turned into a hospital induction, but thanks to compassionate care providers, that focused on her wellbeing and on a respectful transfer of care, she had a healthy and empowering birth.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-placental-abruption-story

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    243: Cannabis use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, with Heather Thompson

    243: Cannabis use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, with Heather Thompson

    With the legalization of cannabis expanding around the world, it’s time to have a nuanced conversation about its use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. What do we know about the health risks? What about the legal risks? Is a non-biased risk-benefit analysis centered on harm reduction possible, and what would that look like?

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-cannabis-pregnancy-breastfeeding

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    242: [Birth Stories] Overcoming Feelings of Brokenness and Fear, with Anne-Marie Shumaker

    242: [Birth Stories] Overcoming Feelings of Brokenness and Fear, with Anne-Marie Shumaker

    Anne-Marie Shumaker’s story is epic. Her fertility process was a long road involving surgery, multiple rounds of IUI, and a devastating miscarriage. The birth itself included persistent back labor, stalling for hours at 8 cms, and a long pushing stage. And yet, holding her miracle baby released all her previous feelings of brokenness and fear.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-IVF-posterior-vaginal-story

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

Mel_hl ,

Very engaging and informative

I love listening to the birthful podcast, I wish I had found it earlier when I was pregnant with my first one. I listen to it every day and have learnt sooo much with all the varied range of topics and experiences . I do not have much time for reading and this just fits really well in my routine when driving to and from work. I feel much more prepared and empowered for my next birth. Thanks Adriana for the amazing job you do!

Isolated4444 ,

Extremely informative

Fantastic, knowledgeable episodes with reputable guests! Thank you. The presenter can talk way too fast at times and can be difficult to take in and/or enjoy. Please slow down, then this podcast will be flawless :D

Jess with baby #1! ,

First pregnancy scares!

Currently in my first pregnancy and all I can say is thank god for this podcast! I intake information far better listening, as opposed to reading so being able to have my questions answered in a way that I could retain information is so helpful. Pregnancy + birth has always been something that has scared me and listening to this podcast has made me excited and calm. Thank you so much!

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