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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.

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Laura Birek, Shanna Micko

    • Parenting

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.

    Bonus: Halloween Fun and Fortune-Telling

    Bonus: Halloween Fun and Fortune-Telling

    Shanna and Laura get in the Halloween spirit by divulging their plans for a socially distanced holiday in this out-of-the-ordinary year, revealing their families’ costumes and sharing some special Halloween-themed BFPs. They also get prophetic in the special segment “ESP with BFP,” where they consult a special oracle about the future.

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-halloween-fun-and-fortune-telling | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 46 min
    Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

    Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

    Laura talks about her exciting week of potty training her toddler, feeling baby kicks and going to her 20-week anatomy scan. Shanna reports on her toddler’s progress toward the two-year milestones and her newfound ability to express defiance. Also, in another exciting round of “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with baby- and parenting-related trivia questions, diving into the topics of lion sex, domineering children’s librarians, twins and more. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 21 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 20 months old. Laura is 19 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-120/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 52 min
    Bonus: Pregnancy Do-Overs, COVID Baby Showers, Frozen Embryos and More

    Bonus: Pregnancy Do-Overs, COVID Baby Showers, Frozen Embryos and More

    Laura and Shanna wrap up their “Checkin’ the Inbox” segment from Episode 118 and answer more listener questions. They discuss frozen embryos, pregnancy do-overs, COVID baby showers and more!

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-more-listener-questions-purees-adoption-teen-moms-and-more | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 32 min
    Ep. 119: Terrible Twos, Here We Come!

    Ep. 119: Terrible Twos, Here We Come!

    This week, Shanna reports on her toddler’s feisty confidence and tiffs with her sister, and Laura shares tips on how to beat pregnancy reflux. Also, in the segment “Mom Wins!,” Laura tells a tale of her ninja-like instincts that saved her toddler a trip to the ER, and Shanna recounts the time she attempted to chase down the elusive Magical Christmas Truck. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 21 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 20 months old. Laura is 18 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-119/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 47 min
    Bonus: More Listener Questions - Purees, Adoption, Teen Moms and More!

    Bonus: More Listener Questions - Purees, Adoption, Teen Moms and More!

    Laura and Shanna continue their “Checkin’ the Inbox” segment from Episode 118 and answer more listener questions! They discuss the transition from purees to solid foods, adoption, pregnancy modifications when you have a toddler, advice for teen moms and more.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-more-listener-questions-purees-adoption-teen-moms-and-more | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 27 min
    Ep. 118: You Asked. We Answered!

    Ep. 118: You Asked. We Answered!

    In the segment “Checkin’ the Inbox” Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about everything from sleep loss, to sore boobs, to hemorrhoids during pregnancy and more! Also, Laura reports on her unexpected reaction to people commenting on her pregnant belly and reveals her shocking decision about her toddler’s screen time, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s out-of-control biting behavior and budding sense of humor. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 20 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 20 months old. Laura is 17 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-118/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 55 min

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