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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.

    Ep. 126: Sexually Charged Pregnancy Newsletters

    Ep. 126: Sexually Charged Pregnancy Newsletters

    Laura reports on her pregnancy glucose screening and her toddler’s emerging communication skills, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s unexpected reaction to a recent visit with her grandparents. Also, in the special segment “Internet Insanity” Shanna and Laura discuss pregnancy newsletters that won’t let up on the sex talk and what to do with lost baby teeth. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 22 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 21 months old. Laura is 25 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-126/ | 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/

    • 56 min
    Ep. 125: False Labor or Gas Pain?

    Ep. 125: False Labor or Gas Pain?

    Shanna talks about having mixed feelings about her toddler’s blossoming independence, and Laura reports on her late-night rendezvous with stomach cramps that had her wondering if she was unexpectedly going into early labor. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!” Laura and Shanna discuss talking toys and tattling preschoolers. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 22 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 21 months old. Laura is 24 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-125/ | 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/

    • 44 min
    Bonus: Shanna and Laura’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Bonus: Shanna and Laura’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Shanna and Laura give you a head start with your holiday shopping by discussing some of their very favorite items for newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, new parents, pregnant people and those trying to conceive. They also share their plans for the upcoming holiday season.

    Our holiday gift guide - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/gifts

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-shanna-and-lauras-holiday-gift-guide | 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/

    • 51 min
    Ep. 124: Nesting Isn’t Just for the Birds

    Ep. 124: Nesting Isn’t Just for the Birds

    This week, Laura talks about her pregnancy nesting instinct kicking into overdrive, and Shanna wonders if she should drop her toddler’s nap. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna reflects back on the time in 1996 that she spontaneously got a haircut, how it all went wrong, and how her mom saved the day. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 22 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 21 months old. Laura is 23 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-124/ | 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/

    • 45 min
    Ep. 123: Dealing with Toddler Sleep Regression

    Ep. 123: Dealing with Toddler Sleep Regression

    Shanna discusses her toddler’s sleep regression and how a very unexpected event at bedtime messed up her plan to get things back on track. Laura talks about experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions and her tips for getting them to subside. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Laura rewinds back to the mid-90s to tell a story about how her mom handled a very disappointing situation. 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 22 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-123/ | 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/

    • 51 min
    Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

    Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

    This week, Laura considers having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and she reports on her conversation with her OB-GYN about the option. Shanna discusses her toddler’s new favorite vocabulary word and her emerging interest in using the potty. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura reveal the odd, hilarious and possibly embarrassing parenting-related topics they have asked the internet recently, including pressing questions about chicken nuggets, VBACs, vacuuming 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 21 weeks pregnant.




    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-122/ | 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/

    • 54 min

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