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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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

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    • 4.6, 5 Ratings

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect.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

    270 [Birth Stories] Pleasure-Filled Homebirth During COVID, with Maya Ehnat

    270 [Birth Stories] Pleasure-Filled Homebirth During COVID, with Maya Ehnat

    Maya’s second homebirth was in strong contrast with her first. Instead of nearly three days, labor flowed so fast that her midwife almost missed it. Much of the preparation Maya did during her second pregnancy was guided by a desire to minimize trauma and bring heaps of pleasure and joy into the experience.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-pleasurable-homebirth-COVID-story

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    269 [Birth Stories] Dream Hospital Birth During COVID, with Jenny Murphy

    269 [Birth Stories] Dream Hospital Birth During COVID, with Jenny Murphy

    Jenny spent much of her pregnancy learning about every worst-case birth scenario, not knowing all the new possible things to worry about that a pandemic would provide. Then life surprised her even more by giving her the dream birth experience she didn't think she could have.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-dream-hospital-COVID-story

    Consider supporting the National Birth Equity Collaborative and the Black Mamas Matter Alliance.

    If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    268 The Transition into Fatherhood, with JaMone Alexander

    268 The Transition into Fatherhood, with JaMone Alexander

    Since they aren't growing a baby inside their bodies, it usually takes a bit longer for partners and dads-to-be to realize the magnitude of changes coming their way. What are some ways to prepare for becoming a dad, connecting with your kids, and showing up in a way you can be proud of?

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-fatherhood

    Consider supporting and donating to the Birth Center Equity Fund and Ancient Song Doula services.

    If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    267 Raising Anti-Racist Children, with Dr. Qadira Huff

    267 Raising Anti-Racist Children, with Dr. Qadira Huff

    Kids aren't born racist, so how do these biases get absorbed? What can you do to intentionally bring up anti-racist kids? Is it ever too early to start talking about race, and what are some ways to do so with your babies, toddlers, and older children? Dr. Qadira Ali Huff has answers.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-antiracist-children

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    • 50 min
    266 - Amplifying Melanated Podcast Voices

    266 - Amplifying Melanated Podcast Voices

    Instead of posting a new episode, this week we are amplifying the voices of Black podcasters.
    We encourage you to take the time you would have used to listen to this week's Birthful episode to expand your listening options. Hear what they have to say:

    All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast
    Birth Stories In Color Podcast
    Natal
    Homecoming podcast
    Fertility Friday
    Dem Black Mamas
    Woke Mommy Chatter
    Experiencing Motherhood: Single & Black
    Mahogany Momology
    Black Mom Diaries
    That Black Couple

    • 3 min
    265 [Birth Stories] Preeclampsia during COVID, with Melonie Fitch

    265 [Birth Stories] Preeclampsia during COVID, with Melonie Fitch

    Melonie was planning a birth center birth, but when the quarantine began, she and her husband decided to have a home birth. All that changed when her blood pressure unexpectedly skyrocketed, instantly risking her out of a home birth and causing her to be medically induced for preeclampsia.

    Show notes at birthful.com/podcast-preeclampsia-COVID-story

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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Wonderful podcast with a wonderful host! Really positive podcasts which is helping me heaps with my 1st pregnancy.

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I'm currently pregnant for the first time and love listening to this podcast. So many things to learn and Adriana is a great host.

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