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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

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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.

    Ep. 134: Unsolicited Advice, Parent Preference and More

    Ep. 134: Unsolicited Advice, Parent Preference and More

    In the segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from dealing with unsolicited advice from family members to whether Laura will be going for a VBAC or planned C-section. Also, Laura talks about expressing and collecting colostrum in advance of giving birth, and Shanna reports on her daughter’s two-year sleep regression. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 23 months old. Laura is 33 weeks pregnant.




    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-134/ | 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
    Ep. 133: Parenting Decisions You Can't Go Back On

    Ep. 133: Parenting Decisions You Can't Go Back On

    This week, Shanna has regrets about some of her parenting decisions, and Laura finds out why she’s been feeling so much intense baby movement during her pregnancy. Also, in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” Shanna and Laura dive into the topics of hiding from your kids, shower secrets and more! Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 23 months old. Laura is 32 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-133/ | 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/

    • 39 min
    Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

    Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

    Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating worlds of c-section surgery, practice babies, embryo adoption and more in this week’s special segment “Today I Learned.” Also, Laura reports on a cookie-baking activity gone wrong, and Shanna describes her toddler’s second birthday party and 2-year check up at the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 23 months old. Laura is 31 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-132/ | 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. 131: How to Build a Community as a New Parent

    Ep. 131: How to Build a Community as a New Parent

    Shanna talks about the big surprise she had at 5:45 a.m. and discusses her toddler’s first haircut. Laura bemoans her painful week of pregnancy and marvels at the sweet phrases her toddler has started saying. Also, Shanna and Laura interview Karen Stoteraux and Kim-Lan Dovan from The Family Room about how to build connections and a community when you become a new parent. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 23 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 23 months old. Laura is 30 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-131/ | 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
    Ep. 130: Birth Control, TV Time and Hot Tubs

    Ep. 130: Birth Control, TV Time and Hot Tubs

    In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, from whether Laura has reinstated TV time for her toddler, to what Shanna has done with her frozen embryos and more! Also, Laura wonders if her fetus is growing in spurts, and Shanna agonizes over her toddler’s potty-training regression. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 23 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 22 months old. Laura is 29 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-130/ | 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: 2020 Wrap Up - Our Biggest Laughs, Challenges and Hopes

    Bonus: 2020 Wrap Up - Our Biggest Laughs, Challenges and Hopes

    As 2021 approaches, Shanna and Laura are wrapping up a chaotic and joy-filled year of parenting, and in this bonus episode, they reflect on the last 12 months as moms of little ones who’ve transitioned from babies to full-fledged toddlers. They keep it real as they look back on 2020, from the biggest laughs, to the deepest challenges, to their hopes for the new year, to their favorite podcasts to listen to when their kids allow.

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-2020-wrap-up-our-biggest-laughs-challenges-and-hopes | 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

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