163 episodes

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
    • 4.6 • 184 Ratings

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. 139: Laura’s Birth Story: VBAC or C-Section?

    Ep. 139: Laura’s Birth Story: VBAC or C-Section?

    Laura had her baby! In this episode, she talks about how it all went down, including whether she ended up having a VBAC or repeat C-section. Also, Shanna discusses her surprising decision about her toddler’s potty training. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura is 0 weeks pregnant and has a newborn!

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-139/ | 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. 138: Was That a Braxton Hicks or a Real Contraction?

    Ep. 138: Was That a Braxton Hicks or a Real Contraction?

    Laura is 8 days away from her scheduled c-section, and she just may have experienced her first real contraction. Also, her toddler has been having a potty training setback, and she explains why. Shanna tries to figure out a mystery rash on her 2-year-old and struggles to understand her burgeoning language. In the special segment “They Said What,” Laura and Shanna talk about emoji confusion, c-section incisions and cute and insulting things kids say. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura is 37 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-138/ | 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
    Ep. 137: Baby Kicks, Cervix Checks and Parenting Burnout

    Ep. 137: Baby Kicks, Cervix Checks and Parenting Burnout

    In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura cover toddler hairdos, cervix ripening and more! Also, Laura talks about counting baby kicks, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest obsession. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura is 36 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-137/ | 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/

    • 53 min
    Ep. 136: Toddler vs Preschooler

    Ep. 136: Toddler vs Preschooler

    Laura wonders if her baby is moving down in preparation for birth, and she celebrates her toddler’s second birthday! Shanna does some out-of-the-box activities to keep her kids entertained, and she wonders if she should stop referring to her 2-year-old as a toddler. Also, in the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura quiz each other on fascinating baby- and parenting-related facts, including VBAC rates, fetal development and more. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura is 35 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-136/ | 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/

    • 48 min
    Ep. 135: Preparing for Baby #2

    Ep. 135: Preparing for Baby #2

    Laura is 34 weeks pregnant, and this week she talks about preparing her toddler for the birth of baby number two as well as planning for her hospital stay during the COVID pandemic. Shanna reports on her two-year-old’s emergence from a developmental leap. In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura recounts a terrifying tale of an unwelcome visitor, and Shanna talks about her herculean effort to bring joy to her daughters. 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 34 weeks pregnant.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-135/ | 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
    Bonus: Listener Questions - Baby Names, Mom Guilt, Breastfeeding Tips and More!

    Bonus: Listener Questions - Baby Names, Mom Guilt, Breastfeeding Tips and More!

    Laura and Shanna continue their “Checkin’ the Inbox” segment from Episode 134 and answer more listener questions! They discuss favorite baby names, breastfeeding tips, mom guilt and more!

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-listener-questions-baby-names-mom-guilt-breastfeeding-tips-and-more | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Ch1st1ne16257842 ,

Love it!

Love the light hearted information and real talk about pregnancy especially during a pandemic when it’s tough to feel part of a community! Thanks for making me feel less alone!

DoyleB11613 ,

Got me through pregnancy...

I love this podcast, I’m 38 weeks pregnant and it’s so refreshing to have real people talk about real issues we all go through. Made me feel less alone during the pandemic. Thanks ladies 😊

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Decent

I like this podcast but not their politics...

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