100 episodes

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

Birth, Baby, and Life Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 196 Ratings

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

    Fewer Preemies, More Breastmilk: Lessons Learned from Quarantine

    Fewer Preemies, More Breastmilk: Lessons Learned from Quarantine

    The coronavirus quarantine of 2020 completely changed life for most families - and it had some unexpected benefits for pregnant mamas and for newborn babies. Babies gained weight more quickly, moms had fewer preemies, and stress lowered even during a global pandemic - today I talk about these effects and what you can take away […]

    • 34 min
    How Mamas Can Find Time to Get Moving!

    How Mamas Can Find Time to Get Moving!

    Why do moms need to get moving? How does movement during pregnancy help prepare you for birth? And why do I say “movement” instead of exercise? Find it all out – and how to fit it into your day – in this episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why I use the word “movement” […]

    • 40 min
    Making Meals Simple

    Making Meals Simple

    Mamas are often overwhelmed with how to get meals on the table – but there are meal strategies that really do make it easier to prepare healthy meals for your family with minimal effort! This podcast episode covers some systems and secrets to help you keep everyone's belly full with less stress for you. Topics […]

    • 37 min
    How to Catch Up on Housework

    How to Catch Up on Housework

    Is your home a complete mess – and you don't know how to get it back on track? In today's podcast I give you secret weapons that will help you get your home feeling fresh and clean even during the most overwhelming times of your life. I share my top tips from 18+ years of […]

    • 42 min
    “Mom Systems” to Save Your Sanity

    “Mom Systems” to Save Your Sanity

    When life feels crazy and overwhelming, systems get life back on track so you have time to give your family the attention they need – and take some time for yourself, too. Systems and other practical tips round out part two of our series on managing the kids without a lot of help. Topics I […]

    • 34 min
    Managing the Kids Without a Lot of Help

    Managing the Kids Without a Lot of Help

    Are you trying to take care of your kids without a lot of help? Regardless of your situation – single mom, husband deployed, working, incarcerated… or if you have very little “hands on” help locally – the tips in today's podcast show you how you can handle it with grit and grace. Topics I Cover […]

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

TatsuhikoInoue ,

This is a FANTASTIC podcast.

It's so informative!!!

I was looking for a pregnancy/healthy baby podcast and stumbled across this ABSOLUTE GEM. In the beginning as with any new information source, I did my due dilligence and double-checked her facts and findings--and I love the fact that her information and advice is grounded in science/medicine. I also love that, while she is firm in her faith and beliefs, she does not push them unneccessarily on the listener, and instead keeps it to the facts (or at least notes when she's speaking her opinion--and she keeps these limited). I am a non-binary Pagan practitioner and the only thing I've (mildly) bristled at is the use of gendered/binary/cisgender-heterosexual normative language--but this is simply a matter of opinion, and I don't believe that it deters from the facts being presented.

As to everything with her family--I can't imagine having to go through all of that, and can only hope that a path for justice is presented for her and her children. Knowing this about her does not, in my opinion, negatively influence my perception of her or her ability to effectively educate.

VERY much recommended podcast--I'm constantly calling/talking to my partner about each episode.

Thank you so much for this!

GraceNoteMama ,

Fantastic podcast!

I have learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed this podcast! I was looking for something on natural child birth without all of the more New Age things mixed in. Something that would give me lots of practical knowledge about my body, my baby’s body, and what is best for both of us! This is it! Thank you Kristen!

Austineepoo ,

First time mom lifesaver

Having Kristen’s podcasts to listen to and learn from has been priceless to me. I’ve learned so much more from her than any doctor or OB.

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