191 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
    • 4.6 • 225 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.

    BBL192: How to Handle It All as a Working Mom

    BBL192: How to Handle It All as a Working Mom

    Moms often need to, or want to, work… but you feel guilty having to handle it all as a working mom. However, the reality of mothering and working is much different than popular beliefs… (and even the myths we have about how working and parenting mix). Join me in today’s episode for an eye-opening look […]

    • 55 min
    BBL191: Mom Balance – Why You Need to Ditch the Housework

    BBL191: Mom Balance – Why You Need to Ditch the Housework

    Can you have it all when you're a mom? How do you ditch the housework and handle the busy life that comes with caring for small children, work, laundry, meals, and more? Every mom is busy - and you probably have some serious guilt. Join me today for encouragement and practical strategies for how mamas […]

    • 49 min
    BBL190: How Much Pregnancy Weight Gain is Normal?

    BBL190: How Much Pregnancy Weight Gain is Normal?

    How much pregnancy weight gain is normal? Should you worry about it? What does weight gain in pregnancy mean - or not mean? We’re going to talk about where the pounds come from in pregnancy, how much weight you should gain, and what that means for you in today’s episode. Topics I Cover in This […]

    • 45 min
    BBL189: How to Prevent Preeclampsia: An Evidence-Based Guide

    BBL189: How to Prevent Preeclampsia: An Evidence-Based Guide

    Get practical, evidence-based information on how to prevent preeclampsia, one of today's most feared pregnancy complications. While we still don't completely understand this dangerous condition, we do have excellent, tested methods to prevent it (or even take steps towards reversing it!). Join me in today's episode where I outline nutritional strategies, supplements, lifestyle changes, and […]

    • 54 min
    BBL188: IUGR Pregnancy Diet – What You Need to Know to Get Baby Growing

    BBL188: IUGR Pregnancy Diet – What You Need to Know to Get Baby Growing

    Did you know that IUGR and pregnancy diet can be related?  Hearing that your baby has fetal growth restriction is really scary, and you probably wonder if there's anything you can do. The good news is you can absolutely help your baby catch up and grow better. In today's episode, I talk about what evidence […]

    • 40 min
    BBL187: How Your Birth Partner Can Really Help

    BBL187: How Your Birth Partner Can Really Help

    Your birth partner is your biggest helper during labor... but there's a problem. Many mamas want a natural birth but end up feeling totally overwhelmed on their birthing day - and even before then. They don’t feel like their birth partner is on board - or helpful at all! Here's how to get your birth […]

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

MirMirOnTheWall3 ,

Interesting topics, and great resources

I’m really particular about my birth podcasts. I think I tried out all the others before I ended up here. The thing I like about this one is the focus on wellness for both mom and baby. I’m a bit of a holistic nut so it’s refreshing to hear someone who is so like minded. With other podcasts I ran into a lot of political stuff or things that rubbed me the wrong way. I like that she’s Christian and does connect baby growing with a creator. I don’t think the two can be separated. It’s a super spiritual experience. I am impressed on her knowledge of everything pregnancy and labor. I’ll be listening my remaining 6 months to soak up all her knowledge.

SSJ89 ,

Well-researched and informative podcast

** UPDATE: I am so glad Kristen is back with great content. I am thoroughly enjoying her podcast and to those reviewers who say she rambles, I kindly recommend for you to take the time to actually listen and focus on what she is saying. If you are planning to give birth (ever), you will most certainly benefit from Kristen’s wisdom and insight on this important subject. I take Kristen along for my solo walks or listen while doing housework without my kids nearby — you truly need to be able to focus to receive the maximum benefit of this incredible content. **

I have been enjoying this podcast very much, but sadly, it appears as though it is no longer active. Truly a bummer because this is my favorite of all of the educational pregnancy and birth podcasts.

I really enjoyed the series on VBACs, as that is a topic near and dear to my heart. It was very informative and well-done. I also love and appreciate that Kristen places such a huge emphasis on the proper diet and nutrition during pregnancy. It matters!!

I do hope she has not closed this chapter in her life and continues to release new content. She has a gift for presenting the information in an engaging and encouraging manner.

All the best to Kristen and her lovely family.

mama to 6 and doula ,

Ty!!

This has been my absolute favorite birth podcast for the past 7years. I am a mom of 6 and doula myself and always learning from Kristen. Ty so much for continuing to educate us all!!!

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