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Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff.

Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com.

Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.

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    • 4.8 • 568 Ratings

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff.

Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com.

Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.

    [Birth Stories] How This Fitness Coach Trained to Use Hypnosis During Childbirth

    [Birth Stories] How This Fitness Coach Trained to Use Hypnosis During Childbirth

    Taylor Walker Sinning breaks down exactly how she trained herself for months to use hypnosis to relieve her pain during birth. And makes clear to Adriana Lozada just why it became her most powerful tool during childbirth.
    Listen through to the end of the episode for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us” as she selects actions, books, and other resources to further inform your intuition and support others on their birth journeys.
    If you liked this episode, listen to this episode about shaking during birth and this interview about hypnosis in birth. And look out next week for a special episode on the origin of hypnosis in birth!
    You can find Taylor Walker Sinning on Instagram at @taylorwalkerfit. You can connect with Birthful on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 35 min
    Best of Birthful: Why Breaking Cultural Ideals of Birth Can Free Your Instincts

    Best of Birthful: Why Breaking Cultural Ideals of Birth Can Free Your Instincts

    Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored  introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows.
    Birth educator Britta Bushnel discusses the eight cultural ideals that impact childbirth. Control, perfectionism and institutional knowledge all play a role in birth, but she suggests it’s time to lean into your wild side.
    Here's the original episode in full. For more Birthful, visit the show page. For new episodes out each week, subscribe to Birthful. You can connect with us on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com

    • 29 min
    Best of Birthful: How an Anxious Mind Impacts You During Pregnancy

    Best of Birthful: How an Anxious Mind Impacts You During Pregnancy

    Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows.
    Leading high-risk pregnancy expert and mind-body health specialist, Parijat Deshpande, discusses the anxiety that comes with high-risk births. She offers tips on how to manage these feelings by making the mind-body connection work for you.
    Here's the original episode in full. For more Birthful, visit the show page. For new episodes out each week, subscribe to Birthful. You can connect with us on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com
     

    • 30 min
    Best of Birthful: Why Pushing Too Early Might Affect the Baby and You

    Best of Birthful: Why Pushing Too Early Might Affect the Baby and You

    Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows.
    Whapio, a midwife and founder of The Matrona, explores the modern management of pushing, and challenges our preconceived notions in the process. She gets into pushing’s effects on the baby, and on the perineum, which receives most of the exertion. And what can you do to be prepared for this stage of the birthing process.
    Here's the original episode in full. For more Birthful, visit the show page. For new episodes out each week, subscribe to Birthful. You can connect with us on Instagram @birthfulpodcast  and email us at info@birthful.com.

    • 23 min
    Best of Birthful: Why Uncontrollable Shaking Is an Important Part of Birth

    Best of Birthful: Why Uncontrollable Shaking Is an Important Part of Birth

    Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows.
    Doula Lesley Everest explores the primal nature of birth using somatic and emotional support therapies, and an interspiritual ministry. She teaches you how uncontrollable shaking is a very common part of labor, with a significant neurological purpose in the third stage of birth. 
    Here's the original episode in full. For more Birthful, visit the show page. For new episodes out each week, subscribe to Birthful. You can connect with us on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com

    • 29 min
    Best of Birthful: What You Need to Know About Where You’re Giving Birth

    Best of Birthful: What You Need to Know About Where You’re Giving Birth

    Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows.
    Dr. Neel Shah, a Harvard Medical School professor, explains how the hospital you choose can be your #1 risk of having a Cesarean. Cesarean rates have increased dramatically over just one or two generations, and many of them are medically unnecessary. Adriana and Dr. Shah teach you how to take control of the risks and benefits of where you choose to give birth.
    Here's the original episode in full. For more Birthful, visit the show page. For new episodes out each week, subscribe to Birthful. You can connect with us on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and email us at info@birthful.com

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
568 Ratings

568 Ratings

ColinaLaBombarda ,

I’m so thankful for this podcast!

I cannot recommend this podcast enough, I was so fortunate to find it during my second trimester and listened to it every day for the rest of my pregnancy, and then re-listened to my favorite episodes as my due date got closer. I had the birth I wanted and I owe it to this podcast! It is full of information to help you make informed choices and to stand up for your newborn to make sure he or she gets the best start in life!

MegPie1221 ,

Important resource

This podcast was such an important resource for me during pregnancy and after. I didn’t feel so alone in my journey listening to others stories and learning about all things childbirth.

AlyssaLLee ,

Recommend to all of my friends!

This podcast is the first thing I recommend to every expectant Momma. During my pregnancy I had an hour commute each way so I definitely listened to over a hundred episodes. Each one is like reading a whole book on pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc. and helped me feel so prepared with very little effort. Plus so many good birth stories that exposed me to many different ways labor can go.

I feel like I rarely hear about a good first birth, but rather a redemptive second or third birth. But thanks in part to this podcast I had a GREAT first birth. I felt like I got to learn from so many moms before me. Thanks for your work Adriana!

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