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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.

Birthful Adriana Lozada

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 673 Ratings

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.

    How to Organize Truly Helpful Postpartum Support From Your Friends and Family

    How to Organize Truly Helpful Postpartum Support From Your Friends and Family

    Michelle Peterson shares with Adriana a fantastic framework for setting up your postpartum village of support that spreads the responsibility over many people (seven to be exact) so that you are well-resourced beyond the first few weeks of postpartum. She explains how to prepare and why you’ll need a team leader to coordinate it all to make sure you not only receive the care you need, but that your dishes end up in the right place and your laundry is folded just how you like it.

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Dealing with Family & Visitors and our episode on Hormones After Birth.

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

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    • 37 min
    [Birth Stories] Leaning Into Peer Support After Her Unplanned Surgical Birth

    [Birth Stories] Leaning Into Peer Support After Her Unplanned Surgical Birth

    Dr. Amber Thornton worked hard for a healthy pregnancy and an unmedicated vaginal birth, but she didn’t expect her water to release before 39 weeks. Despite an early hospital admission, labor progressed right along… until it didn’t. She shares with Adriana the fears she had to contend with while having an unplanned surgical birth, and how having intentionally set up her village of mutual support was invaluable in getting through early nursing difficulties and her cesarean recovery.

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Family-Centered Cesareans and our episode on Supporting Healthy Families in the U.S.: Has Anything Changed?

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

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    • 51 min
    Why You Deserve Professional Postpartum Support (And How to Afford It!)

    Why You Deserve Professional Postpartum Support (And How to Afford It!)

    When it comes to postpartum, EVERYONE needs support. And even after accepting that you WILL need the help, it can be tricky figuring out how to ask for it, especially when most of our friends and family members don’t really know how to help (nor have the time!). Kaitlin McGreyes talks with Adriana about how combining community help with professional support can set you up for the perfect combination of care and knowledge to have the amazing postpartum experience you deserve. She also shares insightful tips on how to afford it!

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Letting Go of "Mom Guilt" and our episode All About Postpartum Doulas

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

    Connect with Birthful @BirthfulPodcast on Instagram or email us at podcast@Birthful.com. Follow us on Goodpods, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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    • 48 min
    [Postpartum Stories] When Anxiety and Panic Come Out of Nowhere

    [Postpartum Stories] When Anxiety and Panic Come Out of Nowhere

    Having had two flawless postpartum periods under her belt, Kayla Sanmiguel didn’t know how to cope when postpartum anxiety and severe panic disorder came out of nowhere after her third birth. She shares with Adriana how being blindsided by the experience compelled her to bolster her future postpartum plans, and approach the birth of her fourth baby with new tools and wisdom.

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Helping Your Mammalian Body (And Baby!) Have An Easier And More Connected Birth and our episode on What Actually Happens After Giving Birth, Physically and Emotionally.

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

    Connect with Birthful @BirthfulPodcast on Instagram or email us at podcast@Birthful.com. Follow us on Goodpods, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.


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    • 50 min
    Working with HR to Maximize Your Employee Benefits for Postpartum

    Working with HR to Maximize Your Employee Benefits for Postpartum

    Understanding your parental leave benefits —with all its overwhelming fine print— can be a daunting task! To make the process easier, human resource professional extraordinaire Katy Dahl shares with Adriana how to approach the process so that you can not only maximize your benefits, but also understand if your time off will impact your health insurance, your paycheck, or your retirement age. Katy brings clarity and levity to the topic, to help you avoid unfortunate surprises during postpartum!

    Read up on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and state-by-state paid parental and medical leave laws at abetterbalance.org

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on the Emotional Prep for Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding and our episode on Back-to-Work Sleep Considerations.

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

    Connect with Birthful @BirthfulPodcast on Instagram or email us at podcast@Birthful.com. Follow us on Goodpods, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/birthful/donations

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    • 42 min
    [Birth Stories] Fast Birth, Hard Postpartum

    [Birth Stories] Fast Birth, Hard Postpartum

    Ivy shares with Adriana the overwhelming challenges of her postpartum experience after being overjoyed by her fast and furious unmedicated hospital birth. She explains the lactation issues that lead her to exclusively pump and the difficulties in healing her pelvic floor, as well as why she recommends everyone have a Pelvic PT assessment and be familiar with their breast pump before their baby arrives.

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    If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Understanding Acupuncture From a Physiological Lens, our episode on Talking Pelvic Health with a PT, and our episode called All About Pumping!

    Get the most out of this episode by checking out the resources, transcript, and links listed on this episode’s show notes page at Birthful.com. While you’re there, download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! You can also sign up for Adriana’s Own Your Birth online BIRTH preparation classes and her Thrive with Your Newborn online POSTPARTUM preparation course at BirthfulCourses.com.

    Connect with Birthful @BirthfulPodcast on Instagram or email us at podcast@Birthful.com. Follow us on Goodpods, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/birthful
    * Check out Dr. Mom Butt Balm: drmombuttbalm.com
    * Practice love every day with Paired, the #1 app for couples. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/BIRTHFUL

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/birthful/donations

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

idbbaysn ,

Helpful podcast

I listened to few episodes before my wife and I had our second child and they were interesting and informative. Little did I know that our midwife wouldn’t make it in time for the birth and even just the few episodes I listened to were very helpful in staying calm. My wife and son did an amazing job and it was a great birth and a very special experience for my wife and I to share. Would highly recommend.

Beefymoose ,

Best birthy podcast!

Adriana is a masterful interviewer, podcaster, and educator. She knows how to get to the heart of what matters. She provides a huge array of helpful episodes. A must listen if you’re a birth pro or an expecting family!

Misssmiley212 ,

Love This Podcast

As a doula I’m always looking for inclusive resources for me and my clients! Thank you for using gender inclusive language! ❤️

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