258 episodes

A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The show covers everything from pregnancy to caring for a newborn. Topics include prenatal care, labor, natural birth, hospital birth, cesarean birth, preparing for your baby, breastfeeding, postpartum, and caring for a new baby. This is your​ evidence-based resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby.

Pregnancy Podcast Vanessa Merten

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7, 409 Ratings

A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The show covers everything from pregnancy to caring for a newborn. Topics include prenatal care, labor, natural birth, hospital birth, cesarean birth, preparing for your baby, breastfeeding, postpartum, and caring for a new baby. This is your​ evidence-based resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

JSGas ,

A Wealth of Information

I listened to the podcast when I was pregnant with my first son back in 2016. I reviewed a handful of episodes when I was pregnant again in 2018. And now I am gaining a whole new appreciation as I help my sister navigate her pregnancy. We're both very busy, so it's been nice being able to refresh my memory on things I need to help her with and send her other things that she can listen to on her drive. Literally every time she comes to me with a question or struggle I think "There's a podcast for that!" Thank you for all the hard work you put into such quality information.

HarvardDental ,

Informative, but listen at 1.5x speed

This podcast is very informative. However I find her voice hard to listen to because she speaks so slowly so my husband recommended listening at 1.5x speed and it has helped so much.

M.F.L.S. ,

Honest and Educational

There are alot of pregnancy related podcasts out there. I used to listen to 3-4 podcasts until I finally felt that I had a full picture. Some of them were very entertaining and fun to listen too, but if you are looking to be the most informed, educated and prepared parent you can be this is what you're looking for. No contest. Every issue is explained in a clear, concise fashion. If you're the type who enjoys going down the rabbit hole of research, you will love the shownotes! If there is disagreement within the medical community, rest assured you will get both sides and then some. Just the facts. She constantly talks about how everyone should do what is best for them. In Episode 0, Vanessa says that she created this podcast because this is what she wished she would have had when she first became pregnant. I am so happy that she did! From a grateful Dad.

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