46 episodes

When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 3.6 • 158 Ratings

When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect.

    Mom Guilt

    Mom Guilt

    Starting in the early stages of pregnancy, mom guilt often comes with the parenting territory. You’re giving it everything you’ve got, but thoughts of doubt and guilt tend to be unavoidable. This week, Heidi and Emma are tackling your biggest concerns around mom guilt and the factors that can lead to those feelings of doubt, from navigating sibling relationships to balancing screen time. They also share helpful tips on how you can stave off mom guilt — because you deserve to feel like the wonderful parent you are.

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    • 23 min
    Your ‘TMI’ Pregnancy Questions

    Your ‘TMI’ Pregnancy Questions

    Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions, including some that may feel super personal. Not to worry: that's completely normal! This week, Heidi and Emma give unfiltered answers to real questions from What to Expect community moms — and nothing is off limits. From pregnancy sex to what goes on during labor and delivery to all-things vagina care, get clarity on your top "TMI" pregnancy questions by listening to this helpful conversation.

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    • 26 min
    Starting Solids

    Starting Solids

    It’s one of the most momentous (and messy) milestones of the first year: starting solids. But as you think about baby’s first bite, you’re probably wondering what exactly that first bite should be… not to mention exactly how and when you should be serving it up. This week, Heidi and Emma cover everything you need to know about starting solids, from the questions to ask your pediatrician, to baby led weaning, to the best first foods to try and concerns about allergies.

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    • 25 min
    Your Top Pregnancy Questions

    Your Top Pregnancy Questions

    You all know that Heidi loves answering your pregnancy questions! This week, Heidi is joined by What To Expect Community Director, Sara Stefanik. Sara has collected the most popular questions from the What To Expect community for Heidi - everything from symptoms, to labor and delivery, to the safety of some of your favorite things, like hair dye and blue cheese.

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    • 31 min
    Postpartum Recovery with ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, Sara Reardon

    Postpartum Recovery with ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, Sara Reardon

    Pelvic floor Physical Therapist, ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, Sara Reardon is back! This week, she joins Heidi to cover everything you need to know about postpartum recovery. How much pain is normal, and what can you do to find relief? How can you take the fear out of the first poop, and optimize postpartum bladder control? And what about getting back to sex and exercise? Whether you have a vaginal delivery or a c-section, this episode is full of tips, tricks, and information that will empower you to prioritize healthy healing.

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    • 30 min
    Pregnancy Pains and Preparing for Childbirth with ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, Sara Reardon

    Pregnancy Pains and Preparing for Childbirth with ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, Sara Reardon

    Your pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles that support your vagina, uterus, bladder, and bowels - and not surprisingly, your pelvic floor muscles are pivotal during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Pee when you laugh or cough? Had back, hip, pelvic or pubic pain or pressure? That’s likely your pelvic floor muscles talking. This week, Heidi is joined by ‘The Vagina Whisperer’, pelvic floor Physical Therapist, Sara Reardon. Heidi and Sara cover everything you need to know about managing your most common pregnancy aches and pains, the truth about kegels, preparing your body for a smooth labor and delivery, and so much more

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Kl momto be ,

Great information about motherhood but it can get political sometimes!

I have learn so much with the what to expect app and this show, as this is my first pregnancy. However, sometimes the hots can get a bit political. I wish they were a bit more neutral on their policial views. Besides that, I think they provide valuable information that is helpful.

preggermack ,

Alcohol and Beer ads for a pregnancy podcast?

Really thrown off by their choice in sponsorships….

AndreaVD0316 ,

Conventional Western Info. S ripped. Too many ads.

Pros: because this is so scripted, the host doesn’t spend much or any time greeting her guests or beating her on the bush, so you do get pretty straightforward information. A con to this: not a very heart warming or entertaining podcast. Other cons: the information on this podcast is very much in line with conventional western OB/GYN practice. No where on this podcast will you be encouraged to consider a midwife (everything is, “talk to your doctor”) a doula, have a non-medicated pregnancy, or have a homebirth. Podcast like this feed into the brainwashing of American women that the myriad of interventions OB/GYN push on women are normal. From the membrane sweep, to the breaking of your water, the Pitocin, the epidural, and finally the C-section. None of these are needed for abnormal healthy pregnancy. I wish more podcast would focus on educating women on this.

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