9 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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    • 3.9 • 70 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.

    Breastfeeding Shame

    Breastfeeding Shame

    Why is there so much guilt and pressure around breastfeeding? In this week’s episode, Heidi and Emma are shutting down breastfeeding shamers. Emma opens up about when she knew it was time to turn to formula, and Heidi answers your biggest questions about feeding your baby.

    • 29 min
    Sara Haines on Motherhood, Marriage & Postpartum Body Image

    Sara Haines on Motherhood, Marriage & Postpartum Body Image

    "The View" co-host Sara Haines joins Heidi to talk about life as a working mom of three. Sara opens up about her philosophy on marriage and parenting, perinatal and postpartum depression, and how she handled internet trolling and body shaming during and after her third pregnancy.

    • 42 min
    Pregnancy and Covid-19

    Pregnancy and Covid-19

    What should you expect if you’re pregnant during the pandemic? This week, Heidi is joined by maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Sarah Obican to answer your biggest questions about pregnancy in the time of Covid-19. Heidi and Dr. Obican break down all of the latest research, including prevention, changes in prenatal care, what you can expect in the hospital, recommendations for family visits, and much more.

    • 39 min
    Sex During Pregnancy

    Sex During Pregnancy

    No news flash here: most pregnancies start with sex. But does pregnancy have to end sex? It’s one of the most common questions Heidi gets asked. From the safest and most comfortable sex positions during pregnancy, to the truth about toys, Heidi and Emma aren’t holding back with your biggest pregnancy sex questions.

    • 30 min
    Eating Well When You’re Expecting

    Eating Well When You’re Expecting

    Heidi and Emma explain what you need to know about eating well when you’re expecting and answer some of the most common pregnancy-related food questions. What should you eat if you’re too sick to keep anything down, including your prenatal vitamin? What about heartburn and headaches? Or, are you wondering if your paleo, keto, or vegan lifestyles are safe for baby? Get ready to fill up on information about what to eat to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
    Eating Well When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff is available online and in bookstores everywhere.

    • 41 min
    Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues?

    Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues?

    Could you or someone you love be suffering from postpartum depression or a postpartum mood disorder? How do you know the difference between PPD and baby blues? Heidi and Emma talk about the biggest warning signs of postpartum depression that often go overlooked. From treatment, to prevention, and how to ask for help, this is a conversation every expectant and new parent needs to hear. Emma also opens up about her experience with PPD after her second pregnancy.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

dcwcvz ,

I’d love some experts

The daughter does not seem to be an expert in anything pregnancy related, some interviews with experts/doctors or even data oriented people like Emily Oster would be good.

pdcst review ,

It’s not all moms & dads

Although I enjoy the content of this podcast, I am disappointed in 2020 that we are still referring to moms and dads. It is quite easy to change “dad” to “second parent” or “support person”. I’d have to believe that there are plenty of queer couples who listen who cannot relate when you mention dads in the delivery room, etc. etc.

Rjf122247 ,

Too scripted and bad content

I wanted to like this but it’s just a miss. It’s way too scripted, yet the content is not interesting.

Also I’m sorry to say but Emma is not pleasant to listen to and I think lacks any professional qualifications. The mother daughter sex talk episode was cringy. This is not a podcast for pregnant people who like podcasts.

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