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Big Fat Positive (BFP) is an irreverent and funny show that follows two moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Laura Birek and Shanna Micko recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom. Episodes 1 to 32 deal with pregnancy. Episodes 33 on deal with new parenthood. Tune in wherever you are on your journey! New episodes are released every Monday.

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Laura Birek, Shanna Micko

    • Parenting

Big Fat Positive (BFP) is an irreverent and funny show that follows two moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Laura Birek and Shanna Micko recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom. Episodes 1 to 32 deal with pregnancy. Episodes 33 on deal with new parenthood. Tune in wherever you are on your journey! New episodes are released every Monday.

    Ep. 85: What Do Babies Dream About?

    Ep. 85: What Do Babies Dream About?

    In the segment “They Said What!?!” Laura is taken aback by a stranger’s bizarre proposition, and Shanna gets mom-shamed into making an unnecessary purchase. Also, Shanna and Laura talk about baby dreams, receptive language, dropping bottles, and unusual baby obsessions. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months and 1 week old, and Laura’s baby is 12 months and 2 weeks old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-85/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 44 min
    Ep. 84: Pumping the Brakes on Pumping Breastmilk

    Ep. 84: Pumping the Brakes on Pumping Breastmilk

    In the segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura consult the internet for answers to their latest baby conundrums. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s remarkable new language ability, as well as her mixed feelings about quitting pumping, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest cute-as-hell behavior and how it is affecting working from home. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months old, and Laura’s baby is 12 months and 1 week old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-84/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 40 min
    Ep. 83: Beer, Poop, Showers, Murder

    Ep. 83: Beer, Poop, Showers, Murder

    Things get stinky and murderous in this week’s special segment, “Never Have I Ever - Parenting Edition,” in which Laura recounts a dirty-diaper conundrum and Shanna talks about dealing with some unwanted guests in her home. Also, Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest motor development, and Laura discusses a very exciting event -- her baby’s first birthday!! Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 12 months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is one year old! This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-83/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 57 min
    Ep. 82: Let's Get Medical: Baby X-Rays, Flu Tests and Swallowing Foreign Objects

    Ep. 82: Let's Get Medical: Baby X-Rays, Flu Tests and Swallowing Foreign Objects

    Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of parenting-related trivia in the special segment “Stump the New Mom,” where they discover what foreign object is most commonly swallowed by kids and babies. Also, Laura talks about dropping her baby’s dream feed, and Shanna recounts her toddler’s dramatic trip to the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 12 months and two weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and three weeks old.

    | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-82/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 47 min
    Ep. 81: Baby Separation Anxiety: What to Do and What Not to Do

    Ep. 81: Baby Separation Anxiety: What to Do and What Not to Do

    This week, Shanna feels stressed about her 12-month-old daughter’s newfound separation anxiety, and Laura talks about her visit to a co-working space that provides childcare. In the new segment “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask their listeners to help them solve their current parenting conundrums. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 12 months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and two weeks old.

    | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-81/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 52 min
    Ep. 80: First Birthday Parties, Convertible Car Seats and... Parenting Topless??

    Ep. 80: First Birthday Parties, Convertible Car Seats and... Parenting Topless??

    In the segment “Mom Wins!,” Shanna talks about how and why she ended up parenting topless in her backyard, and Laura describes the treacherous process of collecting baby urine. Also, Laura discusses her baby’s recent language development and switch to a convertible car seat, and Shanna reports on her baby’s first birthday party. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 12 months old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and one week old.

    | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-80/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 56 min

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