Best of Birthful: How an Anxious Mind Impacts You During Pregnancy
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
1M ago
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows (which is now in its 9th year!). Leading high-risk pregnancy expert and mind-body health specialist, Parijat Deshpande, discusses the anxiety that comes with high-risk births. She offers tips on how to manage these feelings by making the mind-body connection work for you. Here's the original episode in full. Sponsor offers - TIM ..read more
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Best of Birthful: How a Baby’s Position Impacts Labor
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
1M ago
Welcome to the Best of Birthful. Creator and host Adriana Lozada curated and edited each selection in this playlist of the show’s most popular episodes. It's a tailored introduction to the expansive catalog she amassed over the first five years of Birthful's 300+ shows (which is now in its 9th year!). Midwife Gail Tully, founder of the Spinning Babies approach, explains how a baby’s position can dictate the flow and ease of a birth. Learn how to prepare your body for labor with personalized exercises and belly-mapping techniques. Here's the original episode in full. Sponsor offers - TIME SENSI ..read more
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[Birth Stories] Unprepared for a Fast-Starting Labor and a Surprisingly Hard Recovery
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
1M ago
Erin Patterson’s birth was in many ways, the reverse of what she expected: It started strong from the get-go when she was expecting it to be slow and sporadic, she loved the car ride even though she had been dreading it, and when it came to pushing, she never imagined she’d be on her back. She shares with Adriana how the most unexpected thing was ending up with pelvic floor muscular trauma that made for a slow and difficult recovery requiring months of PT work, and how laid-back breastfeeding saved her nights.  Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  NEEDED - Get 20% off at ThisIsNeeded.c ..read more
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Have a Happier Pelvic Floor (and a Happier You!) During Pregnancy
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
1M ago
It’s estimated that 1 in 5 pregnant people will experience urinary incontinence during their first year postpartum! Exercise physiologist and perinatal educator Lindsay McCoy talks with Adriana about how noticing your habitual body movements and establishing easy, daily-life habits to increase your body’s responsiveness can lead to a healthier and happier pelvic floor. They also highlight the mind-blowing connection between your pelvic soft tissues and your nervous system.  Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  NEEDED - Get 20% off at ThisIsNeeded.com with code BIRTHFUL HONEYLOVE - Get ..read more
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Understanding Acupuncture From a Physiological Lens (and Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Needles!)
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
1M ago
Acupuncture can help alleviate nausea, constipation, and back pain. It can encourage breech babies to flip and labor to start. But how does it work, and what does it feel like?  Acupuncturist, massage therapist, and birth doula Dr. Patrick Boswell talks with Adriana about how acupuncture gets to the root of the issue, with the happy result of improving more than the symptoms you came in for! Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  NEEDED - Get 20% off at ThisIsNeeded.com with code BIRTHFUL HONEYLOVE - Get 20% off at HoneyLove.com/Birthful  JENNI KAYNE - Get 15% off at JenniKayne.com ..read more
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How Prenatal Yoga Can Help Protect Your Energy (And Why This Is Important!)
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
2M ago
You’ve probably been told to do prenatal yoga, but is it really for you? Trauma-informed yoga teacher Abigail Lauren Geller says not if it’s another overwhelming thing on your to-do list!  But if you are curious about the benefits of prenatal yoga for your body, your mind, your pregnancy, and your labor, and want to create a space of self-reflection to better connect with your body and protect your energy, then prenatal yoga may be just what you need.  Abigail also shares with Adriana how lying on your back while pregnant may not be as problematic as we’ve been led to believe.  ..read more
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Tackling Pregnancy Discomforts Through Movement and Alignment
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
3M ago
Being pregnant means having relaxin loosening up all your tissues, while your core stretches and your center of gravity shifts, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the associated aches and discomforts. Restorative body educator extraordinaire Molly Deutschbein shares with Adriana ways you can move, support, and align your body for a happier pregnancy and a more flowing birth as well as how to navigate the postpartum return to a non-pregnant body.  Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  NEEDED - Get 20% off at ThisIsNeeded.com with code BIRTHFUL HONEYLOVE - Get 20% off at HoneyL ..read more
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Why Your Team Isn’t Complete Without a Doula
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
3M ago
The mounting evidence is clear: having a doula can help decrease the risk of having a cesarean birth and significantly improve birth experiences. In fact, doulas have even been called a form of pain relief themselves, as people tend to want fewer pain medications and epidurals when supported by a doula. But what makes what doulas do so special and different from the care you receive from your other care providers? Sabia Wade talks to Adriana about what a doula is, how to find one that will be a good fit for you, the difficulties in accessing a doula (and how that’s evolving), and why a doula’s ..read more
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How to Tap Into the Nourishing Power of Herbs During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
5M ago
Herbs are micronutrient powerhouses for your immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, but some of them may not be recommended during this time of your life. Kathleen Mugnolo talks with Adriana about how you can figure out which ones are right for YOU, as well as whether it makes sense to use herbs to get labor started, to lessen the chances of Group B Strep colonization, to help with constipation, to increase milk supply, and how they can support your postpartum recovery. Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  HONEY LOVE - Get 20% off at HoneyLove.com/Birthful with promo code BIRTHFUL JENNI KA ..read more
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[Birth Stories] How Flexibility Helped Her Flow Through Relentless Contractions
Birthful Podcast
by Adriana Lozada
7M ago
Sarah Winward’s story starts with some lovely swing dancing in the living room, and stomping through deep snow with her dog, then gets really intense, having Sarah ask herself over and over “Where is the break?! There’s supposed to be a break. Where is the break?!” She shares with Adriana how being open to all her options let her be grounded in the experience.  Sponsor offers - TIME SENSITIVE!  HONEYLOVE - Get 20% OFF at honeylove.com/birthful with promo code BIRTHFUL JENNI KAYNE - Get 15% off at jennikayne.com/birthful with promo code BIRTHFUL15 ONESKIN - Get 15% off at https://www ..read more
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