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PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doula
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Latest episode: February 26, 2012 | 10:31 pm - Ep256 Routine Hospital Procedures For You and Your Newborn

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Ep256 Routine Hospital Procedures For You and Your Newborn (31:21) February 26, 2012 | 10:31 pm

You’ve chosen to have a hospital birth. What are the routine hospital procedures for both you and your newborn after childbirth? What steps are mandatory and what choices can you make to ensure a more natural experience? OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter discusses important options available to you and your baby. Plus, PregTASTIC's host and producer, Sunny Gault, says goodbye to the show and to fans.

Ep255 Routine Hospital Procedures During Labor and Delivery (41:42) February 26, 2012 | 10:24 pm

While there are many birthing options available for soon-to-be moms, many choose to give birth in a hospital. And while there are some standard procedures, you still have choices about the type of care you want. Today OB/GYN Dr. Robert Biter explores what options you have during labor and delivery, to help ensure the best experience for both you and your baby.

Ep254 Pregnancy Ups and Downs (41:08) February 26, 2012 | 10:19 pm

Pregnancy has been described as one of the biggest roller coaster rides of all time! You may find yourself tumbling and turning with huge highs, extreme lows and twists and turns of all kinds. And that’s what this episode is all about. It’s time to get real ladies. 

Ep253 Natural Baby Pros' Empowered Birth Stories, Natasha (32:15) February 21, 2012 | 3:49 pm

PregTASTIC partners with Natural Baby Pros to empower expectant women with amazing birth stories. In this episode, Natasha tells us about her decision to give birth at home, naturally, with loved ones nearby. How did she overcome her doubts and deliver her baby boy Jax, despite having some unknown problems with her placenta? Plus, learn how you can empower other pregnant women through an online auction!

Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Issues (33:02) February 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in the body, and it can be greatly impacted by childbirth. What are the different layers and how do those layers help your body? How can tears and episiotomys effect how those layers function? What are kegals and how can they help prepare your body before labor and repair your body afterward? Physical therapist, Catherine Veeser, shares some great tips for keeping your body healthy and strong.

Ep252 Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Issues (33:02) February 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in the body, and it can be greatly impacted by childbirth. What are the different layers and how do those layers help your body? How can tears and episiotomys effect how those layers function? What are kegals and how can they help prepare your body before labor and repair your body afterward? Physical therapist, Catherine Veeser, shares some great tips for keeping your body healthy and strong.

Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections - Preg Ep251 (32:38) February 07, 2012 | 11:37 am

If you've ever had your cervix manually dilated, you may be at risk for having cervical scar tissue. Increased amounts of scarring may prevent you from having a successful vaginal birth. It's an issue few people are talking about, yet it's impacting women everwhere. How do you know if you have cervical scar tissue? What can be done about it to ensure you have the birth you desire? Doula Dawn Thompson shares her personal experience with this problem and her success in overcoming it.

Ep251 Cervical Scar Tissue: The Silent Cause of Increased C-Sections (32:38) February 07, 2012 | 11:37 am

If you've ever had your cervix manually dilated, you may be at risk for having cervical scar tissue. Increased amounts of scarring may prevent you from having a successful vaginal birth. It's an issue few people are talking about, yet it's impacting women everywhere. How do you know if you have cervical scar tissue? What can be done about it to ensure you have the birth you desire? Doula Dawn Thompson shares her personal experience with this problem and her success in overcoming it.

The Benefits of Hypnofertility - Preg Ep250 (29:24) January 31, 2012 | 10:33 pm

If you're struggling with infertility, you're not alone. Fortunately, there's a non-invasive approach that's helping women all over the world. It's called hypnofertility and it helps eliminate all the unhealthy messages which may prevent you from becoming pregnant. Can it relieve physical issues as well? Will it resolve "unexplained infertility"? And does it work with men? Hypntherapist Carol Yeh-Garner explores the benefits of this new treatment.

Ep250 The Benefits of Hypnofertility (29:24) January 31, 2012 | 10:33 pm

If you're struggling with infertility, you're not alone. Fortunately, there's a non-invasive approach that's helping women all over the world. It's called hypnofertility and it helps eliminate all the unhealthy messages which may prevent you from becoming pregnant. Can it relieve physical issues as well? Will it resolve "unexplained infertility"? And does it work with men? Hypnotherapist Carol Yeh-Garner explores the benefits of this new treatment.

Pregnancy Ups and Downs - Preg Ep249 (31:02) January 25, 2012 | 12:42 am

The joy of feeling your baby kick... and knowing it's not just indigestion! Find out which mama-to-be is able to pick up on the signs better in her second pregnancy. Has another panelist actually experienced "the perfect pregnancy"? Is that even possible? Planning a homebirth proves easier when one of our panelists find the perfect midwife. Plus, Sunny and Rachele announce the gender of their babies.

Ep249 Pregnancy Ups and Downs (31:02) January 25, 2012 | 12:42 am

The joy of feeling your baby kick... and knowing it's not just indigestion! Find out which mama-to-be is able to pick up on the signs better in her second pregnancy. Has another panelist actually experienced "the perfect pregnancy"? Is that even possible? Planning a homebirth proves easier when one of our panelists find the perfect midwife. Plus, Sunny and Rachele announce the gender of their babies.

Amy's Birth Story - Preg Ep248 (33:26) January 10, 2012 | 8:30 pm

Former PregTASTIC Panelist, Amy, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl. Did she make it past her due date? What other important person in her life gave birth on the same day? What does she think started her labor and what did the doctor say that completely shocked her? Plus breastfeeding woes and how she overcame them.

Amy's Birth Story - Preg Ep248 (33:26) January 10, 2012 | 8:30 pm

Former PregTASTIC Panelist, Amy, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl. Did she make it past her due date? What other important person in her life gave birth on the same day? What does she think started her labor and what did the doctor say that completely shocked her? Plus breastfeeding woes and how she overcame them.

Ep248 Amy's Birth Story (33:26) January 10, 2012 | 8:30 pm

Former PregTASTIC Panelist, Amy, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl. Did she make it past her due date? What other important person in her life gave birth on the same day? What does she think started her labor and what did the doctor say that completely shocked her? Plus breastfeeding woes and how she overcame them.

Maternal Relationships: Becoming the Best Mom Possible - Preg Ep247 (36:11) January 03, 2012 | 1:43 pm

To become the best mom possible, we draw from our own personal experiences. But, what happens when the relationship with your own mother is strained? How can you overcome these emotional obstacles? Can simply trying not to "be like your parents" backfire? And what does it mean to be a "good enough parent"? Psychologist Jennifer Schere sheds some light on this important topic, submitted by a PregTASTIC listener.

Ep247 Maternal Relationships: Becoming the Best Mom Possible (36:11) January 03, 2012 | 1:43 pm

To become the best mom possible, we draw from our own personal experiences. But, what happens when the relationship with your own mother is strained? How can you overcome these emotional obstacles? Can simply trying not to "be like your parents" backfire? And what does it mean to be a "good enough parent"? Psychologist Jennifer Schere sheds some light on this important topic, submitted by a PregTASTIC listener.

Weaning and Breastfeeding While Pregnant - Preg Ep246 (35:50) December 27, 2011 | 9:39 pm

Weaning is simply part of the breastfeeding process. But, when should you start? Which feedings should you eliminate first and why? And how can the medication sudafed help with the whole process? Plus, do you need to wean once you become pregnant? Robin Kaplan from the San Diego Breastfeeding Center shares some tips to help moms with their breastfeeding challenges.

Ep246 Weaning and Breastfeeding While Pregnant (35:50) December 27, 2011 | 9:39 pm

Weaning is simply part of the breastfeeding process. But, when should you start? Which feedings should you eliminate first and why? And how can the medication sudafed help with the whole process? Plus, do you need to wean once you become pregnant? Robin Kaplan from the San Diego Breastfeeding Center shares some tips to help moms with their breastfeeding challenges.

Pregnancy Ups and Downs- Preg Ep245 (36:18) December 21, 2011 | 2:28 am

Our PregTASTIC Panelists bare it all. Who's bladder is waking her up eight times each night? With only two months to go, which panelist is having a hard time choosing a baby name? Who just felt their baby kick at 15 weeks? When it comes to maternity clothes, should you lend them to friends? Plus, the challenges of searching for a new home while pregnant and our attempts to still be a good mom to the children we already have while our body prepares for the next one.



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