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The Pregnancy Podcast is a podcast all about navigating the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! Vanessa Merten provides info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual” by sharing perspectives from first-time moms, experienced moms, midwives, doulas, the latest research, and even a physician here and there – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about​ your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The Pregnancy Podcast covers everything from pregnancy, prenatal care, labor, natural birth, breast feeding, newborns, and being a new parent. The Pregnancy Podcast is ​a resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby. Rest assured, you’ll find the real solutions that are in line with your family and your lifestyle.
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Jan 31, 2018

An allergic reaction happens when your immune system reacts to what would normally be a harmless substance, like a food, to be an invader and creates immunoglobulin E or IgE antibodies. Once your body produces these antibodies, the next time the allergen is introduced to your body your immune system attacks it, and you have an allergic reaction. This can range from mild symptoms like a rash to full on anaphylactic shock. This episode answers a listener question as to whether your baby can have an allergic reaction in the womb and if there is a way to prevent your baby from developing allergies in the future.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/allergies/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

Jan 28, 2018

The postpartum period is often referred to as the 4th trimester. You can think of it as the first 3 months after your baby is born, although for many new mothers the postpartum period lasts much longer. Your baby is making the transition from being inside your belly to being out in the world, which is a huge adjustment. You are healing, and navigating how to take care of yourself, and a little human, also a big transition from being pregnant, and an even bigger transition from pre-pregnancy. Planning ahead is going to be key in setting you up for an ideal postpartum period. Don’t wait until your baby arrives to think about this stuff. A little preparation can go a long way.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/episode120/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

Jan 24, 2018

Apple cider vinegar has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Online you can find articles and blog posts touting that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss, regulating blood sugar, soothing sunburns, treating eczema, the list goes on. If you regularly use apple cider vinegar you are likely using one with the mother, meaning that it is unrefined, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. During pregnancy it is advised to avoid unpasteurized foods, and this could include apple cider vinegar. The risks of eating unpasteurized foods during pregnancy and whether it is safe to consume apple cider vinegar when you are pregnant.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/applecidervinegar/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

Jan 21, 2018

We spend so much time planning for our birth and we often overlook what happens after that. Or perhaps we think about our baby, but not as much about how we should be taking care of ourselves postpartum. If you give birth in a hospital, you will likely be there for 1-3 days, depending on whether you had a vaginal or cesarean birth and how you and your baby are recovering. At a birth center you are often heading home the same or next day, and with a home birth you are likely solo with your baby the same day. Before being on your own you should be given instructions for your care from your doctor or midwife. These instructions on how to care for yourself after having a baby will include what you can expect as part of a normal recovery, and warning signs of complications to keep an eye out for.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/episode119/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

Jan 17, 2018

Your baby’s ears start developing very early on and by about week 18, they should be able to hear. This sense will continue to improve as their hearing sharpens throughout their time in your belly. It is often said that loud noises can startle a baby in the womb, although things like your dog barking will get them used to those sounds before they even get to meet your pet in person. This episode explores the risks of loud noises by looking at studies on how babies hear in utero, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/loudnoises/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

Jan 14, 2018

Every pregnancy and birth is different. Even knowing this, I still expected my second pregnancy and birth to be like my first experience. While there were some similarities, there was a whole lot that was different and it was a great learning experience. In this episode I share the lessons I learned in my second pregnancy and the birth story of my baby girl who joined us on New Year’s Eve.

 

Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/episode118/

 

Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/

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