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On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff. Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical advice. Please always consult with your care provider. This show does not dispense medical advice.


[Birth Stories] How Nutrition Was Key for Her “Mission: Make a Small Baby” 55:29 08/03/2022
Ways to Deal With Morning Sickness—Whether It’s Mild or Debilitating 11:45 07/27/2022
[Pregnancy Story] How This "Freckled Foodie" Prioritized Mental Health During Her Pregnancy 36:30 07/20/2022
Reducing Anxiety Around Pregnancy Weight Gain and Nutrition 42:10 07/13/2022
[Birth Story] How She Advocated for her Vaginal Births Despite Having Diabetes 55:26 07/06/2022
What Does Your Poop Have to Do With Your Baby’s Microbiome? 39:28 06/29/2022
[Birth Story] How She Proactively Avoided Having Another Traumatic Birth 50:17 06/22/2022
How to Tap Into the Nourishing Power of Herbs During Pregnancy and Postpartum 59:43 06/15/2022
[Birth Story] A Nourished Pregnancy, Flowing Birth, and Jarring Postpartum 35:03 06/08/2022
Do You Really Need To Stop Eating Sushi? 55:28 06/01/2022
Why an OB/GYN Chose to Have a Homebirth 27:36 05/25/2022
Is Homebirth for You? 40:22 05/18/2022
[Birth Story] How She Embraced Physiology to Avoid Pushing for Three Hours Again 53:26 05/11/2022
Cesarean Risk: What’s Your Place of Birth Got to Do With It? 34:10 05/04/2022
[Birth Story] How Focusing On Her Birth Vision Led To Her Dream Hospital Birth 41:24 04/27/2022
Know What You’re Up Against When Giving Birth at a Hospital 41:59 04/20/2022
Exploring Your Options of Where to Give Birth 11:48 04/13/2022
What You Need to Know About Birth Models (Birth What?) 37:45 04/06/2022
[Birth Story] How Flexibility Helped Her Flow Through Relentless Contractions 40:56 03/30/2022
What Cultural Ideals Will Shape Your Birth Experience? 56:43 03/23/2022
Welcome to the New Birthful Experience! (Start here!) 03:10 03/23/2022
How to Protect the Golden Hour 11:27 03/16/2022
Why the Golden Hour Matters for Your Baby 10:38 03/09/2022
Why the Golden Hour Matters for You 10:20 03/02/2022
How Nipple Shapes Can Impact Breastfeeding 10:50 02/23/2022
How Do You Know if Your Care Provider Is Treating You Fairly? 30:27 02/16/2022
How to Bring More Joy into Your Parenting Experience 11:28 02/09/2022
[Birth Stories] How Letting Go of Expectations Was Key To Her Bonding With Her Baby 34:10 02/02/2022
How to Time Your Pain Relief Options 10:19 01/26/2022
Can You Let Your Baby Sleep Whenever They Want? 34:12 01/19/2022