Labor, Delivery & Life Beyond

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All About Feeding: Breastmilk, Formula, Allergies and More

15.20 MB | 38:06 Min

Nursing your baby may be natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatrician who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about the many benefits of breastfeeding (including a decreased risk of colic), a lactation consultant about what to really expect and how to prepare for nursing your baby, and a couple of regular moms , one who wasn't sure she wanted to breastfeed at all, but gave it a shot, and is so glad she did, and another who had a rough start, but was able to make it work.

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All About Labor: Your Labor Questions Are Answered

9.14 MB | 22:47 Min

Improve your chances for conception, break your anti-fertility habits and learn when to have sex.

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Baby Boot Camp: Preparing For The Trials Of Your Baby's First Year

10.10 MB | 25:19 Min

Believe it or not, they let you leave the hospital with your baby without a manual, so we've put together one for you. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie speaks with a noted pediatrician about what to expect from the moment your baby exits your body. She talks about the unexpected way your baby may look in the first few moments of life, she talks about nursing and jaundice and circumcision and diapers and colic and the caring for the cord stump and much more. She also spends some time talking about SIDS, and the latest recommendations about how to decrease the risk to your baby. There's a lot you need to know, and we have it all for you here.

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Being A Stay-At-Home Mom: How To Make It Work So You Can Be With Your Baby

9.34 MB | 23:17 Min

Being a new mom will be one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. You can multiply that by 1000 if you're a single mom. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with the co-author of the book The Complete Single Mother and co-founder of the website SingleMommyhood.com and the author of Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide to help you and your baby not only survive this challenge, but thrive. We also have a financial expert who has some fantastic ideas about how to make ends meet on a tight budget.

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Bottle Feeding: Whether It's Formula Or Breastmilk, How To Prepare For The Bottle

6.96 MB | 17:21 Min

Even if you breastfeed, many moms also bottle feed, especially when they return to work. Some moms - for a myriad of reasons - don't breastfeed at all. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatric gastroenterologist who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about thinks choosing a formula, managing things like reflux and cow's milk protein intolerance. She also spoke with a mom who bottle fed from day one about how to choose bottles, how to keep them clean, how to handle night feeding, and essentially everything a bottle feeding mommy needs to know.

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Breastfeeding: Tips, Hints And Advice To Make It Work For You

5.84 MB | 14:32 Min

Nursing your baby may be natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatrician who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about the many benefits of breastfeeding (including a decreased risk of colic), a lactation consultant about what to really expect and how to prepare for nursing your baby, and a couple of regular moms , one who wasn't sure she wanted to breastfeed at all, but gave it a shot, and is so glad she did, and another who had a rough start, but was able to make it work.

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Caring For Your Newborn: The First Days Home

15.90 MB | 39:51 Min

Believe it or not, they let you leave the hospital with your baby without a manual, so we've put together one for you. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie speaks with a noted pediatrician about what to expect from the moment your baby exits your body. She talks about the unexpected way your baby may look in the first few moments of life, she talks about nursing and jaundice and circumcision and diapers and colic and the caring for the cord stump and much more. She also spends some time talking about SIDS, and the latest recommendations about how to decrease the risk to your baby. There's a lot you need to know, and we have it all for you here.

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C-Sections: Understand How C-Sections Work So You're Prepared In The Labor Room

8.19 MB | 20:25 Min

No matter how well you prepare, there is a chance you will go into the hospital to deliver your baby the old fashioned way, and that will not be the way it goes at all. You need to prepare yourself for the possibility that you will have your baby via cesarean section. Bonnie Petrie spoke with a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine who is an expert in c-sections and can explain how and why they might happen, and a nurse who has worked at the bedside of many mother's whose babies came into the world this way. It's nothing to be afraid of, but it's something to be prepared for. We walk you through it in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Cord Blood Banking: What It Is And Do You Need It?

6.77 MB | 16:52 Min

The blood in the cord that connects you with your baby is pulsing with potentially lifesaving stem cells. Doctors are able to collect some of that blood, and save it until it is needed by someone. Should you have that blood collected, banked, and saved for your family in case it can help someone who gets sick? Should you donate it to a public cord blood bank? Bonnie Petrie talks to the experts about the benefits and costs of both options in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Labor Complications: Things To Watch Out For And Keep An Eye On

9.14 MB | 22:47 Min

We hate to think about it, but sometimes labor can get complicated, and it's best to be prepared. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman walk you through some of the more common labor complications and how doctors handle them so that your baby can be born strong and healthy.

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Labor Options: Hear About The Various Labor Techniques And Which One Works For You

7.40 MB | 18:27 Min

What kind of labor and delivery do you want?  If you could write your own birth story, what would it be like?  Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie outlines some of your choices, with the help of the co-author of the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible and several other experts in various approaches to birthing ranginlisten g from a standard hospital birth to an at-home water birth.  Mommies who've given birth using various techniques also share their experiences. 

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Oral Care: Make Sure Your Baby's Teeth Come In Strong and Healthy

12.33 MB | 38:06 Min

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Single Moms: Advice, Information And Support For Single Moms

9.47 MB | 23:37 Min

Being a new mom will be one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. You can multiply that by 1000 if you're a single mom. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with the co-author of the book The Complete Single Mother and co-founder of the website SingleMommyhood.com and the author of Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide to help you and your baby not only survive this challenge, but thrive. We also have a financial expert who has some fantastic ideas about how to make ends meet on a tight budget.

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Pregnancy Health & Complications

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Emotional Health: How To Ride The Emotional Roller Coaster of Pregnancy

7.22 MB | 18:00 Min

You know pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy, but sometimes it just isn't, and that's ok. Bonnie Petrie speaks with a psychologist who specializes in prenatal and post partum adjustment about the very real feelings of unhappiness, unattractiveness, fear or dread you may be experiencing. There is no reason to compound these feelings with feelings of shame or guilt when there is nothing to feel ashamed of or guilty about. Learn that you are not alone, and how to manage these feelings in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Getting Good Sleep: Helping You Get Your ZZZZ's With The Ever-Growing Belly

8.77 MB | 21:52 Min

I am not getting any sleep! Most of you will not have to wait until your baby is born to say this. Bonnie Petrie speaks with a sleep expert in the Pea in the Podcast about how to manage the symptoms of pregnancy that might be keeping you awake, like reflux, the need to constantly pee, and physical discomfort, so that you can get some halfway decent sleep before your baby comes.

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Is It Safe? Answers For All Of Your Pregnancy Related Questions

8.41 MB | 20:57 Min

Can you clean the litter box? Can you have sushi? Can you fly? Should you exercise? Can you take a hot bath? How 'bout your coffee habit? Do you need to break it? Bonnie Petrie spoke with the author of the book The Panic Free Pregnancy to ease your fears about what you can and what you should not do when a little one is on the way.

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Looking & Feeling Good: We Show You How To Keep Feeling And Looking Good All 9 Months

5.83 MB | 14:31 Min

We may be pregnant, but we still want to be pretty, right? Bonnie Petrie talks with the owner of a wellness spa just for pregnant women about how to keep your hair and skin gorgeous when hormones are trying to destroy you! She also talks with a prenatal yoga instructor and massage therapist about how to feel good as your body changes to accommodate another human being.

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Pregnancy Complications: Complications Are Bound To Happen, Here's How To Be Prepared

6.67 MB | 16:38 Min

Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but it isn't always easy. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman discuss some of the complications you can face during pregnancy, from gestational diabetes to pre-eclampsia. Dr. Eddleman talks about how these complications can be managed so you and your baby have a healthy, happy birthday.

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Pregnancy Complications II: More About Pregnancy Complications

8.34 MB | 20:47 Min

Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but it isn't always easy. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman discuss some of the complications you can face during pregnancy, from gestational diabetes to pre-eclampsia. Dr. Eddleman talks about how these complications can be managed so you and your baby have a healthy, happy birthday.

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Sex & Pregnancy: Is It Safe? Is It Fun? We Have The Answers

9.93 MB | 24:45 Min

Yes, most of you CAN do it, and some of you will really, really want to. Like, all of the time. Bonnie Petrie spoke with the sexologist who co-authored Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know about how to really enjoy this time with your partner.

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Trouble Getting Pregnant?: Ideas And Suggestions When You Need Extra Help

8.75 MB | 21:49 Min

Sometimes your journey to becoming a mommy takes a little longer than you thought or hoped it would. Bonnie Petrie speaks with a fertility expert about when intervention becomes an option, and what that means. She also walks you through the many options available to women who just need a little help getting pregnant. Bonnie also speaks with a psychologist who faced her own challenges with fertility about the emotional road you may be on, and how to keep your heart whole as you face this challenge.

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Twins and Multiples: The Challenges and Benefits

13.50 MB | 33:42 Min

Oh. My. God. You're having more than one! A multiple pregnancy can be a bit (or a lot) different than a singleton pregnancy. Bonnie Petrie talks to an obstetrician who specializes in multiple pregnancies about what your experience might be like. Will you be bigger? Are you at greater risk for pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia? Will your babies be premature? Will you have to go on bedrest? Bonnie also talks to a mom of twins about her labor and delivery experience, and what her life is like now that her spectacular twins are here.

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VBAC: Vaginal Birth After A C-Section

10.20 MB | 25:36 Min

They used to say that once you've had one c-section you will have all your babies by c-section. That's not necessary true. VBACs are happening every day, all around the country. Dr. Mark Landon is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center who authored a landmark study and vaginal births after cesarean sections. Bonnie Petrie spoke with him about the risks and benefits associated with VBACs, and two jubilant moms who've had successful VBACs. If you think VBAC is for you, this is the Pea in the Podcast for you.

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Working While Pregnant: How To Survive Office Life, Meetings And Conferences

9.36 MB | 23:20 Min

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and many moms to be find that the most exciting news of their lives can also make them fear for their jobs. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with a business protocol expert about the best way to tell your boss and colleagues your exciting news, an expert in maternity leave on how to make the most of that, and the obstetrician who wrote The Panic Free Pregnancy about how much work you should do while pregnant.

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Preparing For Your Baby

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Baby Gear: Get The Items You Need And Don't Waste Money On The Ones You Don't

9.75 MB | 24:19 Min

Retailers would have you believe you're a negligent parent if you don't make sure your child has ever single thing on every shelf at the baby store. Not true. What do you really need, and how can you get it without going into bankruptcy? Bonnie Petrie spoke with the author of The Everything Get Ready for Baby Book and MSN money columnist (and mom) Liz Pulliam Weston about what baby gear you must get, and how you can pay for it without emptying the college fund.

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Babymoon: Trips, Vacations and Destinations To Explore Before The Baby Arrives

6.10 MB | 15:12 Min

Many couples are taking some time during their pregnancies to enjoy a getaway before the baby comes. You can travel to an exotic, far away land, like Brad and Angelina, or you can head to a bed and breakfast for some quiet time, just the two of you. Bonnie Petrie speaks to a travel expert about how to get the most out of your Babymoon, and the owner of a chain of spas just for pregnant women and their families about Babymoons that are all about pampering you and bonding with your partner before baby.

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Dads-To-Be: The Episode For Dads-To-Be

10.10 MB | 25:21 Min

You're not the only person having a baby. In most cases, there's a Dad involved in the process, too. How is he feeling? Does he really think you're beautiful? Does he really, really, really want to be in the delivery room with you? Well, Bonnie Petrie asked one, and she also talked to the owner of a website geared toward expectant dads about what they may be experiencing during this dramatic time of transition in both of your lives.

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Financial Planning: Get Your Finances In Gear

10.30 MB | 25:44 Min

There's more to having a baby than just having a baby. You have to think about how to financially accommodate for this extra person in your home. They need to eat, have new clothes, get new sports gear, braces, they need to go to college, oh my! You may be wondering if you can change your mind, but don't worry. MSN Money Columnist Liz Pulliam Weston talks you through the financial tweaks you'll need to make for baby. There are also tax considerations, life insurance…and, yes, now you really need a will. We have experts on al of those subjects with everything you need to know about this daunting subject.

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Getting Pregnant: Tips, Tricks And Advice On Conceiving

7.81 MB | 19:28 Min

So you and you're partner have decided it's time to have a baby. Well, the birds and the bees is slightly more complicated than you might have been led to believe. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie speaks with a fertility expert about how you should prepare your body to increase your chances of getting pregnant, when and how you can time sex to increase the chances that sperm and egg will meet, and how long you should wait before paying your doctor a visit.

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Health And Nutrition: How To Optimize Your Body For Your Baby

8.29 MB | 20:40 Min

You're eating for two, right? And too much activity is bad for the baby! Wrong! Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie talks to the obstetrician who wrote The Panic Free Pregnancy and a nutritionist about what you should and shouldn't eat for a healthy pregnancy and baby, as well as what supplements you should take. Bonnie also talks to a prenatal yoga instructor who is also a registered nurse about what kind of exercise makes for a healthy pregnancy and can even make your labor and delivery easier!

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Lifestyle Makeover: Changing Your Life To Prepare For Baby Makeover

6.96 MB | 17:20 Min

From smoking to shopping to eating an unhealthy diet, we all have some bad habits we'll need to break now that there is a little one on the way.  Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with an expert in the field of addictive behaviors, as well as the author of the book The Panic Free Pregnancy about how you can successfully break your own bad habits!

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Naming Your Baby: What's In A Name?

5.36 MB | 13:21 Min

What's in a name? A LOT! Your baby's name will, in many ways, define them, and you don't want to choose it lightly. Bonnie Petrie speaks with a baby naming expert who has many ideas about how to choose a name your baby will be proud of, and how to avoid the pitfalls that have led lesser parents to name their kids things like ESPN. No, really. ESPN. Jennifer Moss at Babynames.com is our expert in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Quitting Your Bad Habits: Take Care Of Your Pregnancy And Quit Those Bad Habits

6.96 MB | 17:20 Min

From smoking to shopping to eating an unhealthy diet, we all have some bad habits we'll need to break now that there is a little one on the way.  Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with an expert in the field of addictive behaviors, as well as the author of the book The Panic Free Pregnancy about how you can successfully break your own bad habits!

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The Baby Shower: How To Plan And Prepare To Make The Most Of Your Shower

7.92 MB | 19:44 Min

From smoking to shopping to eating an unhealthy diet, we all have some bad habits we'll need to break now that there is a little one on the way.  Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with an expert in the field of addictive behaviors, as well as the author of the book The Panic Free Pregnancy about how you can successfully break your own bad habits!

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First Trimester: Everything You Need To Know About The First Trimester

10.80 MB | 27:05 Min

When you have a positive pregnancy test what you should do is you should make sure that you call your healthcare provider and set up an appointment so you can have a history, a physical exam and necessary lab results from that test and common sense things: you should be eating well, you should be taking good care of yourself, exercising, prenatal vitamins, you want to take really good care of your body to carry a nice healthy pregnancy.

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Second Trimester: Everything You Need To Know About The Second Trimester

10.50 MB | 26:20 Min

They call the second trimester of pregnancy "the honeymoon" of pregnancy, but that doesn't mean it's all sunshine and flowers. Your morning sickness may stick around, you may begin to struggle with reflux or hip pain. But you also may feel a surge of energy (even the sexual kind). This would be a great time to take a "Babymoon." Also, during the second trimester, there are several important prenatal tests, during one of which you might find out if you're having a boy or a girl! Join Bonnie Petrie as she speaks with a Certified Nurse midwife and a second trimester mom-to-be for this exhaustive review of the second trimester.

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Third Trimester: Everything You Need To Know About The Third Trimester

12.60 MB | 31:38 Min

Your baby is almost here! You're getting your body ready for labor and delivery and your house ready for baby! This is a time of joy, and of challenge. Your back hurts. Your hips hurt. You have to pee all the time. You're exhausted, but you can't sleep. And what are those contractions I'm feeling? Is it time to go to the hospital, or are they just practice contractions? And what in the world is a bloody show? Bonnie Petrie and Certified Nurse Midwife Leslie Ludka answer all of those questions for you, and more. Bonnie also talks with a mom-to-be who is so far into the third trimester, she's overdue!

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Week 1: How to Improve Conception

3.60 MB | 5:14 Min

The co-author of the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible Dr. Keith Eddleman is joined by Certified Professional Midwife Susan Scott Gill as Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie walks you through "labor day" Bonnie is also joined by a new mom who shares her labor and delivery story. This podcast will give you a sense of what to expect when your own labor begins and your baby is born.

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Week 2: How to Track the Perfect Time for Conceiving

8.34 MB | 20:47 Min

Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but it isn't always easy. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman discuss some of the complications you can face during pregnancy, from gestational diabetes to pre-eclampsia. Dr. Eddleman talks about how these complications can be managed so you and your baby have a healthy, happy birthday.

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Week 3: Conception

3.50 MB | 5:00 Min

Egg and sperm meet and join, and by the end of the week your baby is a ball of cells that can fit onto the head of a needle.

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Week 4: Implantation

3.80 MB | 5:26 Min

You may get a positive pregnancy test this week! Why are you crampy? Will you start to feel pregnant? Listen to this podcast to learn about early pregnancy symptoms.

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Week 5: Your Baby's Heart Beats

4.10 MB | 5:59 Min

You might see your baby's heartbeat. How big is your baby? Pregnancy symptoms begin. What can you expect? What can you do about them?

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Week 6: First Prenatal Appointment

4.70 MB | 6:47 Min

Learn about what to expect during your first prenatal appointment and answers to common questions. Learn about the development of your baby's heart beat, common miscarriage concerns, whether a doula is right for you.

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Week 7: Prenatal Blood Testions

5.80 MB | 8:15 Min

You'll be tested for many things early in your pregnancy. What are they looking for? Also, more morning sickness management.

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Week 8: Miscarriage Fears

6.20 MB | 8:49 Min

Miscarriage signs and sympoms. How to know when to call you doctor. How to cope if you do miscarry.

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Week 9: Prenatal Testing For Baby

7.90 MB | 11:21 Min

What tests are available? What are doctors testing for? What are the risks and benefits?

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Week 10: Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat

3.90 MB | 5:39 Min

You may be able to hear your baby's heartbeat on doppler. Also, we talk CVS testing.

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Week 11: Nuchal Translucency

4.00 MB | 5:40 Min

We examine a prenatal test for Down's Syndrome, that uses ultrasound and bloodwork. Should you consider it?

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Week 12: Time To Tell?

4.70 MB | 6:41 Min

Many moms pick 12 weeks as a safe time to tell the world they are pregnant. Should you be tested for gestational diabetes?

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Week 13: Eating For Two

4.40 MB | 6:19 Min

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? Should you exercise?

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Week 14: Beginning The 2nd Trimester

4.60 MB | 6:35 Min

Are you feeling your baby move? Dealing with more pregnancy symptoms and getting a cerclage. Also, should you rent a doppler?

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Week 15: Round Ligament Pain

4.30 MB | 6:07 Min

What are those sharp pains in your abdomen? How do you ease the pain? Also, how much should you see your doctor?

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Week 16: The Quad Screen

4.30 MB | 6:06 Min

This blood test looks for evidence of Down Syndrome and neural tube defects. Is there a high false positive rate? Should you get this test?

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Week 17: Amniocentesis

5.70 MB | 8:10 Min

This prenatal test involves the insertion of a needle into your uterus. What is the test looking for? Who should consider it? What are the risks?

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Week 18: Quickening

4.20 MB | 6:00 Min

This week you may feel your baby move. An update on your baby's rapid development, and a look at the placenta.

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Week 19: Talking About Gender

4.40 MB | 6:14 Min

Is there any way to predict gender? Also, more symptoms for you. What's going on with your skin?

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Week 20: The Big Ultrasound

5.80 MB | 8:13 Min

The ultrasound to get a good look at how your baby is developing is this week. You can also see gender. What to expect.

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Week 21: Weight Gain

6.40 MB | 9:11 Min

The ultrasound to get a good look at how your baby is developing is this week. You can also see gender. What to expect.

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Week 22: Mommy Symptoms

4.70 MB | 6:47 Min

Round ligament pain, hip pain, sciatica, restless leg, calf pain...what is normal? What can you do about it? Also, a look at exercise during pregnancy.

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Week 23: Babymoon

4.10 MB | 5:53 Min

Is it safe to travel? How can you make flying more comfortable? What kinds of activities are safe in which to participate?

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Week 24: Viability

6.20 MB | 8:54 Min

Your baby, born this week, could survive. We'll talk about that, and the challenges they might face.

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Week 25: Twins

6.20 MB | 8:54 Min

A look at special concerns for a twins pregnancy. Also, mommy symptoms like reflux and anemia.

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Week 26: Braxton Hicks Contractions

5.00 MB | 7:21 Min

What are they? Are they dangerous? Also, preparing for your coming hospital stay.

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Week 27: Gestational Diabetes

5.10 MB | 7:15 Min

What is it? Who's at risk? What's the test like? How to you control it?

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Week 28: RhoGAM Shot

4.20 MB | 6:03 Min

RhoGAM is a shot given to a woman with RH negative blood to protect her baby. What are the risks of RH negative blood to and RH positive baby? What's it like to get the shot?

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Week 29: More Mommy Symptoms

4.60 MB | 6:38 Min

Swelling, reflux, hip pain, oh my! How do you make all this easier to take? And seeing the baby move!

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Week 30: Preeclampsia

3.90 MB | 5:32 Min

What is Preeclampsia? Who is at risk? What are the risks? Can you avoid it? An update on your baby's development.

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Week 31: Mommy Symptoms Redux

4.40 MB | 6:20 Min

Vivid dreams, varicose veins, spider veins, abdominal pain. And your baby's brain is developing rapidly.

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Week 32: Childbirth Classes

4.20 MB | 5:56 Min

Should you take one? What one should you take?

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Week 33: Preparing For a Preemie

5.20 MB | 7:25 Min

Third trimester amniocentesis and steroid treatments for lung maturity are dealt with here. Also, birth plans are discussed.

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Week 34: Sleeping Problems

6.50 MB | 9:19 Min

Should you sleep on your left side? How can you get comfortable? What do you do about frequent urination and congestion that keeps you up?

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Week 35: Group B Strep

5.80 MB | 8:14 Min

Discussion of Group B Strep and the dangers it presents. How do you test for it? How do you treat it?

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Week 36: Fetal Movement

4.10 MB | 5:51 Min

What's normal? Also discussed...your baby "dropping" toward the birth canal.

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Week 37: Breech Babies

5.10 MB | 7:20 Min

What to do if your baby is still breech? Turning the baby and cesarean section discussed.

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Week 38: Pain Management

6.90 MB | 9:48 Min

What are your pain management options?

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Week 39: Labor Signs

4.90 MB | 7:02 Min

How do you know it's the real thing? What should you do? Labor induction is also discussed.

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Week 40: You're Due!!!

5.30 MB | 7:36 Min

Why hasn't this baby come yet? Can you do anything to get labor going? What works and what doesn't.

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