Alyssa Veneklase Jun 19, 24 . min

Birth and Baby: One size doesn’t fit all

Most books will tell you one “right way” but we don’t believe there is only one way. We know that even within the same family, parents may have to shift parenting styles based on each child’s personality. We know that not everyone plans to breastfeed, and we know that not everyone wants to be an attachment parent.

Elliot Berlin May 22, 24 . min

115. I Wasn’t Expecting You: Living with Face Blindness – Expectations #4

When I tell people about my face blindness, I often get a three-pronged reaction. First, they think I'm either joking or lying. Once they realize I'm serious and not exaggerating, they start to wonder how this condition impacts my life.

Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC Apr 17, 24 . min

114: Scrambled Eggspectations and my dairy aisle dad moment – Expectations #3

When labor began, I felt that nesting urge surge through me like an electric current. "Honey, I'll be right back," I said, "Just need to grab some wood for shelves at Home Depot!" My amazing wife brought me back to reality by grabbing my arm and giving me a look that could stop a freight train. I wasn't going anywhere.

Mar 20, 24 . min

113. The Birth of a Notion – Expectations #2

Being part of this show was more than just a fun side project. It ignited a renewed fire within me to advocate for realistic, empowering pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting experiences. Every story, whether it plays out on screen or in a delivery room, can inform, empower and inspire.

Kimberly Isburg Mar 06, 24 . min

112. How to Count the Kicks (and why it’s important)

"As your pregnancy progresses, you will begin to feel your baby move more and more. What starts out as light flutters or “butterflies” in the second trimester will eventually become noticeable kicks, jabs, and rolls as you enter the third trimester of pregnancy. Around 24-28 weeks babies get into a noticeable pattern of movements. Kick counting is the practice of becoming familiar with your baby’s normal movement patterns."

Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC Feb 28, 24 . min

111. Birth Announcement – Expectations #1

"Last year we birthed a new baby, the Informed Pregnancy+ streaming platform! Just like any proud parent, we're thrilled to watch this little one grow. Web based, but with apps on Apple, Android and Roku, Informed Pregnancy+ is our way of ensuring that entertaining and educational video content, including a growing library of the most popular documentaries, exercise programs, yoga, meditation, and a variety of courses and workshops, is both affordable and accessible to anyone with an internet connection."

Rylee Ebsen Feb 07, 24 . min

110. 7 Tips To Have An Empowered Home Birth

"In the production world we create a call sheet for a shoot day, which is a document sent out to the cast and crew that outlines where they need to be for the following shoot day. It contains ALL the important information for the shoot like the contact details of everyone on set plus their job descriptions, the predicted weather, nearest hospital, filming location address, AND the scripts scheduled for that day of filming. So…I used the template of a film call sheet to create a home birth call sheet."

Nikól Rogers Nov 29, 23 . min

109. From Infertility to Adoption. One Mother’s Journey To Creating The Family Of Her Dreams

"I had developed tunnel vision thinking the only way I was going to create a family was through pregnancy, and it made me feel like a failure every month when I would get my cycle."

Olivia T. Nov 22, 23 . min

108. Cultivating Connection: Pregnant Partner Yoga

"These poses offer physical and emotional benefits for expectant partners while cultivating closeness with their significant other. A wise yoga teacher once told me “it’s yoga practice, not yoga perfect” and I encourage you to welcome the unexpected and the awkward as you dive into unfamiliar territory."

Lauren Alicia Nov 15, 23 . min

107. Indigenous Birth Practices: East Meets West in Pregnancy and Postpartum

"Indigenous postpartum practices are a vital part of the health of the mother and baby. In many cultures it is customary for families to move in with their maternal line or other family members in order to have extra care and support. It is also customary to allow the body to fully recover for at least 40 days before returning to any normal routines. Postpartum healing is centered around rest, body work and nutrition."

Kristina Marusic Nov 08, 23 . min

106.  How to Reduce Childhood Cancer Risk Before and During Pregnancy

Even when chemicals are tested and found to be dangerous, they generally stay on the market — at least in the U.S. The World Health Organization has identified at least 100 manufactured chemicals that can cause cancer in humans, but only five have been removed from U.S. markets in the last 50 years. 

Sarah Goldberg Nov 01, 23 . min

105. Yes, I’m Still a Superstar

"I see feminism as the space created so that women can make choices, but instead of feeling empowered, many of us find ourselves ensnared in fear and judgment. If we pursue professional careers, we're often unfairly judged as inadequate mothers. On the other hand, if we choose to be stay-at-home parents, society sometimes perceives us as burdensome. While "Breast is best" is a well-known slogan, the reality is that what's truly best is whatever ensures the physical health and emotional well-being of both the mother and the baby. This same principle applies to childbirth."

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