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Pregnancy Confidential

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Pregnancy Confidential
Pregnancy Confidential

Pregnancy Confidential

Parents / Panoply

10
Followers
69
Plays
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Pregnancy Confidential is a series of 32 podcasts designed to be accessed weekly by expectant moms. Hosted by editors from Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazines, each 10-20 minute podcast walks listeners through the physical, emotional and/or lifestyle markers of that week of pregnancy. The tone is friendly, fun, and conversational—you can read the medical information about pregnancy elsewhere. This podcast will be your best friend taking you through the real feelings—the joy and the annoyances—of pregnancy so you never have to experience any of it alone. This is real talk/girlfriend-to-girlfriend stuff you might not get elsewhere.

Latest Episodes

Pregnancy Week 40 Plus - To Induce or Not to Induce?

You’ve made it to your due date! Congrats. But the fact that you’re still listening tells us you’re not exactly in the throes of labor—yet. Reaching Week 40 and beyond can be a frustrating time. You can feel as big as a house with a four-car garage and totally, 100% ready to get this birthing show on the road. Like NOW. Now that you’ve hit D-day, it’s time to get serious. Do you induce or don’t you? And if so, how long do you go before the P-word (Pitocin) is uttered? Remember: it’ll all be worth it.

20 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 40 Plus - To Induce or Not to Induce?

Pregnancy Week 39 - Let’s Get This Show on the Road!

It’s Week 39, and ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got ourselves a full term baby! This means you have full permission to start giving birth now... If only it was as easy as willing it to so. Nope, the baby likes to come when the baby is ready, and sometimes that can feel like never. You get your hopes up with every Braxton Hicks contraction, only to be disappointed when they go absolutely nowhere. So is there a way to help labor on its way from home? Yes—sometimes.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 39 - Let’s Get This Show on the Road!

Pregnancy Week 38 - Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

It’s Week 38: you’re probably desperate to get this darn baby out one day, and terrified of the reality of being a mom the next. It’s an exciting/nerve-wracking time with lots to keep you up at 4 a.m., thank you very much. It’s often the fear of the unknown that can be the scariest of all, and one major unknown is how you’ll really feel when the dust settles and you’ve got a newborn to take care of. With more celebs, like Hayden Panettiere, opening up about postpartum depression, you might be wondering: Will it happen to me?

21 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 38 - Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy Week 37 - The First Week With Baby

Welcome to Week 37 of your pregnancy—and eek! Your baby is almost here. This has probably dawned on you no less than 30 trillion times in the last week and you might be starting to feel that panic over what this parenting thing will really be like—and how you’ll really feel that week post-birth (will you even know what to do with a baby?). In this episode, we get real about what that very first week back from the hospital will be like, and we’re not holding back...

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 37 - The First Week With Baby

Pregnancy Week 36 - New Parent Mistakes

Parenting is a tough job—one of the toughest you’ll ever have. And, of course, it’s rewarding. But entering into the new world of parenting, especially if this is your first, can feel totally overwhelming. First, know this: You WILL make mistakes. Also know this: Everything will be OK. Luckily, there are a few things you can learn now, while you’re still pregnant, that will help smooth those initial bumps in the road—whether that’s helping you avoid some easy mistakes, or simply knowing when to relax (a little) when the you-know-what hits the fan.

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 36 - New Parent Mistakes

Pregnancy Week 35 - A Sneak Peek at Your Future Sex Life

As the big day approaches, you may be wondering what those bedroom antics will look like after you give birth. There’s a lot to think about: Your recovery, the baby, the logistics, the lack of sleep, your body image... It’s easy to get overwhelmed and worry that you’ll be waving goodbye to your sex life. We’re here to reassure you that while that’s not true (think about how many mamas you see with two under two), things might change and shift a little, both physically and emotionally, and not always for the worst.

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 35 - A Sneak Peek at Your Future Sex Life

Pregnancy Week 34 - Due Dates are Dumb!

If you’ve subscribed to a pregnancy newsletter or downloaded an app, everything is based on one thing: your due date. It’s also the first thing people ask you when they find out you’re pregnant. But what if we told you the whole idea of a due date is bogus? And that the whole idea of counting down is basically pointless. Sure it’s great to know where you are in your pregnancy for the essential stuff, like scheduling ultrasounds (and listening to this podcast), but when it comes to the final countdown, it may not matter as much as you think.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 34 - Due Dates are Dumb!

Pregnancy Week 33 - Packing for the Hospital

It’s Week 33 and you can just about see your due date on the horizon. But, since babies can be about as unpredictable as everything else in your life, it’s a good idea to do what you can to prepare (which believe us, isn’t as much as you think). If your idle hands are itching to do something in preparation for so much busyness around the corner, it might be time to put them (and your partner’s) to work packing that hospital bag. But what exactly should you put in it? Opinions differ and we’ll discuss the essentials this week.

17 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 33 - Packing for the Hospital

Pregnancy Week 32 - Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

At 32 Weeks, you’re probably well aware of how unpredictable pregnancy can be—from losing all sense of balance, to forgetting what it means to have a waist, you’re never quite sure what’s around the corner. This feeling of lack of control happens throughout pregnancy and sometimes it can really throw you for a loop. So how do you prepare for the unexpected, especially if you take pride in being super-organized? Can you even prepare for the future? Or is pregnancy a lesson in rolling with the punches? The answer is most certainly a combination of the two.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 32 - Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy Week 31 - What happens in the delivery room, stays in the delivery room

At Week 31, while the physical realities of having a baby are surely present in your thoughts, you’re also bound to be curious about what goes on around you when you’re giving it the ol’ heave-ho. Who do you let in the room with you? Will you really do something as horrific as poop in front of everybody? And will you even care? This week’s podcast lets you in on the deepest darkest secrets of the delivery room, so you know just what to expect when you’re done expecting.

21 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Pregnancy Week 31 - What happens in the delivery room, stays in the delivery room

Latest Episodes

Pregnancy Week 40 Plus - To Induce or Not to Induce?

You’ve made it to your due date! Congrats. But the fact that you’re still listening tells us you’re not exactly in the throes of labor—yet. Reaching Week 40 and beyond can be a frustrating time. You can feel as big as a house with a four-car garage and totally, 100% ready to get this birthing show on the road. Like NOW. Now that you’ve hit D-day, it’s time to get serious. Do you induce or don’t you? And if so, how long do you go before the P-word (Pitocin) is uttered? Remember: it’ll all be worth it.

20 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 40 Plus - To Induce or Not to Induce?

Pregnancy Week 39 - Let’s Get This Show on the Road!

It’s Week 39, and ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got ourselves a full term baby! This means you have full permission to start giving birth now... If only it was as easy as willing it to so. Nope, the baby likes to come when the baby is ready, and sometimes that can feel like never. You get your hopes up with every Braxton Hicks contraction, only to be disappointed when they go absolutely nowhere. So is there a way to help labor on its way from home? Yes—sometimes.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 39 - Let’s Get This Show on the Road!

Pregnancy Week 38 - Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

It’s Week 38: you’re probably desperate to get this darn baby out one day, and terrified of the reality of being a mom the next. It’s an exciting/nerve-wracking time with lots to keep you up at 4 a.m., thank you very much. It’s often the fear of the unknown that can be the scariest of all, and one major unknown is how you’ll really feel when the dust settles and you’ve got a newborn to take care of. With more celebs, like Hayden Panettiere, opening up about postpartum depression, you might be wondering: Will it happen to me?

21 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 38 - Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy Week 37 - The First Week With Baby

Welcome to Week 37 of your pregnancy—and eek! Your baby is almost here. This has probably dawned on you no less than 30 trillion times in the last week and you might be starting to feel that panic over what this parenting thing will really be like—and how you’ll really feel that week post-birth (will you even know what to do with a baby?). In this episode, we get real about what that very first week back from the hospital will be like, and we’re not holding back...

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 37 - The First Week With Baby

Pregnancy Week 36 - New Parent Mistakes

Parenting is a tough job—one of the toughest you’ll ever have. And, of course, it’s rewarding. But entering into the new world of parenting, especially if this is your first, can feel totally overwhelming. First, know this: You WILL make mistakes. Also know this: Everything will be OK. Luckily, there are a few things you can learn now, while you’re still pregnant, that will help smooth those initial bumps in the road—whether that’s helping you avoid some easy mistakes, or simply knowing when to relax (a little) when the you-know-what hits the fan.

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 36 - New Parent Mistakes

Pregnancy Week 35 - A Sneak Peek at Your Future Sex Life

As the big day approaches, you may be wondering what those bedroom antics will look like after you give birth. There’s a lot to think about: Your recovery, the baby, the logistics, the lack of sleep, your body image... It’s easy to get overwhelmed and worry that you’ll be waving goodbye to your sex life. We’re here to reassure you that while that’s not true (think about how many mamas you see with two under two), things might change and shift a little, both physically and emotionally, and not always for the worst.

19 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 35 - A Sneak Peek at Your Future Sex Life

Pregnancy Week 34 - Due Dates are Dumb!

If you’ve subscribed to a pregnancy newsletter or downloaded an app, everything is based on one thing: your due date. It’s also the first thing people ask you when they find out you’re pregnant. But what if we told you the whole idea of a due date is bogus? And that the whole idea of counting down is basically pointless. Sure it’s great to know where you are in your pregnancy for the essential stuff, like scheduling ultrasounds (and listening to this podcast), but when it comes to the final countdown, it may not matter as much as you think.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 34 - Due Dates are Dumb!

Pregnancy Week 33 - Packing for the Hospital

It’s Week 33 and you can just about see your due date on the horizon. But, since babies can be about as unpredictable as everything else in your life, it’s a good idea to do what you can to prepare (which believe us, isn’t as much as you think). If your idle hands are itching to do something in preparation for so much busyness around the corner, it might be time to put them (and your partner’s) to work packing that hospital bag. But what exactly should you put in it? Opinions differ and we’ll discuss the essentials this week.

17 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 33 - Packing for the Hospital

Pregnancy Week 32 - Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

At 32 Weeks, you’re probably well aware of how unpredictable pregnancy can be—from losing all sense of balance, to forgetting what it means to have a waist, you’re never quite sure what’s around the corner. This feeling of lack of control happens throughout pregnancy and sometimes it can really throw you for a loop. So how do you prepare for the unexpected, especially if you take pride in being super-organized? Can you even prepare for the future? Or is pregnancy a lesson in rolling with the punches? The answer is most certainly a combination of the two.

18 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 32 - Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy Week 31 - What happens in the delivery room, stays in the delivery room

At Week 31, while the physical realities of having a baby are surely present in your thoughts, you’re also bound to be curious about what goes on around you when you’re giving it the ol’ heave-ho. Who do you let in the room with you? Will you really do something as horrific as poop in front of everybody? And will you even care? This week’s podcast lets you in on the deepest darkest secrets of the delivery room, so you know just what to expect when you’re done expecting.

21 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Pregnancy Week 31 - What happens in the delivery room, stays in the delivery room