Favorite Five: Birth and Parenting Podcasts

Favorite Five: Birth and Parenting Podcasts

Welcome to our first Favorite Five post! We’ve reached out to the community for the best birth and parenting resources out there, and rounded them up for your enjoyment. Today’s Five is birth and parenting podcasts. Each of these can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher for your listening pleasure.

1 BIRTHFUL

The Birthful podcast and host Adriana Lozada welcomes a different maternity, birth, and early parenting professional each episode to discuss the choices that matter most to new and expecting parents. Guests include Pam England, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Penny Simkin, Gena Kirby and topics range from healthy pregnancy to family sleep support, baby-lead weaning and elimination communication, and taking care of yourself postpartum. Hands down, one of our favorites.

2 THE BIRTH HOUR

If you love birth stories as much as we do, you’re going to love the The Birth Hour, where each of the stories is different and empowering in its own way. We’ve listened to stories of peaceful hypnobirths, graceful waterbirths, powerful VBACs to gentle cesareans, sometimes all in the same episode! Premie births, post dates, Canadian births, home, hospital and birth center births — This podcast has it all.

3 WELL ADJUSTED MAMA

Perfect for families who are interested in learning more about alternative medicine and holistic health. Maternity/pediatric chiropractor and mother Dr. Laura Brayton welcomes guests from across the spectrum of healthy pregnancy, birth and parenting including a special focus on nutrition and optimal hormonal balance.

4 HEALTHY BIRTHS, HAPPY BABIES

Dr. Jay Warren’s weekly podcast encouraging families to feel safe, supported and empowered during pregnancy, birth, and into parenthood. His guests include prenatal and pediatric care experts in acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, yoga, lactation support, and childbirth education from the Cap Wellness Center.

5 THE LONGEST SHORTEST TIME

NPR listeners may already know TLST as a regular addition to their radio line-up. This podcast is all about how each of our parenting experiences are different, and that may be exactly what unites us all as mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. Listen and remember that you aren’t alone, no matter how weird this parenting gig gets.

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