Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey

By Laura Birek, Shanna Micko

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Joni Ford
 Sep 11, 2019

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Big Fat Positive is a smart and funny podcast about two best friends who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Shanna Micko & Laura Birek recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom.


Episode Date
Ep. 109: Is My Toddler Getting Enough Exercise?
00:51:00

In the segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura bugs out about a creepy-crawly situation, and Shanna worries that her toddler and preschooler are not staying active enough during quarantine. Also, Shanna reports on her quest to get her toddler’s eczema under control, and Laura discusses rotating her toddler’s toys in and out. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 18 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 17 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-109/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 108: When Setting Toddler Limits Feels Limitless
00:50:09

In the brand new segment “Throwback,” Shanna and Laura tell stories from their own childhoods about fake curls and fake friends, and they reflect on how those situations influence their parenting today. Also, Laura talks about the exhaustion that comes from constantly setting limits with her toddler, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s increased independence and over-the-top tantrums. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 18 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 17 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-108/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 107: The Struggles and Snuggles of Toddler Separation Anxiety
00:45:08

Shanna talks about the ups and downs involved in her toddler’s most recent bouts of separation anxiety and sleep regression. Laura reports on her toddler’s new ability to retell his favorite books and their fun adventure playing in the river in Fresno. In the special segment, “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask for listener help with their latest parenting conundrums, including bedtime tantrums and boring mealtimes. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 18 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 17 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-107/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 106: Why Is My Toddler Screaming?
00:54:30

In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna consult the internet for answers to their latest parenting conundrums, including unusual toddler injuries, soup, race horses and pop stars. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s hilarious new habit of talking in his sleep, and Shanna bemoans her toddler’s new obsession with screaming at the top of her lungs. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 18 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 17 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-106/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jul 13, 2020
Bonus: How to Stay Calm in the Chaos of COVID-19
00:55:00

In part nine of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview meditation expert, IVF warrior and mother of five Josephine Atluri, who shares her wisdom about how to find your calm in the swirl of coronavirus chaos. She explains the importance of self-care and taking time to breathe, she gives tips on how to stay centered while parenting during the pandemic, and she offers advice to people whose fertility journeys have been delayed or derailed by COVID-19. Also, Shanna reports on her experience getting a COVID test, and Laura talks about recently expanding her quarantine bubble. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last few weeks. It’s been 16 weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools, workplaces and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live.

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-how-to-stay-calm-in-the-chaos-of-covid-19 | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jul 09, 2020
Ep. 105: Bizarre Experiences Only a Parent Would Have
00:47:13

Laura and Shanna explore the topics of bodily fluids, bugs and poisonous plants in this week’s special segment, “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition.” Also, Shanna talks about how her toddler has started expressing strong preferences that are sometimes comical and offensive, and Laura discusses her toddler’s budding ability to make connections and mimic feline behavior. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 17 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 17 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-105/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jul 06, 2020
Ep. 104: Does Birth Order Influence Personality?
00:43:10

Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of “Stump the New Mom,” in which they dive into pregnancy brain, birth rates and more. Also, Shanna questions whether her 17-month-old’s personality is affected by her role as second child, and Laura talks about her toddler’s new daredevil tricks in the living room and the rule she’s enacted to prevent his bodily harm. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 17 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 16 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-104/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 103: Our Mom Instincts Saved Lives
00:40:27

In the segment “Mom Wins,” Laura and Shanna each tell a harrowing tale of how they used their mom instincts to save their babies. They also share some lighter and more hilarious mom wins that they have had recently. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s new climbing skills, and Shanna talks about her pediatrician’s advice about cutting dairy from her toddler’s diet. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 17 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 16 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-103/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 22, 2020
Ep. 102: Tips for Toddler Mealtime
00:51:53

Laura reports on her recent use of Ellyn Satter’s philosophy of feeding children and talks about the effect it’s had on her vegetable-ignoring toddler. Shanna discusses her 17-month-old’s newfound assertiveness and sound-effect skills that indicate her toddler may have a future as a foley artist. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura share some fun facts about vaginas, royal births and kangaroos. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 17 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 16 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-102/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 101: Our Deep, Dark Mom Secrets
00:46:05

In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets. Also Laura talks about her son’s recent run-in with a coffee table (literally), and Shanna reports on her efforts to cure her daughter’s eczema. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 17 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 16 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-101/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 08, 2020
Bonus: Dads Tell All - Part 2
00:19:55

Laura and Shanna continue the conversation with their husbands Corey and Steve in this special bonus episode that continues where Episode 100 left off! Steve and Corey answer more listener questions and talk about the challenges of fathering a newborn, parenting books and more. They also spill the dirt on Shanna and Laura’s biggest quirks!

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-dads-tell-all-part-2 | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 05, 2020
Ep. 100: Dads Tell All!
01:01:58

Shanna and Laura celebrate their 100th episode by bringing their husbands on the show to answer listener questions! Laura’s husband Corey and Shanna’s husband Steve reveal their “Dad Confessions,” give advice for first-time dads, discuss their favorite parenting books and more. Also, Shanna reports on cutting dairy from her toddler’s diet, and Laura talks about her dramatic efforts to replace her toddler’s lovey. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 16 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 15 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-100/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jun 01, 2020
Ep. 99: First Trimester Flashbacks
00:44:03

In this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water,” Laura and Shanna vent about ridiculously inappropriate nursery rhymes, toddler eating habits and more. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s recent development in gross motor skills, including spinning and dancing, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s recent development in fine motor skills, including sorting shapes and fastening buckles. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 16 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 15 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-99/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 25, 2020
Bonus: To Socialize or Not to Socialize (At a Distance)
00:34:13

In part eight of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Laura wonders if it’s time to start expanding her family’s quarantine bubble, and Shanna reports on the more superficial self-care routines that are brightening her ongoing lockdown. They also include listener stories about celebrating their babies’ first birthdays and first steps during this pandemic. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week. It’s been 10 weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools, workplaces and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live. 

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-to-socialize-or-not-to-socialize-at-a-distance | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 22, 2020
Ep. 98: Toddlers Are More Than Their Tantrums
00:40:29

Shanna and Laura discuss toxic plants, embryo mix-up, wacky Facebook advice and creepy hackers in this week’s segment, “Internet Insanity.” Also, Laura reports on her 15-month-old’s shocking breastfeeding behavior, and Shanna reflects on her 16-month-old’s recent stormy behavior. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 16 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 15 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-98/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 18, 2020
Ep. 97: Laura's Baby Said What!?
00:52:17

In this week’s segment “They Said What?!,” Laura and Shanna talk sweeping membranes, pouches, White Claw and more. Also, Shanna discusses her 16-month-old’s recent bout with roseola, and Laura gives an update on her 15-month-old’s vaccinations at his well-baby checkup. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 16 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 15 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-97/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 11, 2020
Bonus: DIY Haircuts and Giving Birth Alone: Coronavirus Made Us Do It
00:48:45

In part seven of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna reports on her quarantine haircut and how sheltering in place with her kids has made her desperate for alone time, and Laura describes how outside time with her toddler has been crucial in getting through the long days. They also include more listener stories about what parenting is like during this pandemic, including one story about a mom whose birth plan was turned so upside down by the pandemic that she gave birth alone at the hospital. It’s been eight weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools, workplaces, parks, beaches and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week.

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-diy-haircuts-and-giving-birth-alone-coronavirus-made-us-do-it | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 07, 2020
Ep. 96: Dealing with Big Toddler Emotions
00:46:17

Shanna and Laura get to the bottom of night terrors, prune juice and more in this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week.” Also Laura talks about her recent success using the RIE parenting method that she read about in Janet Landsbury’s book, “No Bad Kids,” and Shanna discloses her strategy for finally getting her 15-month-old down to one nap a day. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 15 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 14 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-96/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

May 04, 2020
Ep. 95: In the Yuck Zone
00:44:06

In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal their deepest, darkest, mom secrets about boobs, profanities, books and fanny packs. Also Shanna talks about the difficulty in transitioning her toddler to one nap a day, and Laura discusses her toddler’s new sign language communication skills. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 15 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 14 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-95/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Apr 27, 2020
Bonus: Socially Distanced Well-Baby Checkups and More Listener Stories
00:45:29

Laura describes what it’s like to go to a well-baby checkup at the doctor’s office during the coronavirus pandemic, and Shanna gives an update on her COVID-19 antibody test in part six of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the coronavirus upheaval. They also include more listener stories from around the world about what parenting is like during this pandemic. It’s been six weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has turned Laura and Shanna’s lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, parks, beaches and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week, including Shanna’s secret technique for getting a delivery slot from Whole Foods.

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-socially-distanced-well-baby-checkups-and-more-listener-stories | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Apr 23, 2020
Ep. 94: Talking Toddlers and Speedy Sperm
00:48:31

In the special segment “Stump the New Mom,” Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of parenting-related trivia, where they discover what the terms “hot-house children” and  “piki piki” mean. Also, Laura talks about her toddler’s new utensil and communication skills, and Shanna discusses her toddler’s surprising jealousy and head-banging. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 15 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 14 months old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-94/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Apr 20, 2020
Bonus: How Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnant Women and Newborns?
00:36:15

In part five of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview neonatologists Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams and Dr. Joanna Parga-Belinkie about how COVID-19 is affecting newborn babies and pregnant women. The doctors answer all of Laura and Shanna’s burning questions about the novel coronavirus, including whether newborns are at risk for contracting the disease, what pregnant mothers can expect when they go into labor during this time, whether moms-to-be should consider non-hospital births, if trying to conceive is advised at this time and more. Dr. Diana and Dr. Joanna host the podcast Baby Doctor Mamas, a show for new parents by physician-mothers specializing in newborn medicine. They can be found at babydoctormamas.com.

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-how-does-covid-19-affect-pregnant-women-and-newborns | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Apr 16, 2020
Ep. 93: Toddlers Hyped on Sugar and iPhones
00:38:44

In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the world of geriatric pregnancy, lifelike baby dolls and the belief that sugar makes kids hyper. Also, Shanna talks about her toddler’s foray into the world of crunchy food, and Laura discusses her son’s newest interest -- looking at photos of himself on the phone. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 15 months, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months and three weeks old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-93/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry

Apr 13, 2020
Bonus: Your Coronavirus Quarantine Stories
00:46:02

Laura and Shanna talk sanitizing groceries, homemade face masks, quarantine haircuts, failed kids’ activities and more in part four of their "Momming During Coronavirus" bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the coronavirus upheaval. They also include listener stories from around the world about what parenting is like during this pandemic. It’s been four weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has turned Laura and Shanna’s lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, parks, beaches and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week.

This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-your-coronavirus-quarantine-stories | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry

Apr 10, 2020
Ep. 92: Toddler Tantrums and Ninja-Like Mom Moves
00:55:35

Shanna talks about her toddler’s first tantrum (which was over the silliest, toddler-iest issue ever), and Laura admits a “mom fail” she recently had with her toddler. Also, in the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Laura and Shanna celebrate the parenting achievements they’ve had recently, including some heavy loads, free sandwiches and a death-defying ninja move. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 14 months and three weeks old, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months and two weeks old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-92/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Apr 06, 2020
We Want Your Stories!
00:02:29

We would love to hear about your experience during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Record a voice memo and send it to contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com and it may appear in a future episode of Big Fat Positive.

Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 91: Dropping Naps and Picking Up Babies
00:48:23

Transitioning a toddler from two naps to one is a daunting task, and this week Laura and Shanna discuss their attempts at dropping the second nap. They also talk about the RIE approach to picking up babies and how quickly a parent can become accustomed to the seemingly bizarre practice. Also, in the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into self-care, which can easily take a back seat once children enter the picture. The new moms ask themselves how they are succeeding and failing at self-care and how they can improve in prioritizing their own needs. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 14 months and two weeks old, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months and three weeks old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-91/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Mar 30, 2020
Bonus: Alone Together: Sheltering in Place with Children
00:54:07

It’s been two weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has turned Laura and Shanna’s lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and in part three of their "Momming During Coronavirus" bonus series, they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the upheaval. They also interview Ayelet Marinovich, founder of Learn With Less, about how parents can interact with their babies and toddlers during this challenging time with what they already have. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week.


This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-quarantine-with-kids | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Mar 26, 2020
Ep. 90: Toddlers on the Run
00:34:54

In the special segment “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask each other and listeners for help with parenting dilemmas they are currently facing. Also, Shanna talks about her toddler’s recent word explosion, and Laura discusses her toddler’s progress toward dropping down to one nap a day. Finally, the moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 14 months and one week old, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months and 2 weeks old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-90/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Mar 23, 2020
Bonus: Quarantine with Kids
00:26:33

In part two of their "Momming During Coronavirus" bonus series, Shanna and Laura come to you again in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the quarantine. It’s been one week since the coronavirus pandemic has turned their lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, large events and more in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and they discuss what it’s like to be a mom while practicing social distancing, sheltering in place and working from home while caring for small children. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week.


This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-quarantine-with-kids | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Mar 20, 2020
Ep. 89: Baby Bronchitis Is a B*tch
00:53:45

Shanna talks about one of her hardest days parenting ever when her 14-month-old daughter becomes sick, and Laura makes Shanna jealous AF with the free childcare and date nights she’s had this week. Also, in the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna admit the amusingly scandalous parenting moves they’ve made recently. Finally, the moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 14 months old, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months and 1 week old.

This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-89/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Mar 16, 2020
Bonus: Momming During Coronavirus
00:33:54

Laura and Shanna come to you in real time with a special bonus episode about parenting during a pandemic. The spread of coronavirus and subsequent COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, large events and more in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and they discuss what it’s been like in the last few days to be a mom to small children during one of the most unusual times in their lives. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last week. 


This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-momming-during-coronavirus/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry

Mar 14, 2020
Ep. 88: Why Is My Toddler Suddenly a Picky Eater?
00:51:55

When Laura’s toddler transforms from a food lover to a picky eater, she wonders if maybe she should have seen this coming, and Shanna’s work-from-home routine is upended when she and her daughters all fall sick at the same time. In this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water,” strangers in playgrounds, baby poop, internet behemoths and alphabet rugs make Laura and Shanna ask themselves, “Are you f-ing kidding me???” Finally, the moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months and 4 weeks old, and Laura’s toddler is 13 months old.

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Mar 09, 2020
Ep. 87: This Badass Mom Gives Us #momgoals
00:51:36

In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura discuss the baby- and parenting-related wackiness they’ve come across online recently, including hideous dolls, drug rings, bizarre baby products, outrageous breastfeeding advice and one incredible mom who deserves all the accolades ever. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s latest explosion in language development, and Shanna wonders if it’s time to transition her toddler to one nap. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months and 3 weeks old, and Laura’s toddler is 12 months and 4 weeks old.

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Mar 02, 2020
Bonus: Baby-Friendly Hospitals, Extended Breastfeeding and More!
00:21:05

In this bonus episode, Laura continues her conversation with lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC. They dive into the topics of baby-friendly hospitals, the best time to wean, extended breastfeeding and more!

Feb 27, 2020
Ep. 86: Weaning From Boobs, Bottles and Baby-Tracking Apps
00:50:17

Lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC, is back to discuss weaning from breastfeeding and answer listener questions! Also, Laura wonders if her baby is technically walking yet, and Shanna discusses her very un-scientific conclusion about why her toddler has been waking up screaming at night. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months and 2 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 12 months and 3 weeks old.

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Feb 24, 2020
Ep. 85: What Do Babies Dream About?
00:43:24

In the segment “They Said What!?!” Laura is taken aback by a stranger’s bizarre proposition, and Shanna gets mom-shamed into making an unnecessary purchase. Also, Shanna and Laura talk about baby dreams, receptive language, dropping bottles, and unusual baby obsessions. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months and 1 week old, and Laura’s baby is 12 months and 2 weeks old.

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Feb 17, 2020
Ep. 84: Pumping the Brakes on Pumping Breastmilk
00:40:26

In the segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura consult the internet for answers to their latest baby conundrums. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s remarkable new language ability, as well as her mixed feelings about quitting pumping, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest cute-as-hell behavior and how it is affecting working from home. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months old, and Laura’s baby is 12 months and 1 week old.

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Feb 10, 2020
Ep. 83: Beer, Poop, Showers, Murder
00:57:19

Things get stinky and murderous in this week’s special segment, “Never Have I Ever - Parenting Edition,” in which Laura recounts a dirty-diaper conundrum and Shanna talks about dealing with some unwanted guests in her home. Also, Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest motor development, and Laura discusses a very exciting event -- her baby’s first birthday!! Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 12 months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is one year old! This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-83/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Feb 03, 2020
Ep. 82: Let's Get Medical: Baby X-Rays, Flu Tests and Swallowing Foreign Objects
00:47:31

Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of parenting-related trivia in the special segment “Stump the New Mom,” where they discover what foreign object is most commonly swallowed by kids and babies. Also, Laura talks about dropping her baby’s dream feed, and Shanna recounts her toddler’s dramatic trip to the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 12 months and two weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and three weeks old.

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Jan 27, 2020
Ep. 81: Baby Separation Anxiety: What to Do and What Not to Do
00:52:07

This week, Shanna feels stressed about her 12-month-old daughter’s newfound separation anxiety, and Laura talks about her visit to a co-working space that provides childcare. In the new segment “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask their listeners to help them solve their current parenting conundrums. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 12 months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and two weeks old.

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Jan 20, 2020
Ep. 80: First Birthday Parties, Convertible Car Seats and... Parenting Topless??
00:56:55

In the segment “Mom Wins!,” Shanna talks about how and why she ended up parenting topless in her backyard, and Laura describes the treacherous process of collecting baby urine. Also, Laura discusses her baby’s recent language development and switch to a convertible car seat, and Shanna reports on her baby’s first birthday party. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 12 months old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months and one week old.

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Jan 13, 2020
Ep. 79: Is Your Baby More Likely to Be a Boy or Girl?
00:52:10

Laura reveals a recent revelation that just may change her life, and Shanna reports on her 11-month-old baby’s walking skills. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna talks about some old-timey parenting advice that is just bananas, and Laura shares some surprising statistics about the likelihood of having a boy or a girl. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 months and four weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 11 months old. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-79/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Jan 06, 2020
Ep. 78: A Massive Mom Milestone
00:49:56

2020 is here, and Shanna and Laura are approaching a massive mom milestone - finishing the first year of parenting a new baby! They keep it real as they reflect on the last 12 months as new moms, from the joy, to the chaos, to the best books they’ve managed to read from cover to cover. Also, Laura talks about her 10-month-old son’s recent leap in language development, and Shanna describes her 11-month-old daughter’s new way of playing with toys. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 10 months and three weeks old.


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Dec 30, 2019
Ep. 77: Am I a Terrible Mom?
00:40:41

In the segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura experiences bodily sensations that have her wondering if she’s pregnant again, and Shanna worries about disturbing news about a prescription drug that her baby took for months. Also, Shanna discusses her baby’s new sharing skills as well as an accident that had Shanna questioning her mothering skills, and Laura talks about her baby’s recent fever and gives an update about his lead and iron tests. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 months old and two weeks, and Laura’s baby is 10 months and two weeks old.

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Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 76: Boobs, Bathrooms and Britches
00:45:28

In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna admit the amusingly scandalous parenting moves they’ve made recently. Also, Laura wonders if her baby actually said his first word or if it was just baby gibberish, and Shanna reports on her baby’s latest skills and fears. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 months old and one week, and Laura’s baby is 10 months and one week old.

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Dec 16, 2019
Bonus: More Burning Questions Answered, Part 2
00:33:41

In this special bonus episode, Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about conceiving through IVF, their babies’ nap schedules, the unexpected (and sometimes beautiful) things about new motherhood and much more. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-02/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Dec 13, 2019
Ep. 75: The Living Nightmare of Daylight Savings
00:41:33

Shanna reports on how the end of Daylight Savings Time has turned her children into maniacs, and Laura talks about her baby’s impressive new climbing skills. Also, they discuss some hilariously terrifying parenting situations in this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water.” Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 months old, and Laura’s baby is 10 months old. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-75/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/



Dec 09, 2019
Bonus: More Burning Questions Answered, Part 1
00:22:05

In this special bonus episode, Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about the impact of a second child on the relationship with the firstborn, managing an in-law’s request to be present at the birth, setting boundaries with family members and much more. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-02/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Dec 05, 2019
Ep. 74: Gimme Those Sloppy Baby Kisses
00:37:01

In the segment, “Internet Insanity”, Shanna and Laura skeeve you out with an unusual baby-related beauty treatment and creep you out with one baby’s bizarre lovey. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s first legit head cold, and Shanna wonders if her baby is experiencing a walking regression. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is ten months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is nine months and three weeks old. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-74/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/



Dec 02, 2019
Ep. 73: The Struggle Is Real: Giving Medicine to a Baby
00:36:02

In the segment, “They Said What?!”, Shanna gets off-putting feedback about her baby’s size, and Laura receives mind-boggling comments about her baby’s gender. Also, Laura talks about battling the eight-to-ten-month sleep regression, and Shanna describes her struggle to give her sick baby medication. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is ten months and two weeks old, and Laura’s baby is nine months and two week old. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-73/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/



Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 72: Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered! Interview with Jessica Claire, IBCLC
00:47:12

Laura interviews lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC, who answers listener questions about everything from sore nipples to the Haakaa manual breast pump. Also, in the weekly check-ins, Shanna discusses her baby’s unusual new skill, and Laura reports on a receiving an unexpected result at her baby’s nine-month checkup. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is ten months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is nine months and one week old.

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Nov 18, 2019
Ep. 71: Blue Breastmilk and Teething Conundrums
00:36:54

In the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura wonders why her breastmilk is blue, Shanna asks if she can put hand sanitizer on her baby, and both moms have questions about the mysteries of teething. Also, Shanna and her family evacuate their home to escape a wildfire, and Laura’s recent episode of “mom clumsiness” leads to an unexpected injury. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is ten months old, and Laura’s baby is nine months old. | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-71/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/



Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 70: Is It Time for a Babysitter?
00:44:17

Laura approaches mom burnout, and Shanna is shocked at her baby’s newest vocabulary word. Also, in the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Shanna obsesses about the size of her baby’s feet, and Laura worries that her baby doesn’t show her enough affection. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is eight months and four weeks old. This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-70/ | Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 69: I'm Not Ready for a Toddler!
00:43:47

Laura and Shanna answer listener questions in the special segment, “Checkin’ the Inbox,” including questions about transitioning from purees to solid foods and why they don’t share their babies’ names on the show. Also, Shanna talks about how her nine-month-old daughter had a big week of firsts, and Laura discusses her eight-month-old son’s bout of hand, foot and mouth disease. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine months and two weeks old, and Laura’s baby is eight months and three weeks old. | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-69/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Oct 28, 2019
Bonus Halloween Episode: Laura’s Spooky Story, Baby Costumes and Creepy Things Kids Say
00:18:36

In this bonus Halloween episode, Shanna and Laura reveal their babies’ very first Halloween costumes, creep each other out with stories about spooky things that have happened to them since becoming parents, and discuss the weird and creepy things kids say. | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-halloween-episode/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Oct 24, 2019
Ep. 68: Mom Friends: How to Make 'em and Break 'em
00:44:54

Laura and Shanna talk about how to make mom friends and how mom friendships can go terribly, awkwardly wrong. Also, Laura describes how an unexpected medical procedure threw a wrench in her week, and Shanna describes how her baby’s stranger anxiety has reached excruciating new heights. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is eight months and two weeks old. | This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-68/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

Oct 21, 2019
Ep. 67: When Do You Drop the Dream Feed?
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Shanna talks about dropping her baby’s dream feed, and Laura discusses taking her first work gig as a new mom. In the special segment, “Today I Learned,” the new moms dive into fertility fraud and babies’ reptilian bodies in the womb. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine months old, and Laura’s baby is eight months and one week old.

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Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 67: When Do You Drop the Dream Feed?
00:42:35

Shanna talks about dropping her baby’s dream feed, and Laura discusses taking her first work gig as a new mom. In the special segment, “Today I Learned,” the new moms dive into fertility fraud and babies’ reptilian bodies in the womb. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine months old, and Laura’s baby is eight months and one week old.

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Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 66: The Glitz and Sh*ts of Parenting
00:39:04

Shanna and Laura go from glitz and glamour to down and dirty in the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” where Laura talks about her son’s first talent booking and Shanna talks about averting a poop disaster. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s first boo-boo from army crawling, and Shanna reports on her baby’s first artistic creation. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months and four weeks old, and Laura’s baby is eight months old.

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Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 66: The Glitz and Sh*ts of Parenting
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Shanna and Laura go from glitz and glamour to down and dirty in the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” where Laura talks about her son’s first talent booking and Shanna talks about averting a poop disaster. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s first boo-boo from army crawling, and Shanna reports on her baby’s first artistic creation. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months and four weeks old, and Laura’s baby is eight months old.

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Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 65: Raising a Baby Costs How Much!?
00:36:50

Laura and Shanna go head-to-head in another exciting round of trivia in the special segment “Stump the New Mom,” where they discover just how much money it will cost to raise their babies to adulthood. Also, Shanna talks about bringing her eight-month-old daughter to an important doctor’s appointment, and Laura discusses her first day away from her seven-month-old son. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is seven months and three weeks old.

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Sep 30, 2019
Ep. 64: A Disturbing Trip to the Grocery Store
00:32:02

Shanna and Laura divulge the embarrassing parenting moves they’ve made lately in the special segment, “Mom Confessions.” Also, Laura reports on her baby’s latest motor development, and Shanna talks about how quitting breastfeeding has taken a toll on her nerves. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is seven months and two weeks old.

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Sep 23, 2019
Ep. 63: Strangers Say the Strangest Things (And So Do Husbands)
00:38:04

In this week’s special segment, “They Said What?!”, Laura and Shanna divulge the weird, offensive and mom-shamey things people have said to them lately. Also, Laura talks about her most challenging week ever since having her son, and Shanna reports on her daughter’s eight-month checkup at the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months old, and Laura’s baby is seven months old.

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Sep 16, 2019
Ep. 62: Bye-Bye Breastfeeding!
00:39:41

In this week’s special segment, “Internet Insanity,” Shanna talks about a salacious-sounding beauty treatment she discovered online and Laura discusses the most adorable internet challenge ever. Also, Laura gives the inside scoop on nap training using the Taking Cara Babies method, and Shanna talks about quitting breastfeeding. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months old, and Laura’s baby is seven months old.

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Sep 09, 2019
Ep. 61: Having Other People’s Babies - Interview with Gestational Surrogate Deanna Koelsch
00:58:30

Laura and Shanna interview gestational surrogate Deanna Koelsch, who is currently pregnant with her fourth surrogacy! Deanna talks about what it’s like to carry another family’s child, how she got into surrogacy, how her own family and children feel about her doing so, and much more. Also, Shanna discusses her current struggles with her baby’s 8-month sleep regression, and Laura reports on her baby’s first trip on an airplane. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is seven months and three weeks old, and Laura’s baby is six months and three weeks old.

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Sep 02, 2019
Ep. 60: Mom Wins!
00:41:09

In the new segment, “Mom Wins!”, Shanna and Laura tell funny stories about high-five-worthy parenting triumphs they’ve had recently. Also, Laura talks about her baby moving on up ... to the big boy bathtub! And Shanna discusses her decision to start weaning her baby from breastfeeding. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is seven months and two weeks old, and Laura’s baby is six months and two weeks old.

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Aug 26, 2019
Ep. 59: Mysteries of the Infant Body
00:35:30

In the segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna have pressing questions about their babies’ bodies that only the internet can help answer - or can it? Also, Shanna talks about setting up a “yes space” for her crawling daughter, and Laura shares an exciting update about her son. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is seven months and one week old, and Laura’s baby is six months and one week old. 

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Aug 19, 2019
Ep. 58: Don’t Rag on My Mom Jeans
00:48:34

In this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water,” Shanna and Laura take umbrage with certain mom shamers who need to lay the eff off. Also, Laura talks about her baby’s first cold and his six-month checkup, and Shanna has an exciting announcement about her baby’s development. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is seven months old, and Laura’s baby is six months old. 

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Aug 12, 2019
Ep. 57: Shake, Rattle and . . . Then What?!
00:39:50

Laura and Shanna wonder what in the hell we are supposed to do in an earthquake with a baby, and they try their best to chill out about baby milestones in this week’s special segment, “OMG I’m Freaking Out.” Also, Shanna laments her baby’s early-morning wakings, and Laura talks about her baby’s new perspective on the world now that he can sit up. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 29 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 25 weeks old.

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Aug 05, 2019
Ep. 56: Tiny Babies, Mom Dreams and Getting Nap Trapped
00:38:44

In this week’s episode, “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura discuss tiny babies and thirst while breastfeeding. Also, Shanna talks about her recent parenting nightmare, and Laura gives an update on her sleep-training journey using the Taking Cara Babies method. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 28 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 24 weeks old.

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Jul 29, 2019
Ep. 55: Laura Attempts Sleep Training
00:43:48

Laura discusses her attempt at sleep training her five-month-old baby using the Taking Cara Babies method, and Shanna talks about troubleshooting her baby’s early-morning wakings. In this week’s special segment, “They Said What?”, the new moms reveal the shocking and/or unusual things that people have said to them lately. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 27 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 23 weeks old.

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Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 54: Ghosts in the Nursery?
00:37:36

This week, in the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Laura and Shanna discuss extreme online parenting groups and ghastly ghost sightings. Also, Laura talks about the staycation she had with her baby, and Shanna describes how her baby showed off for the pediatrician at her six-month checkup. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 26 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 22 weeks old.

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Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 53: Mom Confessions
00:38:59

Shanna and Laura introduce a new segment called “Mom Confessions,” in which they discuss the outrageous parenting moves they’ve made recently. Also, Shanna talks about dealing with her newly mobile baby, and Laura celebrates moving her baby to his own bedroom. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 25 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 21 weeks old.

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Jul 08, 2019
Ep. 52: Stump the New Mom!
00:37:01

Shanna and Laura battle it out in another exciting round of “Stump the New Mom,” in which they quiz each other with pregnancy- and baby-related trivia questions! Also, Laura talks about going to a new “Mommy and Me” class, and Shanna discusses the dreaded moment that her baby rolled over in her Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 24 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 20 weeks old.

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Jul 01, 2019
Ep. 51: Herding Cats and Creating “Yes” Spaces
00:34:50

In this week’s special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about room sharing with cats and working from home with a baby. Also, Shanna talks about introducing formula into her baby’s diet and creating a “Yes” space for her increasingly mobile daughter, and Laura describes her first out-of-town trip with her son. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 23 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 19 weeks old. 

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Jun 24, 2019
Ep. 50: The Wacky Things We Googled This Week
00:48:41

Shanna and Laura discuss sleep training, Marie Kondo-ing, baby numerology, baby modeling, baby shower registry must-haves, and more in this special 50th episode! The new moms start things off with their weekly check-ins, then move on to the special segment, “What I Googled This Week,” in which they admit the embarrassing parenting-related things they’ve asked the Internet lately, and then wrap things up with their BFPs and BFNs. Shanna’s baby is 22 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 18 weeks old.

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Jun 17, 2019
Ep. 49: Express Yourself: Hand Pumping and Night Crying
00:44:20

Shanna and Laura discuss sleep training, and Shanna describes her plan for getting her baby to sleep through the night. Laura talks about her baby’s four-month checkup and gives an update about his sleep regression. Also, in the special segment “Never Have I Ever - Parenting Edition,” the new moms share hilarious incidents they never thought they would experience until they became parents. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 21 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 17 weeks old.

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Jun 10, 2019
Ep. 48: Losing Sleep: Postpartum Insomnia and Rock Concerts
00:39:53

Laura discusses her first “girls’ night out” since having her baby, and Shanna talks about her bouts of postpartum insomnia. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” the new moms share interesting info they’ve recently learned about birth control and prenatal care. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 20 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 16 weeks old.

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Jun 03, 2019
Ep. 47: Baby's First Personality Quiz
00:33:24

Shanna talks about learning to understand her baby’s personality, and Laura discusses her baby’s struggles with the four-month sleep regression. Also, things get wacky in the segment “Internet Insanity,” in which they discuss what’s going down online in the world of parenting. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 19 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 15 weeks old.

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May 27, 2019
Ep. 46: How to Calm a Crying Baby
00:43:18

Laura and Shanna chat with Dr. Robert Hamilton, author of the book “Seven Secrets of the Newborn,” about his viral YouTube video about calming a crying baby, his perspective on having children, his experience on a Chinese game show and more! Also, Laura gives an update on her baby’s naps, and Shanna reveals some surprising news about her baby’s childcare. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 18 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 14 weeks old.

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May 20, 2019
Ep. 45: Do Me a Solid, Baby
00:34:42
This week, Shanna discusses starting her baby on solid foods, and Laura talks about seeing her first movie in the theater since having a baby. Next, the new moms introduce a new segment called “Gripe Water,” in which they report on baby- and parenting-related things that rub them the wrong way.  Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 17 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 13 weeks old. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
May 13, 2019
Ep. 44: Rage Against Sleep: Surviving the Four-Month Sleep Regression
00:42:16

This week, Laura marvels at two of her baby’s new accomplishments, while Shanna bemoans her baby’s experience with the four-month sleep regression. Next, the new moms play a hilarious round of “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” where they find themselves in surprising situations they never would have expected. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 16 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 12 weeks old.

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May 06, 2019
Ep. 43: Should You Sleep Train? Breastfeed? Room Share? Science May Hold the Answer! Talking the Data of Parenthood in the Early Years with Emily Oster, Author of Cribsheet
00:48:33
Shanna and Laura interview Emily Oster, economist and author of the new book Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, and they talk about how new parents can use the results of scientific research to guide their parenting decisions on topics such as breastfeeding, sleep training and more. Also, Shanna discusses the upcoming end of her maternity leave, and Laura recounts a remarkable day and night with her baby. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 15 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 11 weeks old. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Apr 29, 2019
Ep. 42: A Birth Ritual That’s Totally “Nuts"
00:34:49

In the special segment, “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna share some surprising pregnancy- and baby-related things they have learned recently, including a birth ritual that may leave some fathers-to-be clutching their family jewels. Also, Laura reports on her efforts to wean her baby from the SNOO Smart Sleeper bassinet, and Shanna discusses her first date night with her husband since she gave birth. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 14 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 10 weeks old. 

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Apr 22, 2019
Ep. 41: Fur Babies
00:37:48

Shanna and Laura discuss life with babies and pets. They also report on taking their babies on adventures outside of the house. Also, in the special segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna reveal the funny and embarrassing things they asked the internet recently, including a very pressing question about losing baby weight. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 13 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is nine weeks old.

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Apr 15, 2019
Ep. 40: Baby Name Shame and Nursing No-No’s
00:42:08

Shanna and Laura are dissed, shamed and stunned in this week’s special segment, “They Said What?!”, in which the new moms recount shocking, hilarious or offensive things people have said to them lately. Also, Laura reports on her baby’s two-month vaccinations, and Shanna talks about how her baby’s perfectly constructed sleep environment is turned on its head. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 12 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is eight weeks old.

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Apr 08, 2019
Ep. 39: Understanding Your Baby: Interview with Ayelet Marinovich
00:40:44

Laura and Shanna interview pediatric speech language pathologist and parent educator Ayelet Marinovich about how to interact with your baby in ways that benefit his or her development. Also, Shanna discusses her baby’s tumultuous week, and Laura talks about taking her baby to the doctor to test for hip dysplasia. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 11 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is seven weeks old.

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Apr 01, 2019
Ep. 38: Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition
00:32:40

In the new segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna share hilarious incidents they never thought they would experience until they became parents. Also, Shanna discusses her baby’s new toy-smacking skills, and Laura talks about the ups and downs of being home alone with her baby all day. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is ten weeks old, and Laura’s baby is six weeks old.

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Mar 25, 2019
Ep. 37: Dream Feeds and Daycare Nightmares
00:40:29

In the segment “Internet Insanity,” Laura and Shanna share bizarre and hilarious baby-related things they’ve come across online recently, including the story of a very questionable daycare provider. Also, Shanna discusses the current state of her c-section scar, and Laura talks about giving her baby dream feeds. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is nine weeks old, and Laura’s baby is five weeks old.

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Mar 18, 2019
Ep. 36: Magic Boob Juice
00:32:36

Laura and Shanna duke it out in a thrilling round of baby-related trivia, where we learn the birth weight of one of basketball’s biggest stars, among other facts. Also, Shanna discusses scoring some drugs for her newborn, and Laura talks about a fascinating quality of breast milk. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight weeks old, and Laura’s baby is four weeks old. 

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Mar 11, 2019
Ep. 35: Interview with Pediatric Geneticist Susan Winter
00:39:21

Laura and Shanna talk baby genes, newborn screening, NIPTs and more with special guest Susan Winter, who is not only a pediatric geneticist but also Laura’s mom! Also, Laura discusses getting fancy for a baby photo shoot, and Shanna disturbs everyone with talk of rodents. Shanna’s baby is seven weeks old, and Laura’s baby is three weeks old. 

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Mar 04, 2019
Ep. 34: Holy Sheet! Should I Co-sleep?
00:34:05

Laura and Shanna dive into bed sharing and baby hormones in this week’s special segment, “OMG I’m Freaking Out!” Also, Shanna discusses the joys of receiving baby smiles, and Laura reports on her baby’s impressive growth stats. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is six weeks old, and Laura’s baby is two weeks old. 

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Feb 25, 2019
Ep. 33: Why Do I Want to Eat My Baby?
00:34:48

In this week’s special segment, “What I Learned This Week,” Shanna and Laura answer the pressing question, “why do I want to eat my baby?” Also, Laura gives an update on week one with her newborn, and Shanna laments about her poisonous boobs. Finally, the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is five weeks old, and Laura’s baby is one week old. 

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Feb 18, 2019
Ep. 32: Laura’s Breech Baby Birth Story
00:44:39

In this week’s Big Topic, Shanna and Laura dive deep into a very exciting event… Laura’s c-section delivery of her baby boy! Also, Shanna reports on her attempts to improve her newborn’s sleep with the SNOO smart bassinet, and the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna is four weeks postpartum, and Laura is no longer pregnant!

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Feb 11, 2019
Ep. 31: Everything Is About to Change
00:29:12

It’s less than 24 hours ‘til Laura’s c-section, and she talks about what she’s been up to in the last days and hours before her delivery. Shanna reports on her latest attempts to get her newborn to gain weight, including a new galactagogue and a helpful support group. In this week’s special segment, Shanna and Laura discuss the best parenting and pregnancy advice they’ve received, and finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 38 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is three weeks postpartum. 

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Feb 04, 2019
Ep. 30: Milk, Milk Baby
00:29:00

Shanna reports on her numerous attempts to increase her breast milk supply, and Laura discusses a bizarre injury and her baby’s nursery. In this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura divulge what they asked the internet about recently. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 37 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is two weeks postpartum.

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Jan 28, 2019
Ep. 29: Life’s a Breech
00:30:56

Laura reports on the status of her breech baby, and Shanna discusses her newborn’s struggle to gain weight. In the segment “They Said What?!”, Shanna and Laura talk about what shocking and frustrating things people have said to them recently about pregnancy and breastfeeding. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 36 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 1 week postpartum.

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Jan 21, 2019
Ep. 28: Shanna's C-Section Birth Story
00:40:32

In this week’s Big Topic, Shanna and Laura dive deep into the highly anticipated event… Shanna’s delivery! Also, Laura reports on her baby shower and discusses her birth plan for her breech baby. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 35 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is no longer pregnant!

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Jan 14, 2019
Ep. 27: Countdown to D-Day!
00:36:27

Shanna’s delivery day is one week away, and she discusses what it’s like to be so close to meeting her new daughter. Also, Laura talks about her recent visit to the pregnancy chiropractor, and in the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” the moms-to-be answer listener questions about what they plan to do with the podcast after giving birth. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 34 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 38 weeks pregnant.

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Jan 07, 2019
Ep. 26: Spinning Babies
00:30:41

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of spinning breech babies. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” the moms-to-be divulge the pregnancy-related topics they asked the Internet about recently. Shanna reports on her weekly non-stress tests, Laura discusses her maternity leave, and the moms-to-be reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 33 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 37 weeks pregnant.

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Dec 31, 2018
Ep. 25: Drinking While Breastfeeding
00:33:21

Shanna and Laura discuss fascinating facts they’ve recently learned about pregnancy, including drinking alcohol and breastfeeding. Also, Shanna reports on her maternity leave, Laura discusses her mini baby shower and blessingway, and the moms-to-be reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 32 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 35 weeks pregnant.

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Dec 24, 2018
Ep. 24: She Had HOW MANY Babies??
00:31:21
Shanna and Laura duel it out in a shocking and hilarious round of the pregnancy trivia game, “Stump the Preggo.” Also, Shanna reports on over-the-top sugar cravings, Laura discusses the perils of sitting while pregnant, and the moms-to-be reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 31 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 34 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Dec 17, 2018
Ep. 23: You’re in the S*%t Now!
00:28:32
Shanna and Laura discuss how people just LOVE to give their opinions on their pregnancies. Also, in the segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura reports on baby kick counts, and Shanna admits her astrological anxieties. Finally, the moms-to-be reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 30 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 34 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Dec 10, 2018
Ep. 22: Birth Plans, Baby Showers and... Serial Killers?
00:39:28
Things get wacky in the segment “Internet Insanity,” in which Laura and Shanna discuss what’s going down online in the world of pregnancy. Also, Shanna reports on her baby sprinkle, Laura talks about her baby shower drama, and the moms-to-be reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 29 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 33 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Dec 03, 2018
Ep. 21: When Getting Pregnant Is Hard AF
00:53:02
In this week’s “Big Topic,” Shanna discusses her journey of trying to conceive, which includes a long, circuitous route through infertility, pregnancy loss, reproductive endocrinologists and IVF. Laura discusses the intricate baby-name spreadsheet she created, and Shanna talks about her 32-week growth scan. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 28 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 32 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Nov 26, 2018
Ep. 20: Gratitude Slam!
00:26:45
In honor of Thanksgiving, Shanna and Laura give up the pregnancy grousing and battle it out in a Gratitude Slam! Also, the moms-to-be discuss lightning crotch, pelvic nightmares, and current maternity anxieties. They also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 27 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 31 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Nov 19, 2018
Ep. 19: Your Questions and Stories!
00:31:03
In the new segment, “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer a listener question about an unsavory bodily function and tell a listener story about an unsavory stranger’s behavior. Also, the moms-to-be discuss getting the house ready for baby, talk about making pregnancy friends and reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 26 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 30 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Nov 12, 2018
Ep. 18: Caffeine-Addicted Babies
00:33:45
Embarrassment abounds in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” as Shanna and Laura admit the pregnancy topics they recently asked the Internet about. Also, the moms-to-be discuss feeling overwhelmed during the third trimester, baby kicks and more, and they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 25 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 29 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Nov 05, 2018
Ep. 17: Halloween, Explosions, Forest Fires!
00:34:22
Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of Halloween costumes for pregnant ladies. Also, Shanna talks about her upcoming baby sprinkle, Laura reports on clearing out her non-maternity clothes, and things get wacky in the segment “Internet Insanity,” in which they discuss what’s going down online in the world of pregnancy. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 24 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 28 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Oct 29, 2018
Ep. 16: Baby Kicks or Bag of Snakes?
00:28:20
In the segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna discuss what they are stressing out about this week in their pregnancies. Laura talks about being weirded out by her baby’s movements, and Shanna reports on her gestational diabetes test. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 23 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 27 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Oct 22, 2018
Ep. 15: They Said What?!
00:34:31
In the segment “They Said What?!” Laura and Shanna discuss what shocking or ridiculous things people have said to them about pregnancy. Shanna talks about being a hot, pregnant mess, and Laura reports on her interview with a doula. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 22 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 26 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Oct 15, 2018
Ep. 14: Taking Shots with Pharmacist Keri Hurley-Kim
00:28:35
Shanna and Laura interview pharmacist and fellow pregnant person Keri Hurley-Kim! Keri discusses her area of expertise: vaccinations. Laura discusses how she feels when people tell her “congrats” about her pregnancy, and Shanna reports on fetal kicks and punches. The three moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 21 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 25 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Oct 08, 2018
Ep. 13: Burping and Crying
00:27:51
In the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna divulge the embarrassing pregnancy issues they asked the internet about. Shanna talks about being shocked at seeing her large, pregnant belly in the dressing-room mirror, and Laura reports on her 20-week anatomy scan. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 20 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 24 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Oct 01, 2018
Ep. 12: Baby Names, Bras and TTC!
00:24:18
In this week’s “Big Topic,” Laura discusses her journey of trying to conceive. Shanna discusses coming out with her pregnancy on social media, and Laura talks about the joys of nesting. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 19 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 23 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 25, 2018
Ep. 11: Stump the Preggo
00:23:55
In a new segment called “Stump the Preggo,” Shanna and Laura test each other’s knowledge with pregnancy-related trivia. Laura reports on residual morning sickness that has attached itself to one of her favorite hobbies, and Shanna talks about telling her daughter that she’s pregnant. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 18 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 22 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support
Sep 24, 2018
Ep. 10: Shooting the S*%t with Nurse Midwife Teresa Keirns
00:36:47
Shanna and Laura interview nurse midwife and fellow pregnant person Teresa Keirns! Teresa reveals what’s it’s like to be pregnant while delivering babies. Laura and Shanna both report on being sick while pregnant this week, and the three moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 17 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 21 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 18, 2018
Ep. 9: To Be or Not to Be (A Baby Mama)
00:26:55
Shanna and Laura dive into their first Big Topic - how to decide if you want kids. Shanna reports on her 20 week anatomy scan, and Laura discusses getting parenting advice from friends. The pregnant moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 16 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 20 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 17, 2018
Ep. 8: Gimme That Cheese - Pregnancy Cravings and Fun Facts About Fetuses
00:24:38
In Episode 8 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna and Laura discover that they both have anterior placentas, discuss fascinating (and cheesy) facts about their developing fetuses, and dig into the topic of pregnancy cravings. Laura is 15 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 19 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 11, 2018
Ep. 7: Babymoon Bliss and Nursery Nightmares
00:23:56
In Episode 7 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura talks about her recent babymoon to Hawaii, and Shanna describes feeling her baby move. Also, embarrassment abounds as Shanna and Laura admit the pregnancy topics they Googled this week. The moms-to-be also divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 14 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 18 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 10, 2018
Ep. 6: Fake Pregnancy Tests
00:26:46
In Episode 6 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna admits that her appetite is out of control, and Laura discusses being at the tail-end of the first trimester. Also, things get wacky as Shanna and Laura discuss what’s going down in the online baby forums. The moms-to-be divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 13 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 17 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 05, 2018
Ep. 5: Baby Bumps are Poppin’
00:24:06
In Episode 5 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura talks about going to her nuchal translucency (NT) scan, and Shanna discusses how she “popped” this week. In the segment, “OMG I’m Freaking Out!” the moms-to-be discuss what pregnancy related issues they freaked out about recently. Finally, they divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 12 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 16 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Sep 03, 2018
Ep. 4: Hormones and Husbands and Dogs, Oh My!
00:20:28
In Episode 4 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna discusses being a bundle of nerves at her second trimester screening, and Laura talks about dealing with a tragedy while pregnant. Also, things get wacky as Shanna and Laura discuss what’s going down in the online baby forums - hormones and husbands and dogs, oh my! The moms-to-be also divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 11 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 15 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 3: The Big Reveal
00:15:32
In Episode 3 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura reveals the sex of her baby, and Shanna discusses becoming an even more geriatric mother than she was before. The moms-to-be also discuss fun and unusual pregnancy facts they learned recently and divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 10 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 14 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Aug 27, 2018
Ep. 2: OMG I'm Freaking Out
00:20:27
In Episode 2 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna reports on her first trimester screening, and Laura discusses how her geneticist mom encouraged her to do comprehensive genetic testing. The moms-to-be also discuss what pregnancy related topics they freaked out about recently and divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 9 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 13 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Aug 08, 2018
Ep. 1: Introductions
00:20:09
Shanna and Laura kick off their brand new podcast by introducing themselves, checking in on their pregnancies this week, discussing what pregnancy related topics they searched for recently, and divulging their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 8 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 12 weeks pregnant. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/big-fat-positive/support This podcast is sponsored by Carma Project and Anchor
Aug 07, 2018