Stay in touch with Shanna and Laura. Sign up for our newsletter today!

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast

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.

Episodes 1 to 32 deal with pregnancy. Episodes 33 on deal with new parenthood. Tune in wherever you are on your journey!

New episodes are released every Monday.

Registry Must-Haves

Registry Must-Haves

Confused about what to put on your baby registry? Here's Shanna and Laura's list of tried-and-true baby items that they think belong on every baby registry!

Check out the full list

Our Favorite BFPs

Our Favorite BFPs

A roundup of Laura and Shanna's weekly BFPs (Big Fat Positives), from their favorite maternity wedge to the best baby sunglasses -- and everything in between!

Click here for all our favorite BFPs

Most Recent Episodes

BFP Logo

Ep. 145: Sneaking Up on Your Kids When They Sleep

In the segment “Gripe Water,” Laura and Shanna vent about the ridiculously annoying things they’ve come across lately, including a popular children’s book, tiny pockets and more! Also, Shanna reports on her toddler’s budding curiosity about human emotions, and Laura agonizes over her two-year-old’s nap regression from hell. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More

Ep. 144: Nannies, Nuggets and Nefarious Namesakes

In the segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura dive into the wild worlds of Nugget obsession, traitorous Facebook-group members, questionable baby names and more! Also, Laura reports on her monthly photo shoot with her four-week-old newborn and wonders if she should get a nanny for her toddler, and Shanna talks about being gaslit by her […] Read More

Ep. 143: Language Leaps and Baby Blowouts

Shanna discusses her toddler’s recent language development, and Laura reports on her toddler’s struggles to adjust to having a new baby in the house. Also, in this week’s special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna talk about the parenting-related issues that have been keeping them up at night. Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More

Listen Now