Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast

Big Fat Positive (BFP) is an irreverent and funny show that follows two 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 Laura Birek and Shanna Micko 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!

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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!

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Most Recent Episodes

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Ep. 81: Baby Separation Anxiety: What to Do and What Not to Do

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 […] Read More

Ep. 80: First Birthday Parties, Convertible Car Seats and… Parenting Topless??

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 […] Read More

Ep. 79: Is Your Baby More Likely to Be a Boy or Girl?

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, […] Read More

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