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. 105: Bizarre Experiences Only a Parent Would Have

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 […] Read More

Ep. 104: Does Birth Order Influence Personality?

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 […] Read More

Ep. 103: Our Mom Instincts Saved Lives

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 […] Read More

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