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. 97: Laura’s Baby Said What!?

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 […] Read More
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Bonus: DIY Haircuts and Giving Birth Alone: Coronavirus Made Us Do It

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 […] Read More
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Ep. 96: Dealing with Big Toddler Emotions

LShanna 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 […] Read More

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