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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!

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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

Ep. 149: Rashes, Vaccines and Bedtime Routines

Laura reports on her newborn’s 2-month vaccinations and new bedtime routine, and Shanna talks about how her toddler’s potty-training reset has taken a surprising turn. Also, in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” they divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of coffee, nightmares, pickles and more! […] Read More

Ep. 148: Parenting Mistakes

In the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura discuss whether it’s possible to get pregnant when you’re already pregnant, and they talk about a rare childhood condition that makes combing kids’ hair harder than it already is. Also, Shanna recounts a parenting mistake that made her heart stop, and Laura reveals a big decision […] Read More

Ep. 147: A Newborn Sleep Victory

In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, including whether Laura is still tandem nursing her newborn and two-year-old, whether Shanna’s girls still use any of the big-ticket toys she bought them during the pandemic, and more! Also, Laura celebrates her newborn’s longest stretch of […] Read More

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