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

Ep. 72: Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered! Interview with Jessica Claire, IBCLC

Laura interviews lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC, who answers listener questions about everything from sore nipples to the Haakaa manual breast pump. Also, in the weekly check-ins, Shanna discusses her baby’s unusual new skill, and Laura reports on a receiving an unexpected result at her baby’s nine-month checkup. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More

Ep. 71: Blue Breastmilk and Teething Conundrums

In the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura wonders why her breastmilk is blue, Shanna asks if she can put hand sanitizer on her baby, and both moms have questions about the mysteries of teething. Also, Shanna and her family evacuate their home to escape a wildfire, and Laura’s recent episode of “mom clumsiness” […] Read More

Ep. 70: Is It Time for a Babysitter?

Laura approaches mom burnout, and Shanna is shocked at her baby’s newest vocabulary word. Also, in the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Shanna obsesses about the size of her baby’s feet, and Laura worries that her baby doesn’t show her enough affection. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby […] Read More

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