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!

Check out the full list

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!

Click here for all our favorite BFPs

Most Recent Episodes

BFP Logo

Ep. 92: Toddler Tantrums and Ninja-Like Mom Moves

Shanna talks about her toddler’s first tantrum (which was over the silliest, toddler-iest issue ever), and Laura admits a “mom fail” she recently had with her toddler. Also, in the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Laura and Shanna celebrate the parenting achievements they’ve had recently, including some heavy loads, free sandwiches and a death-defying ninja move. […] Read More
BFP Logo

We Want Your Stories!

We would love to hear about your experience during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Record a voice memo and send it to [email protected] and it may appear in a future episode of Big Fat Positive. Read More
BFP Logo

Ep. 91: Dropping Naps and Picking Up Babies

Transitioning a toddler from two naps to one is a daunting task, and this week Laura and Shanna discuss their attempts at dropping the second nap. They also talk about the RIE approach to picking up babies and how quickly a parent can become accustomed to the seemingly bizarre practice. Also, in the special segment […] Read More

Listen Now