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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Bonus: Baby-Friendly Hospitals, Extended Breastfeeding and More!

In this bonus episode, Laura continues her conversation with lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC. They dive into the topics of baby-friendly hospitals, the best time to wean, extended breastfeeding and more! Read More

Ep. 86: Weaning From Boobs, Bottles and Baby-Tracking Apps

Lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC, is back to discuss weaning from breastfeeding and answer listener questions! Also, Laura wonders if her baby is technically walking yet, and Shanna discusses her very un-scientific conclusion about why her toddler has been waking up screaming at night. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s […] Read More

Ep. 85: What Do Babies Dream About?

In the segment “They Said What!?!” Laura is taken aback by a stranger’s bizarre proposition, and Shanna gets mom-shamed into making an unnecessary purchase. Also, Shanna and Laura talk about baby dreams, receptive language, dropping bottles, and unusual baby obsessions. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 13 months […] Read More

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