Ep. 11: Telling Your Child You’re Pregnant (18 and 22 Weeks Pregnant)

September 24, 2018

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Laura reports on her pregnancy nausea becoming associated with one of her favorite pastimes, and Shanna talks about telling her 2.5-year-old daughter that she is going to be a big sister. Also, in the new special segment “Stump the Preggo,” Shanna and Laura quiz each other on fascinating pregnancy-related trivia, including the topics of blood volume during pregnancy, which country reports the highest rate of twins and more! Finally, the moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 18 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 22 weeks pregnant.

Topics discussed in this episode:

-Week 18 of pregnancy

-Week 22 of pregnancy

-Second trimester

-Pregnancy immune system

-Pregnancy nausea

-Spinning wool

-How to tell your toddler about your pregnancy

-Preparing your child for a second baby

-Pregnancy trivia

-Blood volume increase

-Time spent in labor

-Twins

This episode’s full show notes can be found here.

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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

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