Ep. 287 – A Shocking Sperm-Meets-Egg Story

January 1, 2024

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In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating topics of a shocking sperm-meets-egg story, a fecal phenomenon, a baby-saving antibody, and more! Also, Laura reports on her son’s increased emotional dysregulation, particularly in relation to video games, and Shanna talks about her mom-fail at her daughter’s recent heritage performance. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 4.5 and 7.5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 4.5 years old and 2.5 years old.


Topics discussed in this episode:

-4-year-old’s emotional dysregulation, especially when stopping video games

-Going through phases of closeness with your child

-Dressing inappropriately for school Heritage Week

The Man with Golden Arm (blood and plasma donor that saved 2.4 million babies)

Woman who got pregnant after a knife fight

Sperm donor in the Netherlands who was banned from donating

Mariko Aoki phenomenon

Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Lights

Elf on the Shelf fail


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

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