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Ep. 133: Parenting Decisions You Can’t Go Back On

This week, Shanna has regrets about some of her parenting decisions, and Laura finds out why she’s been feeling so much intense baby movement during her pregnancy. Also, in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” Shanna and Laura dive into the topics of hiding from your kids, shower secrets and more! Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More

Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating worlds of c-section surgery, practice babies, embryo adoption and more in this week’s special segment “Today I Learned.” Also, Laura reports on a cookie-baking activity gone wrong, and Shanna describes her toddler’s second birthday party and 2-year check up at the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 131: How to Build a Community as a New Parent

Shanna talks about the big surprise she had at 5:45 a.m. and discusses her toddler’s first haircut. Laura bemoans her painful week of pregnancy and marvels at the sweet phrases her toddler has started saying. Also, Shanna and Laura interview Karen Stoteraux and Kim-Lan Dovan from The Family Room about how to build connections and […] Read More

Ep. 130: Birth Control, TV Time and Hot Tubs

In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, from whether Laura has reinstated TV time for her toddler, to what Shanna has done with her frozen embryos and more! Also, Laura wonders if her fetus is growing in spurts, and Shanna agonizes over her toddler’s […] Read More

Ep. 129: Our Favorite Mom Hacks

Shanna and Laura introduce a brand-new segment called “What the Hack?” in which they talk about all their favorite mom hacks. They discuss everything from tricks to calming newborns to potty training tips and more! Also, Shanna rejoices about finally solving her toddler’s early morning wakings, and Laura bemoans her toddler’s skipped naps. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 128: False Positive Pregnancy Tests

Laura discusses the very unsettling pregnancy hazard of tripping over everything, and Shanna talks about receiving unexpected pregnancy test results. Also, in the segment “Gripe Water,” Shanna and Laura serve up all their passionate complaints about toothbrushes, trimesters and more! Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 23 months […] Read More

Ep. 127: Big Feelings

In this week’s special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna have big feelings about inadequate toddler proofing and unusual children’s toys. Also, Shanna talks about being thrust into potty training by her take-charge toddler, who has decided it is go-time, and Laura discusses her toddler’s response to stressful times, which reveals itself in […] Read More

Bonus: More Burning Questions Answered, Part 2

In this special bonus episode, Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about conceiving through IVF, their babies’ nap schedules, the unexpected (and sometimes beautiful) things about new motherhood and much more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Big Fat Positive Podcast (@bfppodcast) Read More

Ep. 61: Having Other People’s Babies – Interview with Gestational Surrogate Deanna Koelsch

Laura and Shanna interview gestational surrogate Deanna Koelsch, who is currently pregnant with her fourth surrogacy! Deanna talks about what it’s like to carry another family’s child, how she got into surrogacy, how her own family and children feel about her doing so, and much more. Also, Shanna discusses her current struggles with her baby’s […] Read More

Ep. 60: Mom Wins!

In the new segment, “Mom Wins!”, Shanna and Laura tell funny stories about high-five-worthy parenting triumphs they’ve had recently. Also, Laura talks about her baby moving on up … to the big boy bathtub! And Shanna discusses her decision to start weaning her baby from breastfeeding. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the […] Read More