About

Pea In The Podcast was created to provide pregnant women with important information including everything they need to know about their bodies and their babies. There are big changes ahead in their lives in their journey to becoming a mommy. It includes 40 week-by-week podcasts with information on what’s going on with your body and your baby during each week of pregnancy, and 35 longer form podcasts (15 to 40 minutes in length). Producing the podcasts has involved researching topics, soliciting experts, doing interviews, writing, and hosting the final product.

Bonnie Petrie

Bonnie Petrie / Host

Bonnie is the host, writer and producer of Pea in the Podcast. She is a multi-award winning journalist who has been honored in Texas and New York for her news anchoring, reporting, series writing and production. She has interviewed hundreds of newsmakers from all walks of life, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Journalist Barbara Walters, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and entertainers Lewis Black and Roseanne Barr. Bonnie is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and lives in North Texas with her three year old daughter.

Leila Pirnia

Leila Pirnia / Co-Founder

Leila co-founded Pea in the Podcast with her husband in June 2006. Their goal is to create an online destination with information and advice from the experts on everything related to being pregnant. Leila’s background includes launching and running a portfolio of profitable podcast companies including MBAPodcaster.com and LawSchoolPodcaster.com, which provides information and advice to those considering pursuing an MBA or JD. She was most recently Vice President of Strategic Planning & Global Brand Management for DIC Entertainment, a leading independent children’s entertainment company in Los Angeles acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment. She left DIC in August 2008 to exclusively pursue her podcast portfolio companies. Prior to this, she was with Merrill Lynch’s Global Media Investment Banking Group in New York City where she worked on the AOL Time Warner merger as well as the Vivendi/Canal Plus/Seagrams joint merger. Leila received a B.S. in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and young son.

Pea In The Podcast Experts

Dr. Keith Eddleman

Author of "Pregnancy for Dummies"

Dr. Ronald Young

Dr. Ronald Young

Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Michael Broder

Dr. Michael Broder

Author of "Panic Free Pregnancy" is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. He received his training in health economics and outcomes research in the Robert Wood

Liz Pulliam Weston

Liz Pulliam Weston

Personal Finance Columnist for MSN Money and Author of the question-and-answer column "Money Talk" and Author of 3 personal finance books, including "Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life."

Dr. Mark Landon

Dr. Mark Landon

Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Pat Shinn

Pat Shinn

Certified Financial Planner and Host of "Money Matters" Radio Show

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian

Pediatrician and Author of "Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby."

Natalie Gahrmann

Natalie Gahrmann

Author of "Succeeding As a Super Busy Parent"

Dr. Laurie Moyer-Mileur

Dr. Laurie Moyer-Mileur

Nutritionist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Intermountain Center for Pediatric

Martha Bullen

Martha Bullen

Author of "Staying Home: From Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Parent"

pregnancy experts

AND MORE

Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Nutritionists, Professional Organizers, Maternity Coaches, Doulas, Nurses, Yoga Instructors, La Leche League and Real Pregnant Women and Moms!