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Labor, Delivery & Life Beyond

All About Feeding: Breastmilk, Formula, Allergies and More

15.20 MB | 38:06 Min

Nursing your baby may be natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatrician who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about the many benefits of breastfeeding (including a decreased risk of colic), a lactation consultant about what to really expect and how to prepare for nursing your baby, and a couple of regular moms , one who wasn't sure she wanted to breastfeed at all, but gave it a shot, and is so glad she did, and another who had a rough start, but was able to make it work.

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All About Labor: Your Labor Questions Are Answered

9.14 MB | 22:47 Min

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Baby Boot Camp: Preparing For The Trials Of Your Baby's First Year

10.10 MB | 25:19 Min

Believe it or not, they let you leave the hospital with your baby without a manual, so we've put together one for you. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie speaks with a noted pediatrician about what to expect from the moment your baby exits your body. She talks about the unexpected way your baby may look in the first few moments of life, she talks about nursing and jaundice and circumcision and diapers and colic and the caring for the cord stump and much more. She also spends some time talking about SIDS, and the latest recommendations about how to decrease the risk to your baby. There's a lot you need to know, and we have it all for you here.

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Being A Stay-At-Home Mom: How To Make It Work So You Can Be With Your Baby

9.34 MB | 23:17 Min

Being a new mom will be one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. You can multiply that by 1000 if you're a single mom. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with the co-author of the book The Complete Single Mother and co-founder of the website SingleMommyhood.com and the author of Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide to help you and your baby not only survive this challenge, but thrive. We also have a financial expert who has some fantastic ideas about how to make ends meet on a tight budget.

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Bottle Feeding: Whether It's Formula Or Breastmilk, How To Prepare For The Bottle

6.96 MB | 17:21 Min

Even if you breastfeed, many moms also bottle feed, especially when they return to work. Some moms - for a myriad of reasons - don't breastfeed at all. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatric gastroenterologist who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about thinks choosing a formula, managing things like reflux and cow's milk protein intolerance. She also spoke with a mom who bottle fed from day one about how to choose bottles, how to keep them clean, how to handle night feeding, and essentially everything a bottle feeding mommy needs to know.

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Breastfeeding: Tips, Hints And Advice To Make It Work For You

5.84 MB | 14:32 Min

Nursing your baby may be natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Bonnie Petrie spoke with the pediatrician who wrote Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby about the many benefits of breastfeeding (including a decreased risk of colic), a lactation consultant about what to really expect and how to prepare for nursing your baby, and a couple of regular moms , one who wasn't sure she wanted to breastfeed at all, but gave it a shot, and is so glad she did, and another who had a rough start, but was able to make it work.

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Caring For Your Newborn: The First Days Home

15.90 MB | 39:51 Min

Believe it or not, they let you leave the hospital with your baby without a manual, so we've put together one for you. In this Pea in the Podcast, Bonnie Petrie speaks with a noted pediatrician about what to expect from the moment your baby exits your body. She talks about the unexpected way your baby may look in the first few moments of life, she talks about nursing and jaundice and circumcision and diapers and colic and the caring for the cord stump and much more. She also spends some time talking about SIDS, and the latest recommendations about how to decrease the risk to your baby. There's a lot you need to know, and we have it all for you here.

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C-Sections: Understand How C-Sections Work So You're Prepared In The Labor Room

8.19 MB | 20:25 Min

No matter how well you prepare, there is a chance you will go into the hospital to deliver your baby the old fashioned way, and that will not be the way it goes at all. You need to prepare yourself for the possibility that you will have your baby via cesarean section. Bonnie Petrie spoke with a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine who is an expert in c-sections and can explain how and why they might happen, and a nurse who has worked at the bedside of many mother's whose babies came into the world this way. It's nothing to be afraid of, but it's something to be prepared for. We walk you through it in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Cord Blood Banking: What It Is And Do You Need It?

6.77 MB | 16:52 Min

The blood in the cord that connects you with your baby is pulsing with potentially lifesaving stem cells. Doctors are able to collect some of that blood, and save it until it is needed by someone. Should you have that blood collected, banked, and saved for your family in case it can help someone who gets sick? Should you donate it to a public cord blood bank? Bonnie Petrie talks to the experts about the benefits and costs of both options in this Pea in the Podcast.

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Labor Complications: Things To Watch Out For And Keep An Eye On

9.14 MB | 22:47 Min

We hate to think about it, but sometimes labor can get complicated, and it's best to be prepared. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman walk you through some of the more common labor complications and how doctors handle them so that your baby can be born strong and healthy.

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Labor Options: Hear About The Various Labor Techniques And Which One Works For You

7.40 MB | 18:27 Min

What kind of labor and delivery do you want?  If you could write your own birth story, what would it be like?  Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie outlines some of your choices, with the help of the co-author of the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible and several other experts in various approaches to birthing ranging from a standard hospital birth to an at-home water birth.  Mommies who've given birth using various techniques also share their experiences. 

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Single Moms: Advice, Information And Support For Single Moms

9.47 MB | 23:37 Min

Being a new mom will be one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. You can multiply that by 1000 if you're a single mom. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie speaks with the co-author of the book The Complete Single Mother and co-founder of the website SingleMommyhood.com and the author of Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide to help you and your baby not only survive this challenge, but thrive. We also have a financial expert who has some fantastic ideas about how to make ends meet on a tight budget.

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