Podcasts

Week By Week of Your Pregnancy

Week 1: How to Improve Conception

3.60 MB | 5:14 Min

The co-author of the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible Dr. Keith Eddleman is joined by Certified Professional Midwife Susan Scott Gill as Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie walks you through "labor day" Bonnie is also joined by a new mom who shares her labor and delivery story. This podcast will give you a sense of what to expect when your own labor begins and your baby is born.

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Week 2: How to Track the Perfect Time for Conceiving

8.34 MB | 20:47 Min

Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but it isn’t always easy. Pea in the Podcast host Bonnie Petrie and Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible co-author Dr. Keith Eddleman discuss some of the complications you can face during pregnancy, from gestational diabetes to pre-eclampsia. Dr. Eddleman talks about how these complications can be managed so you and your baby have a healthy, happy birthday.

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Week 3: Conception

3.50 MB | 5:00 Min

Egg and sperm meet and join, and by the end of the week your baby is a ball of cells that can fit onto the head of a needle.

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Week 4: Implantation

3.80 MB | 5:26 Min

You may get a positive pregnancy test this week! Why are you crampy? Will you start to feel pregnant? Listen to this podcast to learn about early pregnancy symptoms.

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Week 5: Your Baby's Heart Beats

4.10 MB | 5:59 Min

You might see your baby's heartbeat. How big is your baby? Pregnancy symptoms begin. What can you expect? What can you do about them?

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Week 6: First Prenatal Appointment

4.70 MB | 6:47 Min

Learn about what to expect during your first prenatal appointment and answers to common questions. Learn about the development of your baby's heart beat, common miscarriage concerns, whether a doula is right for you.

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Week 7: Prenatal Blood Testions

5.80 MB | 8:15 Min

You'll be tested for many things early in your pregnancy. What are they looking for? Also, more morning sickness management.

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Week 8: Miscarriage Fears

6.20 MB | 8:49 Min

Miscarriage signs and sympoms. How to know when to call you doctor. How to cope if you do miscarry.

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Week 9: Prenatal Testing For Baby

7.90 MB | 11:21 Min

What tests are available? What are doctors testing for? What are the risks and benefits?

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Week 10: Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat

3.90 MB | 5:39 Min

You may be able to hear your baby's heartbeat on doppler. Also, we talk CVS testing.

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Week 11: Nuchal Translucency

4.00 MB | 5:40 Min

We examine a prenatal test for Down's Syndrome, that uses ultrasound and bloodwork. Should you consider it?

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Week 12: Time To Tell?

4.70 MB | 6:41 Min

Many moms pick 12 weeks as a safe time to tell the world they are pregnant. Should you be tested for gestational diabetes?

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Week 13: Eating For Two

4.40 MB | 6:19 Min

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? Should you exercise?

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Week 14: Beginning The 2nd Trimester

4.60 MB | 6:35 Min

Are you feeling your baby move? Dealing with more pregnancy symptoms and getting a cerclage. Also, should you rent a doppler?

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Week 15: Round Ligament Pain

4.30 MB | 6:07 Min

What are those sharp pains in your abdomen? How do you ease the pain? Also, how much should you see your doctor?

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Week 16: The Quad Screen

4.30 MB | 6:06 Min

This blood test looks for evidence of Down Syndrome and neural tube defects. Is there a high false positive rate? Should you get this test?

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Week 17: Amniocentesis

5.70 MB | 8:10 Min

This prenatal test involves the insertion of a needle into your uterus. What is the test looking for? Who should consider it? What are the risks?

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Week 18: Quickening

4.20 MB | 6:00 Min

This week you may feel your baby move. An update on your baby's rapid development, and a look at the placenta.

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Week 19: Talking About Gender

4.40 MB | 6:14 Min

Is there any way to predict gender? Also, more symptoms for you. What's going on with your skin?

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Week 19: Talking About Gender

4.40 MB | 6:14 Min

Is there any way to predict gender? Also, more symptoms for you. What's going on with your skin?

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Week 20: The Big Ultrasound

5.80 MB | 8:13 Min

The ultrasound to get a good look at how your baby is developing is this week. You can also see gender. What to expect.

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Week 21: Weight Gain

6.40 MB | 9:11 Min

The ultrasound to get a good look at how your baby is developing is this week. You can also see gender. What to expect.

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Week 22: Mommy Symptoms

4.70 MB | 6:47 Min

Round ligament pain, hip pain, sciatica, restless leg, calf pain...what is normal? What can you do about it? Also, a look at exercise during pregnancy.

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Week 23: Babymoon

4.10 MB | 5:53 Min

Is it safe to travel? How can you make flying more comfortable? What kinds of activities are safe in which to participate?

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Week 24: Viability

6.20 MB | 8:54 Min

Your baby, born this week, could survive. We'll talk about that, and the challenges they might face.

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Week 25: Twins

6.20 MB | 8:54 Min

A look at special concerns for a twins pregnancy. Also, mommy symptoms like reflux and anemia.

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Week 26: Braxton Hicks Contractions

5.00 MB | 7:21 Min

What are they? Are they dangerous? Also, preparing for your coming hospital stay.

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Week 27: Gestational Diabetes

5.10 MB | 7:15 Min

What is it? Who's at risk? What's the test like? How to you control it?

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Week 28: RhoGAM Shot

4.20 MB | 6:03 Min

RhoGAM is a shot given to a woman with RH negative blood to protect her baby. What are the risks of RH negative blood to and RH positive baby? What's it like to get the shot?

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Week 29: More Mommy Symptoms

4.60 MB | 6:38 Min

Swelling, reflux, hip pain, oh my! How do you make all this easier to take? And seeing the baby move!

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Week 30: Preeclampsia

3.90 MB | 5:32 Min

What is Preeclampsia? Who is at risk? What are the risks? Can you avoid it? An update on your baby's development.

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Week 31: Mommy Symptoms Redux

4.40 MB | 6:20 Min

Vivid dreams, varicose veins, spider veins, abdominal pain. And your baby's brain is developing rapidly.

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Week 32: Childbirth Classes

4.20 MB | 5:56 Min

Should you take one? What one should you take?

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Week 33: Preparing For a Preemie

5.20 MB | 7:25 Min

Third trimester amniocentesis and steroid treatments for lung maturity are dealt with here. Also, birth plans are discussed.

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Week 34: Sleeping Problems

6.50 MB | 9:19 Min

Should you sleep on your left side? How can you get comfortable? What do you do about frequent urination and congestion that keeps you up?

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Week 35: Group B Strep

5.80 MB | 8:14 Min

Discussion of Group B Strep and the dangers it presents. How do you test for it? How do you treat it?

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Week 36: Fetal Movement

4.10 MB | 5:51 Min

What's normal? Also discussed...your baby "dropping" toward the birth canal.

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Week 37: Breech Babies

5.10 MB | 7:20 Min

What to do if your baby is still breech? Turning the baby and cesarean section discussed.

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Week 38: Pain Management

6.90 MB | 9:48 Min

What are your pain management options?

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Week 39: Labor Signs

4.90 MB | 7:02 Min

How do you know it's the real thing? What should you do? Labor induction is also discussed.

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Week 40: You're Due!!!

5.30 MB | 7:36 Min

Why hasn't this baby come yet? Can you do anything to get labor going? What works and what doesn't.

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