About This Show
The Pregnancy Podcast is a podcast all about navigating the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! Vanessa Merten provides info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual” by sharing perspectives from first-time moms, experienced moms, midwives, doulas, the latest research, and even a physician here and there – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The Pregnancy Podcast covers everything from pregnancy, prenatal care, labor, natural birth, breast feeding, newborns, and being a new parent. The Pregnancy Podcast is a resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby. Rest assured, you’ll find the real solutions that are in line with your family and your lifestyle.
Most Recent Episode
125: Back Pain During Pregnancy & Postpartum
4 days ago
Back pain during pregnancy is something that is estimated to affect about 2/3 of expecting mothers. This can include lumbar spine pain, posterior pelvic pain, or a combination of these two. Back pain tends to be more common as your pregnancy progresses, with more reported cases in the third trimester. This is such a huge issue because it truly can impact all aspects of your life, like your work, sleep, and even your social life. Back pain isn’t just an issue during your pregnancy but can also affect you in your birth or your postpartum period. Just because back pain is common doesn’t mean you should have to suffer through it. Learn about the causes of back pain during pregnancy, how you can prevent back pain, and how you can find some relief. Show notes: http://pregnancypodcast.com/episode125/ Thank you to Mommy Steps for their support of this episode. Mommy Steps makes insoles specifically for pregnancy. They have insoles for athletic shoes and ones for flats or boots. You can even heat them in your oven and mold them to your own foot to make you more comfortable and to prevent foot issues during pregnancy. Mommy Steps is offering an exclusive 20% off for listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check them out go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/feet/ and enter the promo code FEET when you checkout. Thank you to Zahler for their support of this episode. Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate, that I prefer after all of the research I have read on folic acid, plus it has omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler is offering an exclusive discount to listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. To check out the vitamin and find out how you can save 25% when you buy a one month supply on Amazon go to http://pregnancypodcast.com/vitamin/
Rated 5 out of
Balanced, educational and fun
I love Vanessa's focus on both evidence based medicine and practical real-world-mom tips. I like knowing what to discuss with my doctor and husband. She's the friend we all need, who's helpful but not pushy! Thank you!
Date published: 2017-01-03