What To Expect Project
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When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect.

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Episode 16: Getting Good Sleep During Pregnancy

November 11, 2020

Sure, sleep deprivation comes with the new mom territory. But you might not have expected the sleepless nights to start while you’re still pregnant! This week, Heidi and Emma break down the biggest causes and solutions to pregnancy insomnia, so you can put those pregnancy sleep problems to bed once and for all.


Episode 15: Making Your Birth Plan
November 4, 2020

This week, it’s all about birth plans. Do you need one? And what should go into it? And what happens when things don’t go according to plan? From choices about who’s in the room, to doulas, to epidurals, to what to do with your placenta and cord blood, this episode will help you feel even more prepared for the delivery room.


Episode 14: Bonding With Your Baby

October 28, 2020

Bonding with your brand-new baby. It’s supposed to be the easy part after the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth, right? For many moms, that’s not the case. This week, Heidi and Emma break down the realities of bonding with your baby, and what to do if it doesn’t happen right away.


Episode 13: Tia Mowry on Endometriosis, Pregnancy, and Parenting
 
October 21, 2020

Tia Mowry has been part of our lives since she and her twin Tamera co-starred on the hit ‘90s series, Sister, Sister. Now, Tia is an author, producer, entrepreneur, wife, and mom of 2 adorable kids, Cree and Cairo. This week, Tia opens up to Heidi and Emma about the endometriosis symptoms and diagnosis that changed her pregnancy journey, the health challenges she faced during both pregnancies, and how she and her husband Cory have managed parenting during quarantine.


Episode 12: Trying to Conceive
 
October 14, 2020

Should you have sex multiple times a day when you’re ovulating? Is there an ideal time of day? What about lube? And what are the best ways to track ovulation to hit baby bingo? From scheduling sex to cervical mucus, nothing is off-limits in this hilarious and informative mother-daughter conversation dedicated entirely to TTC.


Episode 11: Senator Kristen Gillibrand on Voting, Paid Family Leave, and Maternal Healthcare
 
October 7, 2020

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been serving for 14 years, first in the U.S. House of Representatives and now as the junior Senator from NY. And she’s served even longer as a mom – to 16-year-old Theo and 12-year-old Henry. Many of you may know Senator Gillibrand as a champion for women and families. This week, she joins Heidi to talk about the growing movement towards Paid Family Leave in America, alarming gaps in healthcare, the need for affordable childcare, and why it’s so important for every mom in America to register and vote this November. Visit What To Expect’s #MomTheVote voter guide: https://www.whattoexpect.com/momthevote


Episode 10: Screen Time for Your Baby and Toddler
  
October 7, 2020

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been serving for 14 years, first in the U.S. House of Representatives and now as the junior Senator from NY. And she’s served even longer as a mom – to 16-year-old Theo and 12-year-old Henry. Many of you may know Senator Gillibrand as a champion for women and families. This week, she joins Heidi to talk about the growing movement towards Paid Family Leave in America, alarming gaps in healthcare, the need for affordable childcare, and why it’s so important for every mom in America to register and vote this November. Visit What To Expect’s #MomTheVote voter guide: https://www.whattoexpect.com/momthevote


Episode 9: What To Expect During Labor & Delivery 

September 23, 2020

This week, Heidi and Emma cover what to expect during labor and delivery. From how to know if you’re really in labor, to the right way to push, to the truth about pooping and tearing, this episode will help prepare you for the delivery room. In “Help Me Heidi”, Heidi reveals the best and worst at-home methods to induce labor and dishes on a funny anecdote featuring Chris Rock from the filming of the ‘What To Expect’ movie!


Episode 8: Breastfeeding Shame
Breastfeeding Shame    
September 16, 2020

Why is there so much guilt and pressure around breastfeeding? In this week’s episode, Heidi and Emma are shutting down breastfeeding shamers. Emma opens up about when she knew it was time to turn to formula, and Heidi answers your biggest questions about feeding your baby.


Episode 7: Sara Haines on Motherhood, Marriage & Postpartum Body Image  

September 9, 2020

Why is there so much guilt and pressure around breastfeeding? In this week’s episode, Heidi and Emma are shutting down breastfeeding shamers. Emma opens up about when she knew it was time to turn to formula, and Heidi answers your biggest questions about feeding your baby.


Episode 6: Pregnancy and Covid-19  

September 2, 2020

What should you expect if you’re pregnant during the pandemic? This week, Heidi is joined by maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Sarah Obican to answer your biggest questions about pregnancy in the time of Covid-19. Heidi and Dr. Obican break down all of the latest research, including prevention, changes in prenatal care, what you can expect in the hospital, recommendations for family visits, and much more.


Episode 5: Sex During Pregnancy 

August 26, 2020

No news flash here: most pregnancies start with sex. But does pregnancy have to end sex? It’s one of the most common questions Heidi gets asked. From the safest and most comfortable sex positions during pregnancy, to the truth about toys, Heidi and Emma aren’t holding back with your biggest pregnancy sex questions.


Episode 4: Eating Well When You’re Expecting

August 19, 2020

Heidi and Emma explain what you need to know about eating well when you’re expecting and answer some of the most common pregnancy-related food questions. What should you eat if you’re too sick to keep anything down, including your prenatal vitamin? What about heartburn and headaches? Or, are you wondering if your paleo, keto, or vegan lifestyles are safe for baby? Get ready to fill up on information about what to eat to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and beyond. ‘Eating Well When You’re Expecting’ by Heidi Murkoff is available online and in bookstores everywhere.


Episode 3: Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues? 

August 12, 2020

Could you or someone you love be suffering from postpartum depression or a postpartum mood disorder? How do you know the difference between PPD and baby blues? Heidi and Emma talk about the biggest warning signs of postpartum depression that often go overlooked. From treatment, to prevention, and how to ask for help, this is a conversation every expectant and new parent needs to hear. Emma also opens up about her experience with PPD after her second pregnancy.


Episode 2: Spilling The Pregnancy Beans: When To Tell

August 5, 2020

Congratulations - you’re pregnant! But, who should you tell and when? Heidi and Emma break down what you need to know about announcing your pregnancy, from your rights in the workplace to sharing ultrasound pictures, baby names, and social media gender reveals.


Episode 1: Amy Schumer on Pregnancy, Parenting, & Maternal Health
 
August 5, 2020

Congratulations - you’re pregnant! But, who should you tell and when? Heidi and Emma break down what you need to know about announcing your pregnancy, from your rights in the workplace to sharing ultrasound pictures, baby names, and social media gender reveals.



What You Can Expect from ‘What To Expect’
 
July 31, 2020

When Heidi Murkoff wrote the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’, she was pregnant with her daughter Emma. Her mission was simple: to help parents know what to expect, every step of the way. That mission has grown to include the world's bestselling pregnancy and parenting series and most popular pregnancy and parenting app. Now, Emma is a mom too—and they’re teaming up on the ‘What To Expect’ podcast to help you navigate your entire journey, from conception, to pregnancy, to the first years of parenting. Heidi and Emma break down your biggest questions, interview famous moms, and cover the issues you need to know about—from healthcare to childcare to maternal leave. Nothing is TMI, and nothing is off-limits! For more from Heidi and Emma, find them at @HeidiMurkoff, @EmmaBingWTE and @WhatToExpect.