Links & Discounts
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Discounts & Sponsors
20% off the Zahler Prenatal +DHA with the code PREPOD20
The Zahler Prenatal +DHA uses high-quality ingredients, like the active form of folate. Zahler also includes nutrients that most other prenatal vitamins don’t, like choline, omega 3s, and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and my #1 recommendation.
Code PREPOD20 must be used with Apex Nutrition as the seller on Amazon.
10% off Epic Will with the code PREGNANCYPODCAST.
Epic Will is an inexpensive and easy way to ensure your family is protected. Get the building blocks of an early estate plan, including a last will and testament, healthcare power of attorney, an advance directive, and a financial power of attorney. I know we don’t want to think about not being there for our kids. Secure your future in as little as five minutes and have peace of mind that your family’s future is safe with legally binding documents built by an attorney.
15% OFF DockATot with the Code PREGNANCYPODCAST
DockAtot is a lifestyle brand made for the modern parent and creates functional solutions for feeding, playing, resting, sleeping, lounging, and beyond. DockATot is the best brand you can buy for the precious baby and mom you love most.
DockATot’s Kind Bassinet is Your 4th-trimester solution for keeping your baby safe while sleeping or resting. This is a lightweight, portable bassinet that is easy to move from room to room to keep your precious baby by your side.
La Maman Wedge is a smartly designed nursing pillow in disguise. It is designed to decrease neck and back strain that often goes along with nursing and bottle-feeding. It doesn’t look like a traditional nursing pillow, and you won’t sacrifice style for safety.
30% OFF Your First Hungryroot Delivery and FREE Veggies for Life
Pregnancy is the perfect time to clean up your diet. Eating healthy whole foods can take a lot of planning, shopping, and preparation, and Hungryroot makes this so easy. Everything that Hungryroot offers follows a simple standard: it has to taste good, be quick to make, and contain whole, trusted ingredients. Hungryroot is the easiest way to get fresh, high-quality food delivered to your door. They’ve got healthy groceries and simple recipes, all in one place.
1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first Athletic Greens purchase.
With one delicious scoop of AG1 by Athletic Greens you’re absorbing 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to help you start your day right. This special blend of ingredients supports your gut health, nervous system, immune system, energy, recovery, focus, and aging. Click here for a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. (Pregnant or nursing women should seek professional medical advice before taking this or any other dietary supplement.)
The True Belly Serum from 8 Sheep Organics is specially formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin to boost collagen, improve skin elasticity, and help prevent stretch marks. It contains pure active ingredients that have been shown in clinical studies to be effective in preventing and fading stretch marks. You can try the True Belly Serum risk-free with 8 Sheep’s 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Did you know, over 78% of pregnant moms have trouble sleeping at night? 78%! The Sleepy Lotion from 8 Sheep Organics is specially formulated to help pregnant moms sleep better. The sleepy lotion uses 100% organic ingredients to help with common pregnancy pains like restless legs, leg cramps, and back or hip pain. The lavender scent is my favorite and smells heavenly!
The Belly Balm from 8 Sheep Organics is specially made to moisturize your growing belly and soothe itchy and stretching skin. It is made fresh daily with clean, natural ingredients that you can pronounce. There are no parabens, no mineral oils, and no nasty chemicals you don’t want on your skin.
Essential CPR & First Aid for Parents
The Thrive Training Institute has an amazing online course to learn essential CPR, first aid, and choking prevention as a parent. More than 15,000 parents (including myself) have gone through this course. You can complete it in less than an hour, and it is straightforward, easy to follow, and self-paced. The Essential CPR and First Aid for Parents learning experience will give you the confidence to face medical emergencies and potentially save your child’s life.
20% OFF Simply Magnetic Me with the promo code PREGNANCY
Simply Magnetic Me makes adorable soft, organic baby clothes that make changing your baby so easy. You can save 20% off your order with the code PREGNANCY. Simply Magnetic Me clothing is crafted with 100% organic cotton and sew-safe magnetic closures that connect quickly and quietly. All you do is line up the fabric, and it magically closes. This means you spend less time fussing with snaps and zippers and more time connecting with your baby.
15% off Boppy.com with the promo code PREGPOD15
Boppy makes amazing products for you and your baby. Boppy’s hybrid baby carriers combine the ease and security of a structured carrier with the comfort and connection of a baby wrap. The Boppy ComfyFit Adjust Hybrid Baby Carrier provides security and connection without the bulk. This carrier offers three carrying positions for babies 8-35lbs. and provides a hands-free solution that promotes bonding.
20% off Mommy Steps and Form Insoles with the promo code FEET.
Did you know that pregnancy can actually change the structure of your feet? Physical and hormonal changes can lead to issues ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain. Mommy Steps created insoles specifically designed for pregnancy to help support your feet and prevent these issues from happening.
35% off Cozy Earth with the code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Cozy Earth makes luxury bedding and loungewear. The products are made from super soft fabrics that are temperature regulating and moisture wicking to keep you cool all year. Cozy Earth sheets are so luxurious and comfortable that I can’t imagine ever using any other brand of sheets again. They offer a 10-year warranty on all products and a 100-night sleep test. That means you can try it for 100 nights, and if you don’t love it, you can send it back for a full refund. Cozy Earth has thousands of 5-star reviews, and Oprah has featured them on her favorites list four years in a row.
25% off an Expectful annual membership with the code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Expectful is the mental health app for before, during, and after pregnancy. The Expectful app is backed by science with benefits for both you and your baby. Enjoy over 1,600 meditations to ease the journey to becoming a mother from fertility through your baby’s first year.
20% OFF Your First Coterie Order Plus FREE Shipping with the promo code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Coterie diapers use the cleanest ingredients, are as soft as cashmere, and are designed for better sleep. These diapers are made with apparel-grade materials for a cloth-like feel so your baby is more comfortable day and night. Excess moisture can cause diaper rash. Coterie is the highest performing diaper on the market with up to 2x more liquid capacity and up to 4x faster absorbency versus other brands, keeping your baby drier longer.
15% off Kindred Bravely with the promo code PREGPOD15
Kindred Bravely clothing features ultra-soft fabrics and comfortable styles to carry you through each trimester. Perfect maternity pajamas that you can wear out for the day, pregnancy bras that handle the breast size fluctuations you’ll likely experience, and maternity underwear that you’ll love long after your little bundle of joy arrives. Kindred Bravely is giving listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast an exclusive offer of 15% OFF with the promo code PREGPOD15.
15% Off Dogs and Babies Course from Pawsome University
John and Jaime are experts in dog behavior and training. Through Pawsome University, they have worked with expecting and new parents to help them navigate a smooth transition with a dog and a new baby. The Pawsome University Dogs & Babies Course covers everything from before, during, and after your baby arrives. It includes video, over 30 lessons, in-depth troubleshooting, and downloadable resources. I worked with John and Jaime when my family was having issues with our new puppy and our kids, and they are invaluable resources for any family with a dog.
Bodily is My Go-To for Birth Recovery and Breastfeeding
Bodily is a platform for maternal health and beyond, providing research-backed information and design-led products to help women navigate their changing bodies with confidence. One of my favorite products is The Everything Bra made with a lactation expert to ensure that it is good for lactating breasts, reducing the risk of mastitis and clogged ducts. I also love their Care for Birth Box, a complete care package for new parents, from birth recovery to breastfeeding.
15% off BON CHARGE (formerly BLUblox) blue light blocking glasses with the promo code PREGNANCY
Your exposure to blue light can have a significant impact on your fertility, pregnancy, and overall health. BON CHARGE (formerly BLUblox) glasses block out 100% of the blue and green light between 400-550 nm which is the range you need to block after sunset for better sleep. You know sleep is essential during your pregnancy. You may not know that your sleep and circadian rhythms drive your hormones. Blue light exposure can affect hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin. These are critical hormones for fertility and pregnancy. Blue light even affects testosterone in men, which can affect sperm quality and quantity.
15% off courses from Jen Lumanlan of Your Parenting Mojo with the code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Jen Lumanlan is my #1 resource for all things parenting. I have taken courses through her, and they have been a lifesaver as a parent.
The Taming Your Triggers course is a 10-week workshop for parents who have big reactions to their child’s (mis)behavior, and who want to change their interactions with their child. Instead of focusing on the child’s behavior, the workshop helps parents to understand the true sources of their triggered feelings (which often lie in the trauma they’ve experienced as children), begin to heal themselves, and learn more effective ways to interact with their children in difficult moments.
The Right from the Start course walks you through everything you need to navigate the first year of your baby’s life. It covers challenges with sleep, attachment, feeding, siblings, your own sense of self as a person – and so much more! You can click here to grab the free roadmap that walks you through the entire framework of this course. If you decide you need more support, take advantage of 15% off the Right from the Start course with the code PREGNANCYPODCAST.
25% off your Pinkblush Maternity & free shipping over $75* with code PREGNANCYPOD
Pinkblush is an amazing resource for on-trend outfits designed to be worn both during pregnancy and after. Whether you need a dress for your baby shower, a great pair of maternity jeans, cozy loungewear, or cute shirts for your bump, Pinkblush Maternity has a fantastic selection at reasonable prices.
Free shipping on play kits from Lovevery.
The play kits from Lovevery are designed by experts for your child’s developing brain and each play kit is tailored to your child’s exact learning stage. The 0-3 months play kit is amazing. The toys are perfect for a new baby, they are beautifully designed, and completely unique. Take the guesswork out of your child’s play.
$15 off your first Public Goods purchase with the promo code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Public Goods is the shop for affordable, sustainable, healthy household products. They have everything from home and personal care to premium pantry staples, all in one place. I love that Public Goods develops each of their products to be free of unhealthy ingredients and harmful additives, which I know is important when you are pregnant.
15% off Gruvi with the promo code PREGNANCYPODCAST
Grüvi makes delicious craft alcohol-free beers and wines. Their lineup includes a Prosecco, IPA, sour beer, stout, and a bubbly rosé. All of these are low-calorie beverages that you can enjoy when pregnant or breastfeeding without worrying about alcohol. Cheers!
10% off your first month with Better Help when you Click Here
Better Help assesses your needs and matches you with your own licensed professional therapist within 24 hours. There are counselors who specialize in all areas including depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. You can connect in a safe and private online environment, through your phone or a computer. You can send a message to your counselor anytime and get thoughtful responses back. You can also schedule video or phone sessions.
Free Welcome Box when you create a baby registry on Amazon.
Amazon is my go-to resource for creating a baby registry. You can have gifts shipped directly to you, which is great for out of town family and friends. You also get a 15% completion discount, anything you buy on your registry after your due date is 15% off. Everything you could possibly need for your little one is on Amazon and the reviews make selecting the right products super easy.
Aeroflow is a company that helps you get a breast pump through your health insurance. There can be some hoops to jump through to get a breast pump through your insurance but Aeroflow does all of this for you and makes it so easy. All you need to do is fill out a form that takes just a minute. Aeroflow will contact your health insurance company, get the necessary paperwork from your doctor or midwife, then they will get in touch with you to help you choose the right breast pump. Click here to get started.
My Favorite Books
Want a complete template you can customize for the birth you want? I created the Your Birth Plan book as a step by step guide that makes creating and writing your birth plan super easy!
Your Birth Plan includes: explanations of everything you can include with all of your options, a complete template you can customize to your preferences, and sample plans for a home birth to a planned cesarean, and everything in between.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding covers everything about breastfeeding! It is a fantastic guide and a great reference tool you will use over and over again. Definitely, a must-read to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby.
Considering an unmedicated birth? Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth is full of encouragement and practical advice to help you be prepared for an unmedicated birth. Ina May Gaskin is an invaluable resource for minimizing medical interventions and having a natural childbirth.
Helpful Websites & Podcasts
The LactMed database is the best resource if you have any questions about taking medications and breastfeeding.
La Leche League is an excellent resource for breastfeeding information. LLL has support groups worldwide that can be a lifesaver for breastfeeding.
Pawsome University is the perfect resource to troubleshoot some issues that can happen as you prepare your dog for a new baby and bring your baby home to make sure everything goes smoothly. John and Jaime Caponetta are experts in dog behavior and offer virtual professional dog training using only positive and fear-free training methods. They also have a podcast to help you better understand your dog.
The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website is my go-to to check the safety of products you use for yourself or your baby. This site has easy-to-navigate hazard ratings for over 83,000 products from over 2,400 different brands.
Love listening to podcasts for info on pregnancy and birth? Emily Wills is a doula who blogs about pregnancy and birth podcasts to help you discover more great content. Check out her blog here.
Sisters in Loss is dedicated to replacing silence with storytelling around pregnancy and infant loss and infertility of black women. The stigma and shame that come with sharing loss stories prevent black women from achieving the healing they need to thrive in their new normal. Sisters in Loss holds space to present loss and infertility stories in a resourceful culturally acceptable way to assure black women they are not alone on this journey. Check out the Pregnancy Podcast episode with Erica McAfee about pregnancy loss.
Wolomi is a community of women of color creating an empowering journey for the modern-day aspiring mom and moms-to-be to navigate the health care system for better outcomes. Check out the episode with Layo George, the founder of Wolomi, where we discuss racial disparities in maternity care, building community, and advocating for yourself.
Busy Mom Pumping is a podcast for busy moms who want to continue pumping when they return to their busy lives after maternity leave has ended. This podcast gives you ideas and inspiration through interviews with moms who share the tips and tricks that got them through pumping.