Due Date is an uncensored journey through one woman's pregnancy. There's no such thing as TMI on this podcast. From weird body issues to mom identity, Host Ashley May drops all pretense and keeps it real. New episodes every Friday. Produced by Ashley May and Shannon Rae Green.
Episode 9: Aiden Oliver comes home19/12/2016 Duration: 23min
In the final episode of the Due Date podcast series, the real work begins: raising a child. Ashley May and her husband, Curtis, bring home their newborn, Aiden Oliver. There's a first time for everything: bedtime, bathtime, and meeting a great grandmother (and more family members and visitors.) Worries abound but the joy prevails. Tell us what you thought of the show - leave a rewiew or find Ashley on Twitter @AshleyMayTweets.
Episode 8: The birth! Baby boy has arrived!10/12/2016 Duration: 26min
A day before Ashley May's due date, her beautiful son came into the world. And she recorded it! Labor and delivery involves so much: the birth plan, the water breaking, the contractions, the dilation, the epidural, and the excruciating pushes. Most of all, it brings on intense waves of emotion: pain, excitement and unbridled joy. Listen to it all unfold, as real and raw as it gets. Produced by Ashley May and Shannon Rae Green, with editing assistance provided by Bian Elkhatib & Nikita Madhani.
Episode 7: The many layers of 'mom identity'03/12/2016 Duration: 24min
Ashley May talks to colleagues about what it really means to become a mom. And also finds out, in a class, how complicated it is to breastfeed (and pump!).
Episode 6: What's changed since my mom was pregnant25/11/2016 Duration: 20min
Most expect a growing belly, cravings and morning sickness with any pregnancy. Lightning crotch? No epidural? The village that raised Ashley May talks about some intimidating and special moments they experienced bringing a child into the world. Due Date is produced by Ashley May and Shannon Rae Green.
Episode 5: Split between two roles - career woman and mom18/11/2016 Duration: 16min
Working full-time while pregnant is no easy feat. USA TODAY's Ashley May talks with co-workers, friends, family and her husband about what it takes to manage the many, many tasks.
Episode 4: A lot of stuff - not all for baby11/11/2016 Duration: 20min
Having a baby is an explosion of stuff. And there's more items just for mom than Ashley May realized. Follow along as she gets closer and closer to her due date.
Episode 3: Weird body issues no one prepares you for04/11/2016 Duration: 22min
USA TODAY reporter Ashley May asks those, who have lived through it, what were the weirdest body issues that arose during their pregnancies. It's a trip. Produced by Shannon Rae Green and Ashley May, with editing support from Nikita Mandhani.
Episode 2: Fatherhood - I'm Ready!28/10/2016 Duration: 14min
Some say you're never ready to become a parent. Ashley May focuses on the important role dads play in pregnancy in the second episode of Due Date. Is her husband ready to become a father? Hear from him and other dads exploring what it means to take the first steps into fatherhood. Produced by Ashley May & Shannon Rae Green, with editing support from Nikita Mandhani and Steven Baboun.
Episode 1: Forming A Village21/10/2016 Duration: 09min
Pregnancy: turns out it's about more than a baby arriving soon. Follow along in real time as USA TODAY journalist Ashley May gets closer and closer to her due date. In the premiere episode, meet the village of people she's relying on, some a 4-hour drive away, as she navigates this new phase in her life.