December 17, 2020
I have had lots of messages from people, which read along the lines of "HELP! I am due in 2 weeks and have done no prep!"
and so, I am REALLLY, excited to give you this episode. It is your quick (I say quick, i mean it is an hour but that is quick in antenatal education terms!) guide to birth preparation! So whether you are due in 2 weeks, at the start of your pregnancy or, like me, mid-way, this is a great check in point. A summary of the key points... see it as your checklist!
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November 20, 2020
How has it been this long and I have not recorded an episode about scans?! Well, because they are routine, we just go to them. They are exciting, they give us life-saving information and allows us to see our baby.
BUT, have you ever thought that there might be side-effects to Scans?! I had not thought about it either! (probably why I never thought they warranted a whole podcast) but they do!
Listen to this episode where I explore the amazing impact having scans has for our pregnancy experience but also hear me explore the little evidence which has been done into having them and whether we should be having them (spoiler alert, I still do !!).
Also, do not forget to visit www.helloparent.co.uk , my antenatal classes are now live and bookable!!
October 23, 2020
GUILT. Why do we have it? What makes us feel guilty? How do we banish it?? OR does it actually have a purpose in parenting?
In this episode I explore the above questions, and attempt to answer them for my own sanity as it is my daughter's first day of nursery and I am full of it!
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October 22, 2020
We are living in an unpredictable time, throw in it the unpredictability of birth and parenthood, then as pregnant women we really have the potential to spiral right now!
But, we are not going to let the unpredictability hinder us! In this episode I divulge into the unpredictability of, well life in general, but also birth and parenthood and what we can do to ease our way through these life-changing processes.
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October 21, 2020
It may have been a few months between recordings BUT I can assure you that this episode comes with some BIG news... which I hope makes up for my absence!
In this episode, I talk about what has been going on for me the past few months, stages of pregnancy and my thoughts on modern Hypnobirthing courses.
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October 21, 2020
In this episode, you get a much closer look at my personal life as I delve into purpose, passion and identity! As a parent, you take on a new identity and getting my head around that was not always a simple journey for me!
I really was not sure whether to post this episode and after finding it on my laptop today, I had to! I hope you enjoy/resonate with it.
June 16, 2020
In today's episode I explore the scenario, that many women do find themselves in, of being in labour alone. I do not mean without a midwife, but without a Birthing Partner. There are many reasons you may find yourself in labour without a birthing partner; sometimes out of choice, sometimes for a short moment in time and sometimes due to a worldwide pandemic (yes, believe it or not it can happen!).
The episode includes reassurance, techniques & practical advice for birthing alone. and a key message, you are never alone! You are your beautiful bundle of joy are in it together!
May 26, 2020
In this episode I will explore the techniques that I ACTUALLY used aka what should you spend on your time on, what is all wish washy and what is actually birth preparation genius. Obviously, every single birth is different and every person is but I will run through all the main techniques Hypnobirthing teaches us and what I actually applied to my labour. I also give some controversial conclusions on my opinions on the practice of Hypnobirthing.
This episode comes directly from someone asking me this question on instagram; If you want me to explore a topic in an episode or just give me a good old stalk (fair enough) then you can follow me @what_the_f_is_endometriosis.
May 21, 2020
In today's episode I will share my experience of SLEEP (or the lack of!). If you are looking for advice, this is not the podcast for you but if you want to listen to the ramblings of sleep deprived mum run through what has worked and what hasn't then give this a listen.
Being a mum is the most responsibility you will ever have in your life, and you have to do this job on no sleep- it is a crazy beautiful time but also hard and you can feel alone. Listen to this podcast if any of this resonates with you.