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EP42: Millie’s birth story part 1
In today’s episode of Growing we are joined by Millie as she shares with us the birth of her first baby, her daughter Tigerlily.
This story is an amazing listen! Millie shares generously about her experience being diagnosed with GD and the way she advocated for herself throughout her pregnancy, the many ways he and her husband Tom prepared for birth as a team and the challenge of waiting for labour to begin beyond 40 weeks gestation.
Australian Birth Stories Podcast
Sophie Walker’s Birth Class
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E41: Birth trauma and becoming an advocate for change with midwife, mum and author Sharon Stoliar
Today on the podcast we are joined by Sharon Stoliar. Sharon is an Australian midwife, mother and author. Following a traumatic birth experience that left her with long-term health complications, Sharon became a fierce advocate for change and a voice for birthing women everywhere. Her book “Scars of Gold” details her journey from a harrowing postpartum, lengthy recovery and road to recognition in which she worked tirelessly to ensure her concerns were heard and systems were changed.
Follow Sharon on IG: @sharonstoliar
Sharon’s email address: [email protected]
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E40: It’s playtime! Simple baby and toddler play with Erica Carew
Today on the podcast Beth is joined by Erica Carew, a mum and school teacher with a passion for creativity and play! Simple activities can have a profound impact on a child’s development and play can start from the moment they are born. In this episode, Erica shares with us:
How to play with a newborn, beyond tummy time
How we can utilize simple household items for creative play
The many different ways ‘play’ can look.
You can learn more about Erica and her wonderful resources at https://www.chroniclesofplay.com.au/
Keen to learn more about your host Beth? Beth is a registered midwife and loves supporting families to prepare for birth. Head to www.birthwithbeth.com.au to find out which course is for you.
E39: Navigating Relationships After Kids with Relationship and Parenting Coach Leonie Akhidenor
In today’s episode of Growing, host Beth Ryan is joined by relationship and parenting coach Leonie Akhidenor to discuss the challenges couples face in their relationships after having kids. Drawing on questions and concerns submitted by their online community, they explore topics such as the mental load, communication, lack of libido, resentment, and self-care.
Leonie provides valuable insights on how to share the mental load, communicate effectively, and delegate tasks to create a more balanced partnership. They also discuss the importance of prioritizing self-care, finding ways to maintain intimacy, and addressing any underlying feelings of resentment.
Whether you're a new parent or an experienced one, this episode is full of practical tips and advice for navigating the ups and downs of relationships after kids. Tune in now to learn more!
E38: Pumping 101 with Kate from Little Bird Lactation
In this episode of Growing we are joined by Kate. Kate is a registered nurse and internationally board certified lactation consultant. Having worked in both community paediatrics and the neonatal unit, Kate now runs an instagram page and private lactation support practice, Little Bird Lactation.
In this episode we discuss:
- Should you purchase a pump in pregnancy why/why not?
- Reasons people commence pumping
- Pumping pros / cons
- Pumping equipment: What do you actually need?
- Where to find support with pumping
You can connect with Kate on Instagram @littlebirdlactation and her website www.littlebirdlactation.co.nz
Growing is a podcast brought to you by Beth Ryan - midwife, business owner and Mum. Beth chats all things pregnancy, birth, baby-life and the realities of modern motherhood. Want to learn the in’s and out’s of pregnancy? Keen to feel prepared for birth? Wondering how on earth you are going to care for your baby AND maintain a sense of self? Join Beth every Monday and Wednesday for bite-sized episodes designed to help you feel seen and excited during this season of profound growth.