Birth Baby & Beyond

Birth Baby & Beyond

Created for expectant parents, new mums, new grandparents and for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a parent. Cath Curtin shares over four decades of experience, guiding you through the highs and lows of being pregnant, giving birt

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Season 1


Birth, Baby and beyond - why and what to expect

Having a baby will be the best thing you ever do - but it's not all smooth sailing! A frank discussion navigating the overwhelming overload of information encountered by new and expecting parents covering pregnancy, nausea, miscarriage, childbirth, drugs, breast feeding, exercise, fatigue, taking your baby home, the first six weeks, post-natal depression and discovering the difference between essential purchases and those that belong on a wish list. What do we envisage when we plan a family and what actually happens? Join Midwife Cath Curtin and Brooke Carrigan touching on the realities of birth, baby and beyond and the issues discussed in depth across the series.

Birth, Baby and beyond - why and what to expect

Having a baby will be the best thing you ever do - but it's not all smooth sailing! A frank discussion navigating the overwhelming overload of information encountered by new and expecting parents covering pregnancy, nausea, miscarriage, childbirth, drugs, breast feeding, exercise, fatigue, taking your baby home, the first six weeks, post-natal depression and discovering the difference between essential purchases and those that belong on a wish list. What do we envisage when we plan a family and what actually happens? Join Midwife Cath Curtin and Brooke Carrigan touching on the realities of birth, baby and beyond and the issues discussed in depth across the series.

24:35

EP01 - S1

3 Jan 18

Pregnancy the unspoken ways our bodies change - Dr Sue Hiscock

Midwife Cath Curtin and Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Sue Hiscock discuss the often-unspoken changes and challenges we undergo when falling pregnant. From nausea, sex during pregnancy, bleeding in pregnancy, scans, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage - how often and why it happens, to anxiety and diabetes Midwife Cath and Dr Hiscock break it down.

Pregnancy the unspoken ways our bodies change - Dr Sue Hiscock

Midwife Cath Curtin and Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Sue Hiscock discuss the often-unspoken changes and challenges we undergo when falling pregnant. From nausea, sex during pregnancy, bleeding in pregnancy, scans, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage - how often and why it happens, to anxiety and diabetes Midwife Cath and Dr Hiscock break it down.

54:48

EP02 - S1

3 Jan 18

Labour, birth and drugs - fantasy vs reality

Midwife Cath Curtin explores the impact our expectation for "a perfect birth" has on our birth experience and self-esteem. Do we unconsciously set ourselves up for failure? Join Cath as she breaks down our fantasies around child birth with the realities of what we can expect behind the curtain. A discussion unlocking the minutia of everything from the cervix and how it dilates, epidurals, types of birth, the baby straight after birth, bonding, skin to skin and breast feeding.

Labour, birth and drugs - fantasy vs reality

Midwife Cath Curtin explores the impact our expectation for "a perfect birth" has on our birth experience and self-esteem. Do we unconsciously set ourselves up for failure? Join Cath as she breaks down our fantasies around child birth with the realities of what we can expect behind the curtain. A discussion unlocking the minutia of everything from the cervix and how it dilates, epidurals, types of birth, the baby straight after birth, bonding, skin to skin and breast feeding.

36:13

EP03 - S1

3 Jan 18

The newborn - what to do in the first six weeks - Tiffany Hall

Crying, nappies, reflux, breast feeding, sleep deprivation, fatigue and changes in your relationship - the first six weeks can be a shocker. Midwife Cath Curtin talks candidly with new mum and fitness expert Tiffany Hall (Australian author, podcaster, journalist and television personality best known from appearances on Gladiators and The Biggest Loser) about her first six weeks with a new baby; leaving the hospital, visitors, sleep deprivation, hormones, emotional outbursts, sick babies and much more around what new and expectant parents can anticipate and plan for.

The newborn - what to do in the first six weeks - Tiffany Hall

Crying, nappies, reflux, breast feeding, sleep deprivation, fatigue and changes in your relationship - the first six weeks can be a shocker. Midwife Cath Curtin talks candidly with new mum and fitness expert Tiffany Hall (Australian author, podcaster, journalist and television personality best known from appearances on Gladiators and The Biggest Loser) about her first six weeks with a new baby; leaving the hospital, visitors, sleep deprivation, hormones, emotional outbursts, sick babies and much more around what new and expectant parents can anticipate and plan for.

50:30

EP04 - S1

3 Jan 18

Brottle feeding (the battle of breast and bottle) - Madeleine Morris

Breast versus formula - it's one of the most politicised aspects of having children and it's often a confusing, challenging and anxious topic for new parents. While you may have the intention of exclusively breast feeding, "..not all women do and not all women can". Madeleine Morris is a journalist, author of parenting guide Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding and an advocate for 'Fed is Best'. Madeleine joins Midwife Cath Curtin in an informative and robust conversation on the history and politics surrounding breast and bottle feeding, her own experience formula feeding her two daughters, the myths and pressures for new mothers along with analytical data surrounding bottle feeding. A must listen to for new and expectant parents on how you can make sense of all the noise out in the community.

Brottle feeding (the battle of breast and bottle) - Madeleine Morris

Breast versus formula - it's one of the most politicised aspects of having children and it's often a confusing, challenging and anxious topic for new parents. While you may have the intention of exclusively breast feeding, "..not all women do and not all women can". Madeleine Morris is a journalist, author of parenting guide Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding and an advocate for 'Fed is Best'. Madeleine joins Midwife Cath Curtin in an informative and robust conversation on the history and politics surrounding breast and bottle feeding, her own experience formula feeding her two daughters, the myths and pressures for new mothers along with analytical data surrounding bottle feeding. A must listen to for new and expectant parents on how you can make sense of all the noise out in the community.

44:34

EP05 - S1

3 Jan 18

The mumzone - Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel

Mums, Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel share intimate details on life after babies and how it changes your life. Midwife Cath Curtin leads a discussion on the intimate experience of motherhood covering mastitis, sleep deprivation, anxiety, postnatal depression, going back to work, the challenges of the sisterhood, doing too much too early and the utter joy of parenthood.

The mumzone - Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel

Mums, Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel share intimate details on life after babies and how it changes your life. Midwife Cath Curtin leads a discussion on the intimate experience of motherhood covering mastitis, sleep deprivation, anxiety, postnatal depression, going back to work, the challenges of the sisterhood, doing too much too early and the utter joy of parenthood.

01:00:33

EP06 - S1

3 Jan 18

Baby ins and outs! - Dr Brendan Chan

Midwife Cath Curtin and Paediatrician Dr Brendan Chan talk about why babies do what they do. Why are they SO noisy at night, why do they get reflux and what exactly is reflux? They talk about immunisation, coughs and colds, the insights you can gain from nappies and when to call the doctor!

Baby ins and outs! - Dr Brendan Chan

Midwife Cath Curtin and Paediatrician Dr Brendan Chan talk about why babies do what they do. Why are they SO noisy at night, why do they get reflux and what exactly is reflux? They talk about immunisation, coughs and colds, the insights you can gain from nappies and when to call the doctor!

59:58

EP07 - S1

3 Jan 18

Dads and parenting - Trent Cotchin

Midwife Cath Curtin talks about the partners experience of pregnancy and birth with father of two, and one of her favourite young dads, AFL premiership winning Captain Trent Cotchin. A father at 24, Trent talks everything from the awe of the delivery room to the importance of positive parenting.

Dads and parenting - Trent Cotchin

Midwife Cath Curtin talks about the partners experience of pregnancy and birth with father of two, and one of her favourite young dads, AFL premiership winning Captain Trent Cotchin. A father at 24, Trent talks everything from the awe of the delivery room to the importance of positive parenting.

37:42

EP08 - S1

3 Jan 18

Post pregnancy body - Ben Gold

We often hear about the glow surrounding pregnancy but what of the common and excruciating aches and pains! Exercise, aches, pains and your post pregnancy body. Midwife Cath Curtin talks with physiotherapist Ben Gold on abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and those sore hips and pelvis we get during pregnancy.

Post pregnancy body - Ben Gold

We often hear about the glow surrounding pregnancy but what of the common and excruciating aches and pains! Exercise, aches, pains and your post pregnancy body. Midwife Cath Curtin talks with physiotherapist Ben Gold on abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and those sore hips and pelvis we get during pregnancy.

36:09

EP09 - S1

3 Jan 18

Anxiety and the pressure of parenting - Dimitra Spalas

A discussion on the pressures of parenting with Midwife Cath Curtin and psychologist Dimitra Spalas covering post-natal blues, crying, anxiety and depression. How can we help women in pregnancy and post pregnancy, what can be done and how do we know if we have post-natal depression?

Anxiety and the pressure of parenting - Dimitra Spalas

A discussion on the pressures of parenting with Midwife Cath Curtin and psychologist Dimitra Spalas covering post-natal blues, crying, anxiety and depression. How can we help women in pregnancy and post pregnancy, what can be done and how do we know if we have post-natal depression?

38:20

EP10 - S1

3 Jan 18

Baby things you want vs the things you need - Carrie Edwards-Britt

Preparing to have a baby - there is so much out there to buy! Midwife Cath Curtin talks with the director of The Amazing Baby Company, Carrie Edwards-Britt about how much is too much, what is really necessary and measuring your wants with your actual needs. From prams, containers, car seats to the do's and don'ts with muslin wraps.

Baby things you want vs the things you need - Carrie Edwards-Britt

Preparing to have a baby - there is so much out there to buy! Midwife Cath Curtin talks with the director of The Amazing Baby Company, Carrie Edwards-Britt about how much is too much, what is really necessary and measuring your wants with your actual needs. From prams, containers, car seats to the do's and don'ts with muslin wraps.

44:51

EP11 - S1

3 Jan 18


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