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Birth Baby and 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 birth and the complexities of parenting. We tend to focus so much on labour and birth and think breastfeeding and parenting will be easy and come naturally. Birth, Baby & Beyond is a realistic yet gentle conversation aimed to inform and prepare you about the things you don't yet know - you don't know! Hear from a multitude of specialists; a paediatrician, an obstetrician & gynaecologist, a physiotherapist, a psychologist, a dad who talks about how life changes for a father, an expert in prams, car seat etc required for new babies, journalist and author Madeline Morris and some very interesting mums who openly discuss the challenges of becoming a mother. Birth, Baby & Beyond tells it how it is.
Post-pregnancy Health
Post-pregnancy Health
Mums be vigilant! It’s easy for mothers to prioritise new babies and sleep over their own health. Midwife Cath and Dr Sue Hiscock on post pregnancy checkups
Date:
3 August 2018

Episodes

Post-pregnancy Health
Post-pregnancy Health
Mums be vigilant! It’s easy for mothers to prioritise new babies and sleep over their own health. Midwife Cath and Dr Sue Hiscock on post pregnancy checkups
Mums be vigilant! It’s easy for mothers to prioritise new babies and sleep over their own health. Midwife Cath and Dr Sue Hiscock on post pregnancy checkups
Date:
3 August 2018
Pre-pregnancy planning
Pre-pregnancy planning
Hear why Midwife Cath and Dr Sue Hiscock think Pre-pregnancy planning is brilliant. For women who are wanting or trying to have a baby.
Hear why Midwife Cath and Dr Sue Hiscock think Pre-pregnancy planning is brilliant. For women who are wanting or trying to have a baby.
Date:
3 August 2018
Same-sex parenting Natasha Hardy
Same-sex parenting Natasha Hardy
Two mums, VFLW Essendon player Natasha Hardy and her wife Natalie East share their story of becoming same-sex parents to Macey. Macey is the first baby in Australia to have same-sex parents recorded as “married” on her birth certificate. Go Macey!!!
Two mums, VFLW Essendon player Natasha Hardy and her wife Natalie East share their story of becoming same-sex parents to Macey. Macey is the first baby in Australia to have same-sex parents recorded as “married” on her birth certificate....
Date:
3 August 2018
Get baby to sleep – top tips
Get baby to sleep – top tips
Having trouble sleeping or getting your baby to sleep? Midwife Cath explains the foundations of sleep for you and your children and provides you with her top tips.
Having trouble sleeping or getting your baby to sleep? Midwife Cath explains the foundations of sleep for you and your children and provides you with her top tips.
Date:
3 August 2018
Introducing solids to baby
Introducing solids to baby
Introducing food can be an anxious experience. When and how do you do it? Midwife Cath takes us through when to introduce food, varieties of food, how to deal with fussy eaters, aversion, gagging and how to make it fun! Get her top tips.
Introducing food can be an anxious experience. When and how do you do it? Midwife Cath takes us through when to introduce food, varieties of food, how to deal with fussy eaters, aversion, gagging and how to make it fun! Get her top tips....
Date:
3 August 2018
Toddlers, biting and behaviour
Toddlers, biting and behaviour
Midwife Cath on setting boundaries, the word no, being scared of children, extreme discipline and how what you say now will shape the future tone of the voice in their head.
Midwife Cath on setting boundaries, the word no, being scared of children, extreme discipline and how what you say now will shape the future tone of the voice in their head.
Date:
3 August 2018
Childhood Cancer
Childhood Cancer
Cancer is terrible but especially in children. Kylie Grogan tells us how at 10 months old, a bath time massage led to the early detection and cancer diagnosis of her son Leo. A mother’s journey through the emotional roller coaster of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Cancer is terrible but especially in children. Kylie Grogan tells us how at 10 months old, a bath time massage led to the early detection and cancer diagnosis of her son Leo. A mother’s journey through the emotional roller coaster of...
Date:
3 August 2018
Lydia Lassila on multitasking and motherhood
Lydia Lassila on multitasking and motherhood
Can you do it all? Hear Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist Lydia Lassila on high performance, multitasking, expectations of children, giving birth and motherhood.
Can you do it all? Hear Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist Lydia Lassila on high performance, multitasking, expectations of children, giving birth and motherhood.
Date:
3 August 2018
Matthew Boyd on parenting
Matthew Boyd on parenting
The stresses and joys of fatherhood. Hear Western Bulldogs Premiership player Matthew Boyd tell Midwife Cath why you shouldn’t wish your kids to meet milestone too quickly, setting boundaries, being a dad and why 7pm is his favorite time of the day.
The stresses and joys of fatherhood. Hear Western Bulldogs Premiership player Matthew Boyd tell Midwife Cath why you shouldn’t wish your kids to meet milestone too quickly, setting boundaries, being a dad and why 7pm is his favorite time...
Date:
3 August 2018
Death of a child: Parenting and Grief
Death of a child: Parenting and Grief
The death of a child is devastating and for many unspeakable. How do we deal with grief, continue to parent and manage our relationships? We thank Yolanda Care for sharing her deeply personal story with Midwife Cath and Brooke Carrigan
The death of a child is devastating and for many unspeakable. How do we deal with grief, continue to parent and manage our relationships? We thank Yolanda Care for sharing her deeply personal story with Midwife Cath and Brooke Carrigan...
Date:
3 August 2018
New mums’ panel uncensored!
New mums’ panel uncensored!
New mums Bec Sutherland and Emily Ward talk with Midwife Cath on the influence of mummy bloggers, social media, breastfeeding, relationships, mothers’ groups and body dysmorphia. Mums the word!
New mums Bec Sutherland and Emily Ward talk with Midwife Cath on the influence of mummy bloggers, social media, breastfeeding, relationships, mothers’ groups and body dysmorphia. Mums the word!
Date:
3 August 2018
Birth Baby and Beyond - Why and what to expect
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.

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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,...
Date:
3 January 2018
Pregnancy the unspoken ways our bodies change - Dr Sue Hiscock
Pregnancy the unspoken ways our bodies change - Dr Sue Hiscock
Midwife Cath 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.

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Midwife Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018
Labour, Birth and Drugs - Fantasy vs Reality
Labour, Birth and Drugs - Fantasy vs Reality
Midwife Cath 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.

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Midwife Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018
The Newborn - What to do in the first six weeks - Tiffany Hall
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 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.


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Crying, nappies, reflux, breast feeding, sleep deprivation, fatigue and changes in your relationship - the first six weeks can be a shocker. Midwife Cath talks candidly with new mum and fitness expert Tiffany Hall (Australian author, podcaster,...
Date:
3 January 2018
Brottle Feeding (The battle of breast and bottle) - Madeleine Morris
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 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.

Madeleine Morris Co-Author of Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding: http://guiltfreebottlefeeding.com
Find Madeleine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mad_Morris

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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...
Date:
3 January 2018
The Mumzone - Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel
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 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.

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Mums, Virginia Millen and Sara Kowel share intimate details on life after babies and how it changes your life. Midwife Cath leads a discussion on the intimate experience of motherhood covering mastitis, sleep deprivation, anxiety, postnatal...
Date:
3 January 2018
Baby ins and outs! - Dr Brendan Chan
Baby ins and outs! - Dr Brendan Chan
Midwife Cath 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!

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Midwife Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018
Dads and parenting - Trent Cotchin
Dads and parenting - Trent Cotchin
Midwife Cath 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.

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Midwife Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018
Post pregnancy body - Ben Gold
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. Cath talks with physiotherapist Ben Gold on abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and those sore hips and pelvis we get during pregnancy.

Find Ben at Home Physio Melbourne: http://www.homephysiomelbourne.com.au

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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. Cath talks with physiotherapist Ben Gold on abdominal muscles, pelvic floor...
Date:
3 January 2018
Anxiety and the pressure of parenting - Dimitra Spalas
Anxiety and the pressure of parenting - Dimitra Spalas
A discussion on the pressures of parenting with Cath 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?

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A discussion on the pressures of parenting with Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018
Baby things you want vs the things you need - Carrie Edwards-Britt
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 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.

Find Carrie at The Amazing Baby Company: http://theamazingbabycompany.com.au

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Preparing to have a baby - there is so much out there to buy! Midwife Cath 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...
Date:
3 January 2018