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Balancing an ashtanga yoga practice with family life can be challenging. We learn as we discover relationships, fertility, pregnancy, fourth trimester, embarking on parenthood and providing a nurturing environment for our family. Seventh Series brings these stories to you, through other’s journeys, to provide insight into how others approach their daily lives.
 
Motherness is a podcast dedicated to sharing mindful and empowering interviews with modern mothers and professional experts, brought to you by Skye Ross. Together, we’re shining a light on the realness of raising babies and life postpartum, from the first newborn moments to the months following and the years beyond. Motherness is an honest and empowering resource to help educate and inform parents through these diverse stories of motherhood.
 
My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about t ...
 
Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health and wellness. Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including fertility, diet and supplements, alternative interventions, breastfeeding, building a birth team and so much more. She will empower and educate other moms and moms to-be to approach motherhood in the most natural way ...
 
Welcome to The Pregnancy Wellness Podcast. Hosted by Pip, a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers. On a mission to empower women with evidence-based information we speak to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way. With no further ado let's make a cuppa and create a Pregnancy Well ...
 
Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey. Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.
 
Under the Hood is pulling back the curtain and unpacking the mystery around womanHOOD, sisterHOOD, motherHOOD. Join Patti, Aleks, and Chelsea as they take a deep dive into the topics you wish you knew more about, the topics you want to share with your daughters, and the things you want the men in your life to know.
 
ReDiscovering Creativity After Motherhood is a podcast dedicated to your creative spark. Host Corinne Mockler shares creativity tips and interviews inspiring mamas who are unapologetically making time for a wide variety of activities that light them up, as individuals, outside of motherhood! These conversations are part of a larger, growing conversation about “self-care,” postpartum mental health, and simply honoring yourself by taking the time and space to fulfill the parts that make you wh ...
 
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This week we are diving into the often forgotten about fourth trimester. So much planning and preparation go into baby and delivery but not enough is talked about when it comes to what to do after the baby is born. It’s a challenging, yet beautiful time with your newborn and there is so much to learn so quickly. Jesse and I share as much as we coul…
 
ICU nurse and mum of one, Elle Blanks, had an "amazing" first three months of motherhood, thanks to investing in her postpartum period, both by nurturing herself and allowing others to nurture her. In this episode, Elle chats to me about her experience with IVF, the birth of her little boy, and how despite breastfeeding issues, sleep deprivation an…
 
Grace Joukhadar is a yoga teacher specialising in pre and post natal yoga, and "mums and bubs" yoga classes. She has been practicing ashtanga yoga since 2003. Grace is originally from Sydney in Australia and has spent time in Port Hedland, a remote town in Western Australia before moving to Melbourne. She had three children within a short period of…
 
May Duncan is a old soul in a new way. By the tender age of 19, she has already been down a long path with health. Having come through some serious struggles with eating disorders in her early teens, through a supportive family environment and many hours spent in self analysis during therapy she has developed a toolkit and a mature attitude to her …
 
We’re more than eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Our social habits have changed from spring to summer and now to winter… and the new cold weather will make pandemic life more difficult to escape. Hear how to get through the next few months by better managing your physical and mental health.By Beaumont HouseCall Podcast
 
Irena Bartolec spends her time between Bali, Croatia and Costa Rica, and is an authorized ashtanga yoga teacher. She is an amazing strong woman and shares with us her story of raising her child as a single mother. Despite being told she wouldn't be able to conceive, Irena found out she was pregnant at eight weeks. Early into her third trimester, Ir…
 
Pregnancy and the Postpartum can be very anxiety provoking times, add into that mix a global pandemic, self-isolation and a huge amount of uncertainty on future lockdowns and prospects and we can find ourselves amidst a challenging time to say the least. Equipping ourselves with mindfulness tools and techniques can be game changing in helping us ma…
 
It's home birth awareness week, so I wanted to share this story - one of the many positive home birth stories i soaked up as I prepared to birth my son. Zoe's two postpartums were quite different, and she attributes a lot of that to the way she birthed. Enjoy!By Naomi Chrisoulakis
 
My labour was long and difficult but it was a day (or two) that I will never forget. Any woman that has given birth, no matter how or where is amazing! I have such an appreciation for labour and delivery being on the other side of it. It was a wild, exhilarating, exhausting experience but worth every second. Sharing a birth story is very intimate a…
 
Google anything to do with labour and you will likely hear the term ‘Hypnobirthing’. But it is not about chanting with charms and crystals, in fact that is a huge misconception! At its core, Hypnobirthing aims to help a woman deal with any fear or anxiety around birth and aims to equip you with methods to help you stay calm, relaxed and in control.…
 
Bernadette Lack is a midwife, personal trainer, mum and pelvic floor expert--she has helped hundreds of women sort out their post-baby pelvic floors with her Core and Floor Restore programs. Here, she shares her own experience with incontinence, pregnancy, home birth, and restoring her pelvic floor health... and gives plenty of tips on how you can …
 
Lisa Meconi has been a practitioner of ashtanga yoga for 10 years, practicing primary and intermediate series. She and her partner Jeremiah, and son Cormac live in New Hampshire, USA. This is a heartfelt episode, as Lisa shares in depth her journey of loss during pregnancy, experiencing a miscarriage within the first trimester of her first pregnanc…
 
From her own journey in birth, Layla experienced the support given by a post partum doula, almost without even knowing it was happening. After leaving the German maternity system where this care is offered to mothers as a standard practice, and coming home to Ireland to have her third baby, she felt the other side of neonatal care with a degree of …
 
It comes as no surprise that our bodies undergo incredible changes during labour and birth. But how much do we actually understand about the ‘normal’ physiological process? On this week’s episode I am joined by midwife Angie Willis who explains why women should understand what their body is doing and the amazing things it is capable of. We hear of …
 
Fellow postpartum doula and mother of one Emmeline Tyler shares her experience of what it's been like for her to go through pregnancy, birth and postpartum as an autistic woman. Tune in to hear about her surprise pregnancy, living and working in Arnhem Land, and her positive birth experience. Emmeline has a background in anthropology and linguistic…
 
Eleanor is a passionate midwife, eco-textile artist, budding researcher & feminist permaculture educator. She has had the privilege to work with women, families and birth for over a decade as a doula and more recently, a registered midwife. She describes herself as a life-long apprentice of the nature and her rhythms through permaculture study, sus…
 
The third trimester was busy, uncomfortable, and full of surprises. But it also had us both so excited and on the edge of our seat to meet our little babe. We were as prepared as we could possibly be and were so ready for the birth even though we didn't know when, where, or how it would all turn out. In this episode, Jesse and I get into our unique…
 
This week, Thursday 15th October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Unfortunately the death of a baby is not a rare tragedy and so it is imperative that we break the silence on this issue, give bereaved families a voice and banish any taboo or stigma associated with losing a baby. I am honoured today to be joined by Josephine, mum to …
 
Robin McLeavy is a doula, hypnobirthing educator and actor who is able to articulate the experience of becoming a mother like no one else. Our conversation spans birth and postpartum, of course, but then we went into home birth, feminism, matrilineage, the mother wound, raising boys, parenting styles, gender politics, relationships and oh so much m…
 
Katy Wright has been a student of Ashtanga Yoga since 2005. While she has dabbled in teaching yoga her main profession is as a writer. She’s originally from the UK, and currently lives in France with her partner. Two years ago, Katy gave birth to their daughter Iris. Being a writer Katy takes us on a journey through her experience of pregnancy birt…
 
How much do we really look after our eyes? No not the cosmetic alterations, not the billion dollar industries that put our eyes front and centre in the world of aesthetic beauty. We mean the ACTUAL eyes. The fine muscles in and around the eyes rarely get the attention they need. Taking in billions of images every second and coping with light and sh…
 
Food can trigger such a huge spectrum of emotions from positive to controlling and incredibly negative and can ultimately lead to the damage of physical as well as psychological health. Eating disorders are complex mental illnessesand so many men and women are living with distorted perceptions of their body image and around the consumption of food.…
 
Trimester two was definitely a highlight for me and I am so grateful that it went so smoothly. I cover so much in this episode including when my bump really popped, feeling the baby's first movements and the heartbeat, red raspberry leaf tea, slowing down, diet & supplements, preparing for a natural home birth, pregnancy book recommendations, birth…
 
The concept of an assisted birth is an anxiety provoking one amongst most pregnant women and many are desperate to avoid the use of forceps of ventouse instruments during their birth. However instrumental assistance is currently used in around 1 in 8 UK births and so it is imperative women are informed and empowered about them. On this week’s episo…
 
So often we think of postpartum as a six week period that ends with a GP check. Why aren't we talking more about the massive shift that occurs for women way beyond those early weeks? Whatever you want to call it: psychological, spiritual, psychic... the identity shake up is real, and so is the change of pace. This week Anne-Marie joins me for a cha…
 
Bibi Lorenzetti is an Authorized Level II ashtanga yoga teacher living in Newburgh in the United States, with her partner Walker. Bibi gave birth to her son Indie earlier this year, her story is fresh and she shares in depth and with some humorous detail her pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Bibi is also open in sharing her past experienc…
 
For many women exercise forms part of their identity and hugely influences their overall wellness. The benefits of exercise for our physical and mental health are well understood and after giving birth this is often more important than ever. During pregnancy and birth women’s body’s are devoted to growing, nurturing and birthing their baby and to d…
 
Get ready to hear all about our first trimester with my husband Jesse. In this episode, you will hear about what we did to improve our chances of fertility and what we did to support a healthy pregnancy from diet to supplements, to healing therapies. We also get into the specifics of what the 1st trimester entailed from nausea, food aversions, crav…
 
You move from pregnancy to birth and then your whole world changes as you welcome your newborn into the world. But how well prepared are we or can we be for the immediate postnatal period and weeks of parenthood? Dr Punam Krishan, mum of two and GP, joins me this week to discuss navigating life as a new parent. Sharing her honest and unedited momen…
 
Nadia Stinga Rihani is an authorized ashtanga yoga teacher living in Manly Australia. Nadia and her partner Gabriel have a four year old daughter Indi. Nadia shares how she met her partner Gabriel, who also practices and teaches ashtanga yoga, when studying with Sharath Jois in Mysore India. Their love blossomed and he moved to Australia. In 2019 N…
 
In this week’s episode I am joined by Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist Dr Rebecca Moore as we lift the lid on Birth Trauma. Rebecca has a wealth of experience working with women and their psychological needs and is the founder of Make Birth Better, a national campaign working to raise awareness of birth trauma. We discuss why it is imperative that…
 
Life with a newborn is beautiful, but it's not easy. There will be so many new adjustments to your life as a new mom and it can be overwhelming. Even though every situation is unique, you want to be prepared with some helpful and practical information to care for yourself and your baby. Genevieve Howland (aka Mama Natural), has so much to share for…
 
I am honoured to be joined on this week’s episode by Dani RoweMBE. Dani is a world class athlete as a former GB road and track cyclist, Olympic Gold medallist and one of the most successful British cyclists of all time. Dani was very deservingly appointed an MBE in 2013 for her services to cycling. Dani has continued to dedicate her life to cycling…
 
Dietician Renee Jennings joins me on the podcast to chat about all things nutrition - she specialises in maternal health and is a mum herself. When she was pregnant with her first baby, she thought she knew all the right things to eat, but she's since discovered some surprising menu items that she's now incorporating into her second pregnancy, and …
 
This episode of Motherness is proudly sponsored by Mildred&Co. Mildred&Co is a lovingly curated baby and wedding gift registry and everyday gift store. Trigger warning: this episode details bipolar disorder, mania, depression, anxiety, and other topics around mental illness. If any of these themes are triggering for you, please take care while you'…
 
Jessica Hunt is an authorized ashtanga yoga teacher in Columbus Ohio and co-founder of the Trini Foundation with her husband Taylor. Jess and Taylor have three children together, Makayla, Isaiah and Xavier. It was during her recovery from addiction she found ashtanga yoga, and it became and still is integral in her recovery. After experiencing seve…
 
This week I am delighted that Clare Bourne, specialist pelvic health physiotherapist,is joining us toanswer all of our pelvic floor questions. We debunk common myths and preconceptions and discuss why understanding the function and power of our pelvic floor makes pelvic floor chat turn from a dull lecture to fascination and empowerment. Clare expla…
 
It's taken me a few weeks to get my head around Cormac's birth: after a long, slow wait for his arrival at 42 weeks (on top of the pregnancy that took me through the horror bushfire season and the start of the pandemic) and a measured start to labour, at the end it was all fast and furious. Amazing but also confusing: what just happened? How did I …
 
Hi I’m Romi, I am the woman, Mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover and Goddess behind SoulBirth. I live and work in the beautiful Blue Mountains with my husband Dom, our son Oli and our dog Quincy. My vision in life is to support and empower women throughout all of their journeys. My aim is to […] The post 21 – Fourth Trimester – Romina – In Serv…
 
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