6 episodes

Before The Bump is Mamamia's podcast to help you get pregnant.
Fertility specialist Dr. Sonya Jessup holds the hands of Rachel Corbett and Zoe Marshall as they navigate everything from doing things the old fashioned way to egg and sperm donation, surrogacy and everything in between.
If you're thinking about having kids or you've been trying for years and you're wondering what other options are out there, this is the podcast for you.

Before The Bump Mamamia

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 213 Ratings

Before The Bump is Mamamia's podcast to help you get pregnant.
Fertility specialist Dr. Sonya Jessup holds the hands of Rachel Corbett and Zoe Marshall as they navigate everything from doing things the old fashioned way to egg and sperm donation, surrogacy and everything in between.
If you're thinking about having kids or you've been trying for years and you're wondering what other options are out there, this is the podcast for you.

    It’s Time To Talk About Men

    It’s Time To Talk About Men

    That’s right! Your eyes haven’t deceived you. We’re back with a special bonus episode of Before The Bump! 

    But this one's a little bit different. We aren’t talking about vaginas and wombs... more penis and sperm. 

    Dr. Sonja Jessup joins us to answer those awkward ejaculation questions; what your other half may be feeling when they find out THEY’RE the infertile ones, and of course everything in between. 

    Plus, we ask a bunch of men what they know about their own fertility… the answer may UN-surprise you.

    SURVEY LINK 

    www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5634248/Baby-BucketList-Survey

     

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    Mamamia's Pregnancy Loss Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamamianeverforgotten/

    Mamamia Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/

    Government Claim for Parental Leave and Family Assistance: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/fa100

    Mental Health Information and Referral Helpline: 

    1800 18 7263

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Rachel Corbett & Zoe Marshall

    Guests: Dr. Sonya Jessup

    Producers: Pariya Taherzadeh & Bridget Northeast

    This podcast is made possible by Elevit. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    When Natural Isn't An Option

    When Natural Isn't An Option

    In the final episode of our four-part series, Rachel Corbett and Zoe Marshall are going deep on egg freezing and surrogacy.

    So what's the process of freezing your eggs?  How much does it cost?  And does it hurt?  Rachel has been through it all before so she walks you through the experience step-by-step.

    And if you're starting to realise parenthood might need a little help from someone else we chat to Sean Szeps who had twins with his husband Josh via surrogate.  So, what are the ground rules when someone else is carrying your baby?  How much does it cost?  Does your surrogate become part of the family?  And is it difficult when the woman growing your child is a million miles away?

    This and so much more on the final episode of Before The Bump.

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    Mamamia's Pregnancy Loss Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamamianeverforgotten/


    Mamamia Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/

    Government Claim for Parental Leave and Family Assistance:
    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/fa100

    Mental Health Information and Referral Helpline: 1800 18 7263

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Rachel Corbett & Zoe Marshall

    Guests:Dr. Sonya Jessup & Nicky Lavigne

    Executive Producer: Rachel Corbett

    Producers: Amelia Navascues and Luca Lavigne

    This podcast is made possible by Elevit.

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5011351/nbsp 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    This is Getting Difficult

    This is Getting Difficult

    Welcome back for the third installment of our fertility podcast and this week Rachel Corbett and Zoe Marshall talk about what you can do when you’re trying but things are getting difficult. So, if you’ve been trying and are feeling frustrated, this is the episode for you.

    From learning about dealing with the very real emotions you might be going through to understanding the more scientific reasons behind why you might not be pregnant yet, Rachel and Zoe welcome back fertility expert Dr Sonya Jessup to give her advice.

    We also hear from our listeners and find out what they wish they knew when they were pregnant and realise that the process of struggling to fall pregnant is far more common than you might think!

    Plus, Rachel and Zoe sit down with a mother who proves that no pregnancy journey is the same. We hear the incredible journey of how a single mother successfully gave birth to twins using both donor sperm and donor eggs and how she travelled to the other side of the world to do it.

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    Mamamia's Pregnancy Loss Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamamianeverforgotten/


    Mamamia Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/

    Government Claim for Parental Leave and Family Assistance:
    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/fa100

    Mental Health Information and Referral Helpline: 1800 18 7263

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Rachel Corbett & Zoe Marshall

    Guests:Dr. Sonya Jessup & Nicky Lavigne

    Executive Producer: Rachel Corbett

    Producers: Amelia Navascues and Luca Lavigne

    This podcast is made possible by Elevit.

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5011351/nbsp 



    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    So, Now You're Trying

    So, Now You're Trying

    Zoe Marshall and Rachel Corbett are back to talk about all the things you need to consider when you’re officially “trying” to have a baby.  Like the completely un-sexy process of getting it on when you’re ovulating (Zoe reveals a fact about egg whites that will haunt your dreams).

    Plus, fertility expert Dr Sonya Jessup is back to explain what goes on inside women’s bodies when they’re ovulating and what your partner can do to increase the likelihood that you’ll fall pregnant.  

    And if you’ve been worried about whether you need to train like crazy at the gym to get your body into shape for pregnancy, Sonya explains the best way to prepare yourself for conceiving and talks us through some of the early signs of pregnancy.

    We also hear from our amazing listeners about how they tracked their ovulation and when they knew it was the right time to make a baby.

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    Mamamia's Pregnancy Loss Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamamianeverforgotten/


    Mamamia Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/

    Government Claim for Parental Leave and Family Assistance:
    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/fa100

    Mental Health Information and Referral Helpline: 1800 18 7263

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Rachel Corbett & Zoe Marshall

    Guests:Dr. Sonya Jessup 

    Executive Producer: Rachel Corbett

    Producers: Amelia Navascues and Luca Lavigne

    This podcast is made possible by Elevit.

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5011351/nbsp 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Are You Ever 'Ready' For A Baby?

    Are You Ever 'Ready' For A Baby?

    This is the first installment of Mamamia's fertility podcast, Before The Bump, and the perfect place to get started if you want to get pregnant. 

    In this episode, we're looking at the age-old question "Are you ever really ready to have a baby?"

    Fertility expert Dr. Sonya Jessup dispels myths around whether or not there's a 'perfect time' to get pregnant. She also shares her wisdom on what women should be doing about their fertility in their 20s to help themselves later in life. We also discuss the experts you need around you when you start trying and the tests you need to make sure everything is a-ok.

    Plus, we're joined by a Human Resources expert to sort fact from fiction when it comes to paid parental leave rights. And to explain what steps you need to take at work to make sure you've got the support you need.

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    Mamamia's Pregnancy Loss Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamamianeverforgotten/

    Mamamia Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/

    Government Claim for Parental Leave and Family Assistance: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/fa100

    Mental Health Information and Referral Helpline: 1800 18 7263

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Rachel Corbett & Zoe Marshall

    Guests: Dr. Sonya Jessup & Nicolle Stuart

    Executive Producer: Rachel Corbett

    Producers: Amelia Navascues and Luca Lavigne

    This podcast is made possible by Elevit. 

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5011351/nbsp 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Introducing Before The Bump

    Introducing Before The Bump

    Is the idea of having a baby starting to become something you can think about without breaking into a cold sweat?  Are you getting to the age where everyone is constantly telling you your ovaries are dying so you better HURRY UP AND GET ON WITH IT?  Or have you been trying for years and you’re wondering whether it’s ever going to happen and what other options you have?

    Then this is the show for you.  

    Before The Bump is the podcast to help you get pregnant.  It's hosted by Rachel Corbett, a childless women on her way to 40 who doesn’t think that’s something you should be ashamed of.  And Zoe Marshall, who's a mum of one thinking about whether she should get cracking on baby number two.

    Over four episodes they'll cover everything from doing things the old fashioned way to egg freezing, IVF, surrogacy and everything in between.

    They’ll also be joined by fertility expert Dr Sonja Jessup, hear from women who’ve done it before (some on their own) and give you all the information you need to make the right choice for you.

    Before The Bump drops Thursday, May 2nd 2019.  

    Subscribe in your favourite podcast app or listen at https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/before-the-bump

    And check out all of Mamamia's podcasts at https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

     

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

Jessiejoooooo ,

Funny

Helpful, funny, a light-hearted approach and entertaining as well as informative for this hopefully first-time-mum.

Suzway ,

Reassuring

This is a great light hearted way to learn about issues that are difficult to ask questions about

Sammm Z ,

Amazing!!

Please make more, what a great podcast so informative!

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