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Welcome to the IVF Before and After Podcast where we will talk about the emotional rollercoaster journey we are about to embark on. Tune in to a series of podcasts on stories and tips to help you feel you are not alone on your fertility or parenting journey.
We will openly discuss success and failure. We will attempt to pick you up when your down and celebrate when your heads in the clouds.
Kay Dempsey, your host, can't wait to get started finding your way through IVF and parenting journey.

IVF Before and After Podcast Kay Dempsey

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Welcome to the IVF Before and After Podcast where we will talk about the emotional rollercoaster journey we are about to embark on. Tune in to a series of podcasts on stories and tips to help you feel you are not alone on your fertility or parenting journey.
We will openly discuss success and failure. We will attempt to pick you up when your down and celebrate when your heads in the clouds.
Kay Dempsey, your host, can't wait to get started finding your way through IVF and parenting journey.

    Top Tips For When You Are Pregnant With a Toddler!

    Top Tips For When You Are Pregnant With a Toddler!

    Being pregnant when you have a toddler can be challenging for anyone but it’s a short period in your life so don’t feel guilty about lapsed good habits or asking for help. it should simply be about getting through it the best way you can.

    Pregnant life when you have a toddler is hard work and Kay shares some great practical tips that will make a difference and help you get through.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Sleep when your toddler sleeps, napping will become your favourite part of the day
    You may need to put healthy foods and good habits on the back burner.
    Don’t feel guilty about the habits of your toddler.
    Focus on looking after yourself and your firstborn above all else.
    The first trimester is hard you are not only growing a whole new person you are growing a whole new organ.
    Don’t forget to ask for help when you need it, you will need a break.
    Take everything one day or one hour at a time and don’t feel bad about changing plans.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘The first trimester is about making it through’

    ‘You brace yourself for some of the toughest weeks of your life’

    ‘You will hang out for nap time don’t try and fight it’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

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    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

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    • 6 min
    It's Fine!

    It's Fine!

    Kay wants what many parents want for their children something extraordinary. She reflects why it is that many think an acceptable response whatever the question is ‘it’ll be fine.

    Is fine what you want for your children or are you willing to put in the time to put them on the path to extraordinary through taking the time to ask the right questions and do the research?

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    I don’t want my kids to have an OK life I want them to have an extraordinary life.
    The most important task we undertake as parents is raising our children.
    We should take the same care with whatever they are doing
    I did a lot of research when looking for a nursery and asked a lot of questions and the answer was always ‘they’ll be fine whatever the question.
    Sometimes on a day fine is all any of us can manage but as an inspiration, ‘fine’ isn’t enough
    I want it to be totally extraordinary for them

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Do you want a fine life for them? What extraordinary do you want for them?’

    ‘Whatever we are doing and wherever we are going I like to investigate it fully’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.instagram.com/ivfbeforeandafter/

    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

    https://www.facebook.com/IVF-Before-and-After

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • 5 min
    Rant In The Rain

    Rant In The Rain

    Kay is on a rant today following a scene she witnessed whilst out and about. A distressed child was sent on the last part of the journey to the school gate alone by the adult who was with them.

    Kay looks at why children deserve to always feel special and safe and why parents and adults need to have compassion and understanding.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    It was a rainy day and everyone was going about their business.
    As adults and parents, it’s important to have compassion.
    That child was walking up to school broken hearted
    What else in our lives as adults is so special that we can’t take the time to look after a child?
    Why couldn’t that adult found five more minutes?
    A child should always be taken into school.
    A child should always know that whatever the situation an adult will make it better for them.
    Why can’t adults find the time for their children?
    A child should always feel special and  a priority for those adults around them

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I wanted to say everything will be alright and give the child a hug’

    ‘What can be more important than taking the time to look after a child?’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.instagram.com/ivfbeforeandafter/

    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

    https://www.facebook.com/IVF-Before-and-After

     

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    • 10 min
    Happy and Positive Kids

    Happy and Positive Kids

    Every parent wants their children to be happy but what is the best way to achieve this?

    Kay looks at the importance of teaching your children how to create their own happiness so that they can achieve happiness throughout their lives.

    When you are with your children they are looking to you to learn and those children who practice positivity grow up to be adults who can create their own happiness so how you interact, communicate and teach behaviours through your interaction is key in developing the life skills that make a positive difference.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    If you teach them how to be happy they are able to create their own happiness.
    Teach them how to get the things they want through negotiation and compromise
    Be present with them and have the intimate and positive relationship that means they know someone cares about them.
    When they want to help it’s an opportunity to be with them, growing trust and teaching them.
    Communication is key, let them understand you are hearing them and that they have something of value to say.
    Teach your children the life skills that mean they will be able to see the positive even in challenging situations
    Children learn from us so teach by example practising compassion and your children will learn this.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘To see them smile and laugh and that be part of their day’

    ‘Kids who practice positivity grow up to be adults who can create their own happiness’

    ‘Mean it when you say sorry to them and always say thank you’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.instagram.com/ivfbeforeandafter/

    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

    https://www.facebook.com/IVF-Before-and-After

     

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    • 11 min
    Sleep Apnoea in Children

    Sleep Apnoea in Children

    In this fascinating episode, Kay shares great advice and information about sleep apnoea in children.

    She highlights a range of indicators that mean sleep apnoea should be considered and explains what to do if you think your child is struggling with sleep apnoea.

    It’s important to understand how sleep apnoea can potentially impact on a child in the long term and in knowing what the indicators are you are in a much better position to take the action you need to for your child and their well-being.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There are long term implications for children with sleep apnoea as it can affect growth and behaviour.
    There are a range of indicators that when present mean sleep apnoea should be considered.
    Bedwetting – if it happens more than twice a week.
    Sweating – it’s not normal for children whilst sleeping.
    Restless sleep - this can be a sign of struggles during the night.
    Unusual sleeping positions – as children try to breathe during sleep.
    Snoring can be a possible indicator of sleep apnoea.
    Growth problems - because if sleep is disrupted less growth hormone is released
    If a child continues to nap this can be a sign as the child is tired due to lack of sleep during the night.
    Mouth breathing – as humans usually breath through their noses.
    Children with ADHD can also struggle with sleep apnoea
    Sleep apnoea can lead to both cognitive and psychosocial problems

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘You may not think about sleep apnoea as a condition affecting children’

    ‘Look out for sleepwalking, bedwetting and snoring’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.instagram.com/ivfbeforeandafter/

    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

    https://www.facebook.com/IVF-Before-and-After

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    The Summer of 2020 – A Note to Future Parents

    The Summer of 2020 – A Note to Future Parents

    Kay shares a reflective and entertaining account of the summer of 2020 in this episode.

    For everyone, the world has been different and if you have children it has been not only different but exhausting as parents moved to fulfil the role of teachers when we all had to stay at home.

    When your children are all grown up with little ones of their own and they reflect on the challenges of the long summer holiday from school your reply will undoubtedly be along the lines of…..you don’t know how lucky you are in 2020 …….

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    All we had was Netflix and a colouring book.
    We couldn’t make anything because someone stole all the flour.
    There were no macaroni necklaces because the pasta had disappeared
    We couldn’t have a night off because everywhere was closed
    We only saw other people on a Thursday when we clapped for the nurses.
    There were no TV soap programmes imagine that!
    You were bored, hot and still hungry despite having 14 breakfasts
    A fella was on the telly every morning attempting to keep you fit but you only watched 2 minutes before you put sponge bob on.
    We had to attempt to teach you printing out endless sheets at midnight for you to say you didn’t understand.
    We had to give up our phones so you could facetime your mates.
    We dug out the paddling pools and got stung by wasps.
    We had no money but ordered loads of stuff from Amazon and playgrounds were taped off like crime scenes……

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘We had to attempt to teach you, with you only giving it 4 seconds before saying we weren’t doing it like Mrs Jones’

    ‘We redecorated the gardens and the bedrooms and forgot what a bedtime was’

    ‘We gave in to technology far too much’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    IVF Before and After Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.instagram.com/ivfbeforeandafter/

    https://twitter.com/IVFBEFOREAFTER

    https://www.facebook.com/IVF-Before-and-After

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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BecJWilson ,

Needs more of a personalized insight

The sentiment of this podcast is nice and the intention is clearly good ... but I’ve now listened to majority of the episodes and still waiting to hear the rest of Kaye’s story on how she actually became pregnant with her twins even though early on she starts to tell it and promises to finish the story I’m not sure that she does ??... sorry if I missed it ! it’s wonderful that she is a mother over 40 as there is not enough podcasts out there that discuss it in an insightful and meaningful way ... I feel that the episodes lack a little something as we aren’t aware of her experience and in turn expertise to back up her advice .

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