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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

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    • 4.5, 30 Ratings

Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.

Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

WellingtonReview ,

Excellent! Love the diversity

Love how diverse this podcast is and how easy it is to listen to. I particularly enjoyed the recent podcast on postpartum suport for dads. Great stuff coming out of Byron Bay, Australia!

SacredBirthSacredEarth ,

Rich resource for families

Love this podcast! The content and topics are a rich and nourishing resource for mothers and families from conception and pregnancy to birth and parenting - always insightful.

Romy Lip ,

Disrespectful and narrow minded

As a new mum, social worker and primary school teacher, I have just finished listening to the podcast PND and BPD, and I am astounded (actually, I couldnt even make it until the end)

My primary concern- all these labels! At a significantly vulnerable time in a woman and family’s life, it appears a number of professionals like to slap labels on her for ‘treatment’. These labels do nothing to validate the challenges of transitions, or support a woman to reach out and recognise her own special resources. What they do is medicalise and marginalise.

If we are to truly understand ‘personality disorders’, then we must see personality on a spectrum and each human being sitting somewhere along. It is definitely not an ‘us’ and ‘them’ like your interviewee would have your listeners believe.

Secondly, I am not entirely sure I understand the purpose of this particular episode. As a sensitive new mum, had I not had clinical experience working in mental health, Im not sure I would have known how to sit with this information. It feels very blaming and not at all respectful. Which is probably why so many women are reluctant to reach out for support when they may be struggling. And also perhaps why people with a BPD diagnosis feel so marginalised.

If you do choose to continue with such topics, I please ask that you tread with more empathy, awareness and compassion.

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