A podcast dedicated to the beauty and brutality of new parenthood - because giving birth is just the beginning. Created by postpartum doula and cook Naomi Chrisoulakis, each week she chats to women about their postpartum experiences and asks experts to share their wisdom.
10 | Mum rage, meeting your own needs, triggers and more, with perinatal psychologist Yara Heary
This is the final episode in season three! Thanks so much for listening. If you've gotten something out of these eps, please consider sharing with a friend or leaving a review, or both!
In this episode, I talk to perinatal psychologist Yara Heary of Life After Birth Psychology (https://www.lifeafterbirth.com.au/)
I don't even know how to describe this episode: just listen.
Find Yara on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/lifeafterbirthpsychology/
09 | Going from one child to two, with Rose Ricketson
I hope you enjoy this conversation with birth worker, postpartum doula, community builder and woman of many talents, Rose Ricketson. We talk about her second postpartum, her first child's big feelings, tandem feeding, feeding other people's babies, creating community and having (or attempting!) a nourishing postpartum with a toddler in tow.
Find Rose here: https://www.rosierick.com/
Listen to Rose's first episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/tales-from-the-fourth-trimester/id1460569533?i=1000504246514
08 | Nat Rolland on FIFO parenting, exclusive pumping and calling the shots in motherhood
Nat Rolland is a content creator and small business owner who has embraced doing things her way in mothering. With a FIFO partner, Nat shares how she makes it work with her 5 month old - settling into motherhood while growing her business - and the strength she's found in going through infertility, IVF and more.
Follow Nat: @natsinisky
Find Altered Sense: https://alteredsense.com/
07 | Anna Cusack: building community, following your instinct and making motherhood work
Anna Cusack is an exercise physiologist and postpartum doula who loves to bust motherhood myths that abound in modern culture. In this episode, we talk about her own postpartum experience, the realities of baby sleep, her breastfeeding journey, trusting her intuition, returning to work, building community and finding her own damn way in this wild ride that is mothering.
06 | Pelvic floor 101: Katherine Baquie on how to protect yourself from pregnancy through to postpartum
Whether you're pregnant or postpartum, you need to listen to this episode: hear perinatal physiotherapist and mum of three Kath Baquie (https://www.fitnestmama.com/) share her tips, wisdom and hard-earned lessons. From how to prepare your pelvic floor for birth to what you need to know about recovery and returning to exercise, this chat is a must listen.
This episode is brought to you by Omm Label, a sustainable and stylish breastfeeding clothing label. Ethically made from 100% certified organic cotton, the brand was created by a mum who struggled to find clothes that worked for both breastfeeding and her personal style. Designed to empower women to feed anytime and anywhere with confidence, this is fashion that's feeding-friendly and fun - and it's great quality, too.
05 | Alice Godfree, the lawyer whose postpartum inspired a career change
In this episode I'm joined by Alice Godfree to talk about how her postpartum pushed her career into a new direction - find her here: https://www.villageforme.com/
This episode is sponsored by Newborn Mothers. Newborn Mothers provides online courses for postpartum professionals and mothers worldwide who believe birth is about making mums too. The Collective course is what I did to become qualified as a postpartum doula, and I loved it. And as you’ll hear in this episode, my guest also made a career change after doing the same program! The evidence-based course, run by Julia Jones, dives into how to care for mothers with guidance on everything from nutrition to listening with a non-judgemental ear, setting up a business and settling a baby. And when you finish the course you gain access to the graduates group of postpartum professionals who are such a supportive bunch of people and a great sounding board - I call them my brains trust! There’s also ongoing education and classes, and I loved it so much I recommend the course to everyone who asks me! Julia has kindly offered a bonus for anyone who signs up using the code COCOON - you’ll receive the Professional Mindset and Money Blocks class. Let me tell you, becoming a postpartum professional isn’t just about learning the techniques, so much of it is about getting your head around this new role, how to charge and how to have boundaries… so this class is gold. Just use the code COCOON when you sign up, and you’ll get that free.
So, if you believe that when a baby is born, so too is a mother - and you want to support that mother - you should check out Newborn Mothers at www.newbornmothers.com.
A pot of golden gems for all phases of motherhood
I stumbled across this podcast before I was pregnant, but extremely curious as we started to think about the idea of starting a family (hello reality check!), followed by getting deeper into the concept of the fourth trimester once I was pregnant (hello bible for my postpartum planning), and then feeling normal and seen (hello real work parenthood). Naomi’s conversations are so raw and relatable, there is a gold nugget (or few) in every episode. Go binge now!
So glad I stumbled upon this..
Pregnant with my first baby and just listened to the breastfeeding episode with dr Eliza. I didn’t realise breastfeeding complications could be so common but I’m feeling moreso prepared for whatever comes my way... Loved it and shared it with my pregnant friends.
My go to
So glad I found this fantastic podcast during my first postpartum. I have learnt so much from Naomi and the amazing guests she interviews. It has definitely helped me as a new mum. Can’t wait to keep listening and learning