33 episodes

Everything you need to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth and bringing your baby home. Your host Obstetrician Dr Patrick Moloney and co-host Brigid Moloney focus on the essentials of growing a baby without heavy medical jargon and with lots of relatable stories of their work helping thousands of women have babies, as well as being parents to four boys.

Each episode has expert led content that will help you cut through the swathe of pregnancy information, restoring your calm and giving you the confidence to know that mama, you got this!

The Kick Pregnancy Podcast Dr Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 101 Ratings

Everything you need to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth and bringing your baby home. Your host Obstetrician Dr Patrick Moloney and co-host Brigid Moloney focus on the essentials of growing a baby without heavy medical jargon and with lots of relatable stories of their work helping thousands of women have babies, as well as being parents to four boys.

Each episode has expert led content that will help you cut through the swathe of pregnancy information, restoring your calm and giving you the confidence to know that mama, you got this!

    What is a shortened or insufficient cervix?

    What is a shortened or insufficient cervix?

    One of the things we are measuring when you have an ultrasound during pregnancy is the length of your cervix. We want it to be long and strong right up until late pregnancy and ideally past 37 weeks. 

    • 22 min
    Ectopic pregnancy and what you need to know

    Ectopic pregnancy and what you need to know

    Ectopic pregnancy is another 'not rare' situation that is worthwhile knowing something about. This comes from a listener's request where she felt lost after being diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy at an early 6 week dating scan.
    In this ep we talk about:
    - A little anatomy
    - Symptoms to look for
    - Whether your fertility is impacted after an ectopic
    - The chance of another ectopic pregnancy
    - Different treatment options
    - Why it happens 
    - What you can do to prevent it

    • 23 min
    Assisted delivery, a really common birth intervention.

    Assisted delivery, a really common birth intervention.

    We don't hear about assisted delivery as an intervention as commonly as we hear about Caesarean birth.
    BUT more than a third of mamas having their first baby will have their baby born with help from forceps or the vacuum.
    Seems like something we should know about right?

    We talk about:
    - When you need assistance in your delivery
    - What type of assistance is used in what circumstance
    - The risks and benefits of different procedures
    - The questions you should ask you health provider
    +MORE

    • 37 min
    Do you know your blood type? Rhesus disease in pregnancy

    Do you know your blood type? Rhesus disease in pregnancy

    Unless you are a blood donor or have had an operation in the past, you may not know your blood type until you are pregnant. This is really common. Why does it matter?

    As well as blood type, the A*O system, there are lots of different markers on the surface of our red blood cells. The system in pregnancy that we are interested in is the Rhesus system and the effect it can have on your baby.

    • 17 min
    Tearing in childbirth (and your vagina after baby)

    Tearing in childbirth (and your vagina after baby)

    Tearing might be on your mind as you get nearer to the birth of your baby. We know you are worried about the pain and how it might impact on your pelvic floor health. Your sex life. Your continence. For first time mamas, please know everybody gets a little bit of tearing. We have tips in this episode to help prevent or minimise your tearing. We also talk about what to do after you have birthed your baby to give you the best chance of pelvic floor recovery.

    • 45 min
    Coronavirus pregnancy: March 29 Update

    Coronavirus pregnancy: March 29 Update

    This episode is the audio from an IGTV series Dr Pat and Brigid did March 31 on @grow_my_baby. It is a four part series that covers the impact COVID19 has on pregnancy.

    This episode talks about coronavirus and getting pregnant, being pregnant, labour and delivery and bringing your newborn home.

    (It's audio quality is good not great. Apologies but we thought it best to you the information as soon as we could.)

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

RobynKa ,

Thank you

Thank you for this wonderful podcast! I’ve been feeling quite nervous, especially in isolation, about a range of things to do with my pregnancy and birth. I’m feeling so much better informed, and calmer for listening.

cjnay ,

Fabulous Australian podcast!

It was with some trepidation that I re-entered the world of fertility/pregnancy podcasts as we planned to have our second child. I noticed this podcast but didn’t subscribe at first, as I assumed it was ‘yet another American podcast.’ However I was thrilled when a delightful Australian accent came across the airwaves, because I knew I could binge-listen with pleasure to an Australian pregnancy podcast.

This podcast is fantastic – it’s refreshing to hear from an Australian ob/gyn Pat and his wife Brigid. The content is relevant and trustworthy – and the hosts are not afraid to venture into difficult topics that other podcasts don’t address, such as tearing, bleeding in pregnancy and miscarriage. I’ve recommended this podcast to my friends and in my first month of listening, became happily pregnant with our second child.

Thank you so much for providing this free resource!

ruthaustralia ,

Fabulous listening

Despite the fact this is my third pregnancy and I’m a nicu nurse I am thoroughly enjoying the podcast. I am surrounded by women and thier stories and opinions, what I seek is evidence based information and this is it!

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