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!
When you hear..."Your baby is in distress."
The phrase "your baby is in distress" can change the course of your baby's birth... and your experience of becoming mama.
This topic is a request from a second time mama, ready to have her second baby but still holding the memory of her first birth.
Remember, we want you to birth the first time like its your second. What does this mean? This means that we get educated! We know second time mamas will listen to this and we invite all first time mamas to do the same. We are here for support and to help with your questions on our socials.
In this episode we cover:
(3:30) The general pattern for first and subsequent births (5:33) Doppler monitoring (6:09) CTG monitoring (7:56) Syntocinon infusion and its impact it can have on a baby and what we need to do (10:15) How fetal scalp electrode and fetal venous blood sampling can be used to determine you baby's wellbeing (18:57) How we can help prevent the "lights and siren" emergency (21:08) Making decisions when there is a degree of uncertainty (27:17) Mindset around intervention and how education helps +MORE
Why did we start this podcast? Well we think there is a barrier for women to get EXPERT pregnancy info that is practical, relatable and easy to understand.
Dr Pat has helped 1000s of women have their babies and through this we know that this kind of information given to a woman at the right time can totally change her experience of pregnancy and birth.
We invite you to check out our free pregnancy quiz at www.growmybaby.com.au
IUGR: How do you know if your baby is too small?
At your antenatal appointments, from about 20 weeks of your pregnancy you will (…should) be having some monitoring of your baby’s growth. Firstly, by the simple tape measure test, up over your tummy to the top of your uterus and then by ultrasound if needed.
What we are trying to determine is if your baby is small for dates. This is known as Intrauterine Growth Restriction or IUGR.
How long to wait between babies and why?
How long between babies is a question that pops up ALOT. It is a big topic with lots of different factors in helping you make your decision.
Financially able? Physically ready? Emotionally ready? Mentally ready?
And importantly, how many babies are you planning?
All of these things matter when trying to decide when to have your next baby.
In this episode we even talk about our own journey and the factors we considered to help us decide when to try for another baby.
Your newborn with early parenting consultant Jen Butler
This episode Brigid talks with early parenting consultant, Jen Butler. Jen is a midwife, maternal and child health nurse, IBCLC trained lactation consultant, sleep consultant and circle of security facilitator.
Jen talks about her top tips when it comes to the common things on a new parent's mind. Namely - Feeding, Sleeping and understanding what is normal baby development.
Part 2. When a baby dies
Today we talk to Founder and Director of @naturalgraceaustralia Libby Moloney. It is a truly beautiful and at times heartbreaking conversation about the 'next steps' that a family can take if their baby dies.
Part One. Why a baby dies.
This is the first of our two part series about baby loss. It was recorded ages ago but we've delayed publishing it again and again. We just thought there's too much heartbreak at the moment to add something else to the mix of 2020.
But you have requested this topic many times and we realised that it is needed. There are parents coping with the loss of their baby every day.
This is for them but it also for everyone else so we can all be better supports for our friends, family and strangers.
This podcast is amazing. Super insightful and I am learning so much. It is definitely making me feel a lot more calm and informed during my pregnancy. Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know how much a love this podcast! I’m a 25 year old female theatre nurse and the amount of insightful information in this podcast is great. I want to study my midwifery in the future and will one day have my own kids. I love that knowledge of pregnancy and birth is so accessible now with podcasts just like this one.
P.S Love your first boys name!
I was recommended this podcast while pregnant with my first baby. I listened to a bunch of pregnancy related podcasts but this is my absolute favourite. Brigid is a wonderful host, thoughtful and easy to listen to and Dr Pat is a fount of knowledge. I learned lots and when my pregnancy had some issues, their episodes were enormously comforting. Now I recommend this podcast to every pregnant friend.