26 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

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!

    Getting pregnant: 101

    Getting pregnant: 101

    Sometimes we need to go back to basics. This episode is for anyone who is thinking they might need a few hints on what they can be doing to increase their chances of getting pregnant. It's a bit light hearted and for some couples, this ep will be enough to help you well on your way to BABY.

    • 32 min
    Postpartum haemorrhage; Bleeding at birth

    Postpartum haemorrhage; Bleeding at birth

    This is a tough subject. Bleeding or more specifically, a postpartum haemorrhage is a common fear women have as they get closer to the birth of their baby.

    Does everyone bleed at birth? Well yes, everybody has blood loss during childbirth but normal blood loss is not what everyone is worried about. It is postpartum haemorrhage. The lights and sirens emergency. 

    • 24 min
    Maybe I have PCOS?

    Maybe I have PCOS?

    PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is not simply a disease of the ovaries. The ovaries part of this complex hormonal syndrome. which CAN include symptoms such as excess body hair, increased weight, acne and insulin resistance.
    The focus becomes the ovaries when you are trying to get pregnant. For some women with PCOS they are anovulatory meaning they don’t ovulate BUT this doesn’t mean PCOS = infertility, it just means you may need some help putting the extra ingredient in to your baby making mix.

    • 28 min
    How do you know if you have pre-eclampsia?

    How do you know if you have pre-eclampsia?

    Pre-eclampsia is not rare so it is worth finding out something about it. About 7% of all pregnancies are affected by pre-eclampsia. Sometimes it just needs to be monitored, sometimes it can rapidly deteriorate and the treatment for you and your baby becomes a decision about whether your baby is better off ‘out than in’.

    • 22 min
    ALL the LATE pregnancy symptoms

    ALL the LATE pregnancy symptoms

    This is a long list of ALL of the symptoms in LATE pregnancy. Ok, not all. It is already the longest episode we have ever recorded. But if you’ve been wondering if you should worry about the itch on your belly or your swollen ankles or what you can do about not sleeping at night then you need to listen to this podcast.

    • 50 min
    TWINS: all the questions, all the answers

    TWINS: all the questions, all the answers

    Two heart beats. Everyone has questions about twins. Fraternal, identical, same placenta, double ovulation, why twins seem more common? We are fascinated by how twins occur, how they grow in utero, how they are born...

    In this ep we give some gold for twin mamas and for those simply curious about twins. We also have a special treat – the women from “too peas in a podcast’ have a little cameo and give us practical tips about their experience as mothers of twins.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

manythks1 ,

A must listen....

I am loving this podcast so far. Have started listening at 29 wks and wish I had come across it earlier in my pregnancy. A clear, evidence informed message is provided within each episode, which is pitched at a great level for listeners to understand. After listening to each episode I’m left understanding my pregnant body and the pathway I’m on better, and also feeling empowered within my pregnancy as opposed to nervous or apprehensive of what is to come. Thank you - looking forward to listening to more!

redqwert ,

So informative, thank you!

I am in my 2nd pregnancy, age 40 & am going public with shared GP care & this podcast leaves me feeling I have had an appointment with a great obstetrician- thank you! The explanations are wonderful, I wish it was weekly! I feel informed now at each appointment & confident in questions to ask. Highly recommend!

DaphneFern ,

Excellent

This is a long review sorry!

Thank you for the work you do putting out credible well explained evidence based information! I am currently 26weeks pregnant and have enjoyed listening throughout my pregnancy so far. There is so much fear-mongering out there in the pregnancy community and irrational fear of the medical system. A great deal of this mistrust of the medical system could be avoided if people listened to this resource. I’m a health professional myself so understand that I am coming from a better position of understanding how the medical system works and is motivated but I still find it baffling the total lack of respect and trust out there for Obstetrician’s and hospitals. What gets missed is the sound clinical reasoning process behind all interventions associated with pregnancy and labour. Informed consent and joint decision making is so crucial and women should have the right to informed decision making about their and their babies care, but I find the privileged nature of our society at the moment sad as uneducated opinions garner more respect then that of someone with 10+ years training and experience who has no other motivation then to help women and babies through a safe and healthy pregnancy and birth experience. I’d find this whole process quite overwhelming if it weren’t for my background, so it is easy to see how someone with no health or medical understanding could be easily mislead. Thank you again for the easy to understand and outstanding information!

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