34 episodes

Welcome to motherhood, and all of the highs and lows that come with it! Whether you are thinking about becoming pregnant, currently pregnant or in that fragile first year of motherhood, you are welcome in this space. In this podcast you’ll hear stories about my personal experience during the first year of motherhood, whilst also hearing “words of wisdom” from other parents who have been where you are right now. The postpartum journey is never a linear one, but I hope that by listening in each week you will pick up a range of tips to help you thrive in your Matrescence and to help you feel more connected to yourself, your baby and other Mummas.

The Mother Space Podcast Annalisa Gardiner

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to motherhood, and all of the highs and lows that come with it! Whether you are thinking about becoming pregnant, currently pregnant or in that fragile first year of motherhood, you are welcome in this space. In this podcast you’ll hear stories about my personal experience during the first year of motherhood, whilst also hearing “words of wisdom” from other parents who have been where you are right now. The postpartum journey is never a linear one, but I hope that by listening in each week you will pick up a range of tips to help you thrive in your Matrescence and to help you feel more connected to yourself, your baby and other Mummas.

    Healing Menstrual Shame, Rites of Passage Healing and Cyclical Living with Wild Feminine Coach Charlotte Pointeaux

    Healing Menstrual Shame, Rites of Passage Healing and Cyclical Living with Wild Feminine Coach Charlotte Pointeaux

    Welcome back to Season 3 of the Podcast. I am so excited to bring you these important conversations. Join me in today's espisode where I chat with Wild Feminine Coach, Charlotte Pointeaux about where we went so wrong historically when it comes to honouring women and their cycles and how to reclaim our cyclical power and begin to heal menstrual shame for ourselves and generations to come.
    This is such a beautiful and eye-opening conversation and I truly hope you get a lot out of it. If you'd like to learn more about Charlotte, head to : https://www.charlottepointeaux.com/
    Enjoy xx

    • 59 min
    Navigating Pregnancy and Birth with Twins, NICU experience and how to stay grounded in motherhood with Jodie Nguyen

    Navigating Pregnancy and Birth with Twins, NICU experience and how to stay grounded in motherhood with Jodie Nguyen

    In today's episode I chat with mum of four, Jodie (Jodz) Nguyen, about her experience with a high risk (twin) pregnancy, the birth of her sons and their stay in the NICU. She shares some strategies she used to cope with having her boys seperated from her and in hospital for a significant amount of time.
    Jodz also discusses what life was like for her family once the boys were strong enough to come home.
    We chat about ways to stay grounded and positive in motherhood, even when times get hectic (which, as we all know, can be often). This woman is a powerhouse, women are simply amazing, and I know you will get a lot out of this episode.
    To follow Jodz on instagram go to : https://www.instagram.com/jodznguyen/

    • 48 min
    Mental Health Matters in Motherhood! With Clinical Psychologist Dr Rhiarne Pronk- Scholes

    Mental Health Matters in Motherhood! With Clinical Psychologist Dr Rhiarne Pronk- Scholes

    In this week's chat I am joined by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rhiarne Pronk- Scholes to discuss mental health issues in motherhood and the many ways that mothers can get the support they need when times get tough.
    We discuss the signs to recognise when you feel your mental health may be deteriorating, what mothers truly need to be supported and where we are lacking in mother care support.
    We also touch on the difference between Postnatal Depression and Postnatal Depletion.
    Dr Rhiarne is the co- founder of The Family Well-being Hub on the Gold Coast and you can find more information on her website: https://www.drrhiarnepsychology.com/
    You are not alone, there is support out there for you and if this discussion raises any issues for you please reach out to :
    Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/anxiety
    Lifeline Australia: https://www.lifeline.org.au/
    PANDA Australia : https://panda.org.au/
    As always, if you find this episode helpful, please leave a review and share it with a friend.
    Until next week, stay well x

    • 51 min
    Navigating HG, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety. A Mother's Perspective. With PNDA Advocate Tammy Louise

    Navigating HG, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety. A Mother's Perspective. With PNDA Advocate Tammy Louise

    In today's episode I am joined by Mumma, PNDA Advocate, Inspirational Speaker and Women's Empowerment Coach, Tammy Louise from Mumma Life is Now. We chat about Tammy's experience with mental health issues and Hyperemesis Gravidarum in her pregnancy and then also her ongoing challenges with anxiety in motherhood.
    Tammy shares some wise words about the healing modalities that have helped her most in her motherhood and how becoming a mother during the pandemic has impacted her.
    Tammy is a shining example of someone who has learnt to use her anxiety as a driving motivator to make a difference in the lives of mothers and she openly and honestly shares her story.
    For more information on Tammy's work, go to : https://mummalifeisnow.com/
     

    • 39 min
    Preparing for an Empowering Birth Experience with Yoga Teacher and Doula, Sarah Newling

    Preparing for an Empowering Birth Experience with Yoga Teacher and Doula, Sarah Newling

    Today I chat with Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher and Doula, Sarah Newling, owner of Yogimama. We talk about how to have an empowering pregnancy and birth experience. Sarah shares tips on:
    - The role Prenatal Yoga plays in helping women prepare for birth and motherhood.
    -Whether we really need a birth plan and the difference between a birth plan and a birth map (I wish I had known about this when I was pregnant)!
    -The role of pain/ sensation in the birthing space and ways we can work with sensation rather than fear it.
    -The importance of the golden hour after we give birth and ways to make this time extra special.
    And so much more. To find out more about Sarah's work, go to: www.yogimama.com.au

    • 54 min
    Living in Alignment. The Ayurvedic Doshas and why it's important to know yours.

    Living in Alignment. The Ayurvedic Doshas and why it's important to know yours.

    In today's episode I share my wisdom aboout the Ayurvedic Doshas (constitutions) : Vata, Pitta and Kapha, so that you can begin to discover your dominant Dosha and live in harmony with your mind and body. I also chat about how to pacify or balance each Dosha through some simple lifestyle practices.
    Ayurveda is an ancient system of well-being and health, stemming from India and following Ayurvedic principles of living has been hugely beneficial to me, especially as a mother.
    I hope you enjoy this episode and I hope it sparks an interest within you to learn more about this amazing system of health and well-being.
    It is truly life-changing when you start to give your unique mind and body what they turly need.
    As always, if you enjoy this episode, please leave me a review.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

dreabombeddy ,

The podcast every mother or mother to be needs to hear

Annalisa does an amazing job of crafting thoughtful conversations with her guests which result in insightful and powerful episodes. I’m always sad when an episode ends as I feel like I am saying goodbye to two girlfriends at the end of a long chat. I love the non-judgemental vibe of the episodes and the informative, yet conversational chats. The perfect podcasts for mums to be and mums alike as there’s something to learn and take away from every episode.

Kimmysmith18 ,

Such a beautiful podcast

Thank you Annalisa for holding space for these nourishing and beautiful conversations. Matrescence is such incredible transformation. Thank you for supporting and acknowledging mothers in this way.

Dcruza00 ,

It’s like having a chat with your friend

Annalisa has the impressive and beautiful ability to make her guest feel so welcome! This podcast is like listening to two wise women talking about motherhood. It’s enlightening, enriching and grounding and it covers a whole range of topics that are relevant during this stage of a women’s life. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

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