9 episodes

Jessie Stephens is terrified of birth, but one day she’d like to have a baby. That’s why she’s hosting The Delivery Room. Over eight weeks join Jessie as she speaks to eight different women about eight very different births. Will her new friends make her more comfortable with the experience? Or will this experiment have the opposite effect? 

The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

The Delivery Room Mamamia

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Jessie Stephens is terrified of birth, but one day she’d like to have a baby. That’s why she’s hosting The Delivery Room. Over eight weeks join Jessie as she speaks to eight different women about eight very different births. Will her new friends make her more comfortable with the experience? Or will this experiment have the opposite effect? 

The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    What It Means To Give Birth On Country

    What It Means To Give Birth On Country

    Serenity Mackay had always wanted to give birth in water. She loved the beach and swimming, and that's where she felt most comfortable. But unfortunately when she fell pregnant, water birth wasn’t an option at her local hospital.

    Nevertheless, as a proud first nations woman with ties to the Biripi nation, Serenity was determined to feel connected to the earth on which she gave birth. So she sought the help of the Waminda Birthing On Country program to make her delivery as culturally significant as possible.

     

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Serenity Mackay & Melanie Briggs

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

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    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

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    • 23 min
    Anne Gave Birth To Two Sets Of Twins In 2 Years

    Anne Gave Birth To Two Sets Of Twins In 2 Years

    What happens when you give birth to two sets of twins in 2 years? A bloody good story, that’s what.

    Today on The Delivery Room, Jessie Stephens is sitting down with her mother Anne to find out what happened when Anne found herself pregnant, with twins, two times in a row. 

    The first time, Anne had a vaginal birth. But the second? She needed a C-Section, this is her story...

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Anne Stephens

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

    Want this and other podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our podcast newsletter.

    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    What A Mermaid Birth Is Actually Like

    What A Mermaid Birth Is Actually Like

    When Louisa Dow found out she was pregnant, she had a feeling she was having twins. She had no proof… but it was just a feeling she couldn’t shake. And of course, she was right. But what Louisa and her partner Mick didn’t know was that their twins shared the same placenta. This made Louisa’s pregnancy extremely high risk. And extremely rare. Then, 32 weeks into the pregnancy, Louisa had a ‘veiled birth’... or a ‘mermaid birth’. Which in some cultures, they believe are magic...

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Lousia Dow

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

    Want this and other podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our podcast newsletter.

    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Prue Didn’t Realise She Was Pregnant Until She Went Into Labour

    Prue Didn’t Realise She Was Pregnant Until She Went Into Labour

    Prue Thomas was 19 and setting up for a function at work when she felt a sharp pain in her stomach. As the day went on, the pain increased, so Prue and her mum headed to the hospital. It was here, that Prue found out that her pain was actually labour. Prue was about to give birth, and up until that point, she didn't realise she was pregnant.

    This is her story...

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Prue Thomas

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

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    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Burning Flesh and VBACs: The Realities Of A Planned C-Section

    Burning Flesh and VBACs: The Realities Of A Planned C-Section

    It was early 2010, and Fran and her husband of 3 years, Tom, decided to take the next step in their relationship. They bought a dog. But a month later? They were pregnant. And the level of responsibility they had wanted went up. A lot. And while Fran was excited to have a baby on the way, she was also a little scared of the idea of actually giving birth.

    On this episode of The Delivery Room, we learn all about a planned C-Section…

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Fran Romano

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

    Want this and other podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our podcast newsletter.

    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Needles & Stitches: The Surprising Birth Story Of Fiona Falkiner

    Needles & Stitches: The Surprising Birth Story Of Fiona Falkiner

    Model and former Biggest Loser host Fiona Falkiner and her fiance, journalist Hayley Willis, didn’t really have a birth plan. Fiona did know two things. She wanted to be induced. And she didn’t want to see a pair of forceps in the room with her.

    So, did her birth wishes come true?

    In this episode of The Delivery Room, Fiona and Hayley join Jessie to discuss the long road that led them into the birthing suite in March 2021.

    CREDITS

    Host:  Jessie Stephens 

    Guests: Fiona Falkiner & Hayley Willis

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Tell us what you think of the show! Send an email to podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386. 

    Want this and other podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our podcast newsletter.

    The Delivery Room is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

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