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Into the world is a light-hearted conversational podcast sharing birth stories and tales of motherhood.

Each week I speak to a different mom on her experience of birth and how her child came ‘into the world.’

This podcast includes women sharing conversations on the trials and triumphs that motherhood brings. I hope you find a connection in the stories, laughter and maybe a tear or two (in a good way).

Hosted by myself Francesca of @frannieandco (come find me on Instagram for more on my motherhood journey).

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    • Documentary
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Into the world is a light-hearted conversational podcast sharing birth stories and tales of motherhood.

Each week I speak to a different mom on her experience of birth and how her child came ‘into the world.’

This podcast includes women sharing conversations on the trials and triumphs that motherhood brings. I hope you find a connection in the stories, laughter and maybe a tear or two (in a good way).

Hosted by myself Francesca of @frannieandco (come find me on Instagram for more on my motherhood journey).

    Yota's story, bringing Cyrus into the world

    Yota's story, bringing Cyrus into the world

    Yota's story, bringing Cyrus into the world

    This week I take to Yota about how her son Cyrus came into the world *very quickly.* It was great to be back with some regularity recording again and hear Yota's story. Her joy and light-hearted nature really came across as she regales how her son came into the world,  despite most of us being told how unlikely it is for this to happen fast the first time around. Yota was not in that category and barely had a second to think before she was holding him in her arms!

    It just goes to show that anything is possible. Thank you Yota for sharing your story, for talking about all things pandemic parenting, and sharing a mutual love for shoes and leopard print.

    It was a delight talking to you. 

    Happy listening 


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Heather’s story, bringing Hayden into the world, a pregnancy announcement, and a whole lot more.

    Heather’s story, bringing Hayden into the world, a pregnancy announcement, and a whole lot more.

    Heather’s story, bringing Hayden into the world, a pregnancy announcement, and a whole lot more.

    Meet Heather, a long time Instagram friend, so much so I feel like I knew her story inside out.

    Heather's story is layered and unusual. A birth that left her needing to use a cane to walk for a long while. She was later diagnosed with a condition called Femoral/Peroneal/Sciatic Nerve Damage from Labor/Delivery.

    This story isn’t here to scare. In fact, what happened to Heather was so incredibly rare. This podcast's purpose is and always has been to hold space for the truth through the eye of the storyteller/mother that lived it.

    She left the episode saying that the women she met on Facebook who globally supported her were like angels. There really is nothing like a group of women to lift each other up and see them through a tough time.

    Thanks, Heather, for being so open and so real. It was cos lovely to finally chat in realtime with Hayden in the background and all. Such a true representation of parents' reality in 2020 trying to make do and get on with kids home.

    I hope you enjoy listening to it again. I know it has been a while, but much like everyone else, I’m trying to work out how everything fits back into new routines too. Hopefully, things will get easier for us all soon.

    Much love Frannie


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Alanna's story, bringing Kadeem, Solange and Celeste into the world

    Alanna's story, bringing Kadeem, Solange and Celeste into the world

    Alanna's story, bringing Kadeem, Solange and Celeste into the world

    This conversation has been a long time in the making, yet so very timely and topical. We both finally found some time in ‘COVID life’ to sit and have a proper conversation.



    Alanna a mother of 3, raising two girls after the loss of her son Kadeem at 26 weeks, has so many intricacies to her story. Many I had never heard of, others I have never had to think of. Yet throughout so much resonated with me. It always surprises me how so much of our situations, circumstance, and experiences differ, yet at the core, we all find commonality and comfort in hearing other women’s stories, however different or similar they are.



    It was great to get Alanna’s perspective, have her share so much of her journey. I loved hearing what it was like to have her sister there to share in her birth experiences not only as a sister but also as a midwife. 



    I also have to thank Alanna for sharing her experiences as a black mother in such a historic time for #blm movement, not just now while it's trending but across the course of her life. I appreciate her vulnerability, it was eye-opening, interesting, and most of all a lot of fun chatting with her. The perfect antidote to life right now. 

    Alanna said- 'As a Black woman, I can add that I feel very strongly about advocating for black mothers' experience in birthing and with the medical system. I went into my pregnancies and my births very well informed but still encountered many of the stereotypically negative experiences black women go through while dealing with the health system. I struggled with feeling like no matter what I thought were protective factors for myself (economic security, education, support, etc.) I still fell victim to the statistics (i.e. black women and losses, black women and pre-term labour/low birth weight, etc.)'

    To add to that, for anyone that doesn't know black mother's are 4 times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. This needs to change and we all need to be part of making that change happen.


    So here it is #intotheworldpodcast back after a little life break. 



    Thanks for listening.



    Please help me continue by rating, reviewing, and subscribing, oh, and happy listening!






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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Alia’s story, bringing Kennedy, Spencer and Bennett into the world.

    Alia’s story, bringing Kennedy, Spencer and Bennett into the world.

    Alia’s story, bringing Kennedy, Spencer and Bennett into the world.

    Alia is the founder of Molo baby,  Alia caters to bump, baby and beyond all part of her holistic living approach. She is a doula, hypnobirther, kids yoga instructor, essential oil educator, and general spreader of joy and beautiful soul. You will no doubt hear from our conversation what infectiously positive energy she has.

    We initially wanted to chat several months back about her 3 homebirths and how we need to talk more about positive birthing experiences and outcomes to help

    change the fear in the birthing narrative.

    But as timing would have it our chat didn't happen until just last week. The night before Blackout Tuesday. Before either of us were aware that would be taking place.

    I wanted to ask Alia how race has affected her experience as a mother and how she is doing right now in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

    I appreciate how open, honest, and compassionate Alia is in this conversation and how she leads with kindness, positivity, and grace.

    I thoroughly enjoyed hearing her point of view, education on birth, essential oils, and more. It *almost* made me want another baby.

    For those wanting to learn more about Alia and Molo baby, visit her website, www.molobaby.ca and @molobaby.ca on Instagram.

    If you, like me are trying to educate yourself further on racial injustices and how to address them. I highly recommend the kitchen table conversation Alia and her 3 sisters had, which you can now view on youtube or through her website.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBe-KMcJFhs&feature=youtu.be

    Happy listening, safe well. 


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Rebel Mamas, on birthing their babes, their book, and everything in between.

    The Rebel Mamas, on birthing their babes, their book, and everything in between.

    The Rebel mamas, on birthing their babes, their book, and everything in between.



    These women are making waves in the motherhood world, changing the conversation, and providing a book that feels like a combination of a hug a good belly laugh with a girlfriend for the rest of us still trying to navigate through sleepless nights and toddler tantrums while holding onto out identities for dear life.

    I had such a laugh talking to Nikita and Aleks. It was a pleasure to have them on the podcast, their Virgo energy, their take on motherhood, and birth. A very refreshing and uplifting chat a few weeks back when lockdown was intense.

    They passed on their wisdom and added another level of how not to lose your Shit in a pandemic. 

    If your a mom or a mom-to-be and you haven't read their book- you need to. I laughed my arse at every page turn while nodding profusely. It’s relatable, funny, and everything you need to know about motherhood, without the BS. The cheat sheet if you will for all the other baby books out there. Complete with a cocktail list, need I say more?

    The book is just one of their many accomplishments and I have no doubt they are on their way to world domination. They are a force to reckoned with and I very much enjoy following their accounts. If you aren’t already following them too, do it @therebelmamas and @handbookforcoolmoms

    AND buy their book, you'll thank me later https://www.amazon.ca/Rebel-Mamas-Handbook-Cool-Moms/dp/1443461393/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1590712318&refinements=p_27%3ANikita+Stanley&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Nikita+Stanley

    Thanks ladies for the lockdown laughs and all you are doing to support women and mothers!



    Happy listening. 








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    • 54 min
    Jen’s story bringing Logan and Wyatt into the world.

    Jen’s story bringing Logan and Wyatt into the world.

    Jen’s story bringing Logan and Wyatt into the world. 



    Jen has been a support to be on here since I since my time on this app started. Both living away from home and raising a family we connected in our DM’s. Later connected further by grief and loss. 



    Something that struck me when we were chatting about her being on the podcast. Since sadly being widowed, suddenly and tragically around 11 months ago. Jen feels she is the keeper of her family stories and son’s birth stories, in particular, something I wouldn’t have thought about. And I am lucky enough not to have to. 



    Thank you, Jen, for your open and honest dialogue on the reality you face daily without your husband Warren. Thank you for sharing all aspects of it with us and your gorgeous boys, their stories and for showing us the true strength it takes to keep going… in a pandemic no less! You are a badass!!



    As I write this, its mother’s day here in Canada, and again I remember what a hard day it is for those widowed and how forgotten that narrative is on days like these. 



    What Jen has to say- “Both my births were pretty traumatic and nothing like I expected them to be. Because of that I feel compelled to share about them, not to scare expectant mothers but to know it all going sideways, no matter how you plan is completely normal. And with my husband's death, it is also important to me to have a record of that time when it was just the two of us working together to bring our boys into the world.”



    Happy listening 


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    • 2 hrs 3 min

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Thank you Frannie for sharing your story, your always so open, you speak so beautifully and I absolutely loved listening to you - I can’t wait to hear more xXx

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