100 episodes

Mum Talk is here for you on your journey into parenthood providing your 'nod along' and 'me too' moments plus answering all the questions we all have!

I am joined by not only incredibly knowledgable guests, some experts in their field, but also Mums and Dads sharing their experience of pregnancy and parenthood. I also share my personal journey from pregnancy to life now with a baby.

Mum Talk is honest, real and informative. Listeners feel part of the conversation, sitting on the sofa having a chat about parenthood. Listen in and join us!

Mum Tal‪k‬ Emma Jaulin

    • Parenting
    • 4.8 • 142 Ratings

Mum Talk is here for you on your journey into parenthood providing your 'nod along' and 'me too' moments plus answering all the questions we all have!

I am joined by not only incredibly knowledgable guests, some experts in their field, but also Mums and Dads sharing their experience of pregnancy and parenthood. I also share my personal journey from pregnancy to life now with a baby.

Mum Talk is honest, real and informative. Listeners feel part of the conversation, sitting on the sofa having a chat about parenthood. Listen in and join us!

    Finding the right nursery and preparing your little one for nursery and school with Laura Clifford, Head of Pre-Prep at Blundell’s Preparatory School.

    Finding the right nursery and preparing your little one for nursery and school with Laura Clifford, Head of Pre-Prep at Blundell’s Preparatory School.

    Please note: in this podcast I do talk about pregnancy and preparing for baby.
    This week on the podcast, after a little catch up with me, I am chatting with Laura Clifford, Head of Pre-Prep at Blundell’s Preparatory School. 
    Having studied for a Bachelor in Primary Education at Edinburgh University, Laura has worked across a range of Nurseries and Primary Schools. Laura took a short break from teaching in schools to have both her boys, (now 7 and 4) but set up her own Educational Support business for families and children within this time. She provided early learning parent workshops, private 1:1 tuition, a blog and small groups for home schooled families. She returned to school life in September 2018 when she took up the role of Head of Pre-Prep at Blundell’s Preparatory School in Tiverton, where she continues to build a thriving and hugely happy Nursery and Pre-Prep up to Year 2. Laura is dedicated to support families and children particularly at the early stages of the education journey and passionate about allowing each child to develop and grow to the best of their ability. 
    Today Laura joins me on the podcast to talk about choosing a nursery and preparing your little one for nursery and school. We also cover all your listener questions. 
    Topics:
    What age is it recommended for little ones to start nursery? Do you see a difference if they start early?
    What does nursery provide children?
    What should parents be looking for in a nursery?
    What happens at nursery?
    Can little ones nap at nursery?
    How to cope as a parent when leaving your little one for the first time
    What are your thoughts on Forest school? 
     
    Listener specific questions: 
    What sort of approaches would be expected for dealing with behaviour issues?
    Is it ok to take our 1 year old out of nursery for school holidays or will this unsettle her?
    My 9 month old boy is due to start nursery soon, v spewy baby, how many clothes to pack?
    If starting at 3 years old, what key things should we look out for/ show a great setting?
    The longer you leave it to start nursery is it harder for child to adjust? Struggle leaving Mum and Dad etc?
    Best thing to do to prepare your 2.5yr old? Especially after lockdown/less social contact.
    I have heard summer babies tend to lag behind in school as they are the younger in their year. Is this true? Also worth sending them to school a year later?
    14 month old does tiny naps at nursery (2 naps). How to help - she does 4 days.
    I didn’t realised how long waiting lists would be. When is it best to register baby for nursery?
    My mother in law keeps telling us to look at a private school for my child who will be starting reception, be we have an excellent state primary on our doorstep. What are the differences?
    What to expect of nursery during covid?
    Thank you so much for listening, I will be back in a couple of weeks with a brand new mini series! Covering all things baby prep and more!  
    Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community. 
    Love 
    Emma x

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Hyperemesis gravidarum, an honest personal experience, with my dear friend Charlotte, mum of two.

    Hyperemesis gravidarum, an honest personal experience, with my dear friend Charlotte, mum of two.

    This week I am chatting with my dear friend Charlotte and mum of 2 beautiful girls about her experience of Hyperemesis gravidarum, HG. Charlotte and I met when pregnant with our first girls through our local NCT group and I remember her saying she had HG but I never knew or understood just how debilitating and actually life changing during pregnancy and beyond it can be. 
    Charlotte shares her honest personal experience of HG with us, I do hope if you are suffering yourself you find comfort and support in Charlottes words or if you know of someone who is suffering, you have like me, learnt just what they may be going through. 
    We talk about some very sensitive subjects within this podcast, please refer to the show notes below to see exactly what topics we discuss and if it is at all triggering please do turn it off and look after yourself!
    Topics:
    Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)
    Personal experience with HG (when it started, hospitalisation, fluids, eating, what helped what didn’t)
     - how it affected you, husband and toddler
     - how it effected you mentally & physically
     - preparing for it with a second child
     - making the decision to have a second child after such a challenging experience 
    Support you sought
    How you got through having a toddler this time around
    Managing friends expectations/talking about it with friends/did they understand?
    The change to two children
    How do you do it? 
    Has it been easier going 1-2 rather than 0-1? How are you managing through covid? Future nursery plans etc if any?  What does your routine look like? How has your toddler adjusted? Does she help out? What do you do for you / self care to keep you sane?  Thank you so much for listening. Next week is the last episode of this series and I’m going to let you decide what you would like to hear! Make sure you are following over at mumtalkpodcast on instagram where I will be posting a poll!
    Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community. 
    Lots of love 
     
    Emma

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2.5 years in & 30 weeks pregnant: Toddler life, pregnancy, birth prep and Q & A with me Emma Jaulin

    2.5 years in & 30 weeks pregnant: Toddler life, pregnancy, birth prep and Q & A with me Emma Jaulin

    This week on the podcast you have me! I am catching up with you on life with a 2 1/2 year old toddler whilst 30 weeks pregnant. 
    Trigger: please if you find listening to pregnancy chat at the moment difficult, look after yourself and switch off if you need to! I have done my very best to separate the chat during the podcast and at minute 33 I talk more about pregnancy so please do skip!
    Topics I touch on are:
    - Amandine 2.5 year review
    - A's relationship building and language development
    - Biking
    - A's new bed sparked by my incredible need to nest during this pregnancy
    - A's sleep environment and The Little Green Sheep Mattress and protector review: https://www.thelittlegreensheep.co.uk (kindly gifted)
    - Potty progression
    - Pregnancy at 30 weeks
    Plus I answer all your questions!
    Thank you so much for listening!
    Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community. 
    Lots of love 
    Emma xx

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Prenatal and postnatal pelvic health with pelvic health physiotherapist, Clare Bourne

    Prenatal and postnatal pelvic health with pelvic health physiotherapist, Clare Bourne

    This week on the podcast I am joined by Clare Bourne, a pelvic health physiotherapist with a passion to support women and men throughout their lives. She believes in talking openly about taboo topics and ensuring everyone feels comfortable to get support even for problems that may feel embarrassing.
    Clare has a particular passion in supporting women during pregnancy and after birth, helping them to seek treatment for any pain or pelvic floor dysfunction they experience. Clare is also a mum of 2 and having lived pregnancy and the postnatal experience she knows what a precious but also vulnerable and sometimes lonely experience it can be. 
    Clare joins me today to talk all about pelvic health, from pelvic floor exercises to painful sex. Plus answers all your questions!
    If you had questions from my chat with Charlie from Bumps and Burpees that we didn’t answer they are answered within this podcast with Clare! 
    General Topic: General pelvic health - what is it, what do we want, how do we want it to feel? 
    Questions: 
    Prenatal
    Pelvic girdle pain
    Had hip pain in last pregnancy and etc again - best ways to protect against this?
    2nd pregnancy - need to do perineal massage?
    Pain during sex - under discussed topic
    Can a strong pelvic floor hinder pushing phase in labour?
    Could I ask solutions for back pain? I heard the belt is not always the best option?
    I’m rubbish at remembering - does doing a couple pelvic floor exercises here and there still have benefits?
    I have pelvic floor pain quite bad at 29 weeks will me labour likely be worse because of this? Or after it?
     
    Postnatal
    Is there any way to minimise the c-section pouch of skin?
    C- section exercises to get rid of lip over scar?
    Diastasis recti: treated and is now less than 1cm but still looks awful what can I do?
    Prolapse
    Heavy dragging feeling?
    Had third degree tear. Pregnant with 2nd. Chance it will happen again? Can I opt for a c section?
    I have a pretty good pelvic floor my little boy is 9 months old but trampolines are a no go. Any tips or advice?
    Get a dull ache in my vagina while on my period. I had a 3rd degree tear 1 year ago - still under a physio.
    Post birth when I get up out of the bath I cant control the need to wee! No other issues, what to do.
    Starting to leak urine, almost 3 years postnatal. Help!
    Why is purple pushing coached so much when it can damage the pelvic floor?
     
    Thank you so much for listening, next week on the podcast you actually have me!! I will be catching up with you all on all things Amandine and of course pregnancy and my unknown incredible nesting ability! If you are not already following head over to @mumtalkpodcast on instagram where I will be asking if you have any questions for next weeks episode. 
    Have a lovely rest of your week! Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community. 
    Love Emma x

    • 49 min
    Lockdown birth, growing a business during the pandemic & the importance of healthy eating with founder of Piccolo Cat Gazzoli

    Lockdown birth, growing a business during the pandemic & the importance of healthy eating with founder of Piccolo Cat Gazzoli

    Today I am speaking with Cat Gazzoli - founder of Piccolo, one of the UK’s fastest growing premium baby and toddler food brands. Before setting up Piccolo, Cat worked in the charitable sector of the food world. She began her career with the United Nations food agencies in Rome, where she created campaigns and programmes promoting sustainable livelihoods for farmers, as well as promoting female parity and equal opportunities. She then became the CEO of Slow Food UK, the global campaigning organisation for good, clean and fair food.
    Cat a Mum of 2, birthing her second daughter in lockdown, joins me today to share her birth experience, growing a business in the pandemic with children and the importance of healthy eating as a family.
    Specific topics include:
    Giving birth to her second daughter, just as lockdown was announced in London How her bond with her NHS midwife (who has her own little boy) made her birth that much easier on her Her tips for self-care and looking after newborns in lockdown Growing a business in a pandemic while raising a family Surviving lockdowns all in the same flat  The importance of healthy eating as a family & tips on how to do so  I will catch up with you all next week, have a lovely week! Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community.
    Love Emma xx

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keeping fit, happy and healthy in pregnancy and motherhood with Charlie Barker, founder of Bumps and Burpees

    Keeping fit, happy and healthy in pregnancy and motherhood with Charlie Barker, founder of Bumps and Burpees

    This week on the podcast I am joined by Charlie Barker, founder of Bumps & Burpees, a community of mums and mums-to-be wanting to stay fit, happy and healthy during pregnancy and into motherhood. 
    Charlie a former gymnast, later became a personal trainer and specialised in pre- and post-natal fitness and health.  Her goal is to help mothers build core strength and stamina so they can support their bodies through pregnancy and beyond.
    Today Charlie joins me to talk about her personal experience of conceiving, pregnancy, her birth story and shares general advice for women around pre and post natal fitness and how to fit in time to exercise.
    We also answer your listener questions which include:
    Exercises for pelvic girdle pain 
    Where to start with exercising again?
    How do you set realistic fitness goals with a baby/babies?
    How much standing is too much standing during pregnancy?
    Is it possible to walk too much during pregnancy? Should there be a limit?
    Any tips for exercise whilst wearing baby?
    Post natal exercise that doesn’t feel like your bits are going to fall out?
    Exercise for diastasis recti?
    Are there any safe exercises for your core during pregnancy? Or just avoid all?
    What ab exercise are safe in pregnancy please?
    My core still feels like jelly 20 months pp. what can I do to strengthen it? I do insanity 3 times a week.
    Should you stop exercises that cause that ‘heavy’ feeling down below or is that new normal? 
    Exercises that are good for rebuilding pelvic floor?
    Any advice on exercise POP, is running ever achievable again?
    Working out around baby and older sibling?
    There are a few questions we haven't answered which are better suited to physio advice. I will be chatting with a physio later in the series and will get answers for you!
    Thank you so much for listening, I will catch up with you all next week, have a lovely week! Please do leave a review, subscribe and rate - it really helps other mums to find the series and be supported by our wonderful community. 
    Emma xx 
    To find out more go to bumpsandburpees.com
    Instagram @bumpsandburpees

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

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Amazing podcast

Love Mum Talk podcast- I’ve started to listen to it while I was pregnant and I found it so helpful. Now my baby is nearly one! I still enjoy them so much and looking forward to them every week! Emma feels like an old friend. Couldn’t recommend it enough! Thank you Emma x

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