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Welcome to the Parent Pod - a happy place to find out all about pregnancy and the start of parenthood from the information-packed babycentre.co.uk.
Join Claire and Lucy for an entertaining and informative podcast for every week of your pregnancy, full of really useful take-away information, candid admissions from their own experiences - having both had two children and top advice from a variety of experts.
This podcast series takes you right up to when your new baby is 12 weeks old. Each week we will hear how the baby is developing and what’s going on for parents. Claire and Lucy will discuss those embarrassing questions - like what is going on with your vagina? Or what are best sex positions in pregnancy? Each episode will finish up with what to expect next full of helpful tips on when to book your antenatal classes or how to have a good babymoon. 
Make sure that you subscribe now to listen for free when Parent Pod launches on 3rd February.

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    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to the Parent Pod - a happy place to find out all about pregnancy and the start of parenthood from the information-packed babycentre.co.uk.
Join Claire and Lucy for an entertaining and informative podcast for every week of your pregnancy, full of really useful take-away information, candid admissions from their own experiences - having both had two children and top advice from a variety of experts.
This podcast series takes you right up to when your new baby is 12 weeks old. Each week we will hear how the baby is developing and what’s going on for parents. Claire and Lucy will discuss those embarrassing questions - like what is going on with your vagina? Or what are best sex positions in pregnancy? Each episode will finish up with what to expect next full of helpful tips on when to book your antenatal classes or how to have a good babymoon. 
Make sure that you subscribe now to listen for free when Parent Pod launches on 3rd February.

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    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 6 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 6 weeks pregnant

    In this first episode, find out the size of your growing baby and how they are developing. At six weeks morning sickness may be kicking in – listen to find out ways to cope. Also, hear how co-host Claire's partner responded when she told him she was expecting, and hear from a midwife who will explain how accurate pregnancy tests. We'll also talk about what you need to think about at this stage of pregnancy – it might be worth starting a to-do list already! 
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 6 weeks
    6 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    When does morning sickness start
    Food and drink safety
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.

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    • 11 min
    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 7 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 7 weeks pregnant

    At week seven your hormones will be experiencing lots of changes. In this episode, find out how you can cope with this emotional rollercoaster. If you find yourself in need of some self-care, we’ll help you know exactly what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to pampering. We are also joined by midwife Emma who will be telling us what you can expect at your upcoming booking appointment. If you're struggling with some of those 'why are you not drinking?' questions then we'll cover that too, and how you can join a community of other mums at the same stage as you.
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 7 weeks
    7 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    Mood swings in pregnancy
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.

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    • 9 min
    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 8 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 8 weeks pregnant

    This week we're joined by a sonographer to talk about why you might need an early scan. We guide you through the changes you might be noticing in your body even before there’s any sign of a bump! We’ll also cover which beauty treatments and cosmetics are safe now that you’re pregnant if you're wondering whether to keep up your regular spray tans.
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 8 weeks
    8 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    Buying a maternity bra
    Is it safe to…beauty and cosmetics?
    Pregnancy symptoms you should never ignore
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.

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    • 14 min
    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 9 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 9 weeks pregnant

    In this episode, you’ll be amazed to find out how much your baby has developed already. We’ll help you to cope with the not-so-nice symptoms you might be experiencing, including tiredness, morning sickness and headaches. Plus, we'll be talking to Emma, a midwife, about drinking alcohol before you knew you were pregnant. And could you be expecting twins or multiples? We discuss when you’ll find out!
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 9 weeks
    9 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    Pregnant with twins: what to expect
    Signs you're having twins! (video)
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.

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    • 9 min
    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 10 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 10 weeks pregnant

    Your dating scan is coming up, it usually happens between 10 and 14 weeks - in this episode, we're joined by Becky, a sonographer, who helps us learn what you can expect from it. At the dating scan, your baby’s heartbeat will be checked from what is now a fully developed heart! In our regular feature of 'too embarrassed to ask' we also cover sex in pregnancy and whether it's OK to still be doing the baby dance while expecting. We even discuss the sex positions during pregnancy you may want to try!
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 10 weeks
    10 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    Your booking appointment
    Dating scan
    Sex positions for pregnancy: images
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 18 min
    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 11 weeks pregnant

    Parent Pod from BabyCentre - 11 weeks pregnant

    Your baby might still be smaller than the size of your thumb, but we’ve got some amazing facts about their development in week 11. In this episode we’ll also be talking about your pelvic floor and how you can take care of it. And have you announced your pregnancy yet? Hear stories from other mums-to-be on how they did it and find out when you need to tell your employer.
    The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.
    BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentre
    BabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.
    Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.
    If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:
    Your pregnancy at 11 weeks
    11 weeks pregnant: fetal development
    Telling your employer you're pregnant
    Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns.



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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

veryunhappyuser112233 ,

Great podcast by great ladies!

It’s so funny, light hearted and packed with lots of very useful information in a nutshell. Doing your own research can be sometimes overwhelming, so it was great to have someone summarise it nicely for you in a bite sized chunks. Well done, ladies, you’re amazing!

first time nan ,

First time nan

This podcast is so great
Healthy advise, on what to expect and how you are supposed to feel ... I loved it

vickstar2017 ,

Interesting and entertaining listen

I am really enjoying this podcast and finding it very useful. I am pregnant with my second child and this podcast is great way to get a refresher on all the essential information that I had forgotten!

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