5 episodes

You know your body better than anyone, but how well do you really know what’s going on in there and how does this affect your reproductive health? The Body Brief tackles everything you want (and need) to know, from everyday issues to unspoken topics. Join host Melinda Nicci, Sport Psychologist and founder of Baby2Body with over 25 years experience in women’s wellness, as she dives into the science behind female reproductive health and picks the brains of experts from around the world. From postpartum anxiety to the importance of the preconception period, menopause and the female brain, hormone havoc, sleep cycles, and mental fitness; we’re here to talk about it all in a concise, easy to digest way.

For more information, visit https://baby2body.com

The Body Brief Melinda Nicci

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

You know your body better than anyone, but how well do you really know what’s going on in there and how does this affect your reproductive health? The Body Brief tackles everything you want (and need) to know, from everyday issues to unspoken topics. Join host Melinda Nicci, Sport Psychologist and founder of Baby2Body with over 25 years experience in women’s wellness, as she dives into the science behind female reproductive health and picks the brains of experts from around the world. From postpartum anxiety to the importance of the preconception period, menopause and the female brain, hormone havoc, sleep cycles, and mental fitness; we’re here to talk about it all in a concise, easy to digest way.

For more information, visit https://baby2body.com

    "Your dentist might know you're pregnant before you do..." find out why, and more on the importance of oral health for women, with renowned dentist Linda Greenwall.

    "Your dentist might know you're pregnant before you do..." find out why, and more on the importance of oral health for women, with renowned dentist Linda Greenwall.

    With so much to think about during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum, we all too often overlook our dental health. Here to talk about all things oral health before, during and after pregnancy is Linda Greenwall from Hampstead Healthcare.

    Key takeaways:
    The link between dental health and our overall health
    Why we need to learn to brush our teeth effectively
    Morning sickness and teeth enamel
    Why you need fluoride in your toothpaste
    The tooth kit as recommended by a dentist

    • 43 min
    "Your brain uses 20% of your energy every single day"... Dan Murray-Serter discusses the importance of brain health and how nutrition can help you take better care of this vital organ, improving everything from sleepless nights to baby brain

    "Your brain uses 20% of your energy every single day"... Dan Murray-Serter discusses the importance of brain health and how nutrition can help you take better care of this vital organ, improving everything from sleepless nights to baby brain

    So much of pregnancy and motherhood is about trying to take care of our physical health and well being. But brain health and the mental well being of mums to be, new mums, and especially mums who are old hat at child rearing, is of paramount importance. Dan Murray-Serter is the host of number one UK business podcast, Secret Leaders, as well as co-founder of the number one brain health and mental wellness brand, Heights.

    Key takeaways:
    Dan’s journey to Heights
    The importance of exercise and nutrition for brain health
    The best exercise for mental health
    Neuroplasticity - you can be anything you want to be
    Gratitude journaling and the psychology of positivity
    Synaptic pruning and baby brain
    Three tips for better brain health
    The vital vitamins and nutrients for preconception

    • 45 min
    "Wow, you're huge!"... Connie Simmonds chats about how to handle the physical and psychological changes of pregnancy and postpartum

    "Wow, you're huge!"... Connie Simmonds chats about how to handle the physical and psychological changes of pregnancy and postpartum

    “A lot of people focus on the baby so much that they really just forget themselves. And they forget that actually they've gone through something quite transformational, physically and emotionally and mentally.” If you’ve had children you’ll understand why Connie Simmonds is on a mission to help women who are struggling with their weight and body image post-pregnancy. For anyone struggling at the moment, this is a really insightful episode, raw, honest and open.

    Key takeaways:
    The significance of pregnancy on body image
    Pregnancy is a different experience for every woman
    Unrealistic expectations of weight gain during pregnancy
    The importance of understanding the science of pregnancy
    Connie’s recommended tools for coping
    The impact of social media on mental health

    • 47 min
    "We are what our mothers ate"... Dr Karen Morton discusses the importance of the maternal diet and the impact on our children's health and development

    "We are what our mothers ate"... Dr Karen Morton discusses the importance of the maternal diet and the impact on our children's health and development

    You are what you eat. We all know this phrase, but the truth is, what we eat doesn’t just impact us, it affects our children too. Maternal diet doesn’t simply start and end with pregnancy. Its importance stretches from before preconception right the way through to ante-natal and beyond into later life. In this inaugural episode with Dr Karen Morton we explore at what stage women should consider their lifestyle and diet when trying to conceive.

    Key takeaways:
    Maternal diet and the epigenetic effect of that
    Common nutritional deficiencies women should be aware of
    The influence of natural disasters on the genetics of unborn babies
    How to deal with morning sickness
    The risk factors for developing gestational diabetes
    Why you should exercise after eating

    • 32 min
    Introducing The Body Brief

    Introducing The Body Brief

    Introducing The Body Brief, launching October 2020.

    For more information, visit https://baby2body.com

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

marissa7907 ,

Really interesting

It’s really good to hear from such a reputable and experienced OBGYN. I’m looking forward to more. Really enjoyed listening to this!

Tweet300 ,

Disappointing

I had hoped the episode would actually discuss the science behind pregnancy weight gain but it only told listeners how important it was for them to understand this, they didn’t even explain to listeners where they could source that information themselves?! Although I feel it’s so important to hear everyone’s honest pregnancy journey I found Connie to be unbelievably negative, even on reflection she stated she dreads the thought of her body changing again if she had a subsequent pregnancy. For a first time pregnant woman who is struggling with self image this was actually quite damaging to hear. The conversation could have been much more balanced if they had also included someone with a positive pregnancy journey.

CManteit ,

👍🏻

Very much enjoyed the first episode. Looking forward to seeing what’s next!

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