53 episodes

A podcast dedicated to the beauty and brutality of new parenthood - because giving birth is just the beginning. Created by postpartum doula and cook Naomi Chrisoulakis, each week she chats to women about their postpartum experiences and asks experts to share their wisdom.

Tales From The Fourth Trimester Naomi Chrisoulakis

    • Kids & Family

A podcast dedicated to the beauty and brutality of new parenthood - because giving birth is just the beginning. Created by postpartum doula and cook Naomi Chrisoulakis, each week she chats to women about their postpartum experiences and asks experts to share their wisdom.

    53 | "I was so scared of birth and babies but my experience was beautiful" - Kate Byron

    53 | "I was so scared of birth and babies but my experience was beautiful" - Kate Byron

    In this episode, Kate shares just how worried she was about getting pregnant, giving birth and becoming a mother - and how it all turned out better than she could have hoped. While she hadn't put much thought into her postpartum, circumstances put her...

    • 49 min
    52 | "I exclusively pumped for 5 months--and then my baby began breastfeeding" - Alana Adye's amazing feeding journey

    52 | "I exclusively pumped for 5 months--and then my baby began breastfeeding" - Alana Adye's amazing feeding journey

    There are many ways to feed a baby, and while many of us hope to breastfeed, it's not always the easiest thing. Alana Adye had breastfeeding issues from the beginning--nevertheless, she persisted. She sought help, eventually deciding to exclusively pump...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    51 | "Motherhood shook me to my core" - Chanelle

    51 | "Motherhood shook me to my core" - Chanelle

     A tricky birth, breastfeeding struggles and the lack of that instant in-love feeling left Chanelle feeling "like a failure". We chat about how the first few months of motherhood shook her, and how she came out the other side.

    • 53 min
    50 | The money ep! How to prep for a baby with financial advisor Rebecca Pritchard

    50 | The money ep! How to prep for a baby with financial advisor Rebecca Pritchard

    Babies cost money - but how much exactly, and whether it will stress you out or you'll sail through, depends on your choices and planning. In this ep, I chat to financial advisor Rebecca Pritchard, a mum of one who takes us through what she did and...

    • 59 min
    49 | Fiona MacDonald: "I became a CEO while I was pregnant and returned to work when my baby was 8 weeks old"

    49 | Fiona MacDonald: "I became a CEO while I was pregnant and returned to work when my baby was 8 weeks old"

    Fiona MacDonald is a journalist and CEO of ScienceAlert - a job she was offered when she was 10 weeks pregnant with her first baby. It meant she would need to return to work, slowly, before her baby turned three months, but Fiona embraced the...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    48 | How to have a beautiful postpartum during COVID-19: a conversation with Julia Jones

    48 | How to have a beautiful postpartum during COVID-19: a conversation with Julia Jones

    Okay, so having a baby in the midst of a global pandemic wasn't exactly what you'd planned. Now what? Join me and Julia Jones, my postpartum doula teacher and wise woman, as we talk practical ideas, emotional support and mindset shifts that can help you...

    • 50 min

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