18 episodes

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is the new podcast from Jessie Ware in which she speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth.

This podcast follows Jessie's pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth.

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is produced by Alice Williams and Sarah Jackson
Original music is by Jack Penate
Artwork is by Coco Bayley and Eng Su

Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast With Jessie Ware Jessie Ware

    • Kids & Family
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'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is the new podcast from Jessie Ware in which she speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth.

This podcast follows Jessie's pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth.

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is produced by Alice Williams and Sarah Jackson
Original music is by Jack Penate
Artwork is by Coco Bayley and Eng Su

    Ep 14 - Week 31 of your pregnancy - place of birth

    Ep 14 - Week 31 of your pregnancy - place of birth

    You’re probably starting to think about the birth itself now, so in this episode I discuss place of birth and the different options available to you with midwife Issy Bourton. I am also joined by a special guest, Francine Chang who is a home birth midwife, to talk about the option of having your baby at home.

    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
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    • 55 min
    Ep 13 - Weeks 28-30 of your pregnancy

    Ep 13 - Weeks 28-30 of your pregnancy

    You’ve made it to the third trimester. Congratulations! In this episode I’m joined by Obstetrician Jess McMicking to discuss what's happening with your body and your baby between weeks 28-30 weeks of pregnancy. Topics include rib pain, insomnia, rhesus negative blood type & much more.
    From this point onwards, as we ramp up towards the big day, we’ll be covering each individual week of pregnancy.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 25 min
    Premature Birth special

    Premature Birth special

    In this special episode about premature birth Jessie is joined by her friend Sarah Carr who gave birth to her son Wilf at 29 weeks plus 5 days. They talk about her experience of giving birth prematurely and what it was like being in the neonatal intensive care unit with her son.

    Jessie is also joined by Katharine Jamieson, a neonatal intensive care consultant. Katherine explains what to expect if you do go into labour before 37 weeks and what special care a baby may need if they are born prematurely.

    Here are some useful resources:

    Bliss - a national charity that has lots of fantastic information and support resources:
    https://www.bliss.org.uk/
    Tommy's - a charity supporting research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, also has some great parent information -https://www.tommys.org/
    Best Beginnings - has some video resources on premature babies, breastfeeding and pregnancy related mental health issues -https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk
    Pandas - Gives support to people coping with pre and postnatal mental illnesses - https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/
    Twins Trust - Support for families with twins, triplets and more - https://twinstrust.org
     
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    • 42 min
    Ep 12 - Weeks 26-28 of your pregnancy

    Ep 12 - Weeks 26-28 of your pregnancy

    Hopefully you’re feeling OK - things are probably starting to feel very real around about now! In this episode, obstetrician Jess McMicking & I discuss gestational diabetes & screening for this around week 28. We also talk about common symptoms such as heartburn & indigestion, hot flushes & weight gain.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min
    Ep 11 - Weeks 24-26 of your pregnancy

    Ep 11 - Weeks 24-26 of your pregnancy

    Midwife Issy Bourton is back with me on this episode to discuss what to expect at your 25 week midwife appointment, vaccinations, traveling when pregnant and lots more.

    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 34 min
    Ep 10 - Weeks 22-24 of your pregnancy

    Ep 10 - Weeks 22-24 of your pregnancy

    In this episode our regular obstetrician Jess McMicking and I discuss topics such as the baby's movements, placenta previa and how your baby is developing at 22-24 weeks of pregnancy.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 22 min

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