Helping first-time mums, mums-to-be and mums-who-want-to-be feel supported with real, honest and vulnerable information throughout their conception, pregnancy + motherhood journeys. From IVF and morning sickness to sleep habits and hypno-birthing, this is a resource for women (and their partners!)Find out more at www.nicolejoyinspire.com
Remembering Elke Pixie with Emma Bowes
** Trigger Warning, Stillbirth, Baby Loss**
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and today's guest is going to share a story with us all that will undoubtedly have you reaching for the tissues and holding your babies tighter that normal. This was one of the hardest interviews I have done but it is such an important topic because it is very likely that you or someone you know will have been affected by it. Unfortunately stillbirth isn't rare, the statistics in Australia alone are 1 in 120. In November last year, the unthinkable happened to Emma Bowes - her fourth pregnancy, a healthy pregnancy, resulted in her baby girl Elke pixie being stillborn at 36 weeks - with no explanation. Elke's story aims to give people a better understanding of how to support their friends who have experienced baby loss and how important it is to monitor the movements of our little babes-in-womb.
As mentioned in the episode, in-lieu of receiving presents for her upcoming 40th birthday, Emma has decided to raise funds for Still Aware and you can contribute here.
You can read more about Elke's story and Emma's beautiful writing over on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honestly.emma/
Here are a list of resources mentioned in the episode:
How feminine and masculine energies are playing out in your life with Alanna Jane
Feminine energy doesn't just belong to women and masculine energies don't just belong to men. Tune in this week to understand the important balance between the two and how they may be playing out in your own life. This one's not just for the mamas!
Find out more about Alanna here: https://www.instagram.com/iam.alannajane/
Protecting your child online and the reality of child exploitation with Adam Whittington
This episode contains dialogue around child sexual abuse, which may be triggering for some.
I get that most of you listening to this podcast come here for pre and postnatal advice and while I strive to cover a wide range of topics on the show, I've never spoken about anything as dark or as serious as this. But this is not something we can stick our heads in the sand over and we can start by having conversations in our own homes and with the children in our lives. The internet has it's pros - we all know that - but along with our tech advancements come the cons. And the cons we are going to cover today are things that every parent needs to confront, it's inevitable with the way technology is moving. Today's guest is Adam Whittington, the founder of non profit organization PRC - Project Rescue Children, which exists to abolish child trafficking, exploitation, slavery & child sexual abuse. It's heavy I know. But it's a conversation we all need to start having. Because it's happening, everywhere and sometimes right under our noses. And the link between your child's internet habits and this horrific crime will shock you.
Support PRC here: https://www.projectrescuechildren.org/
Follow PRC on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/projectrescuechildren/
And on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRescueChildren/
Rewriting the 'I'm not good enough' story with Dr Libby Quinn
Making a return to the podcast this week is the principal psychologist of the Women's Psychology Clinic, Dr Libby Quinn. With extensive training and clinical practice, Dr Libby is hands down the best therapist I have ever seen (and why I continue to see her regularly) She just gets us ladies! Dr Libby is across all the evidence based tools used to enhance our psychological wellbeing and today we get into understanding how our core beliefs can run our worlds (and what we can do to stop that from happening!) and the process involved in rewriting the 'I'm not good enough' story. After this chat you'll learn that it is just a story - and all stories can be rewritten!
Listen to her previous interview here: https://apple.co/3gggYWw
Follow Dr Libby on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thewomenspsychologist/
Hormone imbalances, endometriosis and the importance of finding the root cause with Dr Nat Kringoudis
Returning to the podcast this week is Dr Nat Kringoudis, doctor of Chinese medicine, Acupuncturist, Author, Speaker, co-host of the Period Party podcast and the Wellness Collective podcast, put simply - an all-round natural fertility expert! This episode is a recording taken from my Becoming Mum Live Virtual Event series and in today's episode we chat about:
•understanding our unique hormonal imbalances,
•endometriosis + painful periods, and
•why it's so important to get to the root cause of these conditions.
Follow Nat on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/natkringoudis/
Solo mama life, dating again and speaking your truth with Leila Stead
Solo mama to her little girl, Leila Stead, a talented writer and photographer, is the incredible woman behind the blog Ever the Daring and podcast We are the Daring. She's passionate, authentic, brave, vulnerable and she's not afraid to talk about controversial topics. Today we dive into life as a solo mama, how it happened, how she moved through it, starting to date again, parenting, the lessons she's learned along the way, how important it is to take care of you first and standing in your truth and speaking it (even if it makes people uncomfortable), dealing with online trolls and the process of caring for her terminally ill mama. This is one jam packed episode!
Follow Leila on Instagram here
Check out her photography here
Listen to her podcast here