Welcome to the Things They Don’t Tell Her podcast where your host, Caitlin Pender, takes you on a journey back to sex ed to teach you everything you don’t get taught about periods, pregnancy and postpartum.
Being a registered Physiotherapist, with specialised training in pelvic floor Physiotherapy and a qualified Yoga, Pilates & Barre instructor, Caitlin has an abundance of tools for you to improve your physical and mental health throughout your pregnancy (and beyond).
The goal of this podcast is to provide you with the knowledge about movement and meditation to make you feel safe and empowered.
What You Need To Know About Breastfeeding With Sarah From The Milky Days
In this week's episode I am joined by the beautiful Sarah from The Milky Days. Sarah is an experienced midwife and lactation consultant with over 14 years experience. She is a Sunshine Coast local, a mama of two little kids and one of her passions is supporting mothers to have a positive and fulfilling breastfeeding experience. Sarah offers in person consultations for breastfeeding support and has an app with short educational courses for Pregnant & Postpartum mamas.
Here's what we covered in this episode:
Breastfeeding Basics and Must-Have Products: Sarah shares her wisdom on the essentials of breastfeeding and separates the helpful products from the ones you can do without. Sarah mentions Silverettes and Qiara ProbioticsAntenatal Expressing: Many mothers have questions about antenatal expressing, and Sarah delves into the topic to demystify the process. She shares tips and insights that can be beneficial for pregnant mums wondering where to start.Common Issues and How to Address Them: No breastfeeding journey is without its challenges. Sarah discusses the common issues that mothers may face and offers practical solutions and guidance to help overcome them.Mastitis: Mastitis can be a painful and frustrating experience for breastfeeding mothers. Sarah provides information on what mastitis is, how to recognise its symptoms, and offers advice on how to manage and alleviate this condition.Sarah's wealth of knowledge, coupled with her warm and compassionate approach, makes this episode a must-listen for any mother or mother-to-be.
Hypnobirthing & Private Midwifery Care with Cath from Coastlife Midwifery
This week Caitlin is joined on the show by Cath, a Private Midwife from Coastlife Midwifery and Hypnobirthing Australia Educator.
Learn about what hypnobirthing is and how it helps couples to prepare for birth. Discover the different options for pregnancy care on the Sunshine Coast and what support a private midwife can provide.
If you are newly pregnant you can also check out this blog post on Pregnancy and birth models of care Sunshine Coast.
Check out Cath’s hypnobirthing private courses here.
And find out more about Pre and Postnatal Private Midwifery care here.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
Preparing Your Body for Birth
Calling all mums-to-be! Get ready for an insightful conversation in today's episode of Things They Don’t Tell Her Podcast. 🎙️
Join Caitlin as she delves into the nitty-gritty of preparing your pelvis, pelvic floor, and perineum for childbirth. Let's break down the complexities together and empower ourselves for this incredible journey.
Watch the video of this episode here.
Tune in now for wisdom you won't want to miss.
If you’re interested to learning more about how you can prepare for birth, head over to our website at https://herwomenshealth.com/ Or book an appointment here https://herwomenshealth.com/book-now
The value of Yoga in Pregnancy with Bec Simpson from Mama Soul
In today’s episode, we delve into the transformative power of pregnancy yoga with Bec Simpson from Mama Soul.
Discover the many benefits of pregnancy yoga, explore the beauty of breath techniques and postures that not only support you throughout pregnancy but offer tools for your birth.
Bec shares her wisdom on how to safely modify your yoga practice for the first trimester, as well as breath techniques and positions that can be used in labour. She dives into the power of ritual in pregnancy and the value of connecting with other women.
You can find all of Bec’s Pre and Postnatal classes and offerings on her website here.
Why the Pelvic Floor is Important for Birth
In this episode of Things They Don’t Tell Her Podcast, we delve into the fascinating world of the pelvic floor and how its tone can impact labour outcomes. Whether it's over-activity or under-activity, finding that optimal balance is crucial, especially in preparation for birth. We'll explore the importance of understanding how to relax the pelvic floor as well as how to lengthen it with a pushing breath.
Join us as we discuss the art of contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor, gaining awareness of its tension and learning to let go of stress, anxiety, and fear that may reside within. We touch upon predispositions and how they can influence the pelvic floor while unravelling the intricacies of this essential part of the body.
Listen to the full episode on our website or tune in via iTunes and Spotify.
We hope you enjoy this enlightening discussion as much as we enjoyed creating it!
And if you're curious to learn more about our pregnancy and postpartum programs, click here or schedule a call with Caitlin. Your pelvic floor will thank you!
Pregnancy Nutrition with Alana From Mothers Mylk
It's a must-listen for all the mamas out there!
In Episode 36 of Things They Don't Tell Her Podcast, we talk all things pregnancy nutrition with Alana from Mothers Mylk.
Alana is a qualified naturopath with a passion for pregnancy and postpartum nutrition. She's the mother of a gorgeous little boy with another on the way, and the co-author of Nourished Postpartum, a postpartum recipe book.
In this episode, she shares her knowledge and experience on the importance of nutrition during pregnancy, and offers practical tips on how to eat well for you and your growing baby.
Our conversation with Alana is engaging, and full of valuable insights. We cover topics such as the best foods to eat during pregnancy, supplements to consider, and how to deal with common pregnancy discomforts like morning sickness and food aversions.
Visit Alana’s website here.
You can find her online courses here and her recipe book here.
These are the two books recommendations Alana makes for pregnant women:
Nourished PostpartumReal Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal NutritionGentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting ChoicesYou can listen to the episode on our website or on your favorite podcast app - iTunes and Spotify!
We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!
If you want to learn more about my postpartum program, click here or schedule a call with me.