40 episodes

Knowledge is power and we are all about empowering the mamas of the world! In each episode we will unravel and interpret the latest research and evidence-based practices for pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood.

The Science of Motherhood Dr Renee White & Dr Micka Bertucci

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Knowledge is power and we are all about empowering the mamas of the world! In each episode we will unravel and interpret the latest research and evidence-based practices for pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood.

    Ep 40. Joelleen Winduss Paye - How to Prepare for The Golden Hours of Breastfeeding

    Ep 40. Joelleen Winduss Paye - How to Prepare for The Golden Hours of Breastfeeding

    Today was Part 2 with IBCLC, Naturopath and Midwife, Joelleen Winduss Paye to discuss what to expect and how to best prepare for those Golden Hours of Breastfeeding. We explore antenatal expressing, what to expect in those first few hours, is nipple pain normal and how to best nourish your body to support your breastfeeding journey.
    Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:
    Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.
    If you want to gobble up of famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further. Oh and our Creamy Coconut dahl mix is to die for, just sayin'.
    Learn more about Joelleen Winduss Paye

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 39. Bernadette Lack - Vulvas and Villages: Getting reacquainted

    Ep 39. Bernadette Lack - Vulvas and Villages: Getting reacquainted

    Slip your Modi Bodi's on for this episode Mamas, because you are probably going to wet your pants with laughter. P.S. Not sponsored - just bloody love those undies!
    Today Dr Renee White chatted with B from Core and Floor Restore about vulvas, villages and
    everything in between. The conversation goes on some twists and turns about birth, continuity of care - sharing from each ones experience. Let it be known, this is only Part 1.

    More about B?
    Bernadette is a midwife with a Master in Public Health (MPH), personal trainer, published author and previous pant wetter + prolaposer.
    Bernadette Lack is a midwife, personal trainer, wife, mother and published author. Since 2007 she has worked as a midwife across Australia and overseas. B has worked in a variety of settings from remote Aboriginal communities to large city hospitals and homebirth.
    She holds a Bachelor of Midwifery with honours and a Master of Public Health. B received the Sidney Sax medal for best overall performance in her masters.

    Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:
    Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.
    If you want to gobble up of famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further. Oh and our Creamy Coconut dahl mix is to die for, just sayin'.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 38. Dr Nicole Gale - Moving back to Traditional Models of Perinatal Care

    Ep 38. Dr Nicole Gale - Moving back to Traditional Models of Perinatal Care

    Are you ready for a life-changing podcast? Dr Renee White sat down with Dr Nicole Gale, specialist GP and Lactation Consultant who practices Breastfeeding Medicine and Perinatal care for mothers and babies.
    Dr Gale discusses why mothers are reverting to more traditional models of care for their babies, the evolutionary mechanisms at play with the newborn breast crawl and explores the physical, mental and emotional symmetry of the mother:baby dyad.


    Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:
    Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.
    If you want to gobble up of famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further. Oh and our Creamy Coconut dahl mix is to die for, just sayin'.

    Learn more about Dr Nicole Gale
    Dr Nicole Gale is focused in providing holistic and individualised care to families in a comprehensive model, where she is able to care for both babies AND mothers with continuity of care and support - especially helpful in complex situations, conflicting opinions and families with multiple practitioners involved. She practices in Surrey Hills and Fitzroy, Melbourne.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 36. Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish - Fake News: How to Distinguish Fact from Fiction on Social Media

    Ep 36. Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish - Fake News: How to Distinguish Fact from Fiction on Social Media

    Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish is a practicing intensive care nurse and educator, who holds a PhD in Medicine from the University of Newcastle. 
    In addition to 10+ years of bedside nursing, her areas of work include exploring educational design for healthcare professionals, quality improvement science for better patient outcomes and advocating for diversity in the health workforce. 
    Jess has made it her life's passion and purpose teaching others how do I navigate through health and science information. She's even come up with some fantastic tools I love providing you with tools to determine credibility in science.
    In this episode, Dr Renee White chats with Dr Jess about  tools to determine credibility in science, including Jess' very own CRABS framework and how to tackle difficult discussions with loved ones and science!

    Want to know more?

    Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish
    Jess on Instagram

    Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:
    Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.
    If you want to gobble up of famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further. Oh and our Creamy Coconut dahl mix is to die for, just sayin'.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 37. Professor Alison McMillan - Influenza Vaccinations during Pregnancy

    Ep 37. Professor Alison McMillan - Influenza Vaccinations during Pregnancy

    Today Dr Renee White chats with Professor Alison McMillan, Australia's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer regarding Influenza and the importance of vaccinations. We deep dive into the safety and efficacy for patient groups like pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as small children.  

    Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan PSM was appointed as the Department of Health's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in November 2019.
    Alison is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration.
    In June 2021 Alison was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to driving the Government’s national health response priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly to infection prevention measures.
    As Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison delivers high-level policy advice to the Minister for Health, and the Executive and staff within the Department of Health. She represents the Department of Health at national and international levels.
    Alison has been a team leader in a number of Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) deployments including the repatriation of Australians from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship in Japan (2020), Fiji following cyclone Winston (2016), Vanuatu following cyclone Pam (2015) and Banda Aceh, Indonesia (2005) following the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

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    • 49 min
    Ep 35. Aimee O'Shea - Starting Solids, Picky Eaters and Weaning

    Ep 35. Aimee O'Shea - Starting Solids, Picky Eaters and Weaning

    Aimee O'Shea resides in Southern Tasmania and is the lead nutritionist at Little Beans Nutrition. When she's not helping mamas and papas with their own little ones nutrition and healthy eating habits she rides ambulances as a paramedic. 

    Aimee started her journey to become a Nutritionist prior to falling pregnant with her son, however it was becoming a Mum that sparked her passion for all things childhood nutrition.
    In today's episode, Dr Renee White discusses with Aimee how to navigate starting solids, picky (selective) eating and weaning your babe.

    Want to know more?
    Little Bean Nutrition
    IG: @LittleBean.Nutrition

    Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas
    Instagram: @FillYourCup_

    • 1 hr 29 min

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