39 episodes

Conversations with mothers about their lives after having a baby. The motherhood journey can be so different for each individual, yet at the same time there are so many similarities. By sharing stories and being open, we can connect and learn from each other. This podcast is entertaining, thoughtful and provides insight into the many different layers of motherhood. It's a must-listen, whether you're a parent or not.

Life After Bump Diaries Melanie Yudasin

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Conversations with mothers about their lives after having a baby. The motherhood journey can be so different for each individual, yet at the same time there are so many similarities. By sharing stories and being open, we can connect and learn from each other. This podcast is entertaining, thoughtful and provides insight into the many different layers of motherhood. It's a must-listen, whether you're a parent or not.

    38: Sheridan Skye | Adjusting To Becoming a Mum, Social Media Pressures. Pumping, Mental Health

    38: Sheridan Skye | Adjusting To Becoming a Mum, Social Media Pressures. Pumping, Mental Health

    In this episode I speak with Sheridan, who is mum to toddler Elle and  also pregnant with number two. Sheridan shares the challenges she experienced adjusting to becoming a mum and the unrealistic expectations she placed on herself thanks to social media. She shares her experience of breastfeeding including why she exclusively pumped for 13 months and why it didn’t help her mental health when people praised her for the effort. Sheridan offers some insightful advice around what you could do if you see someone pumping like she was and why it’s ok to give yourself permission to stop.

    Sheridan also spoke about how being in the health and fitness industry impacted the pressures she felt to ‘bounce back’ and what she expected her experience would look like, vs what it was.

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    • 32 min
    37: Kath Baquie | Women's Health Physio, Looking After Yourself, Returning to Exercise After Birth

    37: Kath Baquie | Women's Health Physio, Looking After Yourself, Returning to Exercise After Birth

    In this episode I speak to Kath, a mum of three girls and women’s physio. Kath has over 16 years’ experience guiding women through their pregnancy fitness journeys and postnatal rehab, and she specialises in pelvic floor rehabilitation. 
    Kath shares her passion and desire for every woman to have access to post natal rehab. She shares her knowledge about pelvic floors, abdominal separation, how to best return to exercise and why it’s so important for us to rest our bodies after birth, including a story about what happened to her when she didn’t rest.  
    Finally, Kath shares her tips for prioritising exercise and movement when exercise is the first thing that drops off the ‘me’ list.  Listen now.

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    • 27 min
    36: Tess Bailey | Country Vet, How Giving Birth Changed How She Treats Animals, Surprises of Motherhood

    36: Tess Bailey | Country Vet, How Giving Birth Changed How She Treats Animals, Surprises of Motherhood

    Tess is a vet from Forbes in Central NSW. Being a vet has always been a huge part of her identity and she knew from a very young age that this was her calling – so when she had her daughter Tilly,  Tess was amazed at how differently she looked at the animals she’d spent her whole life working with. From the pain she felt for them as she had to do an episiotomy or caesarean, to having so much empathy when the animal was having trouble breastfeeding or had mastitis. Tess shares how going back to work part time gave her life balance and she’s now the happiest she’s ever been. She also talks about what it’s like living in a country town, from access to doctors to what it’s like breastfeeding in public.

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    • 25 min
    35: Kacie Bostock | Triplets, Stroke at 34, VBAC, Newborn with 11 Year Olds

    35: Kacie Bostock | Triplets, Stroke at 34, VBAC, Newborn with 11 Year Olds

    Imagine going for your first scan excitingly waiting to see your baby for the first time... only to be told there’s not one baby in there, there’s three! This is what happened to Kacie who 11 years ago gave birth to three beautiful little kids. Kacie’s story doesn’t end there though, in 2019 during a period of extreme stress and at the age of 34, she had a stroke. Her experience of being ignored at the hospital is shocking, but how she recovered and was unexpectedly healed by her fourth baby, 11 years after her first pregnancy, is extraordinary. You don’t want to miss this episode, listen now wherever you get your podcasts.
     
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    • 30 min
    34: Katie Head | Two Daughters, 7 Year Age Gap, Pandemic Baby, Changes in Parenting Philosophies Over Time

    34: Katie Head | Two Daughters, 7 Year Age Gap, Pandemic Baby, Changes in Parenting Philosophies Over Time

    In this episode Katie, mum to 7 year old Lucia and 7 month old Ahlia, shares her story.  Katie shares how she’d finally accepted that having a second baby wasn’t on the cards for her and husband Neale, and she'd begun conversations about menopause with her doctor, when she happily fell pregnant. Katie shares the differences in parenting she’s noticed over the past 7 years including what’s changed and what hasn’t. Katie reflects on what she’s learnt in her 7 years so far as a mum and has some beautiful insights and perspectives you’ll want to hear. Listen now on all podcast platforms.

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    • 33 min
    33: Sonya G Khouri | Leaving Corporate Career to Start Own Business, Shift in Identity, Travel with Baby

    33: Sonya G Khouri | Leaving Corporate Career to Start Own Business, Shift in Identity, Travel with Baby

    Sonya had a successful career in the banking and finance industry when she momentarily stepped away to go on maternity leave. What happened during that time would change not only her identity – but her career path.
    Sonya and her husband travelled a lot with their son from four months of age. She shares how they managed his routine amidst different time zones, how he adapted to the constant moving and what tips she has for parents who are taking their kids on flights. 
    It was on one of these trips where Sonya had a moment that broke her – but which triggered an idea that would change the direction of her life, and she started working on her new business idea, a nappy rash spray.
    Sonya speaks about what it was like walking away from a successful career to launch something on her own in a new industry which she had no experience in. She shares how it felt right for her to focus on her family and being a mum and what drove her to keep going when her idea seemed impossible. It took two years and over 20 formulations to get her nappy rash spray right!
    Sonya created the beautiful product malo – you can listen to her story now, available on all podcast platforms.

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    • 32 min

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