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Naomi is 35 and newly married. She is constantly asked when she's having a baby. But does she even want one?

In this series she travels the country speaking to people about their experiences in having and not having children to help her decide whether To Baby or Not To Baby.

To Baby or Not To Baby? Secret Recordings

    • Föräldraskap

Naomi is 35 and newly married. She is constantly asked when she's having a baby. But does she even want one?

In this series she travels the country speaking to people about their experiences in having and not having children to help her decide whether To Baby or Not To Baby.

    The Widowed Dad

    The Widowed Dad

    Naomi meets Tim who is a father of one and is recently widowed.
    They discuss: the difficult journey for Tim’s family as his wife’s cancer progressed, how he kept their daughter informed throughout, the first days following the bereavement, finding yourself as a solo dad to a daughter, finding the positives in a life despite what his family have gone through.
    TRIGGER WARNING: this deals with issues of cancer and the loss of a spouse.

    • 37 min
    The Surrogate

    The Surrogate

    Naomi chats with Charlotte, who has two children of her own, but is currently pregnant as a surrogate for her friend.
    They discuss: wanting to be a surrogate despite not enjoying being pregnant, donating eggs, the problem with laws around surrogacy in the UK, the different feeling from carrying your own child to carrying someone else’s, building a birth plan when the person giving birth isn’t the mother.
    If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate or donating your eggs, listen to the end of the episode for some useful links.

    • 38 min
    The Disabled Solo Mum

    The Disabled Solo Mum

    Naomi is joined by Julie, who is 33 weeks pregnant, thanks to IVF, and is single by choice, but also has Lyme disease.
    They discuss: the difference between a solo mum and a single mum, being pregnant with Lyme disease, getting into a bad marriage just to try and have a baby, negotiating the dating world when you’re in a rush to get pregnant, the process of choosing a sperm donor, the extra challenges of having a baby when you’re disabled.

    • 38 min
    The Doula

    The Doula

    Naomi chats with Lorraine who is a mum of one, but also a doula.
    They discuss: what a doula does for an expectant mother, the differences between a doula and a midwife, the misconceptions about what a doula is for, understanding the options available to you when in labour, the case against having an induction, feeling empowered to make the decision in the labour ward, what to think about when making a birth plan, the experience of being a black mother and having a mixed race child.

    • 46 min
    The Intended Parent

    The Intended Parent

    Naomi meets Kreena whose epic journey to motherhood involved breast cancer, heart failure and surrogacy.
    They discuss: the impact cancer can have on fertility, the gamble of delaying treatment to explore IVF, choosing between freezing eggs and freezing embryos, meeting her surrogate, the bond that grew with her surrogate, the pressure of needing IVF to work.
    Make sure you listen right to the end to hear how this story has developed since the interview.

    • 45 min
    The Not-by-Choice Non-Mum

    The Not-by-Choice Non-Mum

    Naomi meets Caroline, who has stopped trying to get pregnant after nine years.
    They discuss: assuming you’ll have children, having bad experiences at fertility clinics, overseas clinics, living through a miscarriage, moving on with your life, the business that has come out of her experience. Where you can get support if you’re going through something similar to Caroline.

    • 39 min

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