45 episodes

Welcome to The Midwife Pip Podcast.

Hosted by Pip, a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers.

On a mission to empower women with evidence-based information we speak to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way.

With no further ado let's make a cuppa and get chatting...

Midwife Pip
* Exclusive Your Pregnancy Journey Course
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www.midwifepip.com

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Welcome to The Midwife Pip Podcast.

Hosted by Pip, a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers.

On a mission to empower women with evidence-based information we speak to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way.

With no further ado let's make a cuppa and get chatting...

Midwife Pip
* Exclusive Your Pregnancy Journey Course
* Online Antenatal Courses

www.midwifepip.com

    #S3. E11. Parenting tips for the early days with Jennifer Butler:

    #S3. E11. Parenting tips for the early days with Jennifer Butler:

    You navigate your way through pregnancy, birth your baby like a total warrior and viola you enter the new club of parenthood. A whole new adventure to be explored, with a whole heap of uncertainty. The first few months of your littles one’s life are so precious, and every parent is on a mission to help nurture their new baby in the healthiest way to enable them to develop and thrive. So, what should we actually be doing with our new baby in these earliest days and how can we help have a positive start to parenting?

    Fear not, we have an expert joining us this week to share her top tips on those early parenting days. I don’t know about you but I am getting my notepad and pen at the ready for this one!

    Jen is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Lactation and Sleep Consultant and Circle of Security Faciliator. Jen’s work is to support Mum's and Dad's in getting to know, understand and support their baby and toddler so they can love being a parent.

    Check out more of Jen’s wisdom and top tips on her Instagram page @jenbutlerearlyparenting and her Podcast ‘The early parenting podcast’.
    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 44 min
    #S3. E10. Managing Pelvic Girdle and Back Pain in Pregnancy with Clare Bourne

    #S3. E10. Managing Pelvic Girdle and Back Pain in Pregnancy with Clare Bourne

    Think of a pregnant woman and I bet most of us recall seeing someone waddling about clutching their lower back looking somewhat less than comfortable. Pelvic girdle and back pain in pregnancy is a hugely common issue, so much so in fact that often we assume it is part and parcel of pregnancy and something we must simply endure. But what if that is not the case? On this week’s episode I am delighted to welcome back the wonderful Clare Bourne who you may remember from Season 1 when Clare shared so much wisdom on Pelvic Floor Health. I always learn so much when I chat with Clare and hope that you will too as we discuss the real truths around pelvic girdle and back pain in pregnancy.

    Clare is an experienced Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and mum of 2. Clare’s passion for providing evidence-based information to mums during pregnancy and the postpartum period is driven by her ethos that women should never feel alone, or experience symptoms without support so I am immensely grateful that she is with us today. Check out more brilliant information by Clare on her Instagram page: @clarebournephysio

    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 47 min
    #S3. E9. What you need to know about Diastasis Recti. with Grainne Donnelly

    #S3. E9. What you need to know about Diastasis Recti. with Grainne Donnelly

    It is not a surprise to us that our bodies undergo enormous change during pregnancy and childbirth and one of the biggest issue’s women are often faced with is diastasis recti- whereby the abdominal muscles separate, leaving a gap.

    For many women this can have a huge impact on their physical and psychological wellness, and it is not a condition that is commonly discussed prenatally leaving women unsure as to why a diastasis has happened to their body and what can be done to help correct it.

    So, I am very pleased to be joined by Diastasis Recti expert Grainne Donnelly to reveal all we need to know about this surprisingly common symptom.

    Gráinne is an Advanced Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health. Her particular areas of interest include diastasis rectus abdominis and perinatal exercise. She is involved in research on both of these topics and looks forward to exploring and developing how we understand them so that we can better serve the women of today. Gráinne is an honorary member of the Perinatal Physical Activity Research Team and is on the specialist advisory board of the Active Pregnancy Foundation. You can check out more of Grainne’s fantastic information and resources over on her Instagram page @absolute.physio and website https://www.absolute.physio.

    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 59 min
    #S3. E8. Reusable Nappies- everything you need to know With Fiona Smyth

    #S3. E8. Reusable Nappies- everything you need to know With Fiona Smyth

    Let’s be honest babies and nappies basically come hand in hand and much of the first few months of parenthood is spent conducting continual nappy changes and a increased supermarket bill each week from the endless supply needed. And with all of this you can que the black bin bags of disposable nappies piling up which will mostly end up in a landfill site somewhere. In fact, it is estimated that a baby will use around 6000 disposable nappies before he or she is potty trained!

    In a world where we are becoming more environmentally aware and looking for more sustainable ways to parent, reusable cloth nappies can offer a fantastic option. But navigating the right style, nappy system and washing routine can feel a bit overwhelming. This is something I have personally done a lot of research around and thankfully the complicated nappy systems and wrapping that was necessary in previous years is no longer. Reusable nappies can actually be as simple as disposables with the big benefit of saving us money and helping the environment in which we live too.

    On this weeks episode I have the pleasure of being joined by an expert, Fiona Smyth, founder of TotsBots, whose nappies are gorgeous and I cannot wait to dress our little boy in all the cute bottom designs very soon, to help us fully understand the world of reusable nappies, our options and why it really can be a simple and fantastic solution.

    You can check out the full TotsBots range and many of the products discussed today via the website link below:

    https://www.totsbots.com

    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 43 min
    #S3. E7. TTC and the IVF Journey with Sophie Martin

    #S3. E7. TTC and the IVF Journey with Sophie Martin

    As women we seemingly spend half of our lives trying not to get pregnant and the other half trying to or worrying about our abilities to conceive. The journey to motherhood is not always plain sailing and for some parents it’s a full on stormy, dark skies road. Operations, injections, lengthy waits, and baby loss feature in many more parents trying to conceive journeys than most of us are aware. Infertility and fertility struggles still remain a huge taboo subject but it is so important that parents on this journey can recognise that they are not alone.

    On this weeks episode I am delighted to be joined by Sophie Martin, a registered midwife who has been working in a central London hospital for the past 9 years. 4 years ago Sophie and her husband James started trying for a baby. Since then, they have undergone 6 rounds of IVF treatment, and sadly also said goodbye to their identical twins sons Cecil & Wilfred who were born prematurely at 21 weeks. Sophie has been sharing her story on her Instagram account @the.infertile.midwife,  to spread awareness of infertility and baby loss, and to provide support to others who are also living through this.

    https://www.instagram.com/the.infertile.midwife/

    And, I am sure I speak for many women when I say the biggest of thank you’s to Sophie for sharing her journey so openly and honestly to support others navigating a similar path.

    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 54 min
    #S3. E6. The realities of exercising with a new baby with Charlie Barker

    #S3. E6. The realities of exercising with a new baby with Charlie Barker

    The fourth trimester and motherhood encompass such huge changes in a woman’s life, yet we hardly spend any time planning for some of the challenges. Exercising in the postpartum has a whole heap of physical and psychological benefits but the realities of this with a new baby can be a challenge. Feeding your baby, navigating life as a new parent, sleep deprivation, a recovering body, good old mum guilt and lack of routine all creep in.

    But what can we do, how can we negotiate all of this and what should exercise look like post birth?

    On this week’s episode I am delighted to be joined by Pre- and Post-natal exercise expert and founder of Bumps and Burpees, Charlie Barker.

    Charlie is the founder of Bumps & Burpees, the go-to community for new and expectant mums who want to stay strong, healthy, and happy throughout their pregnancies and into motherhood. As a qualified pre & post-natal exercise specialist Charlie is passionate about educating and empowering women at a time in their lives where things can feel daunting and living and breathing it all herself now has only made her desire to help others deeper.

    Check out Charlie’s Instagram page and website below for more pre and postnatal exercise inspiration:

    https://www.instagram.com/charlielaunder/

    https://bumpsandburpees.com

    I must also mention that Charlie is also an author having released her brilliant book which you can also check out below:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bumps-Burpees-Staying-Throughout-Pregnancy/dp/0241491118

    But this year Charlie also became a mum to her gorgeous little boy Alfie and I am all ears on this episode as Charlie shares some of the realities of exercising with a new baby, the challenges and her tips to managing this time.

    Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

    You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer:

    Group Antenatal Classes

    Digital Antenatal Classes

    Hypnobirthing Classes

    If you have found this podcast useful, please don't forget to subscribe and leave a review so it can help reach other expectant parents.

    Or check me out on my social media pages @midwife_pip

    Enjoy Listening

    Midwife Pip x

    ** The warmest thanks to our Season 3 sponsors who make the podcast creation and the easy access you have to all this expert information possible. But not only that, they have also agreed exclusive discounts for you as listeners of this podcast for a limited time on their fantastic product ranges, all of which are designed with you and your little one at their heart.

    Head over to Childs Farm to access 25% off their products at www.childsfarm.com using the code MIDWIFEPIP25

    Head over to Baby Tula to access 15% off their entire baby carrier range at www.babytula.com using the code PIPLOVESTULA

    … See you on our next episode! **

    • 1 hr 9 min

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