Created for expectant parents, new mums, new grandparents and for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a parent. Cath Curtin shares over four decades of experience, guiding you through the highs and lows of being pregnant, giving birth and the complexities of parenting.
We tend to focus so much on labour and birth and think breastfeeding and parenting will be easy and come naturally. Birth, Baby & Beyond is a realistic yet gentle conversation aimed to inform and prepare you about the things you don't yet know - you don't know!
Hear from a multitude of specialists; a paediatrician, an obstetrician & gynaecologist, a physiotherapist, a psychologist, a dad who talks about how life changes for a father, an expert in prams, car seat etc required for new babies, journalist and author Madeline Morris and some very interesting mums who openly discuss the challenges of becoming a mother.
Birth, Baby & Beyond tells it how it is.
Despite Covid: Science, Medicine, having our families and free classes with Cath!
Becoming a parent is an exciting time, as well as a time filled with uncertainty and anxiety. In recent weeks the challenges of becoming and being a parent have been compounded by COVID-19. Midwife Cath discusses with Brooke Carrigan the impacts to; new mothers, mothers and parent groups, support networks and seeks to remind us that despite the challenges, there has never been a better time in history to have and raise our families.
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Controlled crying – passive settling
There is a lot of fear around controlled crying. Cath calls it passive settling and discusses with Brydie Huggins why and how she uses it as a tool with her three children. Cath explains why it’s a technique she believes is valuable for...
Breastfeeding, is it a foolproof form of contraception? Join Midwife Cath, Brooke Carrigan and Dr Sue Hiscock and find out the varied contraception options available to you after birth.
Sex after birth – is it fun?
For everyone who is curious about having sex after babies. Midwife Cath, Brooke Carrigan and Dr Sue Hiscock breakdown in great detail ‘sex after birth’ and cover everything from hormones, lubricant, uterine prolapse and the notion of housework...
Grandparents and boundaries
Give the grandparents a list and “spell out how they can help you”. Acclaimed Australian author Hazel Edwards, “There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof” talks with Midwife Cath and Brooke Carrigan about the importance of grandparents, the changing...
Parents all have challenges but what if you didn’t have enough water to bath your kids? Adelaide Elliott and her family live in remote regional Australia. She talks about the unique set of challenges and joys of being a mum in regional...