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'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is the new podcast from Jessie Ware in which she speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth.

This podcast follows Jessie's pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth.

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is produced by Alice Williams and Sarah Jackson
Original music is by Jack Penate
Artwork is by Coco Bayley and Eng Su

Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast With Jessie Ware Jessie Ware

    • Kids & Family

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is the new podcast from Jessie Ware in which she speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth.

This podcast follows Jessie's pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth.

'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is produced by Alice Williams and Sarah Jackson
Original music is by Jack Penate
Artwork is by Coco Bayley and Eng Su

    Ep 9 - Weeks 20-22 of your pregnancy

    Ep 9 - Weeks 20-22 of your pregnancy

    You’re halfway there!! In this episode we talk about weeks 20-22 of your pregnancy. Sonographer Kate Richardson is back to talk about what happens at your 20 week anomaly scan where they look at your baby in great detail. We of course continue to discuss common symptoms at this point in pregnancy with our resident obstetrician Jess McMicking.




    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
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    • 35 min
    Ep 8 - Weeks 18-20 of your pregnancy

    Ep 8 - Weeks 18-20 of your pregnancy

    In this episode we focus on mental health in pregnancy and we're joined by midwife Laura Bridle who specialises in perinatal mental health. She advises on personal well being, where to get support during your pregnancy and postnatally. We also discuss general pregnancy symptoms at weeks 18-20 with our regular midwife Issy Bourton.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.


    ORGANISATIONS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE:


    Prosperity’s: https://www.prosperitys.co.uk/
    Best Beginnings:https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/
    Maternal OCD: https://maternalocd.org/
    Pandas:https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/
    FIVEXMORE: https://www.fivexmore.com/
    Maternal Journal: https://www.maternaljournal.org/
    Mush: https://letsmush.com/the-app/
    Peanut: https://www.peanut-app.io/
    Bluebell care: https://bluebellcare.org/
    Maternity Action: https://maternityaction.org.uk/
    Pregnant than screwed: https://pregnantthenscrewed.com/
    Action on postpartum psychosis: https://www.app-network.org/
    Well-being plan: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/calculators-tools-resources/wellbeing-plan/pregnancy-and-post-birth-wellbeing-plan
     
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    • 34 min
    Ep 7 - Weeks 16-18 of your pregnancy

    Ep 7 - Weeks 16-18 of your pregnancy

    Midwife Issy Bourton joins me on this episode to discuss what to expect at your 16 week midwife appointment, the best time to tell your employer that you’re pregnant, physiotherapy & pregnancy symptoms such as sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, increased blood flow & much more.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 26 min
    Ep 6 - Weeks 14-16 of your pregnancy

    Ep 6 - Weeks 14-16 of your pregnancy

    Obstetrician Jess McMicking & I discuss topics such as what beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy, placenta previa, heart palpitations, UTI symptoms, how your baby is doing at 14-16 weeks of pregnancy and more.

    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min
    Twin and multiple birth special

    Twin and multiple birth special

    If you've just found out you're having twins (or more!) you probably have tons of questions! For this special bonus episode I speak to Marley Hall, a midwife, birth and parenting expert and mother of 5 (including a set of twins) about twin pregnancy and birth. She shares her personal story and gives some invaluable advice on how to look after two babies at once.


    Marley mentioned https://twinstrust.org and https://www.bliss.org.uk as good resources for parents of twins, multiple babies and premature babies.
     
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    • 43 min
    Ep 5 - Weeks 12-14 of your pregnancy

    Ep 5 - Weeks 12-14 of your pregnancy

    This week is a big week, it's time for your dating scan – the very first time you’ll see your baby! In this episode, we chat to sonographer Kate Richardson about what to expect when you go for your first scan & what sonographers are looking for. In addition to this, obstetrician Jess McMicking joins me to talk about what's going on with your body and your baby at 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. We cover topics such as what foods to eat / avoid when pregnant, taking magnesium to help leg cramps & best sleeping positions.


    You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com
    Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


    *This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 37 min

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