68 episodes

Welcome to the “Anna Asks” podcast, a place for people and parents looking for actual answers to big questions.

From pregnancy to prejudice, parenting to the pandemic, sleep to sexuality to social justice, we’ll be digging into the topics that matter to all of us, whether we like it or not.

This podcast was previously titled “Motherhood Made Magic”.

Anna Cusack is a changemaker - a speaker, mentor and author of her groundbreaking book “Mama, You're Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood”

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    • Kids & Family

Welcome to the “Anna Asks” podcast, a place for people and parents looking for actual answers to big questions.

From pregnancy to prejudice, parenting to the pandemic, sleep to sexuality to social justice, we’ll be digging into the topics that matter to all of us, whether we like it or not.

This podcast was previously titled “Motherhood Made Magic”.

Anna Cusack is a changemaker - a speaker, mentor and author of her groundbreaking book “Mama, You're Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood”

    S6, Ep6 - 10 weeks postpartum

    S6, Ep6 - 10 weeks postpartum

    The push/pull of being loved hard by two little people at the same time, feeding challenges, head turning/flat head concerns, and that nagging voice that says you’re not okay.

    University of Newcastle’s colonial frontier massacre mapping project - https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/colonialmassacres/

    Info on feeding babies who are windy, spit up a lot or struggle to keep up with milk flow - https://themilkmeg.com/can-i-overfeed-my-breastfed-baby/

    The epidural - how a gift for the few became the curse of many - https://www.annacusack.com.au/blog/77941-the-epidural-how-the-gift-of-the-few

    Book a 90min session with me here www.calendly.com/annacusack/

    Get the Birth Map book here https://birthmap.life/?affiliates=45 [affiliate link]

    Learn about upcoming Postpartum education and care professional training here: https://newbornmothers.simplero.com/products/172434-Postpartum-Education-and-Care?ref=46186-Anna-Cusack [affiliate link]

    Please leave a 5 star rating and review to help others find real life stories to connect with, or become a supporter for Aus2.99 a month here: https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe

    • 34 min
    S6, Ep5 -Postpartum diary 7.5 weeks

    S6, Ep5 -Postpartum diary 7.5 weeks

    Have you heard of postpartum hives? Neither had I! This and 25 other things I’ve learnt so far during postpartum and matrescence round 2. LINKS: Instagram book comp via @annacusackpostpartum Birth mapping training: https://birthmap.life/?affiliates=45 Postpartum education and care professional training: https://newbornmothers.simplero.com/products/172434-Postpartum-Education-and-Care?ref=46186-Anna-Cusack Please leave a 5 star rating or review to help other people find the pod, or become a supporter for Aus2.99 a month here: https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe

    • 49 min
    S6, Ep4 - Postpartum diary, 4.5 weeks

    S6, Ep4 - Postpartum diary, 4.5 weeks

    This week I talk sleep with sickness in the house, feeding, sibling transition, bodywork, getting out, self-talk, pelvic floor high and low emotions and support. Any Qs DM me and I’ll answer next episode- @annacusackpostpartum . Order my book before Dec 9 for guaranteed delivery in Australia by Xmas: “Mama, You’re Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood” via www.annacusack.com.au/book . For those wanting to see what a meal train is or contribute to mine, this is the link https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n10d0q . If you have benefited from my content and wish to contribute to my postpartum care fund you can do so here www.PayPal.me/annacusackpostpartum Follow along with my journey on Instagram and Facebook @annacusackpostpartum Head to https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe if you'd like to support this podcast for $2.99AUD/month. Every little bit helps and you can sub out at any time, no questions asked. Please leave a 5 star rating or review if you loved this episode, or share with a friend.

    • 22 min
    S6, Ep3 - Postpartum diary week 3

    S6, Ep3 - Postpartum diary week 3

    A word from me at week 3. The take home message is - make sure your support person/people use every skerrick of leave they can spare early on, and claim the support you need from them, as your needs might not be as obvious as you think! Shout out to Zelma @thepostnatalproject for her lawn example! Any Qs DM me and I’ll answer next episode- @annacusackpostpartum . Order my book before Dec 9 for guaranteed delivery in Australia by Xmas: “Mama, You’re Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood” via www.annacusack.com.au/book . For those wanting to see what a meal train is or contribute to mine, this is the link https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n10d0q . If you have benefited from my content and wish to contribute to my postpartum care fund you can do so here www.PayPal.me/annacusackpostpartum Follow along with my journey on Instagram and Facebook @annacusackpostpartum Head to https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe if you'd like to support this podcast for $2.99AUD/month. Every little bit helps and you can sub out at any time, no questions asked. Please leave a 5 star rating or review if you loved this episode, or share with a friend.

    • 20 min
    S6, Ep2 - Postpartum diary week 2

    S6, Ep2 - Postpartum diary week 2

    An update on my second week postpartum, direct from my bed on day 16. In this episode I mention (without any affiliation) - silverettes (nipple healing shields), Qiara (probiotics), my counsellor Katie Parker (www.KatieParker.com.au) and my blog on how there’s no ‘free’ way to feed your baby (https://www.annacusack.com.au/blog/76674-breastfeeding-is-free-and-other). I also spoke about my book “Mama, You’re Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood”, specifically the chapter on fear. You can get it for 10% off through November ($22.50 delivered) with code BLACKFRIDAY via www.annacusack.com.au/book . For those wanting to see what a meal train is or contribute to mine, this is the link https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n10d0q . If you have benefited from my content and wish to contribute to my postpartum care fund you can do so here www.PayPal.me/annacusackpostpartum Follow along with my journey on Instagram and Facebook @annacusackpostpartum Head to https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe if you'd like to support this podcast for $2.99AUD/month. Every little bit helps and you can sub out at any time, no questions asked. Please leave a 5 star rating or review if you loved this episode, or share with a friend.

    • 33 min
    S6, Ep1 - Postpartum diary week 1

    S6, Ep1 - Postpartum diary week 1

    Here’s my update from our first 9 days! Services I spoke about were my midwife @homebirth_with_helen, Harriet lactation consultant @the.breast.help, placenta encapsulation @theoxytocincollective. Get my book for 10% off through November with code BLACKFRIDAY via www.annacusack.com.au/book For those wanting to see what a meal train is or contribute to mine, this is the link https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n10d0q If you have benefited from my content and wish to contribute to my postpartum care fund you can do so here www.PayPal.me/annacusackpostpartum Follow along with my journey on Instagram and Facebook @annacusackpostpartum Head to https://anchor.fm/annaasks/subscribe if you'd like to support this podcast for $2.99AUD/month. Every little bit helps and you can sub out at any time, no questions asked. Please leave a 5 star rating or review if you loved this episode, or share with a friend.

    • 29 min

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