133 episodes

Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce. This podcast is targetted at mums, just like you. A place to have real discussions and ask real questions (no matter how hard) with honest and authentic people. The aim is to have you feeling lighter, more supported and more understood after each listen.

Beyond the Bump Beyond The Bump

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce. This podcast is targetted at mums, just like you. A place to have real discussions and ask real questions (no matter how hard) with honest and authentic people. The aim is to have you feeling lighter, more supported and more understood after each listen.

    Why is my bub so unsettled? - with paediatrician, Dr Golly

    Why is my bub so unsettled? - with paediatrician, Dr Golly

    In our 132nd episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Dr Golly all about unsettled bubs! As always, if whatever you’re doing is working, then keep doing that… but if you are looking for some help then this episode is for you!

    What is colic, reflux and reflux disease and when should we be worried?
    Do things like probiotics and colic drops help with an unsettled baby?
    Why is there so much noise and controversy around burping?
    If you are burping and it’s just not working, what are some tips for better active burping?
    Witching Hour!! Why does it have to exists and are there ways to prevent it?
    If you do have an unsettled baby, what are some signs to look out for that it may be allergies or intolerances?
    As a breastfeeding mother, are there any intolerances that commonly get cut out?
    Tips for unsettled bubs in cars
    And SO MUCH MORE!

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.  

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

     

    Sorry to interrupt this episode but what are you wearing under there?

    Haha, oh these are my epic 94 slim Jeans by A brand from Billy J!

    Nice!! I want a pair. For those who can't see what Soph is wearing...

    Literally everyone but you.

    They are from one of Australia’s largest women's online clothing companies and they source the freshest outfits for all occasions!

    Yes, whether you're looking for a casual day outfit, the perfect dress for an event or bump friendly options to make you look and feel great Billy J is for you!

    Billy J has thousands of on trend styles one of them being Sophie’s favourite Zalia tank top that she wears weekly in every colour because they are so versatile. 

    I absolutely love my tanks and honestly rarely take them off and my A brand jeans by Billy J come in second! 

    With 99% of staff being female (yeah the girls) Billy J strongly believes in empowering women to be their best selves.

    Yeah, the brand really is more than just clothing. The team believes that when you feel good in your outfit, you are unstoppable and ready to take on anything! 

    If anyone would like to shop Billy J you can head to www.billyj.com.au

    Our lovely listeners aka YOU will have access to 20% off their entire website - simply use code BEYOND20. This will be available from the 7th - 21st of June 2022!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Thinking of conceiving? What you need to know about Pre-conception Genetic Testing - with Zoe, genetic counsellor, from Eugene

    Thinking of conceiving? What you need to know about Pre-conception Genetic Testing - with Zoe, genetic counsellor, from Eugene

    In our 131st episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Zoë Milgrom from Eugene. Zoë is a trained genetic counsellor and she answers all our question about pre-conception genetic testing.

    What is a genetic counsellor?
    What is Eugene? And what prompted Zoe to start Eugene?
    What exactly is pre-conception genetic testing/genetic carrier screening?
    Is family history a good predictor of whether or not you’re likely to have a child with an inherited genetic condition?
    What does genetic testing look for? And why are some of the things not detectable/tested?
    If you do a genetic test and discover that your child might be a carrier of a particular genetic condition, what happens next?
    Is the father/sperm donor always tested?
    How does genetic carrier screening differ from the NIPT Harmony Test? And should you do both?
    What is the cost of pre-conception genetic testing/genetic carrier screening?
    Does preconception genetic testing/genetic carrier screening have any impact on life insurance/health insurance?
    If you’re already doing IVF, is pre-conception genetic testing/genetic carrier screening still necessary?
    And SO MUCH MORE!

     

    Goodies mentioned:

    Eugene

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.  

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

     

     

    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by Eugene:

    Did you know much about pre-genetic counselling before we did this episode? 

    No I knew nothing about it, I don't think it was ever offered to me, but I've already learnt so much from Zoe.  

    Yeah so a quick recap for everyone (mainly those sitting in the back not listening)

    Haha, yep! Zoe is the co-founder of Eugene, who have developed clinical-grade at-home genetic testing kits.

    Their aim is to make healthcare more accessible to all, so women can do carrier screening tests from the comfort of their own home. 

    Yeah, they believe knowledge is power so along with the tests they also offer genetic counselling to ensure you feel informed and supported in your pregnancy decisions. 

    If you want to give the at-home carrier screening test a go, you can use the code BEYONDTHEBUMP at checkout to get $50 off. 

    Also, if you still have any questions after this episode, you can book a free consultation with one of their genetic counsellor!

     

    • 59 min
    Are you OK? Chatting mental health - with Chelsea Pottenger

    Are you OK? Chatting mental health - with Chelsea Pottenger

    In our 130th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Chelsea Pottenger. Chelsea is an author, mindfulness and meditation coach, as well as the founder of EQ Minds, a company that empowers and educates people to take care of their mental health and performance.

    Chelsea talks about her journey from corporate to psychology student
    Both Jayde and Chelsea talk about the importance of accepting and owning your anxiety
    Had Chelsea experienced anxiety and depression before her PND and PNA?
    Both Jayde and Chelsea open up about how they were unaware of the connection between their historical anxiety and depression and their PND and PNA
    What is the Gidget Foundation and what do they do?
    The stigma behind mental illness medications!! Why self-care, meditation and mindfulness are important for the prevention of some mental illnesses, BUT how sometimes when need more
    The difficulty of slowing down and taking care of our mental health when we have big dreams and goals we’re working towards
    How to start meditating especially if you find it intimidating
    The dangers of toxic positivity that we often see on social media
    There are so many overlaps with symptoms of ‘normal’ post partum and feelings of PND and PNA. How do we know if what we’re feeling is okay or we need to seek professional help?
    Chelsea talks about her new book, The Mindful High Performer

    Trigger warning!! Chelsea touches on her previous suicidal ideations in this episode, so if you’re in a vulnerable space right now perhaps give this episode a skip!

     

    Goodies mentioned:

    EQ Minds

    Chelsea’s podcast, EQ MINDS, Recharge Your Mental Health

    Gidget Foundation

    Mediation Apps: Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer

    Pre-order Chelsea’s book, The Mindful High Performer by Chelsea

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.  

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

     

    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by KiwiCo:

    All our listeners will know that we like to get outside with our kids! 

    Yep definitely - we are better parents when outdoors, but with nap times, the weather, this is often not possible!

    Yep and that’s when our beloved Kiwi Co Panda crates come in handy! 

    That they do! For those who haven’t heard us rabbit on about KiwiCo’s Panda Crates before (first of all, where have you been?) Second of all, they are subscription boxes designed for 0-2 year olds that are filled with age appropriate toys and activities that all have a research-based approach to play! 

    Yep, what’s better than throwing a box of activities to your kids knowing they are learning as you put your feet up. 

    I’ll tell you what’s better, the fact that every second month, 2 months worth of activities arrive straight to your doorstep too!! 

    Its brilliant! Parenting smarter not harder - that’s my motto! 

    Exactly! Goldie has been loving the peg puzzle which helps her to learn shapes, build her fine motor skills and explore problem solving all at once! 

    What a clever cookie. Yumi loves that one too. She has also been learning shapes through the squishy shapes and when she is over that uses them as pillows for her dolls which is very cute and keeps her busy for even longer!! 

    Win win! If you want to create a foundation for learning with Panda Crate from KiwiCo too, you can get 30% off your first month on ANY crate line (for any age) with the code BTB30 at kiwico.com

    • 55 min
    BONUS EP - Ovaries. Talk about them - with Camilla Freeman-Topper of Camilla & Marc

    BONUS EP - Ovaries. Talk about them - with Camilla Freeman-Topper of Camilla & Marc

    Today's BONUS 129th episode of Beyond the Bump is a little more on the serious side!We chat with the beautiful Camilla Freeman-Topper, the creative director of Camilla and Marc, all about their campaign to raise awareness for ovarian cancer!

    The mission and purpose behind the Ovaries.Talk About Them campaign
    A common misconception about early detection tests for ovarian cancer?
    What was the drive for Camilla and Marc to start the Talk About Them campaign?
    Tips on juggling mum-life and work-life
    It’s currently fashion week in Sydney!! What are some up-and-coming fashion trends for 2022?
    Tips for working our wardrobe to make us feel good!!! Especially women who don't really feel like themselves post partum
    Tips for trying to look our best when we are time poor
    And so much MORE!

      

    Goodies mentioned:

    You can buy the Ovaries. Talk About Them merch at your nearest Camilla and Marc boutique or online at camillaandmarc.com

    Ovaries. Talk About Them donation page

    Tracy Anderson

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.  

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

    • 25 min
    What was it like discovering you’re gay while being married with kids!? - with Gemma Gillard

    What was it like discovering you’re gay while being married with kids!? - with Gemma Gillard

    In our 128th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Gemma Gillard. Jayde met Gemma at an event a few weeks ago where she learnt about her incredible story. This is such an important conversation and there are so many layers to it - whether you're questioning your sexuality, going through a separation, or in a post partum funk, this episode is for you!

    Gemma talks about growing up with a father who was not openly gay
    Gemma talks about her experience having sex in a heterosexual relationship
    Gemma talks about the initial conversation she had with her then male partner about being gay and his responses
    Gemma talks about hitting rock bottom - giving up her mortgage and all per possessions and moving into her mum’s spare room with her kids
    Does Gemma have sole custody of the kids?
    Gemma talks about struggling to find a house as a single mum after moving out of her mum’s spare room
    Gemma talks about coming out to her parents
    How can we raise our kids to not just see heterosexuality as the default?
    For listeners who may be in similar situations as your, what were the feelings throughout your life that really made you feel that you were gay?
    Gemma talks about thinking she was a bisexual asexual for a part of her life
    When Gemma started having sex with women, was that intimidating? Like how do you know where to begin?
    For whatever reason, if any of our listeners are in relationships that aren’t right and separation is on the cards, what tips does Gemma have for them
    Goes Gemma think she’ll have any more kids in the future?

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.  

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

     

    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by ergoPouch

    We are both huge fans of today's sponsor, ergoPouch! 

    That we are!

    We have both been using their products for years now. If you haven't heard of ErgoPouch they are an Australian brand of sleepwear that can take you from newborn days right through to school age. 

    Yes, their suits were an absolute game changer overnight when the girls were newborns just being able to zip them up rather than trying to muster a sleep deprived swaddle 

    Yes, and just as much when they're toddlers or older, when they're out of the traditional sleep suits but not old enough to keep a god damn blanket on at night, we love their sleep onesies (the ones with the legs) because it keeps them warm but still allows them to walk around. 

    Let's talk about their newest collection with Disney! Yep, they have just launched their AW22 Disney Collection with three new prints inspired by the Frozen, Cars and Lion King movies. 

    They have ABSOLUTELY nailed the aesthetically pleasing Disney print. Its soooo hard to find prints that you're kids getting excited about but isn't an eyesore and they have done it perfectly using their signature tonal and minimalist style. 

    Yumi has been loving the Lion King print 

    Yeah, and both my girls have been almost excited for bed thanks to their frozen sleep onesies with Queen Elsa! Poppy was actually out of sleep suits completely but she has enthusiastically jumped back into hers now which is perfect about to lead into winter!  

    As long as she's also jumping into bed, thats the main thing! If you want to check out ErgoPouch's new range with Disney, head to ergopouch.com.au

    Every adventure begins with a dream. And every dream begins with a good sleep. Sleep, Dream and Grow with the Disney x ergoPouch AW22 collection.

    • 56 min
    BONUS EP - We tell YOUR Monster-In-Law WTF moments - with Sophie and Jayde

    BONUS EP - We tell YOUR Monster-In-Law WTF moments - with Sophie and Jayde

    We are here with the very first BONUS episode of 2022!

    This has been demanded for a lonnnnggg time!!! We asked you guys to send in your in-law stories and as always (because we can't help it) we're gong to give you our two cents worth and maybe even dish out some advice - take it or leave it.

    These are going to be ABSOLUTE RIPPERS and we hope you enjoy!

     

    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people. 

    Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

CassieKish ,

Wow YES

I discovered this podcast from typing in some keywords, and then after scrolling through the episodes, I found myself saying ‘oh my, yes this is so applicable’ … As the parent of a 6 week old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, I found this podcast to be an excellent resource. I found that the hosts asked exactly what I myself was thinking like they were reading my mind! What an invaluable resource! I am so very glad that I found this podcast. ❤️

AmeliaCrabby ,

Great for all moms

I loved this podcast when I was pregnant and even more now that I am a mom!

Denkinkc ,

Great podcast

Love Sophie and Jade. They’re funny and discuss interesting content each episode. They are great podcasters and have such a nice flow hosting each episode together. Also love that they are generally realistic and honest, and respectful of people’s identities and parenting choices. This is a really easy to listen to podcast I highly recommend!

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