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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. For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

Birth, Baby & Beyond LiSTNR

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

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. For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

    How do I get my baby to sleep?

    How do I get my baby to sleep?

    In part one of Birth Baby and Beyond's special sleep series, Midwife Cath shares her guide to all things sleep-related for your baby. From the first night home with a newborn, to her effective Bath Bottle and Bed routine, to her proven formula for starting passive-settling with your baby. If you’re the parent of a young baby and you’re desperate for a good night’s sleep, then you’ve come to the right place.

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    • 21 min
    All your sleep questions answered

    All your sleep questions answered

    In part two of Birth Baby and Beyond's special sleep series, Midwife Cath answers all your questions on sleep. Questions like: 'Why can’t my baby self-settle?' and 'Why has my four-month-old suddenly stopped sleeping?' If you are a new parent desperate for a good night’s sleep and you have LOTS of questions, this episode is for you. 

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    • 12 min
    Fertility issues and IVF with Dr David Wilkinson

    Fertility issues and IVF with Dr David Wilkinson

    Midwife Cath chats to one of Australia’s leading IVF and fertility expert Dr David Wilkinson. They discuss the reasons why people might struggle to fall pregnant naturally and what fertility solutions are available to them if they are struggling. 

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    • 40 min
    Miscarriages and maternal assisted caesareans with Dr Stephen Cole

    Miscarriages and maternal assisted caesareans with Dr Stephen Cole

    Did you know that 1 in 6 pregnancies end in miscarriage? In this episode Midwife Cath unpacks this devastating but common experience with Obstetrician Dr Stephen Cole. He explains some of the factors that contribute to recurrent miscarriages, and the tools available to help women impacted. Dr Stephen Cole also discusses some amazing innovations in his field, including maternal-assisted caesareans and fetal surgery.

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    • 42 min
    Pregnancy, COVID-19 and vaccination with Professor Alison McMillan

    Pregnancy, COVID-19 and vaccination with Professor Alison McMillan

    In this special episode, the Australian Government’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Professor Alison McMillan joins Midwife Cath to discuss the safety and effectiveness of getting the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy.

    Pregnancy is already such an anxious time for women, and throwing COVID-19 into the mix means it’s even harder to figure out how to make the best decisions for you and your baby.

    In this chat Professor McMillan shares with Cath the most up-to-date evidence-based advice around the risks of COVID-19 for pregnant women, and the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

    They discuss:
    Why pregnant women are at greater risk from COVID-19 than others
    Why advice around pregnancy and getting vaccinated changed and what the most up-to-date advice is now
    Why women can get the vaccine at any time during pregnancy
    How the vaccine can also help protect your baby in utero
    What immunisation side effects you can expect during pregnancy
    And so much more

    If you want to learn more about this topic, here are some useful links:
    Health.gov.au
    Official information about the coronavirus pandemic, how to protect yourself and your family, where and when you can get vaccinated.
    The Shared decision making guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy is updated as new information becomes available.
    Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Pregnancy and COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar
    Experts discuss COVID vaccination in pregnancy, breastfeeding, and those planning to be pregnant, dispelling myths and highlighting the global evidence, which has shown that vaccines are safe for women and their babies. The panel includes Dr Michelle Giles, Dr Clare Whitehead, Dr Vijay Roach, and Professor Sue Walker.
    English: https://vimeo.com/606222671
    Translated versions: https://linktr.ee/RANZCOG
    Australian Academy of Science - Pregnancies, periods and COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know
    A deep dive into some of the discussions happening around COVID-19 vaccines, fertility and menstruation to sift through the claims and the evidence
    Link: https://www.science.org.au/curious/people-medicine/pregnancies-periods-and-covid-19-vaccines-what-you-need-know
    Australian College of Midwives - COVID-19 vaccination online e-learning space
    This online repository equips midwives and pregnant women with the latest information about COVID-19 vaccinations. It and has resources, videos, online courses and more.
    Link: http://acmcovid19info.org/
    Jean Hailes Podcast
    This special episode of the Jean Hailes podcast features Associate Professor Nigel Crawford Head of Immunisation Services at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Professor Crawford answers your questions about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines for women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding
    Link: https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/resources/vaccines-safety-and-women

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    • 26 min
    Why pregnancy and alcohol don't mix with FARE CEO Caterina Giorgi

    Why pregnancy and alcohol don't mix with FARE CEO Caterina Giorgi

    Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) CEO Caterina Giorgi joins Midwife Cath to explain why women shouldn't drink during pregnancy.

    Caterina and Cath discuss so much in this chat, including:
    Why there is no safe level of drinking alcohol whilst pregnant
    Why even drinking while you are trying to conceive can be dangerous for your baby
    The science behind the damage drinking while pregnancy can do, even if it's just one or two drinks per week
    Why there is still some confusion amongst women about whether they can drink or not during pregnancy
    What Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is and how it can impact people into adulthood
    What the partner's role is in all of this

    This episode of ‘Birth, Baby & Beyond’ was made in partnership with the Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education.

    Visit everymomentmatters.org.au for more information.

    The Every Moment Matters project is endorsed and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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    • 25 min

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