“Real Talk with Real Mums” is an expert advised and mum approved 10 episode podcast series, presented by Louise McSharry, looking at the issues of everyday pregnancy with medical professionals and the real women who have gone through the pregnancy journey. Each episode will tackle a different topic, from diet in pregnancy (with a Dietician), to mental health issues in pregnancy (with a Mental Health Midwife.). The aim of each podcast is to provide mums with expert insight into the issue but also to offer a practical, realistic, everyday take on the pregnancy journey.
Episode 10 - LIVE
Louise McSharry sits down with three Real Mums in the Rotunda Hospital for a live podcast.
Episode 9 - Mental Health
In this episode of Real Talk with Real Mums Louise McSharry chats to Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Richard Duffy, Clinical Midwife Specialist in Perinatal Mental Health Louise Rafferty, and Pharmacist Brian Cleary. Louise also talks to Gemma and Ger, two mums who share their different mental health journeys during their pregnancies.
Contraction - Pregnancy and the Workplace
Louise McSharry sits down with Cathy Ryan, Deputy Manager of HR in the Rotunda Hospital, to chat about maternity leave, breastfeeding in the workplace, and your social protections while pregnant.
Contraction - Community Midwives
Maria Walsh joins Louise McSharry to talk about Community Midwives.
Episode 8 - Pregnancy Loss
Louise McSharry sits down with Real Mum Linda Hughes to about her daughters Aobha and Emma, and the important topics of pregnancy loss, dealing with grief, and the supports on offer to those who need help.
If you are affected by this episode, these organisations are able to help:
A Little Lifetime Foundation
01 4045378085 2888 888i
Miscarriage Association of Ireland
Leanbh Mo Chroi
Contraction - Infectious Diseases and Pregnancy
In this Contraction, Louise McSharry sits down with Dr Jack Lambert, consultant at the Mater Hospital and specialist in infectious diseases, to talk pregnancy, infections, and the DOVE clinic at the Rotunda Hospital.