43 episodes

Naomi is 35 and newly married. She is constantly asked when she's having a baby. But does she even want one?

In this series she travels the country speaking to people about their experiences in having and not having children to help her decide whether To Baby or Not To Baby.

To Baby or Not To Baby‪?‬ Secret Recordings

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Naomi is 35 and newly married. She is constantly asked when she's having a baby. But does she even want one?

In this series she travels the country speaking to people about their experiences in having and not having children to help her decide whether To Baby or Not To Baby.

    The Childfree U-Turn

    The Childfree U-Turn

    Naomi meets Anthea, who always thought she would have children, but changed her mind.
    They discuss: negotiating with her husband about whether to try for children or not, the strain of trying but not getting pregnant, the comfort of having friends who also don’t have kids, the positive effects once she decided to stop trying, the determination to fill her life with adventure.

    • 39 min
    The Co-Parent

    The Co-Parent

    Naomi chats with Rachel, who got pregnant by and is a co-parent with a friend.
    They discuss: being in no rush to have children, the discussions and contract involved in co-parenting, the challenges and benefits of co-parenting, having a child who lives in two places.

    • 33 min
    The Infertile Non-Dad

    The Infertile Non-Dad

    Naomi chats with Sheridan Voysey about his ultimately fruitless attempts to become a parent.
    They discuss: finding out that your journey won’t be as smooth as you thought, the guilt that comes with being the one who is responsible for the problems, the strain this can put on a marriage, exploring adoption, the difficult decision to end their ten year journey, the stigma of male infertility.

    • 37 min
    The Recovering Mum

    The Recovering Mum

    Naomi speaks to Rachel, whose journey to motherhood included ovarian cancer, IVF and a lockdown birth.
    They discuss: Rachel’s teenage battle with ovarian cancer, going through IVF at a young age, the doubts over whether she’ll be able to get pregnant, the experience of pregnancy, birth and looking after a newborn through lockdown.

    • 29 min
    The Premature Mum

    The Premature Mum

    Naomi chats with Jo, whose son was born 9 weeks premature.
    They discuss: the shock of going into labour when you’re not expecting it, the challenges of giving birth to a very small baby, not being allowed to touch your newborn, having to go home and leave your baby in the hospital, suffering from post traumatic stress after he was allowed to come home.

    • 37 min
    The Childfree Ambassador

    The Childfree Ambassador

    Naomi meets LeNora, who made the conscious decision in her early 20s to not have children.
    They discuss: the revelation that having children is a choice, telling her family the news, how it’s affected her dating life, discovering the childfree community.

    • 33 min

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