5 Rules For New Parents

Pregnancy Podcast – Five Rules for New Parents

Why this podcast?
Anyone who has read this blog before knows how much I value families having access to evidenced-based information so that they can make informed choices for their pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

This podcast is still one of my absolute favourites for providing that info in short, clear and easy to digest episodes of thirty minutes or less.

Why this episode?
The recent arrival of a new royal baby in the UK got me thinking about what it’s like to suddenly have an actual tiny human to care for.

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Cluster Feeding and How To Cope With It

May 1st, 2019 Babies, Breastfeeding, Postpartum emilywills 9 min read

The Boob Group – Coping with Cluster Feedings

Why this podcast?
This podcast falls under the New Mommy Media umbrella and its sister podcasts include Preggie Pals, Newbies and Twin Talks.

A panel of women and, usually, a guest expert, delve into a specific topic in a chatty, fun way that still provides good information in a very accessible way.

There are some commercials but you can just zoom through those with a click or two.

Why this episode?
I belong to a few pregnancy and baby groups and often see parents wondering what’s going on when their baby suddenly wants to eat way more often.

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7 Signs Of Tokophobia

Apr 25th, 2019 Birth, Pregnancy emilywills 12 min read

Fear Free Childbirth – 7 Signs of a Woman with Tokophobia

Why this podcast?
This is one I’ve featured a few times but the host, Alexia Leachman, had taken a bit of a break from podcasting. I was happy to see The Fear Free Childbirth Podcast back in action and thought this episode looked pretty interesting.

The podcast itself is just one of the many fantastic resources on the Fear Free Childbirth website.

Alexia experienced the extreme fear of pregnancy and childbirth that is Tokophobia and has made it her mission to work toward supporting other expecting parents and to take the fear out of birth.

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Virtual Doulas: What They Do and How They Can Help

Apr 11th, 2019 Doulas, Preparing for Birth, Virtual Doulas emilywills 10 min read

The Embodied and Well Mom Show – Virtual Doulas: What They Do and How They Can Help

Why this podcast?
In short, because they have an episode on virtual doulas and as I have recently launched my own Virtual Doula services, I was curious to hear a discussion featuring this topic.

The Embodied and Well Mom Show used to be known as The Nurtured Mama Podcast and their website is www.intuitiveeatingmoms.com so the various names could be a little confusing.

The website looks great however and the podcast itself is all about –

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Stay Away From Google

Mar 19th, 2019 Babies, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Supporting New Parents emilywills 9 min read

The Postpartum Podcast – Stay off of Google, trust your instincts and more helpful tips.

Why this podcast?
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in your pregnancy and upcoming birth that you kind of forget that after all that, the real work starts.

Yep, you’ll have a brand new, teeny little human to look after and preparing for that, as far as you can, is so helpful.

This podcast is warm and supportive and covers pretty much all aspects of the postpartum experience.

Why this episode?
I talk to clients about trusting their own instincts but it can be so hard to do when you are suddenly responsible for a whole other person.

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Nobody Told Me!

Mar 13th, 2019 Babies, Postpartum, Supporting New Parents emilywills 7 min read

The New Mom Show – No one told me…….

Why this podcast?
Another new one today folks! This podcast is all about –

”Two new moms sharing our journey as we navigate motherhood and all of its beauty, struggles, and so many diapers!”

I loved the sound of that. New motherhood can be a lonely time as well as a time of self-doubt.

Are we doing a good job? Is this normal?

It can be helpful to listen to other mums out there who are in this too.

The hosts are Alexys, a first-time mum who loves good food, gardening and sport and Latoya, a mum, wellness instructor and writer. They are both lively, enthusiastic and funny!

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Top 10 Cloth Diaper Mistakes

Feb 12th, 2019 Babies, Cloth Diapers, Postpartum emilywills 11 min read

Newbies – Top 10 Cloth Diaper Mistakes For New Moms

Why this podcast?
This podcast is a fun, easy to listen to one which also happens to have a lot of info on a broad range of topics. I  like the chatty, informal style and appreciate that the panel of hosts brings experts on to share their knowledge as well as discussing their own experiences.

Why this episode?
I’m a member of a few expecting and new mum groups and I have noticed questions come up recently about cloth diapers so this seemed a fitting episode to feature.

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What Role Should Men Play In Birth?

Feb 8th, 2019 Doulas, Natural Birth, Partners, Preparing for Birth emilywills 9 min read

Evidence Based Birth – What role should men play in birth?

Why this podcast?
I refer people to the Evidence-Based Birth website all the time and am so happy that there is now a podcast too. All of the articles are, as the name suggests, evidence-based, meaning you have access to solid information on which to base your decisions.

It is so very important that whatever choices you make surrounding your pregnancy and birth are informed ones.

Information and knowledge ensure that you are the driver in your experience rather than a passenger.

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Do Lactation Cookies Work?

Jan 31st, 2019 Babies, Breastfeeding, Nutrition, Postpartum emilywills 7 min read

Pregnancy Podcast – Q&A: Lactation Cookies, Do They Really Work?

Why this podcast?
You know by now that this podcast features on here regularly. It’s evidence-based and covers everything you could want to know about pregnancy and birth plus a whole lot of postpartum stuff too.

Check it out!

Why this episode?
I’ve always been curious about lactation foods but have never really looked into them properly.

Time to learn more methinks!

I will say that the episode and, therefore, this post, do not provide nice, clear cut answers – because there really aren’t any. Rather it gives you something to think about and some great resources to delve into

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Top 5 Breastfeeding Worries

Jan 22nd, 2019 Babies, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Preparing for Birth emilywills 11 min read

All Things Breastfeeding – Top 5 Breastfeeding Concerns

Why this podcast?
Not only is this podcast a fantastic resource in and of itself but it is part of a website called The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor* which has everything you could wish for relating to breastfeeding.

The podcast is hosted by Barbara Robertson, an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), who has been supporting mums and babies on their breastfeeding journeys for over seventeen years.

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