We worry we’re not doing enough for them, then we worry we’re doing too much for them. We feel bad we don’t play enough with them, and then we worry about all the other things we need to get done while we play with them. Motherhood is full of contrasts – and doubt. …LISTEN NOW →
Our bodies are the source and creator of motherhood. They are the vessel for the gifts of our children. But what happens when our body doesn’t follow the ‘plan’ of pregnancy and birth? What happens when you feel your body let you down, or is now changed forever? Dr Rebecca Ray…LISTEN NOW →
For many years after my first child was born, I struggled with trying to find the balance between who I was before my children arrived, and being a mama. It was as if I was a mass of contradiction – on the one hand, I wanted nothing more than to give myself to…LISTEN NOW →
It’s the space in between. It’s the not who you used to be, and not quite who you will be yet. It’s the darkness and the opportunity. And as my guest in this episode describes it: it’s the liminal space in motherhood. Jessie Harrold is a couch, doula and author. She has been working with…LISTEN NOW →
Many years ago, I began to explore postpartum support, the fourth trimester and motherhood with Julia Jones. At the time, she was running a pilot training of her postpartum doula training, and I was all in. Years later, this work still influences me in so many ways. Julia is a pioneer in the way…LISTEN NOW →
Sometimes, the most profound changes in our life come from the most simple ideas. This week’s podcast is a living example of that. Allison Hillery is a mama of two girls. When she found herself pregnant with her second baby while still trying to understand the realities of the physical challenges her first baby was…LISTEN NOW →
If matrescence is the transformation of a woman as she becomes a mother – is there something called ‘patrescence’ for the dads? Do men go through a similar identity shift? This is something I am constantly asked. Of course, the transition a woman goes through is unique – her transformation is physical, emotional, economic,…LISTEN NOW →
Matrescence is universal – no matter who you are or where you are in the world, motherhood brings a transformation of identity. However, within matrescence, and the transition from woman to mother, there are many factors we must acknowledge, including race, background and support. It is deeply important that on this podcast, we not only…LISTEN NOW →
Mamahood is filled with so many questions: how do I help my child with their emotions? why do they have so many meltdowns? am I doing something wrong? Is it me? Through in a really tough year on top, and you have mamas all over the globe questioning who they are and whether they’re doing…LISTEN NOW →
Thanks to the work of Dr Oscar Serrallach, we now know about Post-Natal Depletion: a physical and mental deterioration caused not just by the process of giving birth and breastfeeding, but by the stresses and strains of modern parenthood. It has been a breakthrough in how we view mothers, and how we can better support…LISTEN NOW →
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