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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

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Wonderful!

By MiraBellBell - Mar 08 2018
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Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us! lots of love!

Beautiful and authentic conversation

By Cp69112 - Jul 19 2017
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Love this podcast. Great conversation for expecting women!

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Wonderful!

By MiraBellBell - Mar 08 2018
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Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us! lots of love!

Beautiful and authentic conversation

By Cp69112 - Jul 19 2017
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Love this podcast. Great conversation for expecting women!

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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

Rank #1: The metamorphosis of motherhood

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When you become a parent there is a shift in identity that occurs, pre-birth expectations drop away as reality kicks in. Life that perhaps was once goal orientated or career focus shifts as life with a baby forces a new daily rhythm, a slowing down, surrendering and letting go for a new way of being in the world.

My guest Kari Azuma, leadership development coach and mother, from Santa Barbara, California joins us in a conversation about her transition to motherhood, birth as an opportunity for introspection and personal evolution and finding your passion and power as a mother.

This episode focuses the lens on motherhood, my guest Kari specially works with mothers. Yet, what ever gender you identify as this episode speaks to all parents in the transition that occurs with the birth of a new family member.
Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Sally Cusack
www.pbbmedia.org

Jun 18 2018

27mins

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Rank #2: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection in Pregnancy and Birth

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In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, host Kirilly Dawn chats with craniosacral therapist and birth attendant Oni Blecher, on the relationship of the body, mind and spirit during pregnancy and birth.

Jul 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #3: Breastfeeding 101

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Breastfeeding, a biological norm, while natural is a learnt skill for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding is for many an intrinsic part of the parenting journey, yet it can be full of tears and also full of joy. With all the conflicting advice and messages new parents receive not to mention the newness of parenting a baby, getting off to a good start can be challenging. However, when it comes to breastfeeding there are a few essentials to know. This episode we discuss ins and outs of breastfeeding 101.

Also featured in this episode:
- Breastfeeding in public
- Breastfeeding into early childhood
- WHO recommendations on breastfeeding
- The marketing of artificial milk substitutes (formula)
- Australian Breastfeeding Association

Our guest is Samaya Askill mother of 3, who had breastfeed for 12 years and was a breastfeeding counsellor for 8 years.

Hosts: Lara Martin and Kimberly Lipschus.
aired live on 9th of Oct 17.

Resources for this episode:

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/2010-australian-national-infant-feeding-survey/contents/table-of-contents

http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/infantfeeding_recommendation/en/

Oct 10 2017

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Rank #4: Tamara on her 4 very different pregnancy and birth experiences

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In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and beyond Annalee Atia speaks with New South Wales mother of four Tamara Fenwick as she reflects back on her four very different birthing experiences. From hospital birth to birthing in an ambulance and then onto home birth.

All Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond podcast are now ACM CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points recognised.

You are tuned to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. Contemporary Conversations where Stories, Science, Traditions & New Ideas meet. Our show is coming to you from the studios of BayFM in Byron Bay and is broadcasting across Australia on the Community Radio Network, you can find us on iTunes and Spreaker and through your favourite podcast providers.

First aired live on 99.9BayFM in Byron Bay, Australia in 2019.
Produced and hosted by Annalee Atia for PBB Media
Guest: Tamara Fenwick

All rights reserved.

www.pbbmedia.org

Jul 11 2019

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Rank #5: "No one told me what it would be like" preparing for postpartum

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When a baby is born, a new family unit is also birthed. There is a lot to learn, and to adjust to. While life goes on around you, for a new parent or parents, their world with a newborn shrinks. It becomes their entire universe.

This episode we talk with Natasha Marchand and Bianca Sprague, founders of Bebo Mia on what to expect and how to prepare, antenatally, for the postpartum journey ahead.

If you would like support for yourself or your partner during this time, visit us at PBBmedia.org for the blog post that will go with this episode with links to support services.

Bianca and Natasha have created a postpartum plan work book to allow parents to be to go through all the things we have talked in this episode and more. This is a freebie gift so parents to be can feel as prepared as you can be for the incredible amazing roller coaster ride of the baby moon time, Download at beboMia.com/postpartumplan

This episodes guests: Natasha Marchand and Bianca Sprague founders of bebomia www.bebomia.com

Producer and show hosts: Lara Martin and Kimberly Lipschus

broadcast on the 11th of September, 2017 from the studio's of 99.9 Bay Fm, from the heart of Byron Bay, Australia.

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #6: Healing from Birth with Rachana Shivam

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In this episode we speak with Rachana Shivam, mother, grandmother, pioneering childbirth educator and advocate for families, doula, primal healing practitioner, principal of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery and author of the leading text on lotus birth, the practice of leaving the umbilical cord intact.

Rachana first became a mother in the mid ‘70s during the winds of change for birth in Australia. As you will hear from Rachana it was a very charged and hopeful time for those advocating for families in birth.

Unfortunately Rachana still sees a lot of parallels with how birth is managed even 40 years later, but during her lengthy and sustained journey she and her colleagues have paved the way for a lot of what we now take for granted in birth, all of which was thought to be crazy at the time: Waterbirth, self-hypnosis and breathing methods for pain management during labour, preparing for birth by examining our own births through rebirthing, Leboyer birth where the focus is on supporting the mother/baby dyad’s process rather than intervening in it.

Rachana shares her experiences of birth and early years of childbirth advocacy.

Other references:
- Rachana Shivam - www.lotusbirth.net
- Prophylactic method for pain relief, also known as the Lamaze Method.
- Dr Graham Farrant, http://www.primal-page.com/gfobit.htm
- Dr Frederick Leboyer, author of Birth Without Violence
- Arthur Janov “Primal Therapy” “The Feeling Child” http://www.primaltherapy.com
- Association For Prenatal And Perinatal Psychology And Health https://birthpsychology.com/
- Another link of interest: "Don’t Cut Baby’s Cord - We Can Be Much Kinder" https://vimeo.com/21315581

A warning if you have children listening, there is brief mention of the old practice of operating on children without anaesthesia (at approx 13’30”), and experiencing orgasm in birth at approx 22’20”.

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack 2019
Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2019
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Jan 23 2019

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Rank #7: How Infant Massage and Baby Wearing help your Baby Learn

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Esther Perez and Adrienne Megan Lester speak with Sally about the benefits of infant massage and baby wearing - for bonding, enhancing communication and optimising infant development. Also discussed is guidelines for finding a safe carrier for your baby. Did you know there are no safety standards for baby carriers in Australia? You can still get a safe and optimal carrier, but it is important to seek guidance for this, and not from a retailer. Adrienne explains in this episode.

References:
INFANT MASSAGE -
* Vimala McClure https://www.iaim.net/vimala-mcclure-the-early-years-part-1-of-7/
* http://babyinmind.org.au
* Esther Perez: eperezcapebyronmedical.com.au

BABY WEARING -
* Adrienne Megan Lester: babysteps2betterhealth.com.au
* babywearing information sources:

Australia:

Babywearing Consultations – NON-SALES ADVICE
https://babysteps2betterhealth.com.au/babywearing.html

The Babywearing Practice (stocking ONLY standardised carriers & wraps)

http://thebabywearingpractice.com.au

Brooke Maree – qualified independent consultant/retail stockist (most appear to be standardised, please check with her if purchasing)

https://brookemaree.com.au

Manduca – only carrier sold in Australian shops that meets international safety standards to Adrienne's knowledge

https://manduca.com.au/pages/about-manduca-carriers-and-slings

UK

New Parent Support

https://www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/related_documents/Messager%20Babywearing%20slings%20pull%20out_0.pdf

School of Babywearing

http://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/babywearing/babywearing-guide/

European safety standards:

https://www.en-standard.eu/csn-en-13209-2-child-use-and-care-articles-baby-carriers-safety-requirements-and-test-methods-part-2-soft-carrier-2/

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First aired on 99.9 Bay FM in Byron Bay on 19 November 2018.

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Sally Cusack
www.pbbmedia.org

Nov 30 2018

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Rank #8: Speak Up! Postpartum and Antenatal Depression and Anxiety in Dads

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Recognising, responding to and repairing postpartum and antenatal depression and anxiety in dads.

Pregnancy and the first year of parenthood is an exciting time that also brings many new challenges and responsibilities. It is now recognised that around 1 in 20 men experience depression during pregnancy (antenatal) and up to 1 in 10 new dads struggle with depression following the birth of their baby (postnatal).  Anxiety is just as common, and many men experience anxiety and depression at the same time (sourced from PANDA.org.au). It’s these facts that inspired my guest, Dr Matthew Roberts in his work with men experiencing perinatal and antenatal, anxiety and depression. Though initiatives such as Town hall Dads and My Doctors Handwriting, Matthew is connecting fathers, building awareness and redefining the landscape for new parents.

A warning to listeners that this interview discusses mental health topics that may cause distress to some listeners, If you need support or your worried about someone you love, reach out to:

IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE, CALL:
Lifeline on 13 11 14
PANDA on 1300 726 306
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
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List of references (eg book titles/websites mentioned)
1. Town Hall Dads
https://townhalldads.com

2. My Doctors Handwritting
https://mydoctorshandwriting.com

3. PANDA
https://www.panda.org.au

4. The Dad Factor - Richard Fletcher
https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dad-factor-richard-fletcher/prod9781921462139.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8f_eBRDcARIsAEKwRGd7EKm0SJdfUyk6WiirkJ7noWvBcPJMzxoiLwAHlEG_L2lJCWhueacaAumiEALw_wcB

5. Dad Group Incorporated
https://dadsgroup.org

6. Man- Up Documentary
http://manup.org.au

Daniel Stern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Stern_(psychologist)

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First aired on 99.9 BayFM on 5 November 2018

Copyright PBB Media and Sean Tonnet 2018

Nov 15 2018

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Rank #9: Sequoia Krop from the School of Shamanic Womancraft

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Sequoia Krop from Within Woman talks about travel, birth, sisterhood, and her life's calling towards Shamanic Womancraft, as well as the Red Tent Ceremony and other sacred offerings to the women of the Byron Shire. For more info www.withinwoman.com.au

Apr 05 2016

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Rank #10: Compassionate Motherhood with Dr Marion Rose

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A new year's gift to Mothers everywhere.

In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, we are speaking with Dr Marion Rose, passionate about supporting mothers and babies, Marion’s unique methods have helped thousands of families in feeling more connected, compassionate, present and loving in their relationships.
Supporting women to reconnect with their true loving nature as a mother
and supporting mothers in helping their child stay connected with their connected, compassionate and cooperative self form the bedrock of her work.
Marion has a 30 year background in developmental psychology and psychospiritual psychotherapy, with a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. She has been a University Research Fellow in infant development and has taught The Therapeutic Relationship to M.A. students.
Through her work, she has been supporting mothers with pregnancy, birth and parenting since 2001, becoming an Aware Parenting Instructor in 2005. Marion has two children a 16 year old daughter and an 11 year old son and is a sister mother to two beautiful twins.

First aired on 99.9BayFM in Byron Bay, Australia on December 17th, 2018.
Produced and presented by Annalee Atia with Guest Dr Marion Rose.

For more information about Marion's work head to www.marionrose.net

PBB Media
Contemporary Conversations where Stories, Science, Traditions and New Ideas meet.
www.pbbmedia.org

Copyright PBB Media, Annalee Atia and Dr Marion Rose 2018

Jan 01 2019

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Rank #11: Taking Birth to a Positive place

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For people listening in today or if you have friends or family with unresolved birth trauma, no matter how long ago, there are birth trauma specific resources such as birthtalk.org, birthing from within, and PANDA.org.au which are dedicate to supporting women, birthers and thier families.

Our guest today is Milli Hill, founder of the Positve Birth Movement, Milli set up the Positive Birth Movement from her living room in 2012, motivated by both her own birth experiences, and her growing frustration whenever she heard the words, "They didn't let me" in a birth story. She has since gone on to become a well recognised voice for women in the birth world, writing extensively in the mainstream press (BestDaily, Telegraph, Guardian) and apearing at various confrences and talks. She has three small children and lives in Somerset.

The positive birth movement is a grass roots movement, spreading positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media.
What began in 2012 as one small meeting in the living room of writer and campaigner Milli Hill, is now a global network of over 450 'real life' groups, with a massive social media presence too.

And they just keep on growing. They think this is because they break down the walls that the so-called 'birth wars' try to build between women. They don't hold any one kind of birth up above another. They are just concerned with every woman getting the best possible birth experience, for her, on that day.

About Milli:
Milli Hill is the Founder and Director of the positive birth movement.
Milli set up the Positive Birth Movement in 2013 and has since run it from her laptop whilst her three small children sit on her arms. She is passionate about positive birth as a human right for all women and campaigns and speaks on this issue in the media and at high profile conferences and events. She is a Columnist for Telegraph Women and the author of The Positive Birth Book. Milli lives in Somerset and is happy to be contacted on 077 391 391 15 or via info@positivebirthmovement.org.

Links:
www.pbbmedia.org
http://www.positivebirthmovement.org

Copyright
Producer/Host: Annalee Atia
Interviewee: Milli Hill
Music: Deva Premal and Miten, 'Ida Were Were' (African folk song)

Nov 10 2017

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Rank #12: Trusting within, with Holly Goldberg

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Trust. Trust in your body, trust in birth... there are many positive birth affirmations around trusting your body but what does it really mean to trust within? On today’s show I interviewed Holly Goldberg, who lives in California, USA, with her partner and daughter. Holly also holds a PhD in Perinatal Psychology and is a flower essence counselor and alchemist. This is Holly's story, candid and real; her story of trusting within despite the unexpected curve balls life can throw. There are many layers to the story. There are the events taking place and the story beneath the story. While the events of this story may differ or perhaps mirror events in your life, the story beneath is one most of us, if not all of us can relate. In ways the undercurrent of this story shared today is coded into our very DNA. It is a story of a Hero's Journey or more correctly a Heroine’s Journey. And finally, this is a story of healing spiritually and physically from the inside out.
Live to air September 2016 from Bay Fm 99.9 from the heart of Byron Bay with Lara Martin.
Key themes: breast cancer, caesarian birth, trust in body.

Sep 10 2016

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Rank #13: Can motherhood and sensuality coexist?

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Avalon Darnesh founder of Blossoming Woman shares her insights and knowledge on reclaiming yourself as a mother and whole woman. Here Avalon shares with us, ways you can easily bring self care into your life, lead the way with communication in your relationship, how sexuality and motherhood can coexist and much more. Fathers, if you are tuning in, lucky you, you get to hear some of the challenges that mothers face as they find a new way of being after children enter the family.

Produced and presented by Lara Martin
Copyright 2016 PBB Media and Lara Martin
www.pbbmedia.org

Oct 22 2016

24mins

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Rank #14: Healing Through Stories with Susan Perrow

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Parenting wisdom of ancient and contemporary therapeutic story telling.

Susan Perrow is an author, story teller, trainer and parent educator. Her first book ‘Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviours’ has been translated into over 10 languages. Her recent interview on PBB radio was an inspirational program full of magic, metaphor and muses exploring the use of ancient myth, traditional folk tales and contemporary life in helping parents to raise children. Through Susan’s passion and the wisdom of her story making listeners will be left in no doubt about the power of story to heal and transform lives. "When i first experienced the power of story telling as 'healing' I felt as though a light had illuminated the dark" (Susan Perrow, 2008).

List of references (eg book titles/websites mentioned)
1. Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviours - Susan Perrow

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Stories-Challenging-Behaviour-Perrow/dp/1903458781

2. A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales - Susan Perrow
https://www.bookdepository.com/Z-Collection-Behaviour-Tales-Susan-Perrow/9781907359866

3. Susan Perrow
http://susanperrow.com

4. Jenny Cargill-Strong
https://storytree.com.au

First aired on 99.9 BayFM on Monday 24 September 2018.

Producer and Presenter: Sean Tonnet
Copyright 2018 PBB Media, Sean Tonnet

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This episode is proudly sponsored by WELEDA Australia.

FOR A LIMITED TIME Australian audiences are entitled to a 20% discount on any online orders over $29.95 when they quote the promotional code of NATURAL. Head to www.weleda.com.au.

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Oct 03 2018

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Rank #15: Hormones for fertility and pregnancy

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Eat whole foods, fruit and vegetables, get rest and get in touch with your body. Not what you’d expect from a naturopath? Well Kim Piper, aka Kim the Naturopath has a lot to say about well being and about hormones and this is a vital part.

Hormones - we all have them, and fertility, pregnancy and post natal/partum are key times for learning to manage them for optimum health. Check out some of her wisdom in this episode.

References: http://kimthenaturopath.com/

Presenter: Kimberley Lipschus

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PBB Media 2018, Kimberley Lipschus

First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay, Australia on 16 April 2018.

Image credit: Katie Smith on unsplash.com

May 18 2018

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Rank #16: Should Birth in Australia be Obstetric-Led?

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Happy International Women's Day!

This episode explores the available models of maternity care to expectant parents, and whether the most widely available models are in fact the safest.

We speak with Professor Stephen Robson, obstetrician and Secretary of the Australian Medical Association about this statement by the AMA and the evidence to support it.
https://ama.com.au/media/maternity-services-must-be-obstetric-led

Also discussed is the current national review into maternity services; https://consultations.health.gov.au/office-of-the-chief-nursing-and-midwifery-officer/national-strategic-approach-to-maternity-services-1/supporting_documents/Strategic%20Directions%20for%20Maternity%20Services%20Consultation%20Paper%20DRAFT.pdf

We also speak with epidemiologist Michal Schiff about the evidence cited by the AMA and which forms of maternity care are recommended by the World Health Organisation and why. (The recommendations are for midwifery-led continuity of care.)

Finally we speak with a mother, Agy, who gave birth in a large teaching hospital in Australia in late 2017 about her experience of GP-shared care with her local hospital and how she in fact lacked continuity of care during the crucial periods of her labour and birth.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY on maternity services by writing to federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and find out more here: http://www.pbbmedia.org/maternity-advocacy.html

REFERENCES:
- National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services Consultation round 2 (NSAMS)
https://consultations.health.gov.au/office-of-the-chief-nursing-and-midwifery-officer/national-strategic-approach-to-maternity-services-1/supporting_documents/Strategic%20Directions%20for%20Maternity%20Services%20Consultation%20Paper%20DRAFT.pdf

- WHO research referred to by Prof Robson cited by NSAMS is listed on p31 of this document: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/maternal_perinatal_health/anc-positive-pregnancy-experience/en/
- AMA press release: Maternity Services must be Obstetric-Led
https://ama.com.au/media/maternity-services-must-be-obstetric-led
- Cochrane Review: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004667.pub5
- "Mater study"
https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1471-0528.14903
- "Mercy study"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25832990

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2019
www.pbbmedia.org

Our thanks to Agy, Prof. Stephen Robson and Michal Schiff.

First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 25 February 2019.

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #17: When birth plans change. Breech birth story.

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This episode we have a birth story for you. Being a Pregnancy Birth and Beyond show, we don't actually have a lot of birth stories on the show, so this is a real treat. There is a wide range of birth stories from horror stories to empowerment stories and everything in-between. And than within each birth story there are a number of versions, there is the medical story, the social story, the close friend story, the couples story, the baby's story, the personal story and what I find most interesting is the story beneath the story.
Our guest is Jazzie and Lessie (Jazzie's mum, and now a grandmother). Jazzie's pregnancy might have begun like many other first time parents. Jazzie had what is refereed to as low risk pregnancy. Meaning she had no health considerations that could potentially negativity impact on her labour or baby. However sometimes the unexpected happens.

This episode we hear not only about Jazzie breech vaginal birth in hospital but also about her decision making, the kind of care she received, what helped and what didn't and more here on Pregnancy Birth and Beyond media.

How common is the breech position?
Breech position, which is bottom first, accounts for 3% to 4% of term pregnancies.
Breech positioning is more common in preterm babies with 25% in breech position at 28 weeks,
The majority of breech babies born in western industrialised cultures including Australia are born by elective or planned Cesarean.
If your baby is breech, what choices do you have:
Every situation is different, some breech births are more favorable to a vaginal birth than others.
You get to decide what is best for you and your baby.
Your options are:
planned caesarean section
attempt vaginal birth

There are studies on breech birth, for example Term Breech Trial and the Pre-MODA study which both had some different concluding results. So a breech birth presents with potential risks for the baby, this could be the type of breech, or other identified risk factors for example intrauterine growth restriction, which is a very small baby for its gestational age and parents genetic disposition. And further to the safety of vaginal breech birth is the competency of the care provider. When a healthcare provider is skilled at breech birth it is, according to Pre-MODA study, just as safe to have a vaginal breech birth as it is to have a C/S and you also have to consider the long term health implications and not just the short term. So in a short term, you could view a planned c/s as less risk adverse for the baby as in it is planned, relatively quick and hyper managed . however, the longterm health of the children born via c/s is not fully understood yet, and studies coming out are concluding mode of birth does have an impact on the health of babies and children, meaning vaginal birth overall, population based have greater health benefits for both baby and mother. C/S babies have increased need of stays in NICU, increased difficulty with early breastfeeding, less diversity in the babies microbiome, Plus all the psycho-social aspects of wellbeing to consider.

In preparing for this episode I found a great resource for parents who baby is in breech position after 36 weeks. Go to www.breechbirth.net it is AU and NZ based site.

www.sarawickham.com has a number of articles on breech birth, including on the Term Breech Trial, and also on c/s.

Www.midwifethinking.com and

www.evidencedbasedbirth.com

Produced and presented by Lara Martin
Copyright PBB Media and Lara Martin 2019
www.pbbmedia.org

Feb 18 2019

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Rank #18: Help me keep close to my baby

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The first minutes, hours and days with a newborn baby are crucial for setting up the best possible adjustment to life outside the womb, learning to breastfeed and recovery for mother and baby. This is best achieved through supporting new parents to be the main ones handling the new baby.

We hear from Dr Robyn Thompson, midwife and breastfeeding researcher, on why it is so important for handling of a new baby by others is best kept to a minimum if all is well - even hospital staff. New parents need lots of quiet time to adjust to their lives as parents, to recover from birth and to support the baby's own process of learning to breastfeed.

We also hear from a mother of two children who knew instinctively the importance of minimising lots of outside contact during the early weeks and as a consequence, her babies were very calm. However, not everyone understood her intentions, but she held her ground on this. She calls for extended family and friends to respect new parents' choices to keep life quiet and simple in the early weeks.

If new parents aren't explicit in their wish for this, it is worth asking if that is what they would like and how you can support them.

This information is to support expectant parents and help prevent issues arising postnatally. Birth and breastfeeding takes its own path and can have unexpected turns. There are specialised services for parents to discuss their births, no matter how long ago, including: www.birthtalk.org, consiousbirth.com, birthingfromwithin.com

Credits:
- Dr Robyn Thompson, www.breastfeedingconsultant.com
- special thanks to Petria, mother, for sharing her personal stories

References:
Dr Robyn Thompson - http://www.breastfeedingconsultant.com/single-post/2017/09/02/The-First-Breastfeed​
The Birth Pause: thebirthpause.com
​Dr Nils Bergman: http://thebirthpause.com/tag/skin-to-skin
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Mother Nature (1999) Babies Celebrated: “ For species such as primates, the mother IS the environment.” ​
​Microbirth Movie: microbirth.com

Producer: Sally Cusack
copyright www.pbbmedia.org
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First broadcast on 99.9 BayFM, Byron Bay, Australia on 25 September 2017.

Sep 28 2017

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Rank #19: My Dad and I: Masculinity & Fatherhood. Part Two

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On this episode, our presenter and PBB dad, Sean Tonnet, will play part 2 of his special feature interview with his 90-year-old father Lex. In this instalment, Lex discusses an emerging spirituality that helped him mature and grow as a man and reflects on the importance of a safe and secure family culture that absolutely matches the contemporary evidence of attachment theory on raising healthy children.  At the end of the program, he discusses one thing that he feels men need to sustain them in their parenting and masculinity. Full of insightful learnings from a community elder on a life of fathering, masculinity and growing old, this show contrasts similarities and differences in parenting and being a man across generations. A thoughtful, honest discussion between father and son not to be missed!

Note: Apologies for some audio 'hiss' during parts of the podcast.

Resources Mentioned in Podcast:

1. Family Media Plan - www.healthychildren.org/english/media/Pages/default.aspx
2. Brenne Brown on Vulnerability - www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability
3. Conversations with your dad - www.manhood.com.au/manhood

First aired on 99.9 Bay FM in Byron Bay on 31st December 2018.

Produced and presented by Sean Tonnet
Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Sean Tonnet
www.pbbmedia.org

Jan 09 2019

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Rank #20: Connection, Sustainability & Women's Wellbeing

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Ella Noah Bancroft is a Bundjalung woman, artist, storyteller, teacher, connection coach and mentor. A poetic feminist and social entrepreneur, Ella’s passion in protecting the Earth fuel her many projects. She is the founder of non-profit sustainable clothing brand Yhi Creation, and she’s also the powerful force behind local women’s gathering - The Returning – a full day event focusing on deepening our connection to the Earth, ourselves and each other. She is passionate about re-wilding the world and the feminine force, and is a certified yoga and tantra practitioner.

Find out more about Ella Noah Bancroft at www.yhicreation.com and www.thereturning.com.au
First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay on 15 April 2019
Copyright PBB Media, Kirilly Dawn and Ella Noah Bancroft
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May 17 2019

27mins

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