Dr Golly and the Experts
Dr Golly and the Experts
About Dr Golly and the Experts
We all go into parenting as beginners. But imagine the learning curve when things don’t go to plan. Dr Golly delves into the hard-earned wisdom of parents who have faced tough times and come out the other side as… the Experts.
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When Sophie discovered she was pregnant, she was filled with joy but also concern as she thought back to the nights that she had enjoyed a glass of wine before knowing she was expecting. Fourteen years later, her son was diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). This week, Sophie shares the struggles her son faces, how she and her husband have supported him and her passion to break down the stigmas surrounding FASD. LINKS Check out NOFASD on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nofasd.australia/ For more information on FASD check out https://www.nofasd.org.au/ For the FASD free helpline call 1-800-860-6113 Check out Every Moment Matters website https://everymomentmatters.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah Warden knew that her son, Callum wasn’t progressing as he should, but she could never have predicted what was causing the delays. Callum’s final diagnosis was Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare genetic condition described as ‘childhood dementia’. This week, Sarah talks about how she had to persevere to get the right diagnosis, and what this rare condition means for her life and her family. LINKS Check out the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sanfilippochildrensfoundation/ To visit the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation website click HERE To donate to Sarah’s fundraiser click HERE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the past six years, Alexis Bree has faced the relentless challenges that come with her son's severe eczema and severe anaphylaxis. These conditions have led to countless sleepless nights, heightened vigilance in everyday environments, and the constant feeling of being an overprotective parent. This week, Alexis shares how she has embraced being a pedantic parent, the extra precautions she must take to keep her son safe and how other parents with young children can help do their part in creating a safe environment for all. LINKS Check out Alexis on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alexis_bree/ Allergic Australia Instagram https://www.instagram.com/allergicaustralia/ Allergic Australia https://allergyfacts.org.au/ Ezcema Aus Instagram https://www.instagram.com/eczemaau/ Ezcema Aus website https://www.eczema.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Skye and Kieran Burke always thought one child would be enough, yet very quickly the desire for another became stronger and they fell pregnant with their son, Jack. But this pregnancy was nothing like they expected. Jack was diagnosed with VACTERL - a group of birth defects that require multiple major surgeries. This week, Skye and Kieran share how they navigated the many days spent in hospital, why Kieran was urged to seek professional help before Jack was born and how they believe a positive mindset is essential when faced with any diagnosis. LINKS Check out Skye and Kieran’s fundraiser Art Helps Heaps https://arthelpsheaps.com/ Art Helps Heaps Instagram https://www.instagram.com/arthelpsheaps/ Check out Skye on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/apatchofskye/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr Lisa Chimes is no stranger to a surgical procedure as she has performed many on pets featured on Bondi Vet. But after four children via four caesareans, Dr Lisa found herself on the other end of the scalpel. This week, Dr Lisa shares her experience with a post birth complication, the intense procedures that followed and her long road to recovery. LINKS Check out Dr Lisa on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlisachimes/ Check out the DOG range by Dr Lisa https://dogbydrlisa.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the early days of raising three young boys with Level 3 Autism, Katherine Peereboom found that access to support was difficult. Determined to make a difference, Kathrine took matters into her own hands. This week, Kathrine shares how she juggles caring for her family, running a world-leading disability organisation and how she is working to build the brightest future possible for her boys. LINKS Check out Kathrine on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kathrinepeereboom/ Kathrine’s website https://www.kathrinepeereboom.com/about Spectrum Support on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spectrumsupport/ Spectrum Support website https://www.spectrumsupport.org/ Autism Spectrum Australia https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Yolanda Shennan fell pregnant with her first born, Hudson, she envisioned all the foods she would get to cook for him. But only days after he was born, Hudson was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU) leaving him to lead a life on an incredibly restricted diet to survive. This week, Yolanda shares the many challenges of managing Hudson's diet and how she’s raising her son to be the most resilient he can be. LINKS Check out Hudson's food journey on Instagram https://instagram.com/pku_mumma_melbourne?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Check out MDDA Australia https://www.instagram.com/mdda_australia/ For more information on Phenylketonuria and other metabolic conditions, and how to support families like Yolanda’s, please go to: https://mdda.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At 34 weeks pregnant, Bel Sloane and husband Rory Sloane noticed they hadn’t felt any kicks one day and scheduled in a scan. The couple were given the devastating news that there was no heartbeat. Their son Leo had passed This week Bel and Rory recount their journey from that heart-wrenching day, to where their family stands today, five years later. LINKS Check out Bel on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bel_sloane/?img_index=6 Check out Rory on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rorysloane/ Red Nose Australia Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rednoseaustralia/ Red Nose Australia website https://rednose.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two-time Big Brother winner Reggie Bird has always come across as a bit of a tough nut, but that’s because she’s had to be. For fourteen years she’s been battling to keep her son Lucas alive. Lucas was just one month old when he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This week, Reggie shares how she manages Lucas’s condition alongside her own health issues and how she stays her bubbly and positive self through it all. LINKS Check out Reggie on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/reggiebirdbb/ Cystic Fibrosis Australia Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cfaustralia/ CF Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CFCCAUST CF Website - https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Youssef Dib is a pro boxer who comes from a family of boxing champions. But Youssef’s son, Jibreel, is possibly the toughest in the family. When Jibreel was only 8 months old he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – a disorder that affects a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. This week, Youssef shares his journey from being told that Jibreel would not live long, to being in denial of his son’s diagnosis, to helping him be the fighter he was born to be. LINKS Check out Youssef on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/uwee_dib/ Cerebral Palsy Alliance Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cpalliance/ Support STEPtember https://www.instagram.com/steptemberau/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cerebralpalsyalliance See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Michael Brunelli has lived with anxiety for a long time, but when he became a father it got much worse. This week, MAFS duo Michael and Martha talk to Dr Golly about how this anxiety has at times come between them, how it has affected the way he fathers and why Michael says he is unlikely to get professional help. LINKS Martha’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marthaa__k/ Michael’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mbrunelli/ SMS 4 Dad’s https://www.sms4dads.com.au/ SMS 4 Dad's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pandanational PANDA https://panda.org.au/get-support/support-dads See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The word “cancer” strikes fear into the hearts of most... but imagine hearing it applied to your child. A week before his 7th birthday Samantha Sanfilippo’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Today, Samantha shares her story of coming to terms with the life changing diagnosis and how she faced up to the many challenges of supporting a seriously unwell child. LINKS Samantha's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/samanthasanfilippo4/ Leukaemia Foundation - https://www.leukaemia.org.au/get-involved/blood-cancer-month/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leukaemia_foundation/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LeukaemiaFoundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do you remember learning about puberty and sex? What were those conversations like? For Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang discussions around puberty and sex were awkward and even unpleasant. They are now on a mission to transform this experience for today's children. Sitting down with Dr Golly, Yumi and Dr. Kang talk about how different puberty is for kids today, and give tips on how we can open up the conversation with our own children. LINKS https://www.instagram.com/yumichild/ https://www.booktopia.com.au/welcome-to-sex-melissa-kang/book/9781760509538.html?irclickid=wTIyu6xEaxyPTVzXaV2GGV6VUkFyNFU%3AtXyuwY0&utm_campaign=Yumi%20Stynes&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Impact&bk_source=1431742&bk_source_id=1431742&irgwc=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joh Scully had tried every possible way to fall pregnant when she decided that surrogacy was her last chance. In Australia, surrogacy has to be altruistic. That is - you can only attempt surrogacy if someone is willing to carry your child out of the goodness of their heart. For Joh that “someone” turned out to be her good friend, Georgia Barnes. This week Georgia and Joh share their experience of surrogacy with all its emotional challenges, and how together they made what felt impossible, possible. LINKS https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/surrogacy https://www.surrogacyaustralia.org/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How would you cope if your child sporadically swore at strangers or made obscene gestures at family dinners? Mandy Maysey is a mum who understands how challenging it can be to raise a child with Tourette’s Syndrome. She has three children with the syndrome and is President of Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia (TSAA), This week, Mandy explains what it’s like to live with three kids with different presentations of Tourette’s Syndrome and reveals the unique perspectives she's gained through her roles as both a parent and an advocate. LINKS https://www.instagram.com/tsassociation_australia/ https://tourette.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the beginning, Kylie and Jonathan Brown thought it was cute that their youngest and smallest child, Macy, was a loud snorer. But snoring in children can be serious, leading to sleepless nights, trouble breathing, gut issues and in their daughter’s case, intrusive surgery to fix it. Today, the couple sit down with Dr Golly (the Brown’s very own paediatrician) to talk about the signs to look out for in snoring babies. LINKS https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/childhood_obstructive_sleep_apnoea_osa/ https://www.instagram.com/kylie_m_brown/ https://www.instagram.com/jonathan16brown/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Priyanka Saha attended her final pregnancy scan, she was told that her baby wouldn’t live very long. Lily was diagnosed with Miller Dieker Syndrome - a rare disorder that causes the outer part of a child's brain (the cerebral cortex) to be smooth causing severe developmental issues. Despite the heart-wrenching prognosis and knowing that Lily only had a limited time on earth, Priyanka and her husband made it their mission to make every day special. LINKS https://www.instagram.com/the_lilyflower/ https://lilycalvert.com/ https://www.vsk.org.au/ https://www.instagram.com/veryspecialkids/?hl=en See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Renowned fitness instructor, podcaster and author Tiffiny Hall was told not to worry about her daughter's flat head and that she would grow into it. Tiff’s intuition said otherwise and led to a journey with her daughter being diagnosed with plagiocephaly. For the first time, Tiffiny opens up about the challenges she faced while navigating this condition, shedding light on the importance of early detection and to always follow your “Mum gut”. LINKS https://raisingchildren.net.au/newborns/health-daily-care/health-concerns/plagiocephaly https://mytxo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tiffhall_xo/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Keren Ludski is the CEO of Red Nose, Australia’s leading authority on safe sleep and safer pregnancy advice, and bereavement support for anyone affected by miscarriage or the death of a baby or child. In this episode, Keren shares her personal story, the story that led her to become involved with Red Nose, and to help other families. LINKS: https://rednose.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christie Hayes is an actress and radio host who makes her living talking. But when her son Hendrix was still very small, she learned that communication was going to look different for him. Hendrix was diagnosed with Level 2 Autism at 18 months old. Opening up to Dr Golly, Christie talks about how she stopped being scared by the word ‘autism’ and why she decided to be so public about his diagnosis. LINKS: https://www.instagram.com/christiehayes_/ https://www.amaze.org.au/ https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/ https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/autism See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.