In this episode host Beth shares her key learnings from a recent overseas trip with her 2.5 year old. If you are planning to travel with young kids or babies, this is a must listen. Beth shares what worked on the plane, what didn’t and how you can manage your expectations to set you up for an enjoyable trip. In this episode Beth mentioned a couple of key pieces of equipment including the BabyZen YoYo Travel Pram, the Kooshy Kids inflatable foot stool,and the Tula Toddler Carrier. A huge thank you to this week's podcast sponsor, Gro-To Skincare. If your little one is experiencing dry or flaky skin, I highly recommend giving Skin Wizard a go. You can get your hands on Skin-Wizard and the entire adorable Gro-To range in-store at Coles or online. When shopping online, get 15% off using the code GROWING15. For all of you Go-To lovers, this code is applicable site-wide so go forth and stock up!
In this episode, host Beth sits down with Kate - mum of three and postpartum doula to talk about all things twins. Kate shares generously about her experience becoming a twin mama including what it was like to find out, how this changed her plans for a home birth, how she prepared her home to welcome two newborns and the ways in which her and her medical team collaborated to ensure her birth experience was a positive one. There is so much wisdom in this episode, specifically about the power of letting go in motherhood. If you’re pregnant with twins or otherwise, you will love this episode. Kate also shares some of her ‘must-have’ resources for twin life including the My Breast Friend Feeding Pillow , Baby Bjorn Bouncers and The Holistic Guide to Twin Pregnancy by BreAnn Blenhm. Make sure you follow Kate on IG @katebloomdoula Pregnant and looking to get educated and prepared? Beth and her team offer a range of incredible classes both online and face-to-face. Head to www.powerbirthcourse.com.au to book yours.
In this episode, host Beth is joined by the incredible Liesel, who you may know by her Instagram handle, @mommy.labornurse Liesel is not only an experienced labour and delivery nurse from the US, she has been educating in the online space for years and has supported thousands of families to prepare for birth with her incredible resources. Liesel joins Beth today for a candid chat about what you can expect within the American maternity system and both Beth and Liesel answer questions submitted by Liesel’s online community, which explore some of the differences and similarities for mama’s on opposite sides of the world. This chat is super informative no matter where you are based and a must listen if you are pregnant and curious about birthing in the hospital system. We also want to say a HUGE thank you to our episode sponsor Gro-To. As a Growing listener you can enjoy 15% off site wide (yep! that means you can get a discount on your favourite Go-To products too!) using our exclusive discount code GROWING15. This code is valid from November 1 to midnight 29th November when you spend $60 or more. If you prefer shopping in-store, Gro-To is also available at coles, which makes it easy to grab as part of your regular shop. We are absolutely loving Sud-Bud, Skin-Wizard and my personal favourite, the ‘Two-in-Fun’ detangling shampoo. Thank you so much Gro-To for supporting this episode of Growing.
In this episode of Growing, host Beth sits down with Alexandra Collier, an award-winning Melbourne writer who alongside an amazing career is a solo mum by choice. Ally’s memoir Inconceivable details her journey into motherhood after waking up one day with a strong urge to start a family, a goal that her partner didn’t share. In this chat, Ally shares what it was like to return to her parents home, age 37, heartbroken and yearning to be a mum, the joys and challenges of eventually realising that dream and provides insight into how we can better support people in non-traditional family structures to thrive. Beth absolutely loved this chat. Ally is warm, funny and incredibly clever. A must listen! Resource links: Join Facebook group: Australian Solo Mothers By Choice This week’s podcast is brought to you by Aussie baby sleepwear brand, ergoPouch. Their safe-sleep-approved range and TOG-rated pouches have been an important part of our journey with our little girl. Right now, ergoPouch is running a 20% off Click Frenzy Sale site-wide which means you can save big on all of their gorgeous new season prints, cult-favourite styles and sleep tools to help your little one sleep soundly. Terms and Conditions: 20% off Excludes Outlet, Gift Vouchers, Sleep Packs, Bundles, Gift Packs and Canvas Bags. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Valid from the 23rd to the 26th of October 11:59pm 2023
Well hey! On the agenda for today’s episode of Growing, host Beth steps you through what birth partners and support people can and should be doing to shift their mindset and step up as the BEST possible support person. Beth explains the importance of supporting from a place of confidence and trust rather than fear and lets you in on a powerful mindset shift that will change the way you look at birth support. This episode is a must listen for anyone preparing to give birth AND anyone preparing to support a loved one in labour. These strategies and techniques are just some of the tools Beth teaches in her childbirth education course PowerBirth®, an incredible resource for expectant parents and available both online and face-to-face. You can learn more at www.powerbirthcourse.com.au A HUGE thank you to one of Beth’s all-time favourite baby brands and sponsor of today’s episode ergoPouch. ErgoPouch have just launched their gorgeous holiday sleepwear collection just in time for school holidays… and a much-needed vacay! Inspired by the warmth of the sunny rays and our underwater friends, they’re perfect for a good night’s sleep after a day at the beach! If you’re a long-time listener, you’ll know that Pops and I are big fans of ergoPouch – their certified organic tog-rated sleepwear keeps our girl comfy overnight all year long, ensuring she’s neither over-heating nor cold. With the weather warming up, you can simply use their handy ‘What to Wear’ guide to quickly work out how to dress your baby for bed according to the temperature. Check out their clay-colored Sunny print and sea-themed Ocean print on ergopouch.com.au. Plus, ErgoPouch have kindly given our listeners 20% off with code GROWING until the 11th of October.
As a new parent, have you ever wondered…why am I receiving SO much conflicting advice. When it comes to newborn care and early parenting it can feel like everyone has a different opinion. In this episode Beth breaks down the ‘why’ and provides some insight into how you can cut through the noise and make decisions that feel right for you. Within this chat, Beth mentions some of her favourite, reliable resources that can help with decision-making in parenthood. These are listed below: Eat Pray Sleep by Dr. Preeya Alexander (GP and Mum!) The Australian Breastfeeding Association The Raising Children Network La Leche League (Breastfeeding support) Unicef Infant Formula and Responsive Feeding Guideline (Formula support) Sick Happens (Navigating Inevitable Childhood Illness) Lactation and Infant Feeding Resource with Susie Prout This episode of Growing is brought to you by Sleepybelly. Sleepybelly’s pregnancy pillow is honestly a game changer for pregnant women everywhere. It is no secret that getting comfortable in bed when you are pregnant becomes increasingly difficult as the months tick on. Sleepybelly’s unique design provides support for your back side and tummy, helping you to drift off and achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. Sleepybelly are so confident that you will love their pillow that they offer a 30-night money back guarantee. You can get 10% off your pillow with the code BWB10. Visit www.sleepybelly.com.au to shop now.
Are you considering a sea change? In this episode Beth answers questions submitted by her online community about what it’s been like to move from the city to the coast. Topics include: How did you pack up with a toddler running around? Hidden costs and how to prepare How to support little ones through the change Do you miss the city? Do you worry about being bored? Saying goodbye to friends and family Building a community in a new place And so much more. If you are thinking about making a big change for your family this episode is a great resource. Keen to connect with Beth? Follow her on Instagram @birthwithbeth_ or jump over to her website www.birthwithbeth.com.au If you’re looking for evidence-based birth education, Beth offers a range of courses. More information available at www.powerbirthcourse.com.au Resource links: newysupply.com.au
Are you preparing to purchase a pram and feeling overwhelmed by all the options? In this episode Beth sits down with founder of Babybee prams and safety expert Emily Stone to discuss what you should be looking for when selecting a pram for your growing family. Emily breaks down the options and provides questions for you to consider such as, do we want a capsule? Should we be considering a double pram? What kind of accessories do I need to add on? The team at Babybee have also put together a pram buying guide to help cut through the noise. Check it out here This episode is sponsored by PowerBirth childbirth education course. PowerBirth teaches you the knowledge and skills to navigate birth with confidence. The course covers what to expect during labour, how to set up your birth space,, how to work with pain, how to be an amazing support person and so much more. You can learn more about the online and in-person options at www.powerbirthcourse.com.au
In this episode Beth sits down with Dr. Kyla to talk about how we can support our kids to foster a positive relationship with food. Kyla has a PhD in childhood weight management and 15 years experience working with restrictive eaters. Food and meals are a big part of family life and many of us feel stressed or unsure what we should be feeding our children and how we should be setting them up for success. Kyla shares some of the ways in which we can model healthy behaviors around food and in turn, help our children create a healthy relationship with their amazing body. You can learn more about Dr Kyla on instagram @dr_kyla and her offerings via her website www.mealtimes.com.au This week’s podcast is brought to you by Aussie baby sleepwear brand, ergoPouch. If you haven’t heard of ergoPouch they make certified organic, premium, ergonomically designed sleepwear. Their safe sleep range covers newborn up to 12 years of age and we have been big fans since our 2 year old daughter Poppy was just a newborn. We’ve found their TOG-rated sleeping bags are snug and cosy, but also breathable, ensuring Pops is comfy all night long. They also wash incredibly well, keeping their shape and feel – a testament to their excellent quality I’m super excited to share that ergoPouch have just launched their new range of timeless Heritage prints curated exclusively in-house in Melbourne. The designs are beautiful, playful and nature-inspired. You can purchase the NEW Heritage Collection and the entire ergoPouch range exclusively online through at ergopouch.com.au
In this episode, Beth sits down with Dr. Erin Bowe to discuss the signs and symptoms of birth trauma and what you can do next if you feel traumatised by the events of your birth. Erin shares valuable information about the ways in which birth trauma can manifest itself in the postpartum period as well as practical strategies for getting help. Erin has a wonderful range of resources designed to support new mothers, which you can access here. A huge thank you to our episode sponsor, BabyDink! As lovely as baby snuggles are, sometimes we need to be hands-free. Our friends at BabyDink know that new parents don’t often have a lot of time (or headspace!) to be dealing with anything too complicated, so they’ve designed the ultimate “no-wrap wrap” to keep your baby close without the admin. With no confusing ties or buckles, their award-winning BabyDink Newborn Carrier provides the same cosy fit every single time – with organic, soft and breathable, stretchy fabric that’s designed to grow with you and your baby – from birth to six months. Get 15% off their entire range using the code GROW15 at the checkout. This code cannot be used with any other offer. Available only at babydink.com.au.
In this episode, host Beth sits down with mum of two Emily McCarthy. Emily shares what it was like to navigate on-going pregnancy sickness and prepare for her second birth after having had a traumatic birth with her first baby. We also learn about Em’s unexpectedly complex postpartum and how it felt to receive and ultimately recover from a devastating cancer diagnosis just weeks after meeting her second baby. This episode is truly a beautiful listen and one I know you will get so much from.. You can follow Em on Instagram @emac5555 and sign up to her newsletter at https://emilymccarthy.substack.com/https://emilymccarthy.substack.com/ Listen to Em’s birth first story here: https://australianbirthstories.com/podcast/episode-243/ For more information on bowel cancer screening, treatment and support visit https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/ A huge thank you to this week’s episode sponsor Tommee Tippee and their amazing Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump. Powered by you, the newest Tommee Tippee breast pump is wearable and cord-free! It slips comfortably into your bra, meaning you can pump totally hands-free – whenever, wherever. It can be controlled using the Tommee Tippee app, and is the only breast pump that mimics a baby's natural suckling motion using smart ConstantComfort™ technology. The breast pump has a clever nipple-alignment light to help you pump in the most comfortable position, day or night, and the milk collector bottle is compatible with Tommee Tippee’s award-winning Closer to Nature® teats, so you can feed your baby in a few simple steps. The Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump is available now from tommeetippee.com.au and Baby Bunting stores.
There has been A LOT happening behind the scenes of Growing so In this episode, host Beth gives you a quick update on all things life and biz. This episode of Growing is brought to you by PowerBirth, a comprehensive childbirth education course developed by an experienced midwife and passionate childbirth educator. PowerBirth is specifically designed to reduce overwhelm, increase confidence and simply help you understand what to expect and how to work with your body throughout labour. PowerBirth teaches you about your birth hormones, how to be an amazing support person, strategies for helping your baby adopt a great position in the pelvis, evidence based ways to reduce the chance of tearing and so so much more. This course is available online at birthwithbeth.com.au/powerbirth-online
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and this years theme ‘Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference For Working Parents’ host Beth is joined by Courtney Garland, registered nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and pediatric sleep specialist to talk about how you can prepare to return to the paid workplace when your baby is still being breastfed. We discuss practical strategies for navigating conversations with your boss, what equipment you should have on hand, how often you will need to pump during the work day and strategies to help your baby take the bottle. Episode resources: Courtney’s website and Instagram https://mamalinc.com/mama-linc-online-classes/ @mamalinc Australian Breastfeeding Association milk storage guidelines https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/resources/storing-ebm Episode sponsor: This episode of Growing is brought to you by Sleepybelly. Sleepybelly’s pregnancy pillow is honestly a game changer for pregnant women everywhere. It is no secret that getting comfortable in bed when you are pregnant becomes increasingly difficult as the months tick on. Sleepybelly’s unique design provides support for your back side and tummy, helping you to drift off and achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. Sleepybelly are so confident that you will love their pillow that they offer a 30-night money back guarantee. You can get 10% off your pillow with the code BWB10. Visit www.sleepybelly.com.au to shop now.
Wondering what you can do to take care of your little one’s oral health and prevent problems down the track? Listen to this! Host Beth sits down with Dr. Bethany, a qualified dentist AND educator to learn how we can care for little teeth and gums. Bethany answers questions such as: How soon should I start brushing my child’s teeth? When should the first visit to the dentist take place? Should I use toothpaste? How much toothpaste should I use? How worried should I be about sugar consumption? And SO much more. You can connect with Dr. Bethany via her website or on instagram @drbethanystoothtales Remember to hit ‘follow’ to get more episodes of Growing in your ears every week. A huge thank you to this week’s episode sponsor, iL Tutto. iL Tutto’s range of stylish, functional, and ever-so-cosy Nursing Chairs will provide you with the ergonomic support and the comfort your body needs, making your feeding journey more relaxing and enjoyable. iL Tutto are offering our Growing audience an exclusive 15% off code for the next month, which can be used across their huge range of stylish Nursing Chairs, along with their CoZee Co-Sleeping Bassinets, Cots, Chests and even play mats! This code expires at 11:59pm Sunday 27 th August and cannot be used with any other offer. Only available at iltutto.com.au DISCOUNT CODE: GROW15 To connect with Beth and learn more about how she can support you in pregnancy visit www.birthwithbeth.com.au or checkout her Instagram @birthwithbeth_
In this episode of Growing, host and midwife Beth Ryan takes you through what to expect during the first six weeks of your baby’s life. A must listen for any pregnant mum, Beth details what normal feeding and sleeping patterns can look like with a newborn baby, how each day may look different, ways to settle your newborn and strategies for helping you feel calm and rested during your early postpartum. This episode is brought to you by Tommee Tippee and their newest baby monitor which is available now! Introducing, Dreamsense – The smart baby monitor that senses everything but only communicates what matters most. This i-OS or Android app-connected monitor helps parents relax and get some much-needed sleep. It includes a HD, pan and tilt night-vision camera and a wireless and rechargeable Parent Pod that uses colour and sound to communicate changes in baby’s sleep and surroundings. Tracking sound, temperature, humidity, and light levels while baby sleeps, it plots any environmental changes on a timeline alongside any sleep disturbances. And if baby does stir in the night, parents can play a unique message, or use pre-set lullabies and sounds to help settle them. Head to tommeetippee.com to learn more. Resource links: Listen to Growing Episode 48: What should I expect in the 48 hours after I give birth? on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Listen to Growing Episode 46: Practical strategies for a positive postpartum with biochemist, mum and doula Dr. Renee White on Apple Podcasts or Spotify BabyDink | The Comfy Baby Carrier Joey Mama | New Mum Essentials & Baby Carriers
In this episode host Beth sits down with Sophie to discuss motherhood, career pivots and life as a mum to three girls. From medicine to motherhood to host of an award winning podcast Sophie shares generously about her experiences and how she strives to be a positive influence in the online space. This episode of Growing is brought to you by PowerBirth, a comprehensive childbirth education course developed by an experienced midwife and passionate childbirth educator. This course is specifically designed to reduce overwhelm, increase confidence and simply help you understand what to expect and how to work with your body throughout labour. PowerBirth teaches you about your birth hormones, how to be an amazing support person, strategies for helping your baby adopt a great position in the pelvis, evidence based ways to reduce the chance of tearing and so so much more. This course is available online at birthwithbeth.com.au/powerbirth-online Resource links: Listen to Beyond the Bump on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Learn more about Beth’s Positive Induction course at birthwithbeth.com.au/positive-induction
In this episode of Growing, host Beth Ryan takes you through what to expect in the first 48 hours after you give birth to your baby. This is an amazing listen for anyone journeying through pregnancy who wants a better understanding of the postpartum period. This episode discusses both vaginal and caesarean birth and touches on the topics including postpartum blood loss, pain management, breastfeeding and recovering from labour. This episode has been brought to you by BabyBee prams! Getting out and about with your little one can be challenging – it can feel like there’s so much admin involved that it’s almost not worth it. But the team at BabyBee have made it their mission to create prams that are not only stylish and affordable – but are also safe, practical and an absolute dream to use. BabyBee are all about making it as easy as possible to get out and about with your little one at every age and stage – and with thousands of five-star reviews and multiple industry awards won, they’re a brand that many Australian parents know, love and trust. Checkout their amazing range at babybeeonline.com Resource links: Listen to Growing E44: Breastfeeding in the newborn stage with lactation consultant Susie Prout on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
Are you considering a major career change? Curious about what it takes to run a successful online business? Join host Beth Ryan in this episode of "Growing" as she takes you behind the scenes of her journey from midwife to business owner. Beth's career transition has been lots of fun but certainly full of challenges, trial and error and lots of learning on the go. In preparation for this episode, Beth turned to her online Instagram community and asked them what they wanted to know about running an online business. Today, she answers those burning questions and provides valuable insights for anyone looking to make a change in their own lives but unsure of where to start. This episode serves as a valuable resource for anyone who is considering becoming their own boss or anyone curious about what it looks like behind the scenes. To stay connected with Beth and learn more about her courses and resources that can support you on your journey, be sure to follow her on Instagram @birthwithbeth_ and visit her websitewww.birthwithbeth.com.au. A HUGE thank you to Australian Birth Stories for making today's episode of Growing possible!! This episode of Growing is made possible by one of my favorite resources for expectant parents, The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, written by Sophie Walker, the host of the incredible Australian Birth Stories podcast. This beautiful book provides invaluable insight into the Australian maternity care system; what to expect at each stage of your pregnancy journey and various ways to prepare for your birth so that you can feel empowered in your decision making. I love the way Sophie has sprinkled insightful self-care strategies throughout the book, such as mindfulness prompts, relaxation exercises and conversation starters. This book goes far beyond your usual pregnancy manual and perfectly encapsulates the wisdom of Australian birthing parents, partners and pregnancy professionals alike. You can grab a copy of the book from www.australianbirthstories.com. Resource links: Canva Later: Social Media Management Tool Planoly: Social Media Management Tool Rode USB microphone Kajabi Thinkific Squarespace
In this episode of Growing I sit down with Dr. Renee White, biochemist, mum and doula. Renee provides so much practical advice for parents preparing for parenthood including strategies for implementing support, tips on how to create respectful boundaries and how to genuinely take care of yourself in motherhood. Renee combines her qualification and experience of working as a biochemist to provide research-informed support and advice to new parents. I absolutely LOVED this chat and know that you will too. Renee is the founder of Australia's first biochemist-led doula village where she and her team provide high quality continuity of care for parents journeying through pregnancy and postpartum. You can learn more about their services at www.ifillyourcup.com and on Instagram @fillyourcup_ Resource links: The Science of Motherhood Podcast with Dr. Renee White Insight Timer - Free Meditation App Grab 'The Quickie' - Renee’s Go-To Guide for The Fourth Trimester Are you preparing to give birth? If you want to feel excited and empowered for birth (leave the nerves behind!) my online birth preparation course is the PERFECT fit. Jump over to my website www.birthwithbeth.com.au/courses to learn more about how I can support you. Keen for more? Follow @birthwithbeth_ on instagram for education, updates and insights. Consider it midwifery with a side of motherhood.
In today’s episode I sit down with Jessica Rolph, mother of three, co-founder and CEO of Lovevery. Our chat is about so much more than the wonderful age-based playkits that Lovevery makes. Jessica and I talk about the dance between paid work and parenting, how to navigate those challenges and how the grass can always feel greener. I absolutely loved this chat and know that you will get so much out of it. Head to lovevery.com or follow Jess on Instagram @jessicarolph to learn more! Are you preparing to give birth? If you want to feel excited and empowered for birth (leave the nerves behind!) my online birth preparation course is the PERFECT fit. Jump over to my website www.birthwithbeth.com.au/courses to learn more about how I can support you. Keen for more? Follow @birthwithbeth_ on Instagram for education, updates and insights. Consider it midwifery with a side of motherhood.