Dr Golly and the Experts
Om 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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Seven years ago mindfulness coach Emma Murray had to put her training to the test when her eldest son, Will, had an accident that left him paralysed from the chest down. This week, Emma shares the story of that fateful day and how she must continually master the art of acceptance to keep on going. LINKS Check out Emma on Instagram HERE Check out High Performance Mindfulness HERE For more information on Dr Golly's sleep program or new book head to drgolly.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Tahyna MacManus experienced her first miscarriage, she was shocked to find out how common it was. After her second miscarriage, she decided to make a documentary. This week, Tahyna shares the story of her three miscarriages, the insights that she gained from conversations with other women during the making of her documentary and where her family is today. LINKS To watch Misunderstandings of Miscarriage, search on SBS or Apple TV. Check out Tahyna on Instagram @tahynamacmanus Visit The Pink Elephant Support Network website HERE The Pink Elephants Support Network Instagram @pinkelephantssupport See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy holidays and welcome to our Summer Series! Whilst we're on break, we've handpicked some of our favourite episodes for your summer holiday listening. This episode features Joh Scully and her best friend AND surrogate, Georgia Barns. This is the story of how together they were able to make Joh’s dream of being a mother come true. LINKS https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/surrogacy https://www.surrogacyaustralia.org/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy holidays and welcome to our Summer Series! Whilst we're on break, we've handpicked some of our favourite episodes for your summer holiday listening. This week's episode features fitness instructor extraordinaire, Tiffany Hall. Here, Tiff shares what happened when her daughter Vada was born with Plagiocephaly - which in simple terms it means ‘flat head.' 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.
Happy holidays and welcome to our Summer Series! Whilst we're on break, we've handpicked some of our favourite episodes for your summer holiday listening. This episode features Dr Golly's wife, Ilit Golshevsky. Together, they share the story of their youngest daughter, Pia, who was born with a birth defect called Craniosynostosis. LINKS https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2022/january-february/paediatric-head-shape-and-craniosynostosis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy holidays and welcome to our Summer Series! Whilst we're on break, we've handpicked some of our favourite episodes for your summer holiday listening. This episode features sports broadcaster, Hamish McLachlan whose daughter Milla was diagnosed with West Syndrome. LINKS: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/west-syndrome/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Denton Pugh was in the middle of an important presentation when he received a message from his wife to say their four-year-old son, Rocky, had a lump in his brain. Further investigation revealed that Rocky had in fact suffered multiple childhood strokes. This week, Denton shares what happened that fateful day, the heartbreaking reality of Rocky’s future and how the family are doing today. LINKS For more info, check out the Stroke Foundation website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Julie Mathers was 12 weeks pregnant with her first son, Woody, when she and her husband were told that he had Down Syndrome. The same day, they were confronted with the option to terminate the pregnancy. This week, Julie opens up about the process of making the decision to go forward and how 5 years later they have never looked back. LINKS Check out Julie on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/juliemathers/ Check out Snuggle Hunny https://www.instagram.com/snugglehunnykids/ For more info on Down Syndrome, visit Down Syndrome Australiahttps://www.downsyndrome.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.