If Only They'd Told Me Podcast (Pregnancy)

This episode is the first of a series of Pregnancy-related ailments. In the coming weeks, Jacqui and Nat will be cover serious pregnancy-related problems including preeclampsia, anemia, ectopic pregnancy, gestational diabetes to name a few. 

In this episode, Jacqui talks about Extreme Swelling in Pregnancy, otherwise known as ‘Edema’. She covers the symptoms and some tips for prevention and relief and interviews Neralee Heard who became so swollen during her pregnancy that she looked obese.


Direct download: 99_Pregnancy_Problems_1_Excessive_Swelling.mp3
Category:Pregnancy -- posted at: 10:50am +12

Nat and Jacqui discuss practical tips for birthing plans, hospital bags, knowing when you're in labour, Braxton Hicks and wive's tales about brining on labour. 

Top tips from this episode:

  • Have a good plan, but be prepared to change it. The main goal is to hold a healthy baby in your arms.
  • Hospital bag. Focus on being comfortable after the birth when deciding what to pack to take with you to the hospital.  
  • Know the key signs of labour, but also know that some, or all of them, may not happen for you.
  • Know when it's time to go to the hospital (or wherever you're going to birth).

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Direct download: 32_Getting_Ready_for_Birth.mp3
Category:Pregnancy -- posted at: 9:53pm +12

Why is 'getting pregnant', not that obvious and when do you tell your friends, family and work that you are pregnant?

Direct download: 7_Getting_Pregnant.mp3
Category:Pregnancy -- posted at: 7:14am +12