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Dr Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney

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Everything you need to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth and bringing your baby home. Your host Obstetrician Dr Patrick Moloney and co-host Brigid Moloney focus on the essentials of growing a baby without heavy medical jargon and with lots of relatable stories of their work helping thousands of women have babies, as well as being parents to four boys. Each episode has expert led content that will help you cut through the swathe of pregnancy information, restoring your ...
 
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When you become pregnant, endless information is thrown at you regarding what foods you can and can’t eat for the next 9 months. It can be very difficult to work out what is scientifically accurate and what has just been passed down from older relatives. In this episode, Brigid is talking about safe food in pregnancy with food and safety expert, Ga…
 
This episode has a trigger warning for parents who have experienced loss. Planning your pregnancy after the loss of a baby can be a very difficult and anxious time. There are thousands of worries running through your mind and you will want to check on the health of your baby constantly. But it’s important to remember there is also life, hope and jo…
 
Clotting in pregnancy and during the postpartum period can be a significant concern for a new Mum. To treat clots, doctors will try to adopt a preventative approach and prescribe anticoagulants during pregnancy and the postpartum phase to reduce the risk in at risk patients. But who is an at risk patient? Will the baby be affected? In this episode,…
 
Can you choose the sex of your baby? This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions when someone becomes pregnant and has been requested from one of our listeners. It’s easy to understand why people would want to choose the sex. Perhaps you have a family of three boys already and are hoping for a girl or vice versa. In this episode, we d…
 
We have all heard about how important iron is during pregnancy, but did you know that it is just as important when you are pre-pregnancy and breastfeeding? In today’s episode, we are talking about all matters relating to iron. Pregnant mothers' bodies need to literally make more blood to support the growing baby, and to do this she needs adequate i…
 
If there was a gold standard for being a Dad, it’s sure to look like Mitch Papas, who joins us today to talk about how to be a supportive partner during pregnancy and beyond. In this episode, Mitch shares the journey he and his wife, Georgia, went on as they planned to conceive and the importance of being curious, doing research and supporting your…
 
Nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy is pretty common, which doesn’t make it any less yucky, but most women do start feeling better around 12 weeks. Unfortunately for some women who are diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), their experience is much more severe. We have a lot of compassion for those women battling throug…
 
We have an important bonus episode for you today to keep all our listeners up to date with the latest Australian recommendations for the Covid vaccination during pregnancy. Due to the nature of Covid, we’re learning information as we go along. In this episode, Pat gives us the run down on previous advice from the Australian government and how this …
 
We get a lot of questions coming in through our DM’s and this episode is a response to a request from one of those lovely listeners who was diagnosed with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) at week 15 of pregnancy. What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, you ask? Apart from being a mouthful to say, it can also be referred to as pelvic girdle pain and i…
 
The phrase "your baby is in distress" can change the course of your baby's birth... and your experience of becoming mama. This topic is a request from a second time mama, ready to have her second baby but still holding the memory of her first birth. Remember, we want you to birth the first time like its your second. What does this mean? This means …
 
At your antenatal appointments, from about 20 weeks of your pregnancy you will (…should) be having some monitoring of your baby’s growth. Firstly, by the simple tape measure test, up over your tummy to the top of your uterus and then by ultrasound if needed. What we are trying to determine is if your baby is small for dates. This is known as Intrau…
 
How long between babies is a question that pops up ALOT. It is a big topic with lots of different factors in helping you make your decision. Financially able? Physically ready? Emotionally ready? Mentally ready? Even how many babies are you planning? All of these things matter when trying to decide when to have your next baby. In this episode we sn…
 
This episode Brigid talks with early parenting consultant, Jen Butler. Jen is a midwife, maternal and child health nurse, IBCLC trained lactation consultant, sleep consultant and circle of security facilitator. Jen talks about her top tips when it comes to the common things on a new parent's mind. Namely - Feeding, Sleeping and understanding what i…
 
Today we talk to Founder and Director of @naturalgraceaustralia Libby Moloney. It is a truly beautiful and at times heartbreaking conversation about the 'next steps' that a family can take if their baby dies. We hope everyone listens if only to help support friends, family, strangers who might be going through the heartbreak of the loss of their ba…
 
This is the first of our two part series about baby loss. It was recorded ages ago but we've delayed publishing it again and again. We just thought there's too much heartbreak at the moment to add something else to the mix of 2020. But you have requested this topic many times and we realised that it is needed. There are parents coping with the loss…
 
In this episode we talk to Keira Rumble, founder of Krumbled foods and Beauty Bites. She candidly, and calmly, walks us through her 5 pregnancy losses as she continues on her rollercoaster journey to having a baby. She has experienced miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy, a loss of a fallopian tube, endometriosis surgery and the possibility of IVF to…
 
The umbilical cord is an incredible structure, the connection between mother and baby. It is beautifully adapted and designed to do exactly the job it needs to do, help us grow our baby. In this episode we talk about: A little bit about the anatomy How the umbilical is protected from compression True and false knots in the umbilical cord Cord accid…
 
Issues with your thyroid are common in the baby-making years. In Australia about 2-3% of pregnant women are hypo or hyperthyroid. Then there is post-partum thyroditis. This is something that happens to 1 in 20 women after their baby is born. This needs careful assessment because the signs and symptoms can be dismissed as 'just part of having a newb…
 
Epilepsy is pretty common, about 1% of our population take some form of anti-epileptic medication and about 2000 women in Australia each year have a pregnancy when they have epilepsy. The effect of anti-epileptic drugs are highly relevant to women's health from the contraceptive choice, right up to the management of pregnancy and breastfeeding. If …
 
VBAC or vaginal birth after Caesarean is possible for lots of women. There are a few ‘rules’ to help get you to your goal of a vaginal birth after having a Caesarean but the primary driver is…you have to want it. There are some extra interventions that will happen and knowing this before your labour is key so the interventions don’t detract from yo…
 
Did you know that by about 45 years old, nearly every women will have little fibroids, about 2-3 millimetres in their uterus? These are round hard swellings of your uterine muscle and are often the cause of heavy periods. Although reasonably uncommon in your pre-pregnancy years, if you have a diagnosis of fibroids there are some factors for you to …
 
One of the things we are measuring when you have an ultrasound during pregnancy is the length of your cervix. We want it to be long and strong right up until late pregnancy and ideally past 37 weeks. For some women, their cervix is found to be shortened or insufficient and they need surveillance and sometimes treatment to make sure their cervix doe…
 
Ectopic pregnancy is another 'not rare' situation that is worthwhile knowing something about. This comes from a listener's request where she felt lost after being diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy at an early 6 week dating scan. And we see this happen. Suddenly you are in the system as you start your medical treatment. All while you are also tryi…
 
We don't hear about assisted delivery as an intervention as commonly as we hear about Caesarean birth. BUT more than a third of mamas having their first baby will have their baby born with help from forceps or the vacuum. Seems like something we should know about right? In this podcast we talk about: When you need assistance in your delivery What t…
 
Unless you are a blood donor or have had an operation in the past, you may not know your blood type until you are pregnant. This is really common. Why does it matter? As well as blood type, the ABO system, there are lots of different markers on the surface of our red blood cells. The system in pregnancy that we are interested in is the Rhesus syste…
 
Tearing might be on your mind as you get nearer to the birth of your baby. We know you are worried about the pain and how it might impact on your pelvic floor health. Your sex life. Your continence. For first time mamas, please know everybody gets a little bit of tearing. Whether it is a little - like a graze, or a lot, like a rare fourth degree te…
 
This episode is the audio from an IGTV series Dr Pat and Brigid did March 29 on @grow_my_baby. It is a four part series that covers the impact COVID19 has on pregnancy. This episode talks about coronavirus and getting pregnant, being pregnant, labour and delivery and bringing your newborn home. (It's audio quality is good not great. Apologies but w…
 
1 in 5 pregnancies will end in a miscarriage but even as common as this is, it's not an easy topic to talk about it. This episode may be hard for some (or all) to hear. Please make sure you have your supports in place if you choose to listen. And we hope everyone listens. In this episode we have a poignant story from one of listeners, Mai, talking …
 
Sometimes we need to go back to basics. This episode is for anyone who is thinking they might need a few hints on what they can be doing to increase their chances of getting pregnant. It's a bit light hearted and for some couples, this ep will be enough to help you well on your way to BABY. In this episode Dr Pat and Brigid talk about: What we mean…
 
This is a tough subject. Bleeding or more specifically, a postpartum haemorrhage is a common fear women have as they get closer to the birth of their baby. Does everyone bleed at birth? Well yes, everybody has blood loss during childbirth but normal blood loss is not what everyone is worried about. It is postpartum haemorrhage. The lights and siren…
 
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is not simply a disease of the ovaries. The ovaries are one part of this complex hormonal syndrome which CAN include symptoms such as excess body hair, increased weight, acne and insulin resistance. Or just to trick us, no obvious symptoms until you start to trying to get pregnant. The focus then becomes the ovar…
 
Pre-eclampsia is not rare so it is worth finding out something about it. About 7% of all pregnancies are affected by pre-eclampsia. Sometimes it just needs to be monitored, sometimes it can rapidly deteriorate and the treatment for you and your baby becomes a decision about whether your baby is better off ‘out than in’. In this episode we cover: Wh…
 
This is a long list of ALL of the symptoms in LATE pregnancy. Ok, not all. It is already the longest episode we have ever recorded. But if you’ve been wondering if you should worry about the itch on your belly or see someone about your swollen ankles or what you can do about not sleeping at night then you need to listen to this podcast. In this epi…
 
Two heart beats. Everyone has questions about twins. Fraternal, identical, same placenta, double ovulation, why twins seem more common? We are fascinated by how twins occur, how they grow in utero, how they are born... In this ep we give some gold for twin mamas and for those simply curious about twins. We also have a special treat – the women from…
 
1 in 10 women have endometriosis - painful periods, pain with sex, bloating, pelvic pain, infertility or NO symptoms at all. Until they try to get pregnant. In this ep we talk about: The diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis Having a laparoscopy for endo treatment How the normal rules of ‘how long does it take to get pregnant?’ do not apply The …
 
We don’t usually learn about recovering from a Caesarean section until we are IN recovery. That’s not what we recommend. This can leave you blindsided, confused and disheartened. If you listened to our last ep, you’d know that caesarean section is NOT rare SO good birth prep means we need to include how to recover from Caesarean section right? In t…
 
We all know Caesarean birth is not rare – it seems as though many of our friends have had Caesarean sections, some of our neighbours, maybe our sisters too. BUT Even for something this common, a Caesarean section for some women is a mystery right up until it becomes her reality. This is where we hear, “if only someone had told me”. Well here is the…
 
Pregnancy in diabetes, or gestational diabetes, is really common. Up to about 12-14 percent of all pregnancies. There are certain women that are more at risk of developing gestational diabetes but in fact, everybody is at risk. This can be hard because you might think – I am young, healthy and without symptoms so what am I doing with diabetes? And …
 
This ep is a bit of a pandora’s box. What can you say no to during pregnancy and birth? Well, you can literally say NO to everything. Ethically a health care provider can’t force a woman to accept any sort of treatment, even if they strongly believe their treatment plan is in the best interests of the mother and/or her baby. You have choice in your…
 
Having a baby in the breech position presents its own set of challenges. A baby from 20 – 30 weeks moves around tonnes and that is expected and wanted because a healthy baby moves. If though, your baby is still ‘head up’ at 35 weeks we will need a plan for your baby’s birth. Why did we start this podcast? Well we think there is a barrier for women …
 
This is one of those tests that can feel a bit icky and remind you that yep, the process of growing a baby is at times, undignified. Some women choose not to have the GBS test and that is totally their right. Some women have the test and wonder later “what was that for?” This ep is 20 mins of power to help you be the full bottle on GBS testing so y…
 
First trimester screening is a test for genetic abnormality and is commonly called the Down Syndrome screen. The types of test, the accuracy, the costs and the ability to give you a definitive answer about genetic abnormality is really not well understood by patients…and sometimes care providers. At times, a screening test can create more questions…
 
Most women spend most of their fertile time trying to NOT get pregnant but for those who want babies in the future, thoughts can wander to “what if my history of contraception impacts my fertility?” And it’s a common question. Contraception forms an integral part of a women’s life and is a very individual journey. What suits one woman may not suit …
 
Baby movements is your baby’s way of telling you all is well. A healthy baby should move. Imagine if you were really sick, you would still move around the bed and get up several times a day to go the toilet. If you lay in bed for many hours, not moving at all, you would probably be dreadfully ill. A baby that’s doing nothing is not normal. And why …
 
What to do about visitors to your newborn baby? Firstly, feel confident to stand by YOUR rules. This episode talks about one potential rule 'all visitors to have a whooping cough booster before visiting the baby'. Banning people from having contact with your baby, particularly if they are showing signs of a persistent cough, is really smart. We kno…
 
Induction of labour. This is recommended listening for every woman who is pregnant, particularly those getting close to the end of their pregnancy. Inductions AREN'T rare and can represent a challenge for some who feel blindsided by the significant change of plans. And blindsided is like a dirty word in your pregnancy, right? It's our mission to he…
 
The placenta is the frisbee shaped wonder pack that really has so many jobs as you grow your baby. Firstly, it sends oxygen and nutrients from the mother's circulation, down the cord into the baby. In reverse, it sends fetal waste products back up the cord into the placenta and off around the mother's body for excretion. It also is a gland that mak…
 
We've all heard the term 'Premmie" and we've seen the little babies in the Special Care nurseries with their naso-gastric tubes, little caps on their heads and surrounded by monitors. It's a frightening image but sometimes it always seems to happen to someone else - until it doesn't. This podcast is all about defining what prematurity is. It covers…
 
Bleeding and spotting in early pregnancy can be really frightening. We've got our own experience of Brigid having a big bleed when she was seven weeks pregnant and it came as such a shock and I remember feeling anxious - thinking we lost the baby. Even with my expert knowledge, I was really scared. This episode is about giving you the knowledge so …
 
In the early stages of pregnancy, up to 12 weeks, you will question every symptom you are feeling. This is so normal. Sore nipples, shortness of breath, metallic taste in your mouth, a super sensitive gag reflex making toothbrushing a nightmare - there is a big long list which we cover in detail and offer suggestions as to what is going on to you p…
 
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