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Nurture Hub is a podcast for women who are planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant & for new mums looking for support, mentoring and connection. We will be talking to real women just like you, sharing our stories and bringing In the professionals to share knowledge. We are thrilled and ready to share, laugh, cry. We hope you enjoy every moment. Love Nicola Laye & Shari Lyon
 
A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood. Instagram: @positivebirthaustralia
 
The Well Woman Podcast was made by females, for females. Bringing out honest, truthful and the sometimes confusing side of women’s health. Join Jema Lee, a expert women’s cycle health educator as she breaks through the taboo topics of periods, poo, sex and sensuality. Together where we’re normalising periods, cracking open real body talk and fem rising the future. This podcast is designed to remind you that your body is amazing, you can achieve balance and body confidence all begins with you ...
 
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Your first introduction to birthing, labour and everything in between is here with our our guest Shari Lyon (https://www.instagram.com/belly2birth/), Australia’s Leading Hypnobirthing Practitioner. A fantastic episode for pre birth visioning.In this episode:- 101 Birthing Introduction- What is Hypnobirthing?- Birthing mindset- Birth options- Fears …
 
Join me and fellow Menstrual Cycle crusader, Demi Spaccavento (https://www.instagram.com/brightgirlhealth) chat all things Period Ed - what we wish we had of received, and menstrual cycle awareness for teens/tweensIn this episode:- Your first period- Transiting through menarche first period- Supporting puberty hormones- 4 tips for happy teen hormon…
 
S2 EP65: Today’s episode features the inspirational journey of freebirthing twin mama, Ally. The birth of Ally’s first daughter was a pleasant enough experience for her to opt back into the same model of care during her second pregnancy, until one simple question from her five year old daughter prompted her to consider a homebirth. Using fertility …
 
On today’s show I chat with Perth mother, Jenna, about her two births. Jenna’s first birth at a birthing centre was relatively straight-forward, until the moment her daughter lagged taking her first breath causing her to be swiftly taken away. When she called in her second baby, a son that she had felt around her from a small child, she initially d…
 
If you've ever explored hormonal health or geek out on it like me, you're in luck this is the one episode covering everything you need to know about Estrogen / Oestrogen with Functional Nutritionist Tara Thorne (https://www.instagram.com/tarathornehealth/).In this episode:- What is oestrogen?- Importance of metabolising oestrogen - Nutrients needed…
 
Vicki Hobbs is a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and a Pregnancy Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experinece. Vicki has grown her business to promote education, planning and preparation for birth so women can enjoy their pregnancy and look forward to their birth without judgement or guilt. Vicki offers her se…
 
On today’s show I chat with birth photographer and mother of three, Bianca. Having birthed her first two babies within the hospital system, it wasn’t until she started documenting birth that the potent contrast between birth environments and the impact that can have on women, became apparent. When she conceived her third baby, she applied all the k…
 
What's the difference between an obstetrician, midwife and doula? Join me and registered Midwife Dayna Eickenloff (https://www.instagram.com/daynajangles/) as we deep dive into all things pregnancy, birth and babies.In this episode:- What is midwifery?- Continuity of care- Pregnancy's 4 trimesters- Best postnatal care- Home births- Preparing for co…
 
On this week's episode I chat with first-time mum, Lucy, about her unmedicated birth in the hospital. Lucy admits she knew nothing about birth when she first fell pregnant but dreamed of having a natural, physiological birthing experience. Seeking out the knowledge she required, she found a hypnobirthing course provided her, and her partner, with a…
 
What are Fibroids? Could they be causing your uncomfortable period?Join me and Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Steffe (https://www.instagram.com/dr.steffed/) as we explore all things Fibriods.In this episode:- What are fibroids? - Signs that you may have fibroids- Symptoms of Fibroids- How to test for fibroids- Importance of estrogen balance- How to reduce…
 
Let's talk about our menstrual cycles and periods!! Stasha is The Period Coach, the bloody kind not the grammar kind. Founder of the Period Coaching School, certifying coaches to incorporate menstrual cycles in their work, and author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody, Stasha is also a dancer, cook, sword fighter, tai chi practicing, speaker, skatebo…
 
Today’s episode features the four births of Brisbane midwife and soon-to-be mother of five, Dayna. Having her first child at a young age meant she entered her journey from maiden to mother with very little knowledge on birth or the type of care she wanted. Although at the time she considered that experience a positive one, seeing her sister have a …
 
Crystals, gemstones, stones and rocks, can they support our menstrual cycle?Join me and metaphysical geologist and spiritual practitioner Lynae Burton(https://www.instagram.com/libramoonstone/) to discover what crystals can support you with each stage of your menstrual cycle and fertility journey.In this episode:- What are minerals?- What is crysta…
 
Today’s episode is one of miracles and heartache - featuring the long journey of birth photographer and mother of two, Amy. After losing one of her fallopian tubes to an ectopic pregnancy and being told by a specialist that she had minimal chances of conceiving naturally, Amy finally got her miracle baby. Although feeling overwhelmed with gratitude…
 
Have you ever experienced thrush, yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis before? Just like we can get skin infections we can have vaginal infections. To know how to overcome them we must first delve into why the appear and where they come from. Join myself and Yoni Nutritionist Adrienne Rommel (https://www.instagram.com/yoninutritionist/)as we piec…
 
Today we are discussing the Dreaded due date!! Shari and Nicola take a moment to share what we hear, see and understand with the clients that we support around the pressure of a date. The effects of that pressure on women, the feeling of the deadline and how that effects out mindset approaching birth. Please understand we are not medically trained …
 
On today’s show I chat with Melbourne chiropractor and mother of two, Diana. Coming from a long-line of generational birth trauma, Diana chose to change the narrative with her own birth journey. She hired a doula, did a hypnobirthing course and learnt all she could about physiological birth to give her the tools and knowledge she needed to navigate…
 
I spot before my period, is it normal? After working with 1,000's of clients around the world period spotting is far too common, yet not normal. To clear the air on Period Spotting, why it happens, what you can do and lots more I'm joined by Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Mel Langston (https://www.instagram.com/meg_langston/).In this episode:- Wh…
 
Featuring on today’s episode is award-winning Hypnobirthing Practitioner and mother of two, Shari, from Belly2Birth. Initially fearful of birth, she found herself being pulled to hypnobirthing and decided that despite the financial pressure at the time, completing a course was a non-negotiable. She describes the birth of her son as a huge awakening…
 
The topics of miscarriage, abortion and termination are still quite shamed, taboo and undiscussed. In this episode I'm joined by Abortion and Miscarriage Coach, Jocelyn (https://www.instagram.com/jocelyn.coaching/) to discuss how can we support our loved ones if they experience a pregnancy loss of any kind.In this episode:- Becoming an abortion and…
 
Featuring on today’s show is author and founder of the Positive Birth Movement, Milli Hill. Today we discuss the lessons and insights gained through her own birth experiences and how a small weekly column catapulted her to become one of the leading voices for women’s rights in childbirth. Taking snippets from her book "Give Birth Like a Feminist" w…
 
Did you know that it takes 3+ months to mature your eggs for ovulation? Have you ever considered if pre conception care is important to you, or wondered what IVF actually is and how it works? Join me and Nutritionist Monique (https://www.instagram.com/moniquecormacknutrition/) for what you really need to know about IVF and pre conception care.In th…
 
Shari & Nicola are honoured to be able to interview an inspiring world leader in the Breath Work, Binnie A Dansby Binnie is a pioneering and inspired international teacher/facilitator of human transformation. She is also a gifted therapist, philosopher and author. In essence Binnie is dedicated to transforming the quality of life through the acknow…
 
Contraception options, education and choose have changed a lot over the last 4-5 decades. We're learning more and more how our contraceptive choices impacts our health, as well as out nutrient levels. Join me and women's health dietician Amanda Montalvo (http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/) as we chat about the essential nutritional knowledge yo…
 
Today’s episode features the two birth stories of Adelaide mother, Emma. Scheduling an induction after a rise in concern around her baby’s growth, Emma experienced a fast, whirlwind birth that left her feeling stunned and dazed. Second time around she educated herself by completing a hypnobirthing course and describes her daughter’s birth as painle…
 
Endometriosis effects 1 in 9 women and it often can take on average 6-7 years to be diagnosed. In this episode I'm joined by Endo Warrior Krystle Ashleigh (https://www.instagram.com/herwithendo/) to discuss what it's like living with Endo and she adjusts her life to support her endometriosis.In this episode:- What is endometriosis?- What is PMDD?- …
 
We love this topic, its definitely not one that many pregnant women discuss and yet its so important as this was how we created our babies in the first place.. plus the discussion about after birth.. Let's meet Karlyn, The Erotic alchemist 'Karlyn specialises in guiding women through transformational processes, drawing upon her training in Yoni Map…
 
Today’s episode features midwife, Anna, taking us through her breech birth journey. Originally wanting to birth at home through her hospitals midwifery program, she realised it was not an option after exhausting all efforts to turn her baby. Initially expecting to feel devastated when her final attempt ,doing an ECV failed, she left that appointmen…
 
Fancy giving this a go too? Not sure how to get started? In this episode I'm joined by Sigrid Tasies (https://www.instagram.com/sigridtasies/), a feminine entrepreneur who's business is both governed and inspired by her menstrual cycle. Here's how she does it...In this episode:- Embracing your feminine- Why the Masculine force ruins your business- …
 
On today’s episode we hear the birth story of first-time mum, Madelin. Having no concept of the types of care available to her, she entered the system and quickly felt overwhelmed and stressed by certain experiences. After completing a hypnobirthing course with her husband, they felt armed with knowledge walking into a midwife appointment at the ho…
 
Is period pain normal? This has to be one of the most controversial topics about menstruation. Period pain is often thought of as a 'given' when menstruating, but does it need to be? To explore this topic I'm joined by Dr. Saru Bala (https://www.instagram.com/drsarubala/)In this episode:- What is period pain- Is period pain normal?- Where does peri…
 
We are so grateful to be able to share this special interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings - A Women’s Mysteries Teacher, Women-crafter, a Mother, Grandmother, Former Midwife, A Writer, Teacher, Workshop Facilitator. Jane is a former Registered Nurse, and worked in that capacity in Paediatric Intensive Care Units and Women’s Operating Theatres. Jan…
 
On today’s episode I chat with Lisa about her fast and furious birth. Prior to her daughter being born Lisa says she felt terrified of birth and completely unprepared for what was ahead of her. Having only heard trauma-filled birth stories, she was consumed with doubt in her bodies abilities and lacked the knowledge to navigate the system. After bo…
 
In this episode:- Healing from chronic illness- Listening to your bodies intuition- Giving yourself permission- Overcoming a toxic lifestyle- Sexuality + spirituality healing- Taking radical responsibility- Owning who you are- Creating your own realityGet the full complete show notes, here: https://www.wellsome.com/podcast/FREE LOVE YOUR CYCLE DOWN…
 
Can we be honest with you??? We hate the term 'BIRTH PLAN'!! you are probably thinking What? Why?? Because when we put one 'Plan' on one experience then we put a lot of expectation on ourselves and when things don't 'go to plan' then we can come out of our birth feeling disappointed and even traumatised. We both work with women through pregnancy to…
 
Todays show features the two contrasting births of Perth mum, Shannon. She describes her first birth as a traumatic and powerless experience that led her into a dark postpartum period, leaving her feeling incompetent. When she and her husband decided to try for another baby, they both agreed they did not want to relive that same story and opted to …
 
Frustrated at the period education you learnt as a teen/tween? You're not alone! Dive into this topic with myself and my dear friend, high school teacher and health educator Belinda Norton (https://www.instagram.com/Belinda.n.x/) to discover how to bridge, introduce and begin the menstrual education journey with our teens and tweens.In this episode…
 
Today I have the honour of interviewing a mother and midwife, podcast host (The Midwives’ Cauldron), award-winning blog writer (Midwife Thinking), author and academic, Dr Rachel Reed. On today’s episode we discuss the link between labelling pregnant women and interventions, the true risks associated with meconium stained waters, beyond the label of…
 
What is the contraceptive birth control pill? This is a question I wish I had the inquisitive courage to ask when I was 16 and so eager to jump on the pill and explore my sexual self. In this episode I'm joined by women's health specialist and naturopath Megan Haralampou (https://www.instagram.com/thebiomedicalnaturopath/) to chat all things "the p…
 
Today’s episode features the inspiring journey of mum of two, Carlie.She had originally planned to birth in her local hospital but was encouraged by a midwife to access their homebirth program. A scan at 38 weeks revealed her baby was frank breech (bum down) meaning she wouldn’t be able to birth at home unless her baby turned. Fortunately, her wate…
 
Get ready to discover a deeper insight and connection to your own inner ancestral wisdom with this podcast episode with Julie Parker (https://www.instagram.com/julesyparker/) as she guide's us deeper into understanding our ancestral selves.In this episode:- What is a priestess?- The ancient way of living for a woman- Matriarchy and Patriarchy - Ble…
 
We live such busy lives that even in pregnancy we don't tend to take the time to slow down and connect into what our body and our baby needs. Many women keep busy to get out of their heads but then in turn this can cause more stress and anxiety as we are pushing down our emotions and not dealing with the fears we feel in the lead up to our birth. I…
 
On todays show I chat with artist and birthkeeper, Amy, about her three births. It was never a question that she would birth her babies in the safety and comfort of her home; having an innate trust in her body, Amy went on to have two powerful, life-changing experiences, utilising midwifery care. When she called in her third baby, she never felt th…
 
Today is a special episode focused solely on, and highlighting, the importance of the postpartum period - or fourth trimester. Previous PBA guest and postpartum doula, Loz, from Mother Bloom, dives deep into why our postpartum period matters and how we can best nurture and support ourselves to replete, recover and restore our bodies after pregnancy…
 
On today’s show I chat with Emily about her three births. Her first planned homebirth, through the community midwifery program, unfortunately ended in a somewhat traumatic transfer to hospital. Emily then had to do a lot of work to unpack the fears left behind from that experience for her next birth, which was at home with a private midwife. She we…
 
On today’s show I interview Crystal, from The Gentle Counsellor, about her two hospital births. Crystal went into her first birth armed with the knowledge gained from a 'Calm Birth' course. Although feeling deflated by prolonged pre-labour, she went on to have the ideal water birth she desired. Her second birth was met with the same prolonged pre-l…
 
On today's show I chat with midwife, Amanda, about her two homebirths. Being a midwife almost made it harder for Amanda to get out of her head during labour, particularly when she reached those 'crisis of confidence' moments. She shares with us the valuable tools she took away from each of her births to use in her practice supporting woman in the h…
 
Today we have our special guests Tabitha & Brad Fennell, they are experts in the coaching couples through the journey of loving relationships. We are discussing the bumps, up’s and downs in the journey during pregnancy and birth, how the relationship changes and how to navigate this time together. We are often guilty of not looking at our love rela…
 
Today’s episode features birthkeeper, Emily, sharing her two births. Emily’s first birth was at home with the support of a private midwife which she describes as an empowering experience that changed her forever. This was also the birth that ignited the fire in her to support women on their own rite of passage. When she consciously conceived her da…
 
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