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A weekly podcast by Midwife Marley on all things pregnancy, birth and beyond! Each week there will be a new episode with experts & special guests discussing a wide range of topics including twins & multiples, natural birth, C-sections, complementary therapies, maternal mental health, postpartum care, breastfeeding, birth stories and much more! You can follow Marley for updates via her Instagram page @midwifemarley and website www.midwifemarley.com.
 
A new, weekly women's health podcast brought to you by HuffPost. This podcast is a frank, honest conversation about women's bodies, health and private lives. Fearless, inclusive and empowering, we cover under-reported issues and tackle the topics you're too squeamish to talk to your friends about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Georgia is a twin mother who has decided to live out loud after motherhood took the wind out of her! From finding out unexpectedly out she was going to be a mother of twins. Oh Shit Twins!!!!!!! To the premature arrival of her daughters at 27 weeks (two and a half months early). It has been a rollercoaster for her even, with the support she's had she still felt isolated because no one in her circle could relate to her experiences. But sharing her unfiltered feelings on her blog Instagram ope ...
 
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Margaret Myatt Race Equity Lead for University Hospitals Sussex Trust, Principal Developer of the REAL (Recognition, Equity, Advocacy, Leadership) Strategy, Midwife and Labour Ward Coordinator Maggie has been a qualified Midwife for ten years, working across the Surrey and Sussex area. She has worked across all areas within maternity care, from Com…
 
Mars and I had a really good chat in this episode and it was fascinating to get a better insight into her work. Mars is a coach and birth activist. A triple award-winning doula, mentor, educator, coach, and on the RCOG Race Equality Taskforce and on the Birthrights Legal inquiry into Black Maternal Health panel with over 17 years experience. Mars i…
 
Marquita provides travel tips and inspiration that equip women and families with the confidence to travel the world. From uncovering unique destinations and activities to tips on how to travel the world with kids or as a solo female traveler. Marquita Twin Boys took their first domestic flight at four months and their first international trip to Eu…
 
Kemi Johnson is a birthkeeper midwife who I had the pleasure of chatting to about physiological birth and what it needs to thrive. What can we do to ensure those who want a physiological birth increase their chances of actually having one? Follow Kemi on Instagram @kemibirthjoyjohnson Kemi also hosts a physiological birth session every Tuesday even…
 
Dr Orin is a chartered counselling psychologist with a passion for delivering psychological therapy and workshops on perinatal mental health for mums experiencing a range of emotional and interpersonal challenges during the perinatal period. Having worked in mental health for 9 years in a variety of settings, she brings a wealth of experience to he…
 
Hibo Wardere is an FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Consultant, author, activist, policy advisor and global speaker. In this episode, we talk about FGM, her own experiences and how we can protect girls in the UK. Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down …
 
This weeks episode focuses on maternal mental health week. I had the pleasure of speaking with inspirational mum Ayshen Webbe, mother to a new born, CEO/Founder of the Talent Management Company Webbe Industries and co-host to A Woman’s Journey with Chrissy Brown. She strongly believes in creating a safe place for women to share their experiences of…
 
Kemi Akinwunmi aka Professional Aunty talks with me about postnatal care and the needs of mums and birthing people from diverse backgrounds. Kemi is a qualified Midwife, specialist in public health, first aid trainer and best of all a Mother. On her unique journey of parenting, she realised the gaps in support she felt parents so needed. Her servic…
 
Welcome to the first episode of series 3! Its been a while and I'm so excited for the new episodes. Keep checking back as I will be dropping new episodes regularly. I had a chat with Leanne Jeffery, an old colleague of mine who worked for may years as a midwifery assistant and now as an infant feeding support worker. Leanne is passionate about educ…
 
When it comes to mother-daughter relationships, it’s complicated: some are best friends, others aren’t on speaking terms, while some daughters still revert to acting like a teenager around their mum even though they’re way too old to throw a strop (hiya!). Why is it so tricky to find the right balance? We speak to Rosjke Hasseldine, who has spent a…
 
From acne to eczema, psoriasis to rosacea, there’s no shortage of skin conditions that are broadly labelled “problem skin”. But would these conditions be such a problem, if the world stopped obsessing with filters and Photoshop? In this episode, former model Lou Northcote talks to us about losing her career due to acne, and why she now encourages o…
 
Women – not so great at pooing and even worse at talking about it. But fear not - in this episode, we chat to physiotherapist Elaine Miller and gut health specialist Dr. Megan Rossi who are here with all the scoop on how to poop. Join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AIMYU. Transcript link (copy & paste): https://www.huffp.…
 
It's tough when your mates earn more than you – and the pandemic has only exacerbated the friendship money gap. In this episode, My Frugal Year founder Clare Seal talks about the pressure to keep up that contributed to her £27,000 of debt. Plus, personal finance guru Kia Commodore shares some tips on how to navigate the money gap in a more positive…
 
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Often it feels like the same principle applies when it comes to giving birth – the majority of women have little or no clue what to expect until they are pregnant and, well, then it’s a bit late. For our first episode of 2021 we wanted to change that, having an open and, yes, at ti…
 
I hope you don't mind if I deviate from my usual programming and bring you an amazing interview with Charlene White. Charlene hosts a magazine show called ‘IRL with Team Charlene’ to tackle racism in the UK, as well as hosting ITV News London and most recently appearing on ITV’s Loose Women. Charlene is also patron of Bowel Cancer UK, a charity ver…
 
2020 has been the year of isolation and for many, it's also been a year of loneliness. In this episode, we explore how the pandemic has changed our relationship with alone time – for better or worse. Disability activist Shani Dhanda shares how she dealt with a year of shielding and her hopes for a more compassionate society in 2021. Plus Francesca …
 
We're feminists but we still fear ageing. Is it any wonder, in a world that values the wrinkle-free and writes off older women in the workplace? It's time for a change. In this episode, we chat to writers Jane Evans and Carol Russell (who are in their 50s and 60s) about embracing milestones, instead of dreading them. We also get some tips on being …
 
The word 'sexless' implies there's a lack or an absence in your relationship, but is a dry spell really such a bad thing? In this episode, sex educator Ruby Rare shares how to embrace the ebbs and flows in your libido, improving intimacy both with and without sex. Professor Jacqui Gabb also debunks some common misconceptions around sexual frequency…
 
How do we express our anger? And how - or why - do we often avoid it? In this episode, we’re joined by funny, fast and often furious stand-up comedian Jen Brister, to talk about all the reasons we’re feeling angry right now – and Kelechi Okafor, actor, writer, podcaster and founder of south London pole dancing studio, Kelechnekoff, on how, especial…
 
When Gabby Voutier got pregnant with twins following IVF and a five-year struggle for a baby, she felt "guilty". Her friend, Jessica Hepburn, had struggled to conceive for over a decade. In this episode, we talk to the Fertility Fest co-founders about navigating their friendship, with and without children. We also hear tips from femelanin.org found…
 
Brogan Driscoll and Rachel Moss return for the second season of Am I Making You Uncomfortable? This podcast is a frank, honest conversation about women's bodies, health and private lives. Fearless, inclusive and empowering, we cover under-reported issues and tackle the topics you're too squeamish to talk to your friends about. See acast.com/privacy…
 
In today's society where being a individual is celebrated, whats it like for twins Bruce and Glen that have totally embraced their twinship. They live, work and preach together and have no plans on separating. An insight into the 'Fashion Preachers' world they have worked for the lights of Beyonce - house of Deréon and Diddy's - Sean John. A great …
 
As a multiple parent the risk of going into early labour is significantly higher. So with this higher risk I was surprised by the fact birth trauma was never discussed. I discuss with Dr Emma known as @mumologist why this may be the case. Also looking into symptoms and what to do if you feel you are suffering from birth trauma. If you want further …
 
Jeena Wilder is a mother of 4 from Texas, US. She lives with her husband and they have a beautiful blended family of 3 girls and one boy, with one of her daughters being adopted. During this episode we talk about her family, adoption and her most recent birth experience You can follow Jeena on Instagram @jeenawilder…
 
Why does body hair make us so uncomfortable? Because it’s about so much more than the decision to remove it or let it grow. (Although waxing is uncomfortable, I’ll give you that.) Body hair is political. It’s also social and cultural. For some women – particularly trans women – the absence or presence of body hair can even be a safety issue. Messag…
 
Coping with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Louise shares her story of severe sickness in her pregnancy Louise is a social worker and mother of one from London, England. We connected after she left a comment on one of my Instagram posts about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe sickness and vomiting in pregnancy) and was happy to share her story. Hyperemesi…
 
Incontinence is not an “old lady problem”. It’s thought to impact one in three women in the UK, although the actual number could be even higher, as shame stops many from seeking help. In this episode, we hear from author Luce Brett, who’s been dealing with “the wet-kickered wilderness” for over a decade. We also chat to pelvic physio Tiffany Sequei…
 
This weeks episode I have a special guest talking to me about the very different births of her two children Levi and Remi. Jodi Stewart Henriques (Also known as Jodi Jinx) is a Jamaican TV presenter & host, costume designer, Youtuber and also worked as an early years teacher. She also has a very musical dancehall star husband Sean Paul. This episod…
 
The cheating gap has closed, with women just as likely to cheat on a long-term partner as men. But why? In this episode, we explore what leads to women cheating – and dispel some myths that it’s all about emotional connection. We’re joined by relationship therapist Miranda Christophers, plus Tolani Shoneye and Audrey Indome, from The Receipts Podca…
 
Vicki Broadbent aka Honestmum is the author of Mumboss, filmmaker, TV broadcaster and mum of two.She regularly features as a parenting expert on ITV, BBC and Sky News. Vicki launched her blog www.honestmum.com in 2010 after the traumatic birth of her eldest son. During this episode we talk about how her birth lead her down the path of blogging, how…
 
Having hot flushes but still getting your period? Welcome to the perimenopause – the transition before menopause, which can begin in your thirties and last a full decade. The perimenopause impacts millions of people every year, but we rarely hear about it. To change that, we chat to Dr Nighat Arif, who specialises in women’s health, and author and …
 
New mum Lydia talks to me about the induction birth of her baby earlier this year at the start of the national lockdown in the UK. She discusses her experience, the fact that she had high blood pressure leading to an induction of labour and how she coped afterwards. For more pregnancy, birth and baby related info please join me over on Instagram @m…
 
Whether there was a huge bust up or some good old fashioned ghosting, breaking up with a friend can be devastating – and can still haunt us years later. And while some friendships really do need to be kicked to the curb, are we doing enough to salvage those that matter? We’re joined by Aminatou Sow, who co-hosts the hugely popular Call Your Girlfri…
 
Work forms a key part of our identities, so what happens when it’s suddenly taken away? In this episode, we explore why our self-worth is often entangled with our jobs – and how to break free from those societal pressures. We speak to Ama Quashie, a celebrity manicurist who discovered her true passion after being made redundant, and career coach Em…
 
“There are people that still believe that it's harder for people with vulvas to achieve orgasm, or that women have to have some sort of crazy emotional, psychological connection in order to achieve orgasm,” says New York-based sex educator, Portia Brown, who joins this week’s episode, alongside intimacy coach Charlene Douglas. No wonder there’s an …
 
We’re joined by mental health blogger and campaigner Claire Eastham, who shares her own experience of social anxiety, plus psychotherapist Lucy Beresford, who helps us to understand the causes of the condition, plus the support available. Join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AIMYU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
Drinking is such a normalised part of British culture that binge drinking as young adults is a rite of passage, hangovers are laughed off, social lives are built around the pub. We celebrate the good times and commiserate the bad, often with a drink in hand. But how do you know when you’re drinking too much? Joining this week’s podcast to help us a…
 
We all feel envy sometimes, even if we’d rather not admit it. But comparing yourself to others – often without knowing the full story of how hard so-and-so worked to get to where they are today – only leaves you feeling bad about yourself. But the green-eyed monster isn’t all bad. There’s a way to channel negative feelings into something more posit…
 
Gaining access to IVF is a struggle, before you even begin treatment. In this podcast, we speak about the cultural, financial and geographical barriers that prevent people from accessing IVF in the UK – and how they’ve been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Heavy periods affect around 1 in 5 women of reproductive age in the UK. Combined with the stigma that already surrounds menstruation, the added pain, fatigue and fear of leaks can have a debilitating effect on women’s lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.By HuffPost UK
 
“We talk about sex more than we talk about money,” says Bola Sol, financial wellness coach and founder of the Rich Girl Chronicles. “You have to question these things. I don’t get it.” Bola is one of our two guests on this week’s episode of our HuffPost UK life podcast, Am I Making You Uncomfortable? in which we are tackling the stigma we feel talk…
 
It’s in Netflix shows such as Unorthodox and Sex Education, but why is it still taboo to talk about vaginismus? In this episode, we discuss the condition that impacts millions of people around the world. We hear from listeners about how vaginismus has affected their mental health, sex lives and access to healthcare, plus speak to Lisa Mackenzie, fo…
 
For this podcast we wanted to tackle identity and motherhood – specifically, how your sense of self changes when you become a mum and as your children grow up, and how the intersection of other identities plays into parenthood as a whole. We are joined by two women on the podcast who are carving out spaces to represent motherhood in all its gloriou…
 
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