Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce. This podcast is targetted at mums, just like you. A place to have real discussions and ask real questions (no matter how hard) with honest and authentic people. The aim is to have you feeling lighter, more supported and more understood after each listen.

Episodes

May 30, 2023 89 mins

In our 181st episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Kasey Edwards. Kasey is a researcher and coauthor of the book, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves – that’s all we need to say and we hope you enjoy!!!

  • Should we be raising our girls and boys differently?
  • How can we teach our daughters body love and acceptance? 
  • What is the key to body confidence?
  • Should we be avoiding Barbie TV shows, fairytales and old school Disney princess...
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In our 180th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Sophie and Nick and they answer all your questions about the fourth trimester with Pearl – how it’s been, how being a family of three has been, the hard parts, the good parts etc.

  • Which has been the hardest transition, 0-1 kids, 1-2 kids or 2-3 kids?
  • Tips for finding balance as well as time for yourself with three kids?
  • What’s your favourite part about having three kids?
  • Wha...
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In our 179th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat to Jess. Jess is a speech pathologist and we chat to her all about thumb sucking and dummy use. This can be a pretty heated topic where parents have so many questions like, ‘what damage am I causing?’ versus ‘I need to use this to survive!’

  • Dummy versus thumb sucking. Is one better than the other?
  • Is there anything we can do to encourage thumb sucking? Or are some kids just into ...
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In our 178th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Erica from Chronicles of Play. Erica is a primary school teacher and a play enthusiast and we chatted all about the best kids toys, what we can get longevity out of, how to encourage independent play, imagination, creativity and so much more!!! We hope you enjoy!!!

  • What is ‘normal’ play for each age group/development?
  • Tips for those who feel embarrassed singing to their bubs...
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In our 177th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Annette. Annette shares with us her experience and journey with postnatal depression after having her second child. We hope you enjoy!!!

 

Resource links:

In a crisis call Lifeline: 13 11 14

PANDA hotline: 1300 726 306

Panda.org.au 

Follow PANDA Australia on Instagram @pandanational

Gidget Foundation 

Beyond Blue

Butterfly Foundation

 

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In our 176th BONUS episode of Beyond the Bump, we’re talking all things parenting porkies – whether that be little white lies that you tell your kids or maybe just full blown lies that your parents told you! We hope you enjoy!!!

 

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In our 175th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with the beautiful Beth Ryan from @birthwithbeth_. Beth is a midwife and founder of PowerBirth online courses and today she talks to us all about inductions! We hope you enjoy!!!

  • Beth talks about her online course, Positive Induction of Labour, and why she decided to put it together
  • What is an induction? And would a stretch and sweep be considered one?
  • What are the most common re...
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In our 174th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Jossie. Jossie reached out to us saying that she has been going through IVF for over 5 years - she has such a layered story with elements that we feel all our listeners can relate to. We hope you enjoy!!!

  • Jossie talks about being a gay woman who is with a transgender male partner.
  • Were there any hard times during Jossie’s teen years due to her sexuality?
  • When did Jossie’s re...
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In our 173rd episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Ruth. Ruth is a physio from Exhale Physiotherapy and she chats to us all about postpartum pelvic floor - what’s normal, what to look out for, what are issues and what can be done about them! We hope you enjoy!!!

  • Is it called the pelvic floor because it feels like our insides are on the floor postpartum?
  • What is the pelvic floor?
  • What if your pelvic floor is tight before givi...
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In our 172nd episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Naomi. Naomi is a postpartum doula and she talks to us all about returning to work after having bub and how to make the transition that little bit easier. We hope you enjoy!!!

  • How can we be motivated to go back to work when over half our salary is going to go straight towards childcare? 
  • Currently what are parents entitled to in terms of maternity and paternity leave after h...
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In our 171st episode of Beyond the Bump, Dr Timmy is back in the poddy pod!! And he’s here to talk about pregnancy myths versus facts. We hope you enjoy!!!

  • When I’m pregnant, I can’t:
    • Drink coffee
    • Eat soft serves
    • Eat sushi? And I can’t eat seafood because of the mercury
    • Eat deli meats and soft cheese
    • Eat runny eggs and/or eggs in general
  • Pineapples can cause miscarriages so I should avoid them in pregnancy
  • Avoiding f...
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In our 170th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat to Emily from the Playful Psychologist all about sibling rivalry and sibling fighting. Our listeners have been asking for this topic for a while now and we ourselves feel like we could do with some tips and tricks too! We hope you enjoy!

  • If we have an only child, how do we ensure we teach our kids the same social developmental skills as those kids with siblings? 
  • If you have more...
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In our 169th episode of Beyond the Bump, Sophie FINALLY tells us about her birth with baby Pearl! We hope you enjoy!!

You can listen to Sophie's previous two birth stories: EP12: Sophie's two rapid births and the jump from one to two, on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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In our 168th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat to Regan Figg all about finding pleasure in parenthood!

  • What is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner?
  • Why does pleasure not always equate to sexuality?
  • How did Regan get into the domain of pleasure? And why did she feel it was important enough to write a book about it?
  • How important is it to create awareness around what our thoughts are actually saying and consciousl...
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In our 167th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat to the incredible Lola Berry all about her experience with freezing her eggs! As always, when we have personal stories on the pod we do not want them to be treated as medical advice. We are also aware that everyone’s experience with freezing their eggs is going to be unique to them — so please take this as Lola’s story!

We hope you enjoy!!

 

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In our 166th episode of Beyond the Bump, we thought that because we’ve been gone for a while – there’s new listeners, there’s a new member of the podcast family – we would get acquainted with things. We asked you guys to send in your questions about our life updates, and we answer them!! We hope you enjoy!!

Your questions:

  • I’m a new listener, can you please give a brief get to know you!
  • How is the transition from two to three k...
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In our 165th episode of Beyond the Bump, we have Sophie Walker on the pod. Sophie is a fellow podcast host, @australianbithstories, and we chat to her a little bit about podcasting, a little bit about birth and most excitingly her NEW book!!!

  • What is Australian Birth Stories all about? What led to it? And how long has it been around for?
  • How many applications has Sophie received for Australian Birth Stories? And how does she ch...
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We’re back!!! And happy 2023 to our Beyond the Bump community!!!

We have so much in store for you this year and we cannot wait to dive right into your ear holes and overshare absolutely everything with you. 

We’re gonna kick off this year with an episode we've been working on for the last 10 or so weeks – we slipped up a little bit along the way but this is Sophie’s third trimester diary. 

 

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In our 163rd and final episode of Beyond the Bump for 2022 we answer all your Christmas related questions and pickles!!

Questions:

  • What are your Christmas day routines?
  • How do you go about Santa? Any close calls? 
  • How do you do gifting in the house? Does Santa give the big gifts or the small ones?
  • Can you tell a family member what to buy/what not to buy your kids for Christmas?
  • Did your kids ever do swimming lessons as babies a...
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In our 162nd episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with the beautiful Maggie – you may already follow her on Instagram @thepeninsulamumma. Maggie talks all about how her relationship with her partner changed postpartum, the ups and downs, and how marriage counseling has been super helpful.

  • Tell us about your journey to motherhood. What was your relationship like before you had kids and when did you know you wanted to have kids?
  • W...
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