Tales From The Fourth Trimester
by Naomi Chrisoulakis
March 28, 2021 4:00 pm
A podcast dedicated to the beauty and brutality of new parenthood – because giving birth is just the beginning. Created by postpartum doula and cook Naomi Chrisoulakis, each week she chats to women about their postpartum experiences and asks experts to share their wisdom.
In this week’s episode, Bridget Brennan, journalist and former Europe correspondent for the ABC, tells her story of returning from London mid-pandemic to become a first-time mother. Despite moving back in large part for family support, border closures put an end to that plan. And after the crushing realisation that her mother wouldn’t be able to be with her for the birth and postpartum, her father passed away just a day after her little boy was born.
We talk about everything from the incredible Malabar midwives program for indigenous women, breastfeeding struggles, mothers group, what happened when Bridget’s husband returned to work, sleep angst, asking for help and lots more.
Malabar Midwives: https://www.royalwomen.org.au/areas-of-the-royal/departments/malabar-midwifery-services
Rhea Dempsey: https://www.birthingwisdom.com.au/
86 | "I wanted my baby born into an Aboriginal context" - Bridget Brennan on Indigenous maternal care, grief, and birth during COVID3 weeks ago
85 | Siblings and babies and big feelings, oh my! With respectful parenting coach Alex Emms1 month ago
84 | "The body keeps the score" - Jess, on sexual trauma, PNDA and conquering her past1 month ago
83 | "My postpartum transformed me" - Mel Richardson2 months ago
82 | Starting solids with Boob to Food's Luka McCabe2 months ago
81 | "I felt like I'd failed as a mother" - Kate Hassett2 months ago
80 | Sleep and reflux myth busting with Dr Howard Chilton3 months ago
79 | "The second time, I allowed everyone to do everything for me" - Gabby Woodward3 months ago
78 | "We kept things simple and supported" - Rosie Ricketson on her positive postpartum3 months ago
77 | Postnatal depletion: the signs, symptoms and how to get it sorted, with naturopath Kate Harrison4 months ago