Tales From The Fourth Trimester

Tales From The Fourth Trimester

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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/

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