Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don’t talk about it more. The Blues, Depression….. We need to talk about it …
CAST 066 Finding Your Desire
Definitely one of my fave episodes to date. Julie is so eloquent, she shares so deeply, she is so so wise and I feel blessed to be able to bring you this episode. Its a goodie! You will have tingles.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Julie Tenner's Bio:
Julie Tenner, The Pleasure Nutritionist and co-founder of Nourishing the Mother and mother of three is a Naturopath, specialising in women’s health, Birth Coach and Mothering Mentor on a mission to reconnect women to their pleasure and nourish so much more than just their bodies.
Beyond the nutrient impact of food
Frustrated with the paradigm of health and nutrition which sees women berate themselves for breaking their ‘food rules’, Julie’s approach looks beyond the nutrient impact of food to look at our beliefs, conditioning and uncover what it is that truly moves us as women, giving us to permission to receive, nourish and inspire – creating a ripple effect in our families and out into our communities.
When women say “yes” to themselves, they pave the way for those around them. When women awaken their sensuality, when they feel deliciously connected to who they are, when pleasure becomes part of them, not separate to them – they become a beacon for desire and magnificence.
For over a decade Julie has helped women reconnect to their magnificence – because relationships, health, birth and motherhood can be a luscious love affair.
CAST 065 Rockstar Birth
I totally loved this interview! Maybe I should say that again? I totally loved this interview! Shalome Stone and I both speak the same language which is so evident throughout this episode. It was never not on my mind when I thought to do a “best of” series.
Its quite a long one and well truth be known it could have been waaaaaaaaaay longer as we were both getting high speaking about our favourite topic!! BIRTH!
You are going to truly love this interview from Shalome and its no wonder she’s got her own podcast too…. she has a lot to share and certainly has more passion than you could possible fit into one podcast interview!! Her links are below of course!
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Shalome Stone’s Bio:
Shalome Stone wants to live in a world where women approach their birth with excitement and awe. A highly medicalised hospital birth and 2 sensational homebirths taught her that a little preparation can make ALL the difference, and that you can feel like a Rockstar when you birth, regardless of how you birth.
As the Founder and Editor of the Rockstar Birth Magazine and Rockstar Birth Radio, Shalome is dedicated to empowering pregnant mamas to replace their fear of pain with the insights and self-belief to roar their baby out by creating their own informed, empowered and amazing birth experience.
Shalome is the former Editor of the Homebirth Queensland print magazine Down To Birth, and passionate about providing birthing choices for all women in terms of optimal location, support team, and collaborative informed care, on an individual birth-by-birth basis.
She is the mother of 3 high spirited Rockstars, and bonus mother of 2 amazing teenage girls, and wants you to know that you are born to birth. Everything you need is already inside of you.
“You are born to birth. Everything you need is already within you.”
CAST 064 The Conscious Mother
You will love this interview from a “parenting expert”.
It was eye opening, touching, inspiring , informative and engaging.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Kirstin Bouse’s Bio:
Kirstin Bouse is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with 20-years’ experience in her profession. She is the owner of Life Resolutions Psychology Practices in Morley and Wembley in WA and the creator of The Conscious Mother. Kirstin’s areas of interest include perinatal mental health, parenting, trauma, family breakdown and relationships. Kirstin has authored The Conscious Mother: A simple guide to mothering with self-awareness, authenticity, confidence and connectedness. Her program #motherhoodonline will be launched in September 2016 and she is already preparing her first mothers retreat. Both programs will help mothers prepare for, and navigate the journey of motherhood with self-awareness and confidence. Kirstin is a mother of 4 children.
CAST 063 Not your Mum’s Huffing and Puffing Class
From memory this is still absolutely the highest energy interview to date. Tanya gives it her all and you can tell from about 10 seconds in that this woman is passionate about Birth, her work, Lamaze and spreading her message acrosss the globe. I am thrilled to re-release this episode
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
TANYA STRUSBERG’s Bio:
Tanya Strusberg is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and founder of BirthWell BirthRight an independent childbirth education practice based in Melbourne. In 2015, Tanya was inducted as an FACCE (Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators) in recognition of her significant contribution to childbirth education.
Through her internationally accredited Lamaze Educator Training program, she is very excited to be training a new generation of Australian Lamaze educators.
Last, but absolutely not least, she is also the mum of two beautiful children, her son Liev and daughter Amalia.
CAST 062 Reframing Pain
This has got to be THE episode that I always get first time mums to listen to. No matter what type of birth they are planning, they need to understand the principles that Rhea teaches in this episode. This episode without doubt belongs in our Best Of series!! And every woman should know these principles on pain before going into their first labour.
This is light bulb going off “aha moment” kind of stuff and I am thrilled to bring this information to you.
Rhea was a joy to have on the show. So informative. So wise and such a joy to listen to.
A blessing to the birth world and a woman of such wisdom.
I am so happy to share this important message from Rhea and I love her chosen quote..
“you don’t have to like it to do it brilliantly” from a fellow birth worker.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
THEA DEMPSEY’S BIO:
Rhea Dempsey is a highly respected childbirth educator, author, speaker, counselor and birth attendant with experience at over 1000 births. With adult daughters and grandchildren of her own, Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over four decades of working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners, in home and hospital settings.
CAST 061 Birth Plans. Hospital Preferences
I was so thrilled to have Pip from Birth Savvy on the cast who is amazingly passionate about birth, outcomes, people knowing their options and asking for what they want.
It has been a hugely successful episode in terms of downloads and also in the amount of feedback from mums that it was no doubt a certainty for the “best of ” series.
So very often discussed but never is there really a “what to avoid” or a “where to look”…. here are some tips to consider for your birth plan. Why you need one… why its ok to call it a plan and what might never be accepted if it was in one.
So as you can imagine this week is a very important message that all mums to be would love to hear. One to certainly be shared many times!! So please do share this episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you especially those nearing the end of their pregnancy.
And Have you subscribed yet to Mum’s The Word to get all the episodes delivered to your phone as soon as they are released each Friday? You can do so on iTunes.
ENJOY this week’s Episode and thanks for listening!!
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Pip Wynn Owen ’s Bio:
Pip is a childbirth educator, midwife and mother of four who is a passionate advocate of empowering parents to create better births.
Over a decade ago Pip was charged with the antenatal classes program and teaching at a large private hospital. Working as a midwife at the time, Pip decided to enroll in formal childbirth education study through Birth International. The study dramatically changed her understanding and approach to prenatal education.
With the birth of her fourth child, her first with an obstetrician in the private hospital, Pip realised the real need to create an independent childbirth education service, operating externally and alongside the system. She launched “Birth Savvy – Ask for What You Want” in early 2013 which promotes Better Birthing through education. Workshops are held throughout WA and focus on helping parents get the birthing experience they deserve through increasing their confidence and knowledge and promoting an equal partnership with their obstetricians.
Since the inauguration of “Birth Savvy”, Pip has discovered the complimentary practice of hypnobirthing, and has since qualified as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Through her passion for improving birth experiences for couples Pip has become a sort after commentator on maternity issues and makes regular appearances on National Radio and TV. She has also been asked to written opinion pieces for national newspapers.
She has also contributed to magazines and online blogs, such as Practical Parenting, Empowering Birth and www.onyamagazine.com
Pip was also awarded the National Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner of Excellence 2014/2105.
“Don’t stress about the birth. Its just one day, enjoy your pregnancy, the birth is just a small part.”
CAST 060 Placenta Encapsulation and Postnatal Recovery
We certainly couldn’t have a “best of” from the podcast series and not share this popular episode. Possibly a taboo topic for some, yet eye-opening, and enlightening for others I am really excited to hear what you all think of this topic and this option for post natal recovery. It s a must listen to episode. Get past the ick factor
Natalie is definitely an expert in all things placenta but as you will hear on the episode, as a vegetarian, it’s not something she ever thought she’d do, let alone prepare placentas or others!
She saw the results for herself when comparing the postnatal periods following both her children, where with placentophagy she had less bleeding, less baby blues and the rest she shares as we talk all things placentas. I know you will love this episode, whether it’s your thing or not.
So please do share this week’s episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you. It’s such an important topic and this information needs to get out!
Let me know what you think and join the conversation over with us on facebook.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Natalie Stokell's Bio:
Originally from New Zealand, after completing her Masters in Psychology Natalie moved to the UK. She spent the next 10 years working, playing and volunteering in different countries including England, Turkey, Nepal and Central America. Much of her work was with women and children. In 2009 she had her first child, and left the UK to move with her partner to Australia.
Natalie discovered the benefits Placenta Encapsulation after the birth of her second daughter. Her recovery the this time round was very different from the first time and she puts it down to the capsules. Her energy levels were high, she didn’t feel emotional or weepy (except on the couple of days that she missed her capsules), and her physical recovery was much faster. So she went on to learn as much as she could about this amazing – albeit a little weird – tradition. She trained firstly with Placenta Benefits and then with the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. She now offers safe, certified and insured Placenta services on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She is a proud verified member of Placenta Services Australia and also serves on their Board. She is passionate about keeping Placenta Encapsulation safe and to very high industry standards in Australia. She loves talking about anything placenta so feel free to get in touch with any of your placenta questions!
“We are one of the few mammals that don’t ingest our placenta.”
CAST 059 Fussy Eaters, Baby’s First Foods, Gag Reflexes & More
Since this episode was released I’ve had so many mums tell me how helpful the information was. Seeing as Mandy is so passionate and is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of fussy foods, dysphagia and fussy eaters this episode just had to be included in the Best of Series. Mandy also shares her wisdom around oral development and how it relates to speech and sensory development which is something that I also share with my mum’s in practice. It’s a “must listen to” episode where we talk about….
- when and how to introduce first foods,
- why kids might be fussy with food,
- what to do about it,
- clear signs for when to seek help and there are so many fabulous links and resources that Mandy shares in this episode.
I do my best to find passionate experts but honestly, Mandy had so much passion for what she does that it was such a joy to have her share on Mum’s The Word. Because it was full of gold, the episode runs over my (suggested) 40 mins – well let’s be honest, most of them have so far!! as clearly my guests are so passionate about helping other mums and its obvious we all love what we do.
Please do share this episode and it’s links/resources with those around you struggling to get their little ones to eat or enjoy food. Its such an important topic and this episode highlights once again, that we are all in this parenting world together. It truly takes a village to raise a child so please don’t keep these pearls of wisdom to yourself but share it with the new mum’s in your circles.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Mandy Adno’s Bio:
Mandy-Lee Adno is a Paediatric Feeding Therapist. She has a private practice at The Children’s Clinic in Bondi Junction, Sydney, where she assesses and treats babies and children with a range of feeding issues.
Mandy graduated as a Speech Pathologist and Audiologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. She then went on to specialise as a Paediatric Feeding Therapist at Manchester University, United Kingdom. She set up a Paediatric feeding department in Havering in the United Kingdom, treating babies and children with a range of feeding and swallowing difficulties. Mandy is also an accredited SOS therapist.
Mandy has worked as a Paediatric feeding therapist at Royal North Shore Hospital in the neonatal and Paediatric wards.
She has extensive experience in assessing and treating newborns, infants and children with various feeding difficulties including: Medical and behavioural feeding difficulties; difficulties with breast/bottle feeding; gastro-oesophageal reflux; transitioning from feeding tubes, transitioning to solids and fussy eaters.
Mandy resides in Sydney, Australia with her husband and 3 daughters.