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 083 Early PostPartum
Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.
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Dotan Dagan’s Bio:
Dotan was born in Israel and grew up in the Netherlands. She has been a carer for a decade and has owned a catering company. After becoming a mother in 2012 she felt inspired to work with new mothers. Dotan is now an independent postpartum care taker, (kraamverzorgende) which is a recognized profession in the Netherlands and part of its unique maternity care system. She is focusing on a nourishing, natural approach for the postpartum period.
Dotan has experience in methods such as attachment parenting, Aware parenting, baby wearing, baby led weaning, co-sleeping, long-term nursing and non-violent communication and is very respectful of the parents individual needs and wishes during this special moment in their lives.
“If you want the truth, I’lltell you the truth: Listen to that secret sound, the real sound, which is inside of you.” by Kabir a Sufi poet
CAST 072 Post-Natal Nutrition
Another fab interview is coming your way here on an essential topic that all mothers need to be educated in. I certainly trust that this episode is going to gets loads of downloads and listeners are in for a treat. Gillian brings so much more insight than nitrition on this episode – actually it should really be called Self- Care in the Post-Partum period but I wont give too much away. Post Natal Nutriton is certainly discussed but oh so so much more.
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Gillian Kolkman’s Bio:
Gillian is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, who studied at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. She is also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She has a Nutritional Therapy practice in the Oud Zuid of Amsterdam, close to Wellbeing Chiropractor and is a mum of two boys.
Passionate about helping people
As a mother, and currently pregnant with her third, she is keen to share what she has learnt about postnatal nutrition and motherhood over the last 9 years.
Gillian also has a special interest in fertility, women’s health issues and autoimmune conditions. She is passionate about helping people to be the healthiest they can be using foods and nutrients for natural health care and wellbeing. She loves educating and empowering her clients to take control of their own health to see the true benefits of eating the right foods. She really believes all women can have an amazing experience during pregnancy, labour and the first years of motherhood.
Gillian was a recent speaker at the Amsterdam Motherhood Project event and is here today to talk to us about the extremely important and often forgotten subject of postnatal nutrition for the mother.
“Value progress over perfection.”
CAST 038 Tongue Tie
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Jo Sexton’s Bio:
Chiropractor and mum of three, Dr. Jo Sexton, lives and works in the picturesque town of Maleny, 1 ½ hours north of Brisbane. When she is not doing the school run or dropping the kids off at soccer/ ballet, she can be found in her practice; Hinterland Chiropractic.
Helping babies and children with tongue tie
At work, she is a passionate advocate of breastfeeding and has a particular interest in helping those babies and children with tongue tie. Through personal experience she became aware of the impact of tongue tie on babies, their parents (especially the mum’s!) and their families and how difficult it can be to navigate that journey.
In her spare time, (HA!) she serves on the board of SOTOA and runs seminars that aim to increase the knowledge of Tongue Tie and its impact amongst Health Professionals.
CAST 033 Making Breastfeeding Work, Accepting The Normal
Not so long ago I shared a post on on the Mum’s The Word facebook page that then was liked a crazy amount of times , like 5192 to be exact!! and then shared onwards 29 times from there. The post can be found here and tt was something that touched me and as a huge advocate for breastfeeding (and yes I know its not always possible and I am sensitive to that (see our Episode 26), it was something I wanted the MTW community to read and to be made aware of. I tohught this message needs to get out and why not ask the author to be on the show.
So hereby I introduce to you Emma Pickett. So grateful that she was kind enough to say YES!!
Enjoy the Show!!
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Emma Pickett’s Bio:
Emma became a mother after a career in primary education and a Deputy Headship in central London. When she realised how many women were struggling to find breastfeeding support when they needed it, she initially trained with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (www.abm.me.uk), qualifying as a breastfeeding counsellor with them in 2007. Since then she has taken more than 3000 calls on the National Breastfeeding Helpline, as well as volunteering at 3 breastfeeding drop-ins a week in Haringey, North London.
Training of new Breastfeeding support
She became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2011 and recertifies this year with more than 120 hours of additional education in lactation. She is chair of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and this includes national strategic work in breastfeeding advocacy as well as the day to day training of new breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare professionals. In 2015, she published her book, “You’ve got it in you: a positive guide to breastfeeding” which is available in eBook and print version. She blogs at www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com and in the last year her website has had more than 1.7 million page views. You can find her on Twitter as @makesmilk. She believes that knowledge of what’s normal, confidence and support are the keys to helping families reach their breastfeeding goals.
“There’s a big range of normal.”
CAST 026 Inability to Breastfeed. Healing the Grief
Thankyou so much To Rachael for sharing her journey with breastfeeding when her little ones were born. A real honest raw share and I invite you to listen.
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Dr Emily’s Bio:
Rachael is a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Spiritual Mentor. She also has a work from anywhere business, teaching people how to gain financial freedom.
Cleanse, heal and transform
She is passionate about providing a loving, open space for people to cleanse, heal and transform their lives on every level body, mind and Spirit.
Rachael is a mum of 2 beautiful girls, Isis 10 and Pixie 8, whom she homeschools. She is peacefully and happily married to her husband of 11 years Ash Moses. They live in Currumbin on the Gold Coast.
CAST 017 My Birth Wishes
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Emily Jones’s Bio:
Emily is a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, HypnoMothering Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Infant Massage Instructor, Fertility Support Educator, mother to two beautiful souls, wife to another, friend to all & peaceful birth seeker. She is passionate about Calm Beginnings, from Conception, Birth & Beyond. It was through a beautiful entrance into the world that was so peaceful & empowering that it compelled Emily to share this amazing gift with other families.
My Birth Wishes app
From this birth her business Acacia Wellness was born & like her family has grown into something special. After speaking to hundreds of women approaching birth filled with fear & anxiety, Emily identified that communication was often at the crux of these feelings. Emily’s My Birth Wishes app is a trusted birthing companion & the must have app for all pregnant families worldwide.
Marie Mongan, Hypnobirthing Quote
“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”
CAST 008 Double the Fun – Survival Tips from a Twin Mum
I’ve so been looking forward to sharing this episode for quite some time. As a mum of a boy (and yes I am generalizing here with what I am about to say) I was not prepared for the amount of climbing, jumping, dare devil kamikaze risk taking energizer battery energy that little boys have and get up to. Sometimes I feel like I need eyes in the back of my head with my little one. And he just turned 2 not that long ago so we have a looooong way to go and lots of sporting pursuits to come our way. I guess it just came as a bit of a shock having a child that gets into everything after my daughter, who was a very “careful” child.
I just couldn’t imagine having twins (although before I was a mum I thought twins would be fantastic – have the babes all in one go??) but these days I cannot imagine at all having twins!
My guest this week – I take my hat off to her – is a mum to twins and yes you guessed it … TWIN BOYS! I know her personally and I know how amazing she is with them and how patient she is.
I thought we could all learn from her wisdom but certainly all the mums with 2 or more babies in their bellies right now or those with a young set of twins would be happy to hear from a mum who’s been in their shoes. She also discusses how important it is for mothers to nurture themselves, giving the example of when on a plane, a parent must put on their own oxygen mask before putting it on their child
It’s a GREAT episode and Sherry shares some fantastic parenting links that have also helped her navigate motherhood. Enjoy.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Sherry Federer's Bio:
Sherry Federer is an ex-pat mom of 4-year old twin boys and lives in Amsterdam. It’s never a dull day at their house between the dinosaur expeditions, fort building and games of hide-and-go-seek. Currently Sherry is a stay-at-home mum on a mission to rock this motherhood thing. Sherry and her wife moved to Amsterdam when Sherry was 4 months pregnant and they had many adventures navigating a new city and creating a support system to help them through those first years. It’s been a fun ride, albeit challenging at times, and they can’t imagine having done things any other way.
“Its not an Emergency”