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1 in 5 mothers, 1 in 10 fathers

Join Nine’s Davina Smith in a podcast that tells the silent truth of perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA) loudly, in raw and honest accounts from some of the one in five mothers and one and ten fathers living with it. Paired with expert insights from psychologists and counsellors in the field, this podcast explores the realities of parenthood, breaks down stigma surrounding perinatal mental health, and gives you the tools on how and when to seek support.

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May 15, 2024

Silje Andersen-Cooke’s triplet trials, finding joy in the unexpected, and preparing for the cost of parenthood - with Kate Browne

Silje Andersen-Cooke's jaw dropped when her OBGYN uttered the word ‘triplets’. Shock, joy, and a flood of anxieties ensued. From grappling with financial worries to fears about her body and the babies' health, Silje shares her rollercoaster journey with host Davina Smith in this raw and honest conversation. Discover how she went from shock to advocacy as Director of the Multiple Births Association, where she campaigns for better health outcomes and support for parents of multiples. Later, hear from the Head of Research at Compare Club, Kate Browne, plus Gidget Clinical Psychologist Erin Seeto in a roundtable discussion on managing financial stressors in early parenthood. Together, they discuss budgeting, handling unforeseen expenses, and finding the sweet spot between quality and cost in parenting, all without letting your wallet define your worth.

Thanks to Nourishing Bubs for making this episode possible. Discover more of their range at nourishingbubs.com or follow them on Instagram @nourishingbubs.

Keep up with Silje’s journey on her Instagram @silje.ac or learn more about the Australian Multiple Births association on their website amba.org.au.

Instagram @silje.ac or learn more about the Multiple Births Association on their website,If it’s Kate Browne you’re after, head to compareclub.com.au to learn more.

Find support, read real stories, or become part of the Gidget collective by visiting our website, gidgetfoundation.org.au. You can also find us on instagram.

May 1, 2024

Ellidy Pullin’s legacies of love, navigating IVF, and when motherhood doesn’t stop for grief – with Dr Kath Whitton

Ellidy Pullin’s most courageous act was becoming a mother, but that doesn’t make it easy. On sleepless nights, through the baby-blues, and even in moments of pure bliss, grief doesn’t stop. Speaking to host Davina Smith, Ellidy reveals the bittersweet moments of Minnie’s first couple of months at home, and how she learnt to balance both joy and sorrow in one hand; a task she’s still practicing today. Later, Dr Kath Whitton, Fertility Specialist, and clinical team lead at Gidget, Amelia Walker, join Davina for a roundtable discussion on protecting your mental health through the notoriously challenging process of IVF, whether you’re embarking on that journey posthumously like Ellidy did, or not. They delve into the medical intricacies of the process, explore the strains it can place on relationships, and offer strategies to safeguard oneself when the outcome falls short of expectations.

Thanks to Peaches Pilates for making this episode possible. Discount code expires Sep 30th 2024, available for new subscribers online. Head to peachespilates.com

Dr Kath Whitton can be found on her website drkathwhitton.com.au, or follow her on instagram.