The Hidden World of Women
The Hidden World of Women - Photographing women’s bodies

The Hidden World of Women - Photographing women’s bodies

January 11, 2021

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Kate, a photographer and actor whose specialty is boudoir photography. Kate shares her journey as a model in her youth, before a cancer diagnosis stopped her in her tracks, leading her on a completely different life path. Kate shares her experiences photographing many women and how empowering it can be for them. Her work can be found at www.vergestudio.com.au

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The Hidden World of Women - Conception via egg donation

The Hidden World of Women - Conception via egg donation

December 28, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Vicki, who shares her journey to motherhood from infertility through to conception via egg donation. She discusses the challenges and triumphs of becoming a mother despite early-onset menopause.

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The Hidden World of Women - Postnatal Depression

The Hidden World of Women - Postnatal Depression

December 14, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined Jo, her shares her experience of severe postnatal depression after the birth of her second baby. Jo talks about her symptoms leading up to her admission to a Mother Baby Unit and how this hospital stay with her baby helped her. She offers insight into the journey through postnatal depression including how she recovered and healed, and the impact on her family and relationship with her baby of PND.

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The Hidden World of Women - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother

The Hidden World of Women - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother

November 30, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Robyn who talks about how she and her FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) partner have maintained a good long-term relationship, whilst negotiating parenting when one partner is away for regular periods of time. Robyn discusses tips and strategies they use to thrive in the FIFO family lifestyle.

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The Hidden World of Women - Sex & pleasure after birth

The Hidden World of Women - Sex & pleasure after birth

November 16, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Marie Mercier who talks about sex and pleasure after birth. Marie completed her sexology Masters thesis on this topic, interviewing women about their experiences (or lack of) of regaining their sex life after having a baby.

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The Hidden World of Women - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 2

The Hidden World of Women - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 2

November 1, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined again by Till Heike to talk about stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal loss. Till is the WA state coordinator of SANDS; an organisation that support bereaved parents and families. In this part 2 episode, Till shares more of her own experience of a stillbirth and what happened after she left the hospital without her baby daughter Claudia.

Please visit www.sands.org.au for more information.

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The Hidden World of Women - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 1

The Hidden World of Women - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 1

October 18, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Till Heike to talk about stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal loss. Till is the WA state coordinator of SANDS; an organisation that support bereaved parents and families. Till shares her own experience of a miscarriage and also the stillbirth of her daughter Claudia in this part 1 episode.

Please visit www.sands.org.au for more information.

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The Hidden World of Women - Premature Babies

The Hidden World of Women - Premature Babies

October 5, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Jazmin to talk about premature babies. Jaz shares her experiences of each birth, and the rollercoaster of emotions that came along with them. We discuss what she found helpful in getting through her births, and what support any parent needs if they experience a premature birth.

In Australia, organizations such as Miracle Babies and Life's Little Treasures support parents and families of premature babies.

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The Hidden World of Women, Endometriosis and you

The Hidden World of Women, Endometriosis and you

September 21, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Sarah to talk about Endometriosis. Sarah shares with us her journey and living with endometriosis for over 20 years. Endometriosis Australia was particularly helpful for Sarah in her journey. 

Did you know there is app for Endometriosis? The app can be very useful for tracking symptoms, triggers, patterns and more for you and your doctor to become familiar with - you can follow the link HERE to learn more.

You can also learn more from the Pelvic Pain Foundation HERE, along with 2 books we would recommend to learn more HERE and HERE

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The Hidden World of Women, an Introduction.

The Hidden World of Women, an Introduction.

September 7, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode we meet our host Melanie with her first guest Emma, and discover what the Hidden World of Women will be covering, What WHWS as an organisation is and more. We talk about the Women’s Health week, starting on the 7th of September and running through to the 11th of September. You can find out about the Womens Health Week HERE. You can find out about our wellness warriors program and the self-care session we discuss by clicking HERE as well as the City of Gosnells Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop by clicking on the links above. 

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