The Hidden World of Women
E13 - Motherhood with Multiples - The Hidden World of Women

E13 - Motherhood with Multiples - The Hidden World of Women

February 22, 2021

Guest host Emma chats with Belinda about the real-life experiences of adjusting to the idea and reality of parenting new-born twins while parenting a toddler sibling.

Links from the show:
Multiple birth association of WA facebook https://www.facebook.com/pdmba
WHWS Parent Group (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/582342785825721
WHWS Circle of Security Group https://www.whws.org.au/event-details/circle-of-security-parenting-day
WHWS Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ/videos
WHWS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices
Hidden World of You https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

E12 - Schooling in Uncertainty - The Hidden World of Women

E12 - Schooling in Uncertainty - The Hidden World of Women

February 4, 2021

Getting children ready to return to school or start school (kindy, preprimary, high school or tertiary) can be difficult at the best of times and it is fair to say we aren’t experiencing the best of times. In this episode (released early to allow time before school goes back) guest host Emma chats with child, family and individual therapist and mum of three, Cindy to discuss the experience of returning to school and how we can face the uncertainty of the moment.

 

Links from the show

Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/home

Lifeline 131114

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800

WHWS Parent Group (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/582342785825721

WHWS Circle of Security Group https://www.whws.org.au/event-details/circle-of-security-parenting-day

WHWS Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ/videos

WHWS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices

Hidden World of You https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

E11 - Having a hysterectomy - The Hidden World of Women

E11 - Having a hysterectomy - The Hidden World of Women

January 25, 2021

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Lisa, who shares her experience of having a hysterectomy at age 42. Lisa talks us through what lead to her decision to have her uterus removed, and of the feelings she went through before and after the surgery. She also discusses her recovery and what supports she used in her healing, including the website Hyster Sisters which can be found at: www.hystersisters.com/ (Please be mindful of personal experiences discussed on this site, which include positive and negative ones).

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E10 - Photographing women’s bodies - The Hidden World of Women

E10 - Photographing women’s bodies - The Hidden World of Women

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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E09 - Conception via egg donation - The Hidden World of Women

E09 - Conception via egg donation - The Hidden World of Women

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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E08 - Postnatal Depression - The Hidden World of Women

E08 - Postnatal Depression - The Hidden World of Women

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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E07 - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother - The Hidden World of Women

E07 - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother - The Hidden World of Women

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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E08 - Sex & pleasure after birth - The Hidden World of Women

E08 - Sex & pleasure after birth - The Hidden World of Women

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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E05 - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 2 - The Hidden World of Women

E05 - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 2 - The Hidden World of Women

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.

Thanks for listening :)

E04 - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 1 - The Hidden World of Women

E04 - Stillbirth, pregnancy loss and neonatal death, Part 1 - The Hidden World of Women

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.

Thanks for listening :)

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