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Sprogcast is an independent podcast about birth, pregnancy and early parenthood, hosted by Karen Hall and Mark Harris, and sponsored by Pinter & Martin.

Sprogcast is an independent podcast about birth, pregnancy and early parenthood, hosted by Karen Hall and Mark Harris, and sponsored by Pinter & Martin.
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United Kingdom

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Sprogcast is an independent podcast about birth, pregnancy and early parenthood, hosted by Karen Hall and Mark Harris, and sponsored by Pinter & Martin.

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@sprogcast

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English


Episodes

Sprogcast - Episode 54 - Feminism and Birth (October 2019)

9/24/2019
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In Sprogcast 54, there are some small feminist moments and some big moments of feminism. We talk to Milli Hill about her new book, and explore some of our responses to it.

Duration:00:54:24

Sprogcast - Episode 53 - Non-binary birth (September 2019)

8/26/2019
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In Episode 53, Mark interviews AJ Silver about non-binary birth, we have the latest news from One To One Midwives, and we're still just about keeping it together in the summer holidays.

Duration:00:44:59

Sprogcast - Episode 52 - Models of midwifery care (August 2019)

7/24/2019
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Episode 52 on models of midwifery care rises from the ashes of various hardware and software issues, to bring you an interview with midwife and researcher Phoebe Pallotti, expounding her idea for a co-operative model of midwifery. Mark and Karen disagree about summer holiday parenting. Leah Hazard tells us about her new book, great summer reading for wannabe-midwives. Sprogcast is sponsored by Pinter & Martin, publishers of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding books - www.pinterandmartin.com -...

Duration:00:44:30

Sprogcast - Episode 51 - Maternity services and birth trauma (July 2019)

6/24/2019
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In this episode of Sprogcast, Mark interviews Maureen Treadwell of the Birth Trauma Association, and Karen chats with author Emma Svanberg, whose new book Why Birth Trauma Matters is out now from Pinter & Martin. Sprogcast is sponsored by Pinter & Martin, publishers of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding books - www.pinterandmartin.com - enter sprogcast to get 10% off

Duration:00:59:21

Sprogcast - Episode 50 - Baby Brains (June 2019)

5/24/2019
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In this episode we valiantly try to settle the difference of opinions with regard to gendered brains, by talking to Gina Rippon. Lively discussion and deep philosophy ensue... Sprogcast is sponsored by Pinter & Martin, publishers of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding books - www.pinterandmartin.com - enter sprogcast to get 10% off

Duration:01:01:43

Sprogcast - Episode 49 - Cultural Context of Breastfeeding (May 2019)

4/24/2019
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Even though we mention breastfeeding in every episode, it's a while since we've dedicated a whole show to Karen's Favourite Subject - so here we are with Cecilia Tomori, Despatches, Tigers and more. Full show notes will be at patreon.com/sprogcast Sprogcast is sponsored by Pinter & Martin, publishers of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding books - www.pinterandmartin.com - enter sprogcast to get 10% off

Duration:00:57:28

Sprogcast - Episode 48 - Paternal Mental Health (April 2019)

3/24/2019
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Sprogcast 48 is about paternal mental health, featuring an interview with Dr Andrew Mayers and discussion of an article from Science Weekly. Louise Oliver also talks about her work on Diversity in Infant Feeding. Mark and Karen disagree on whether the brain is gendered at birth, but have reached out to author Gina Rippon to invite her to clear this up on a future episode. Mark tells us that his spirit animal is an armadillo.

Duration:00:51:06

Sprogcast - Episode 47 - Parenting (March 2019)

2/24/2019
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Sprogcast - Episode 47 - Parenting (March 2019) by Pinter & Martin

Duration:00:53:44

Sprogcast - Episode 46 - Motherhood (February 2019)

1/24/2019
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Sprogcast 46 sets out to be about motherhood, and evolves to include discussion of language and culture, and an interview about running. Tune in to listen to Maddie McMahon talking about her book, and Sally Golightly on running 52.6 miles.

Duration:00:54:06

Sprogcast - Episode 45 - Q&A (January 2019)

12/24/2018
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For episode 45, Mark and Karen invite listener questions, and end up trying to figure out how to change the world, one knitted uterus at a time.

Duration:00:50:10

Sprogcast - Episode 44 - Brains (December 2018)

11/24/2018
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In episode 44, we come back to post-birth PTSD with a story from Laura Wood. Mark and Karen have a good chat about lots of recent research, including a thorough analysis of One Born Every Minute. Karen over-uses the word 'fascinating'. Send us your questions for episode 45!

Duration:00:52:42

Sprogcast - Episode 43 - In the Birth Room (November 2018)

10/24/2018
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In Sprogcast 43, Mark and Karen compete for who has the most stereotypical household set up, and have crammed the episode with interviews: Lauren Parker explains doulas; Jo Robertson tells us what a birth photographer does; and Ellie Durant talks to Mark about writing her novel, New Walk.

Duration:01:02:04

Sprogcast - Episode 42 - Baby Loss (October 2018)

9/24/2018
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In Sprogcast episode 42, Mark and Karen mark Baby Loss Awareness week, including interviews with author Mel Scott, and psychologist and agony aunt Petra Boynton, about their forthcoming books.

Duration:00:47:03

Sprogcast - Episode 41 - Induction of Labour (September 2018)

8/24/2018
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In Episode 41, Karen interviews midwife Rachel Reed about induction of labour, Mark has a revealing conversation with his daughter, and both discuss how much they like The Mentalist TV show.

Duration:01:02:35

Sprogcast - Episode 40 - Health Messages (August 2018)

7/24/2018
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In Episode 40 of Sprogcast, Mark and Karen take a long hard look at their own prejudices, and narrowly manage to avoid insulting the people of Slough. Heather Trickey talks about her research into health messages around alcohol in pregnancy, and we also discuss the recent articles about giving early solids in order to make babies sleep "better."

Duration:01:03:39

Sprogcast - Episode 39 - Cultural Competence (July 2018)

6/24/2018
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Mark and Karen keep it brief in episode 39, with a quick chat about Sara Wickham's new book on induction, and Maddie McMahon's Doulavation course, and then hand over to Mars Lord who has something to say about cultural competence.

Duration:00:47:50

Sprogcast - Episode 38 - Working Together (June 2018)

5/24/2018
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In Sprogcast 38, entitled Working Together, Mark and Karen make a supreme effort to do just that, despite badmouthing each other's professions for a few minutes at the start of the show. They go on to interview maternity advocate Paul Golden, several members of Reading's Maternity Voices Partnership, and Mama Conference attendee Bronwen Rashad. By the end, they are still on good terms.

Duration:00:53:54

Sprogcast - Episode 37 - Miscellany (May 2018)

4/24/2018
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In Sprogcast 37, Mark mansplains breastfeeding guilt to Karen. Karen claims to be married when she isn't. Rebecca Schiller tells us why the world needs another book about birth; and Maddie McMahon drives off into the sunset on her Boobie Bus.

Duration:01:06:16

Sprogcast - Episode 36 - Continuity of Carer (April 2018)

3/24/2018
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In Episode 36, Karen and Mark explore continuity of carer, one of the principles of Better Births. Michala Marling discusses how this can work within the NHS, and Rebecca Doyle tells of seven births where continuity of carer made a difference

Duration:00:55:36

Sprogcast - Episode 35 - Birth Trauma Postpartum Psychosis (March 2018)

2/24/2018
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In episode 35, Mark and Karen have a proper falling out over the importance of evidence. Mark interviews Alex Heath about the 3-step rewind technique for birth trauma; and Karen listens to Kat Grant's moving story of postpartum psychosis.

Duration:01:01:03