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The MotherWise podcasts, hosted by senior midwife Kathy Fray, are about revealing advanced prenatal knowledge on pregnancy, childbirth, infants and motherhood … for Mothers to have the most beautifully extraordinary and non-traumatic Birth & Baby maternity experience they can imagine. For loads of further resources go to www.kathyfray.com

The MotherWise podcasts, hosted by senior midwife Kathy Fray, are about revealing advanced prenatal knowledge on pregnancy, childbirth, infants and motherhood … for Mothers to have the most beautifully extraordinary and non-traumatic Birth & Baby maternity experience they can imagine. For loads of further resources go to www.kathyfray.com
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The MotherWise podcasts, hosted by senior midwife Kathy Fray, are about revealing advanced prenatal knowledge on pregnancy, childbirth, infants and motherhood … for Mothers to have the most beautifully extraordinary and non-traumatic Birth & Baby maternity experience they can imagine. For loads of further resources go to www.kathyfray.com

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Episodes

Episode 11: WHAT OCCURS ONCE OVERDUE AT OVER 40 WEEKS PREGNANT

4/22/2019
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Understanding the normal things that occur at 40-42 Week’s Gestation including 41-Week Postdates Scan (including Dopplers & BPP), CTG (cardiotocogram) fetal traces, Stretch’n’Sweep Vaginal Exams, Induction vs Spontaneous. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT OCCURS ONCE OVERDUE AT OVER 40 WEEKS PREGNANT goes into a lot more details, particularly around the whole Induction process. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription...

Duration:00:05:57

BONDING WITH BABY - HONEY DID YOU PACK THE SUPERGLUE?!

4/17/2019
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"Bonding" with your baby is actually a relatively new Term in the history of maternity-newborn health - but it has also lead to another term: "Poor Bonding" - argh. Bonding is actually an unfolding process. Here I explain it all, taking the 'mystery' out of what to expect. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support package. [Membership also gives access to Kathy's webinar library; huge online...

Duration:00:06:57

Episode 10: SO READY TO GO INTO LABOR AT 37-40 WEEKS PREGNANT

4/15/2019
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Know your Signs and Symptoms of established Active Labor, and the Signs and Symptoms of concerning Abnormal Labor. Resources I Important Links: Day-1-Baby Heirloom Layette - Birthing Suite for your Brand New Baby. Note: The full version of SO READY TO GO INTO LABOR AT 37-40 WEEKS PREGNANT also includes the Topics: Natural ways to induce spontaneous Labor, Natural ways to augment Latent Labor into Active Labor, and The 3 Must-Haves to bring to Birthing Suite. CLICK HERE to learn more...

Duration:00:05:41

Episode 09: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE THINKING AT 36 WEEKS PREGNANT

4/8/2019
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With birth very imminent, good Fetal Movements become very important. Learn what it is you need to know. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU NEED TO BE THINKING AT 36 WEEKS’ GESTATION also includes the Topics: Knowing when to contact your Midwife/Obstetrician or present at Birthing Suite for established Active Labour, Mucous bloody shows - Waters breaking - Meconium, Social-emotional aspects of Childbirth, Postnatal self-care including pregnancy feelings and support networks,...

Duration:00:06:15

Episode 08: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING AT 34-35 WEEKS PREGNANT

4/1/2019
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With birth imminent, following is a To Do List to get ticked off, including: Labour-Birth Support people finalization, Birth-Plan decisions including Vitamin-K & any Cultural/Religious traditions, Postnatal Care-Plan including Home-Help. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING AT 34-5 WEEKS’ GESTATION also includes the Topics: Postnatal exercise & Contraception options, Signs & Symptoms of Postnatal infections & Depressive disorders, Naturopathic/Homeopathic Birth Prep...

Duration:00:05:46

Episode 07: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING AT 30-32 WEEKS PREGNANT

3/25/2019
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A quick overview of the To Do List for this gestation that should be Ticked Off before you get to 33-34 weeks, including Completing the self-check Questionnaire, Having a copy of the free Organic Birth guide, Reading the OH BABY chapter on Childbirth, Watching Labour Video, Sorted your Partus Preparatus. Resources I Important Links: Test yourselfSelf Check Questionnairehttps://www.kathyfray.com/12-critical-questions-to-find-out-just-how-well-prepared-you-are-for-birth-baby/Organic Birth...

Duration:00:06:14

Episode 06: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AT 29-31 WEEEKS PREGNANT

3/18/2019
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A quick overview list of all those pieces of knowledge you need to know preferably before 32-weeks Gestation, including Optimal positioning, Maternal exercise minimums, APGAR scores, Maternal post-birth checks, Unwell babies, Anaesthetic review, late GTTs, and more. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AT 29-31 WEEKS PREGNANT 4th TRIMESTER also includes the Topics: The Optional fetal positioning, Maternal exercise/nutrition, Neonatal APGAR scores, Post-birth Maternal...

Duration:00:05:25

HOW "OH BABY" CAME TO BE (NZ BabyShow Interview)

3/15/2019
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On today’s episode is a Radio interview chatting about how the best-selling book "OH BABY...Birth, Babies and Motherhood Uncensored" came to be and talking about an upcoming NZ BabyShow. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support package. [Membership also gives access to Kathy's webinar library; huge online Q&A Library; and her weekly live classes.] Connect with Kathy Fray: kathyfray.comKathy...

Duration:00:08:58

BIRTH SUPPORT PERSON(s) - WHO DO YOU NEED?

3/14/2019
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Partner?..... Doula?....... Additional Birth Support people? Who should you have attending your Birth??? After catching hundreds of babies, and witnessing hundreds of 'dynamics' when it comes to childbirth attendees, I have formed a bit of an opinion or two on the subject. On today’s episode, hear my thoughts from my in-the-trenches experiences - it's likely to help you decide what is right for you on your unique Journey. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise...

Duration:00:10:26

VITAMIN-K FOR NEWBORNS: GOOD OR BAD

3/13/2019
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Pediatricians have recommended for a long time that all Newborns receive Vitamin-K at birth. But what the heck is it really all about? And is there any genuine controversy? On today’s episode, I help you make sense of it all. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support package. [Membership also gives access to Kathy's webinar library; huge online Q&A Library; and her weekly live...

Duration:00:06:58

DELAYED CORD CLAMPING - THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY

3/12/2019
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Women asking their Midwife/Obstetrician to delay the clamping of their baby's umbilical cord has become so "on trend" now. But is it really that critical and are the benefits substantial? On today’s episode, let me clear the fog around this actually pretty simple topic. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support package. [Membership also gives access to Kathy's webinar library; huge online Q&A...

Duration:00:04:55

Episode 05: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR 3rd TRIMESTER

3/11/2019
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On today’s episode is an overview of the Signs & Symptoms of Pre-Eclampsia, plus the Big List of topics you need to know about at the beginning of your 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR 3rd TRIMESTER also includes the Topics: The 3rd Stage of Childbirth, Cord-cutting, Placenta management, Newborn Vitamin-K, Newborn Hearing Screen, Newborn Heel-Prick Metabolic Screen, Complementary Therapies, Best Reading, and...

Duration:00:07:16

Episode 04: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO & KNOW AT 20-24 WEEKS GESTATION

3/4/2019
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So you're "over half-way" in your pregnancy now? Well, get your pen and paper out, because today I will give you quite the To Do List of things you need to be doing and knowing about at 20-24 weeks gestation. Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU NEED TO DO & KNOW AT 20-24 WEEKS GESTATION episode we go into much more detail, also including Birth facility visitations, Postnatal preparation (particularly breastfeeding), Preventing future sibling rivalry (if you have a pre-schooler), The...

Duration:00:06:16

Episode 03: THE "TO DO LIST" WHEN YOU'RE 14-17 WEEKS PREGNANT

2/25/2019
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On today’s episode, I explain about sorting your antenatal Childbirth Education classes and explain about the 18-20 week Anatomy Ultrasound scan. Note: The 25-min full-version of THE "TO DO LIST" WHEN YOU'RE 14-17 WEEKS PREGNANT episode we go into much more detail, also including infant CPR/FirstAid, use of complementary/alternative therapies, SIDS cot-death, the 16-week GTT, and the optional MSS2 fetal screen. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts...

Duration:00:05:37

Episode 02: NEWLY PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOWs Part-II

2/18/2019
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A great 5-minute second part overview explanation on what family Obstetric History you need to be aware of. Plus an overview of the foods you can/can't and should/shouldn't eat during pregnancy. Note: The 25-min full-version of NEWLY-PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOW Part-II Audio also includes the Topics: UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) signs, symptoms & management; CVS (chorionic villus sampling), and the Amniocentesis diagnostic fetal anomaly testing. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's...

Duration:00:04:29

Episode 01: NEWLY PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOWs Part-I

2/11/2019
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A great 5-minute first part overview explanation on the Signs, Symptoms, Prevention & Management of Miscarriage. Note: The 25-min full-version of NEWLY-PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOW Part-I Audio also includes the Topics: Understanding the EDD (Estimated Due Date); the Dating scan; the 12-Week NT scan; Down's Syndrome screen; Morning Sickness; and the first "Booking" blood-tests. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her...

Duration:00:04:17

WELCOME TO MOTHERWISE PODCAST

2/1/2019
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With your Maternity journey, do you want to experience the Big 4? A great Birth; successful Breastfeeding; a good-sleeping Baby. And, if your No.1 priority is giving your Baby the safest and least traumatic birth arrival, then this is likely your ONE-STOP-SHOP to having so many of your queries answered … including potentially loads of questions, you don’t even know you have yet. The MotherWise podcasts, hosted by senior midwife Kathy Fray, are about revealing advanced prenatal knowledge...

Duration:00:04:49