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Kathy Fray's MotherWise Podcasts

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The Mission of the MotherWise podcasts is 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 Mission of the MotherWise podcasts is 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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New Zealand

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The Mission of the MotherWise podcasts is 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

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 23: BREASTFEEDING EQUIPMENT – The Essentials & Non- Essentials

2/17/2020
Breastfeeding is very beneficial to both the mother and the baby. In today’s episode, I explain what is- and isn’t- necessary as breastfeeding lactation equipment. Why is it essential to have these during the period of nursing your baby and how these effectively help the mother. Breastfeeding Lactation Equipment Includes: · Hydrogel disc pads · Breast shells · Nipple shields · Pre-sterilized disposable bottle-bags · U-shaped pillow · Nursing bras · Nursing pads Note: For access...

Duration:00:06:20

Episode 22: RIPENING YOUR CERVIX READY FOR LABOR DILATION- The most important To Do List to get obsessed about!

2/10/2020
Preparing the cervix for dilation is the most important actions you can actively contribute to the success of your labor. What are the actions that will help you reduce birth complications and how these activities help to establish active labor. Things That May Soften & Ripen A Cervix: · 35-Weeks Nature’s Sunshine “5W” capsules · NaturoPharm’s homeophatic “PreBirth” oral spray · Evening Primrose Oil Capsules (orally and vaginally) · Sex · Reflexology · Acupuncture · Midwife’s...

Duration:00:06:57

Episode 21: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 2: Epidurals

2/3/2020
Today’s Motherwise episode, I will give you an overview of that most sought-after of childbirth labor relief, the Epidural. Why does it increases the chances of needing a traumatic emergency instrumental delivery or dramatic surgical delivery. What are the consequences and how it affects the mother and the baby during childbirth. Note: For access to my full-length WEBINARS when I dive much deeper into understanding the risks and benefits of Epidural anesthesia, do check out joining our...

Duration:00:06:45

Episode 20: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 1: Nitrous Oxide & Opioids

1/27/2020
In today’s episode, I will give you a mini-webinar on the two common pharmaceutical pain-relief analgesia used during labor. Why we need to understand the risks in using these drugs. What are the benefits and how it alleviates the pain during childbirth. The Two Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesic: · Nitrous Oxide (entenox Laughing Gas) · Opioids ( e.g. Pethidine, Morphine, Diamorphine) Note: For access to my full-length WEBINARS when I dive much deeper into understanding more about the...

Duration:00:06:46

Episode 19: 4 STAGES OF CHILDBIRTH AND 3 PHASES OF LABOR

11/18/2019
In today’s episode, I will give an overview of understanding childbirth and labor. Why it’s important to know the difference between the two. What it is all about and how it will help you with your pregnancy journey. So stay tuned and enjoy! The 4 Stages of Childbirth includes: • Labor • Birth • Afterbirth • The Vibe The 3 Phases of Labor includes: • Latent • Active • Advanced Active Transitional Note: For access to my full-length WEBINARS when I dive much deeper into...

Duration:00:07:35

Episode 18: POST-NATAL EP 07 - WEEK4-5 A MONTH GONE BY

7/22/2019
Well they're only Neonates (newborns) for the first 6 weeks - so what are the things you need to know now, and very soon? On todays episode is all about: Mother and Baby's Well-being MOTHER: BABY: Note: The 25-min full-version of WEEK 4-5 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail and will be explaining the Mother and Baby wellness. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support package. [Membership...

Duration:00:07:57

Episode 17: POST-NATAL EP 06 - DAY20-21 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THIS TIME WITH YOU AND YOUR BABY

7/15/2019
On today’s episode is an overview about what you need to know by time with you and your baby including: MOTHER: BABY: Note: The 25-min full-version of DAY 20-21 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail and will be explaining the Mother and Baby wellness factors and Infant Sleeps Golden Rule. 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...

Duration:00:06:04

Episode 16: POST-NATAL EP 05 - DAY10-14 WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOUR BABY AT THIS STAGE

7/9/2019
On today’s episode is an overview about what is normal for your baby this two weeks after birth including: Back to birth weight by day 10-14, 8-11 plus Wet diapers daily, Frequent or Infrequent poos (for exclusively Breastmilk fed Babies), 200g (7oz) to 300g (10.5oz) Weight gain weekly. Note: The 25-min full-version of DAY 10-14 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail and will be explaining the Maternal wellness factors. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass...

Duration:00:06:20

Episode 15: POST-NATAL EP 04 - DAY5-7 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK

7/1/2019
It’s nearly the end of the first week and what an intense week it has been! On today’s episode is more information about Maternal and Neonatal well being including: MATERNAL: NEONATAL: Note: The 25-min full-version of DAY 5-7 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail, particularly around the Maternal and Neonatal well-being of both mother and baby. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL BASICS support...

Duration:00:06:57

Episode 14: POST-NATAL EP 03 - DAY3-4 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT THIS STAGE POSTPARTUM

6/24/2019
It is such a unique time when the baby is over two days old, but your full-milk hasn't yet fully arrived - and of course, there are lots to know about on this steep learning curve! MATERNAL: NEONATAL: Note: The 25-min full-version of DAY 3-4 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail, particularly around the Maternal and Neonatal well-being of both mother and baby. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining Kathy's MotherWise MasterClass podcasts by purchasing a subscription to her ESSENTIAL...

Duration:00:06:47

Episode 13: POST-NATAL EP 02 - DAY2 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT 40-70 HOURS POSTNATAL

6/17/2019
On today’s episode, is all about MATERNAL WELL-BEING: BP Temp & Pulse; Lochia vaginal bleeding; Womb fundal height; pending Baby Blues; and Discussing when “clinically ready for discharge” (Goal: Successful establishment of Breastfeeding); & More and NEWBORN WELL-BEING: Feed-feed-feed; Urine & Bowel output; Umbilicus belly-button; Conjunctivitis sticky-eye; & More. Do also make sure you are feeling fully informed on the Hearing Screen, the Guthries Screen, and preventatives for...

Duration:00:05:43

Episode 12: POST-NATAL EP 01 - DAY1 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS

6/3/2019
On today’s episode, is all about the things that you need to know in the first 24 hours with your baby including Maternal General Maternal Wellbeing Assessments (labor-birth debrief, uterine involution, blood-loss, perineum, breasts, sutures, nutritional needs) and Breastfeeding (assessment, assistance, guidance, advice, colostrum, hand-expressing, Day-1 vs Day-2 newborns) Note: The 25-min full-version of DAY-1 POSTPARTUM goes into a lot more detail, particularly around the whole Baby-Cares...

Duration:00:05:14

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

4/22/2019
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
"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
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
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
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
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 WEEKS PREGNANT

3/18/2019
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
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