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Becoming a parent can be the greatest and the hardest thing you’ll experience. In the Navigating Parenthood podcast, brought to you by HCF, parents share their stories, the joys and challenges, in conversation with our host Gretchen Miller and an expert. Join them on the ride. What are the unexpected challenges that parents face? What impact can parenthood have on your identity, relationships and mental health? We ask parents and health experts for their advice to help you navigate difficult situations.

Becoming a parent can be the greatest and the hardest thing you’ll experience. In the Navigating Parenthood podcast, brought to you by HCF, parents share their stories, the joys and challenges, in conversation with our host Gretchen Miller and an expert. Join them on the ride. What are the unexpected challenges that parents face? What impact can parenthood have on your identity, relationships and mental health? We ask parents and health experts for their advice to help you navigate difficult situations.
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Becoming a parent can be the greatest and the hardest thing you’ll experience. In the Navigating Parenthood podcast, brought to you by HCF, parents share their stories, the joys and challenges, in conversation with our host Gretchen Miller and an expert. Join them on the ride. What are the unexpected challenges that parents face? What impact can parenthood have on your identity, relationships and mental health? We ask parents and health experts for their advice to help you navigate difficult situations.

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English

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0433208187


Episodes

6. Parenting across cultures

11/16/2018
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Saman is from Pakistan and her husband is from Scotland. They’ve had children in three different countries. Now living in Australia, they try and bring different elements of their cultures to parenting and family life. Anthropologist Dr Geir Presterudstuen from the University of Western Sydney puts this in context of our constantly changing ideas of culture. Support the show.

Duration:00:21:28

5. Managing mental challenges

11/14/2018
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Blogger Leah Williams from The Dearest Days and her partner had both experienced mental health problems before having their baby. When their daughter turned out to be a “textbook difficult baby”, Leah struggled and knew she had to seek help. Social worker and therapist Ray Medhora talks about how couples and families can support each other through postnatal depression and the major life changes of early parenthood. If you’re a parent who needs help, speak to a maternal child health nurse...

Duration:00:20:47

3. Reshaping your identity

11/13/2018
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Before having a baby Stephanie was a busy news reporter who loved her job. After giving birth she changed so much as a person she couldn’t look at work, or herself, in the same way. With psychologist Lisa Williams from the University of New South Wales we talk about how becoming a parent can fundamentally change your identity and your perspective on life and work. Need help? If you feel depressed or anxious, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Aus). Support the show.

Duration:00:19:26

4. Starting life in ICU

11/13/2018
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What does it feel like to go home, after giving birth, without your babies? Mum Lee had her twins at 28 weeks and they landed up in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 102 days. We hear from Lee and NICU nurse Maddie O’Connor about the challenges of becoming a parent in this environment, the impact it has and what help you might need. For more information and support for parents of premature babies visit Miracle Babies at miraclebabies.org.au. Support the show.

Duration:00:21:35

2. A single mother’s path

11/12/2018
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Julia Hasche never thought she’d be a single mum, but her relationship broke down just months after having her baby. She shares her journey of single parenthood, from the vast emotional reward, to combatting loneliness and the work-family juggling act. Julia now runs the website and podcast Single Mother Survival Guide to help and empower other single mums. Elisabeth Shaw from Relationships Australia NSW talks about protecting your child from conflict and finding time to look after...

Duration:00:22:27

1. Embracing special needs parenthood

11/12/2018
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Even though Melanie’s son was born with brain damage, she wanted so badly to believe he’d be fine. But when he was diagnosed with a permanent disability, everything changed. Melanie talks about the unexpected joys and the day-to-day experience of parenting a child with special needs. Joan Bratel from Cerebral Palsy Alliance gives advice on coming to terms with a diagnosis like this and the support available. For more information on cerebral palsy, visit cerebralpalsy.org.au and for...

Duration:00:26:38

Welcome to Navigating Parenthood

11/11/2018
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Welcome to Navigating Parenthood, the podcast for parents, not babies, brought to you by HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund. Whether you’re already parent or planning to become one, these are real people’s compelling stories of finding their way along unexpected pathways, sharing what they’ve learned. Side by side in conversation, about challenges and joys, is a line up of experts joining in to offer insight. Support the show.

Duration:00:01:28