146 | Amy Osmanhodzic Home Water Birth, Hypnobith
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In today’s episode I interview Amy Osmanhodzic, a hypnobirthing practitioner, birth doula and mother of four. You can listen to Amy’s firth three birth stories in episode 11 but today she chats about her fourth and final birth - a water birth in the presence of her older children.    After moving from Perth to Byron Bay and settling into their new community, Amy started working in a law firm in Lismore. Within weeks she found out she was pregnant with Daisy and while she has always wanted four children, she was shocked at first. “It took us a good few weeks to process and chat through it as it really was quite unexpected but we got there and when it came time to tell the kids, we took them to our eight-week ultrasound to find out why I’d been feeling so sick,” says Amy.    The pregnancy was smooth and uneventful even though everyday life for Amy, Kamal and the kids was busy as they started a new pizza business. Amy had always planned to have homebirths and this time was no different, in fact she was adamant that her final birth experience would be a calm and beautiful homebirth; a significant ending to this stage of her life. At 14weeks she enlisted the support of her chosen midwife, Bronwyn from Lismore Birth House, and immediately knew that she was the right caregiver. Towards the end of her pregnancy Amy met with Alex from Zandra Warland Photograph and planned to have her birth filmed. “It’s always so daunting sharing a personal birthing moment on social media but I want to continue to spread the message that birth can be beautiful and that it’s a normal and natural experience,” she says.   Her first three labours started in her 39th week of pregnancy and Daisy’s was much the same. One hour after the last pizza was served on a Friday night, Amy started to experience period pain and gentle surges that were about 10 minutes apart and lasting for 20 seconds (Hypnobirth refers to contractions as surges and Amy uses this term throughout our interview). At around midnight she got into bed but couldn’t sleep till 4am as the surges, while sporadic, were strong enough to keep her awake. She slept soundly for a few hours in the early morning and when she woke to announce that she was in labour the surges petered out almost immediately. “I knew it was because everyone was there and that it was crazy and loud. Thankfully mum and dad picked up on that and took the kids out of the house.”  She used the time when she was alone in the house to set up her birth space. She cleaned and organised, put on her birth playlist and lit some candles. “I went back within myself and then the surges ramped up, coming every 7minutes and lasting for 30secs. I knew that having the big kids present at the birth was a priority for me but it did change the experience a lot. I learnt how connected the birth environment is to the process of labour,” she says. When the kids returned her labour stalled again so after a big cry, Kamal took her for a drive and, with the help of lemon tarts from her favourite cafe, labour got well underway. They returned home and called their photographer and, within the hour, her birth team was in the home and supporting her with their gentle presence. Amy has never had a vaginal examination in any of her pregnancies or births and while she admits that they’re sometimes necessary, she has also witnessed the loss of confidence when a labouring woman is told that she’s not as far along as she presumed. “Midwives know what stage you’re at just by looking at you and I know that if I can’t sit still in a surge and that if I’m making noise then I’m close to 9-10cm,” she says. With the kids settled in bed and her birth team beside her, Amy got in the birth pool. Soon after, Kamal joined her and, as she had done in all her labours, she used touch and kissing to stimulate oxytocin and bring her baby earthside. “It comes naturally, we’re quite affectionate and there’s nothing like bringing a baby into the world to make your love even stronger.”  While her surges were strong Amy noticed that they were only lasting about 20 seconds. Instead of worrying about it, she felt the instinctual urge to change position so she flipped over onto her back and leaned against the side of the pool. This immediately changed everything; she experienced an almighty contraction, her waters broke, she yelled for her parents to get the sleeping children and they all made it back to the pool to see Daisy crowning. The cord was wrapped around her neck a few times and it didn’t have the strongest pulse so the midwife needed to rub Daisy to get her breathing on her own. Amy stayed in the pool to feed her and forty minutes later delivered the placenta naturally before she settled onto the couch and into newborn bliss. 
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Mamamia Podcasts
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Beyond The Bump
Beyond The Bump
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Feed Play Love
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Raising small children can be fun but it's also hard work. Even if you have done this parenting gig before, no two children are the same. Reaching out for support when you face a challenge can make life easier and help you get back to the more fun part of parenting. Mothercraft nurse and _Parent School _expert Chris Minogue has had over thirty years experience helping new parents and growing families. On this episode of _Helpline_ she helps with the following challenges: * A ten-month-old taking an hour to get to sleep * A four-month-old who is rolling but keeps waking up when not swaddled * A two-year-old who gets so upset at bedtime he vomits * The best consequences for two and four-year-olds who don't listen * A four-year-old who is not toilet trained at night but wants to wear undies * A five-month-old who used to take the bottle but is now refusing it * Thirteen-month-old twins where one is waking through the night * A mum expecting her second child through cesarean worried about recovery time * How to get a five-month-old on to the bottle before returning to work * When can a breastfed seven-month-old have sleep overs at grandmas? _Helpline_ will be back next week. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at helpline@theparentbrand.com.au, ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert
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Mamamia Podcasts
How Olivia Wilde Became The Villain In Her Romance With Harry Styles
On the show today… Singer and former star of Dance Moms, JoJo Siwa has come out as a member of the LGBTQI+ community. And, TV presenter Grant Denyer told the story of how he fell in love with now-wife Chezzi...when she was still married to someone else...and he was involved with another woman. Plus, in today's deep dive...Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are facing backlash for their romance but is there more to this story than just a publicity stunt?  The Spill is Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast that catches you up on everything in entertainment and pop culture. It’s perfect for your commute home. CREDITS Hosts: Kee Reece & Laura Brodnik Executive Producer: Madeline Joannou Audio Producer: Leah Porges WANT MORE? Join us in our Facebook group to discuss everything pop culture... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524018781153963/ Read all the latest entertainment news on Mamamia... https://mamamia.com.au/entertainment/ Follow us on Instagram @mamamiaentertainment https://www.instagram.com/mamamiaentertainment/  Subscribe to The Spill Newsletter...  https://mamamia.com.au/newsletter Join our Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/mamamiaentertainment/ GET IN TOUCH Call us on the pod phone 02 8999 9386. Email us at thespill@mamamia.com.au Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Seize the Yay
Seize the Yay
Sarah Holloway
Dr Richard Harris SC OAM // A deep dive into the anaesthetist, adventurer and Australian of the Year 2019
*_RE-RELEASE - As you know, we're re-releasing a few crowd favourites from last year to keep you going during the break in case you missed them. So please ignore any time specific references, although most of our yay is evergreen so hopefully you enjoy as much as I did! _* *>> COMPLETE OUR 2021 SURV-YAY <<* **Sometimes, I choose our guests out of purely selfish curiosity to converse with a particular person regardless of whether anyone else would find them interesting, although I suspect most of you will be as fascinated by Dr Richard Harris as I am. After a random news article led me off on a multi-hour internet tangent a few weeks ago, I bought Dr Harris’ book - *Against All Odds* - and got it in my head that I HAD to talk to him and I’m so glad he kindly agreed to jump on the show. You know I get overly excited about the unique way our talents and interests can intersect to create a yay-filled life and Dr Harris (or Harry as he insists I call him) has a truly unique set of skills as an anaesthetist and technical cave diver. So unique, in fact, that he was pretty much the only person in the world equipped to help sedate and thereby save the 13 young Thai boys of the Wild Boars Soccer team who got stuck 4km into a cave in Thailand in the rainy season of 2018 (along with diving mate and co-author, Dr Craig Challen with whom he won Australian of the Year last year). I don’t think I need to say much more to explain why I’m fascinated by his story - I gush a LOT in this one but I just couldn’t fathom the enormity of the task before him the details of which definitely went over my head watching it on the news at the time. Among many other things, Harry also has his own wonderful podcast, *Real Risk**, *so was equipped with a proper mic - such a pro - I highly recommend both his book AND his podcast the latest episode off which is with legendary James Cameron of Titanic fame. See links below! Hope you enjoy! >>> *LISTEN TO THE REAL RISK PODCAST HERE* <<< + Follow *Dr Richard** *here + Announcements on Insta at *@spoonful_of_sarah* + *Join our Facebook community here* + Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!
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Mamamia Podcasts
Can A Potato Fix Your Pimple Problems?
Welcome to You Beauty Daily. Over the next 20 days, we're going to be bringing you a daily dose of You Beauty. Today Leigh is joined by Senior Beauty Writer Erin Docherty to discuss all the latest beauty news... It's starting to seem like 2021 might just be the year of connivence for the beauty industry. 'Skinimalism' has already been dubbed the skincare trend of the year with experts telling us it's time to ditch our 12 step skincare routines! Plus there's a new SPF product hitting the market that'll make sun protection easier than ever! And could a common household vegetable be the solution to all our pimple problems? Leigh and Erin have all the details! The list of products mentioned in this episode are below... Becca Zero™ No Pigment Virtual Foundation $55 https://bit.ly/3qUwmgF Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation $48 https://bit.ly/2YclIoY Clinque Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation $42 (USD) https://bit.ly/39cj0pK Naked Sundays SPF 50+ Hydrating Glow Mist $39.95 https://bit.ly/3sQPgqh   CREDITS Hosts: Leigh Campbell & Erin Docherty.  Producer: Gia Moylan  GET IN TOUCH: Got a beauty question you want answered?  Email us at youbeauty@mamamia.com.au or call the podphone on 02 8999 9386.  Join our You Beauty Facebook Group here. Want this and other podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our podcast newsletter. You Beauty is a podcast by Mamamia. Listen to more Mamamia podcasts here. Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The Kick Pregnancy Podcast
The Kick Pregnancy Podcast
Dr Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney
IUGR: How do you know if your baby is too small?
At your antenatal appointments, from about 20 weeks of your pregnancy you will (…should) be having some monitoring of your baby’s growth. Firstly, by the simple tape measure test, up over your tummy to the top of your uterus and then by ultrasound if needed. What we are trying to determine is if your baby is small for dates. This is known as Intrauterine Growth Restriction or IUGR. In this podcast we talk about: * What is EFW or estimated fetal weight * How EFW is measured and the measurement accuracy. * What other ways we measure your baby's health * Problems that can arise if your baby is diagnose with IUGR * What plans need to be made if your baby is measuring small for dates. * When sometimes... you just have a small baby. Why did we start this podcast? Well we think there is a barrier for women to get EXPERT pregnancy info that is practical, relatable and easy to understand. Dr Pat has helped 1000s of women have their babies and through this we know that this kind of information given to a woman at the right time can totally change her experience of pregnancy and birth. We invite you to be our part of our family over on Instagram @grow_my_baby or UP LEVEL your knowledge and support by joining our program at www.growmybaby.com.au And a BIG thank you for listening to ‘The Kick’ and please if you haven’t already please subscribe (iTunes) or follow (Spotify) and share with a friend.
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This Glorious Mess
This Glorious Mess
Mamamia Podcasts
Little Kids: How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Have Another Baby?
Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.  Expanding your family can be a huge adjustment.  If you get the chance to do it, you'll probably be asking yourself - how will I prepare baby number one? Will I need more in the bank? And how will I ever manage to find time to myself again? Our guest today, Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a mum to four, parenting expert, psychologist and author, and she has written a book all about preparing for baby number two, The Second Baby Book. So if you're lucky enough to plan your babies or are worried about your expanding family, Sarah is here to help!  And as always, we answer your listener dilemmas... how do I get my kids to settle at the same time?  LINKS  Sarah's book, Second Baby Book: how to cope with pregnancy number two and create a happy home for your firstborn and new arrival, is available now!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Sarah Ockwell - Smith Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your WTF moment by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/   Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/ Looking for other podcasts to listen to? You'll find all our Mamamia shows at https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/ Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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