Parent Pod from BabyCentre

Parent Pod from BabyCentre

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BabyCentre’s week by week guide to pregnancy and beyond


newborn week 12
Feb 2 • 15 min
Can you believe your baby is three months old? In this episode, hear about how important it is to visit your health visitor or GP if you’re not feeling great. And what is it with mum tribes? There are competitive mums, Insta mums, eco-obsessed mums,…
newborn week 11
Feb 2 • 17 min
Your baby is becoming more mobile, so we talk about starting to think about safety around the home – before he’s reaching out for anything that catches his eye! We also talk about postnatal anxiety and concerns you may have as a new parent, plus postnatal…
newborn week 10
Feb 2 • 17 min
Have you been enjoying watching your baby wriggle around? This week, listen to find out how you can encourage her to move more. And it might be the last thing on your mind, but we guide you through starting to use contraception again and talk about…
newborn week 9
Feb 2 • 16 min
You may be feeling like your baby’s crying is relentless – so many parents can relate. Listen for our tips on why they might be crying and how to cope. Also in this episode, we’ll be talking about your relationship with your partner – has it changed?…
newborn week 8
Feb 2 • 14 min
In this week’s episode, we’ll be preparing you for your baby’s first immunisations that are due this month. We’ll also be hearing from Joshua (also known as The Dad He), a dad of two, to find out about his experience of the fourth trimester. Plus - have…
newborn week 7
Feb 2 • 17 min
This week, you might have found yourself asking – when will my newborn sleep through the night? We’ll be talking about baby sleep routines, sleep safety and talk about some of the mistakes that could be preventing your newborn from getting 40 winks. And…
newborn week 6
Feb 2 • 10 min
Dad Joshua, aka The Dad He, and Amy, single mum and author of ‘Confessions of a Mum: What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Unexpected’ join us to share their new parent worries. This week we also talk about your postnatal check with your GP and find…
newborn week 5
Feb 2 • 11 min
If you already have children, the excitement of a new brother or sister may be starting to wear off this week! We have some tips on overcoming sibling jealousy and helping them bond. We’ll also be asking – what’s going on down there?! We find out when the…
newborn week 4
Feb 2 • 11 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about postnatal depression and how to recognise the signs you or your partner may be suffering with it. We also talk about bonding in these early stages and how that connection may not always be instant. Dad of two, Joshua…
newborn week 3
Feb 2 • 14 min
You’re probably feeling exhausted and sleep deprived this week. Hear our tips on how to stay positive and cope with tiredness. We also chat to Chess, the BabyCentre antenatal teacher, about how to cope if you had a difficult or traumatic birth. Plus,…
newborn week 2
Feb 2 • 19 min
In this episode, we’ll be joined by BabyCentre’s antenatal teacher Chess to answer some of the most asked questions from new parents, from co-sleeping, swaddling, tongue tie and much more. We’ll also have the lowdown on where to get support if you’re…
newborn week 1
Feb 2 • 11 min
Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! As your newborn is getting used to life in the outside world, with lots of space around him, you’ll be getting used to life with baby! It’s a big change for you all, and we talk about how you may be feeling…
41 weeks pregnant, 1 week overdue
Feb 2 • 13 min
This week we’ll be joined by BabyCentre’s antenatal teacher to find out all about sweeps and inductions and which you could be offered. You may have been given loads of advice on ways to bring on labour, but do they really work? We’ll be sorting the truth…
40 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 17 min
While your baby may still be cosy where he is, sleep may feel near impossible for you – this week, we talk about how to sleep as safely and as comfortably as you can at this stage. We also hear from a dad of two, Joshua - aka The Dad He - who gives his…
39 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 19 min
Your due date could be any day now and this week you will hear about the final changes that happen to your baby before you meet him. You may feel that time has flown by but now feels like it’s come to a standstill? We help you get through these last…
38 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
Has nesting instinct kicked in for you this week? While it’s exciting to get your home ready for your baby, try to get as much rest as possible. Listen in to find out why taking it easy is so important. In this episode we also answer a question you may…
37 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
You’re now full term! In this episode, find out about the development your baby still has to do. Listen in to discover what contractions feel like and how to know when it’s not Braxton Hicks. We’ll also discuss whether having small breasts makes a…
36 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
How will you know you’re in labour? Listen to hear the tell-tale signs and hear from other BabyCentre mums of how they knew they were in labour. Also this week, it’s a great idea to have your bag packed and ready, but have you thought about who will look…
35 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 14 min
You may be able to see your baby’s movements from your bump this week – listen to find out what they’re up to in there. It’s natural to feel like you’re running out of room and the kicks may be uncomfortable to say the least. Also this week we’ll discuss…
34 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 10 min
Heartburn and indigestion may be making a comeback this week, listen for some helpful tips. In this episode we’ll also be asking: what is a perineal massage, and should you be doing it? BabyCentre antenatal teacher Chess explains exactly how to do it if…
33 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 10 min
Your baby’s complexion is becoming less wrinkled as he prepares for you to meet him! Find out what else is going on in there this week. There’s no need to worry if your breasts are leaking – we find out what this is and why it happens. In this episode we…
32 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
Have you experienced Braxton Hicks contractions? We clear up the confusion on whether it’s Braxton Hicks or the real thing you’re experiencing. You may be wondering what a sweep is – we’ll be joined by a midwife who will explain all. Plus, listen for the…
31 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 17 min
Can you believe there’s still growing for your baby to do? Find out what’s going on now there’s limited space in there! In this episode we’ll also be talking about how to cope with backache, taking care when exercising and when lifting anything too. We’ll…
30 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 11 min
Getting a good night’s sleep may be more difficult because of more trips to the loo, indigestion, restless legs and crazy dreams to name a few! In this episode we have the help you need to get the best rest you can. And if you’ve been constipated during…
29 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
We’re joined by BabyCentre midwife Emma this week to cover all your queries about having a vaginal birth after a caesarean - called a VBAC. Also in this episode, we talk about pregnancy swelling – why does it happen and how can natural remedies help? And…
28 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
You’ll be saying hello to the third trimester this week. Listen to find out how your baby is developing as you hit this exciting milestone. There are some reasons that you may need another scan – we talk to a sonographer about why this could be. Also this…
27 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 11 min
Dizzy spells could be affecting you this week. In this episode we give you tips on how to cope and learn how to watch out for low levels of iron or low blood pressure. You may also be feeling twitches as your baby dreams! Listen this week to learn what…
26 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 15 min
In this episode, we’ll be talking about the ups and downs you might be experiencing. If you’ve been suffering from hot flushes, learn why they happen and how you can cope. We also talk about mental health and depression when you’re expecting and how to…
25 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
Have you been wondering why your eyes are feeling dry? Listen to find out more about this unexpected pregnancy side effect in this episode. Also this week, if you’re feeling petrified of labour you may have been hoping you can opt for a c-section - we…
24 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 15 min
Your baby’s patterns of sleeping and waking are becoming defined – they might not happen at the best times for you! In this episode, we find out more on how your baby is developing. You may also be noticing stretch marks appearing this week – listen to…
23 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 14 min
This week as your baby’s hearing becomes more refined his movements may respond to sounds – wonder what he’ll think of this episode?! If you’re suffering from constipation or feeling sluggish we have some top tips to help you. We’ll also be finding out…
22 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 14 min
Do you have the famous pregnancy glow and luscious locks? We find out why these side effects are happening. This week we find out what you need to know about gestational diabetes, including how to cope if you have it and the risks involved. Also this…
21 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
You may be starting to notice a pattern to your baby’s movements. We learn how you can recognise them. Also this week, adjusting to your changing size could be causing some clumsiness, so we give you some tips on how to cope. We’ll also be joined by a dad…
20 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
It’s now half-way to your due date and your baby is becoming more active every day. In this episode, we learn how much your baby has developed up to now. Also, you should have your anomaly scan coming up – we find out what the purpose of this is and what…
19 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 13 min
You may be feeling the flutters of your baby’s movements this week. In this episode, we talk about how you can recognise them! And should you worry if you haven’t felt your baby moving yet? We talk about when you should call your midwife. Plus, have you…
18 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 9 min
In this episode, we’ll be talking about the options you have on where to give birth. We’ll also be helping you with our top tips for coping with indigestion and heartburn. And have you been wondering about what’s going on down there? We’ll be talking…
17 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 11 min
We’ll be talking skin changes this week, your baby now has unique fingerprints and you may be seeing visible changes too. We find out what that dark line that may be emerging down the middle of your tummy is. In this episode, we’ll also be talking about…
16 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
This week your baby is gaining upper body strength, but you may be feeling the effects of pelvic girdle pain. We find out why you get this back pain and aching hips and how to cope with them. We tackle pregnancy jargon this week too – find out what…
15 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 11 min
We’ll be hearing from a dad this week about how he felt before the baby had arrived. Joshua, also known as The Dad He, also talks about what support he found in those weeks before his wife gave birth. There’s a Dad’s group on the BabyCentre Community, as…
14 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 9 min
We hope you’re feeling brighter and sleeping better as you enter the second trimester. In this episode we’ll be talking about the symptoms you’ll hopefully be leaving back in early pregnancy. And are you desperate to find out the gender of your baby? Hear…
13 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 14 min
As you come to the end of the first trimester, we’ll be talking about coping with the insensitive comments you may be getting about weight gain – remember you’re doing something amazing! We talk about being plus-size and pregnant, and if you’re concerned…
12 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 10 min
Bleeding gums may be a strange pregnancy side effect you’re experiencing this week. We find out what causes this and how you can treat them. Our ‘too embarrassed to ask’ question this week covers sex toys in pregnancy! Plus, we guide you through putting a…
11 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 12 min
Your baby might still be smaller than the size of your thumb, but we’ve got some amazing facts about their development in week 11. In this episode we’ll also be talking about your pelvic floor and how you can take care of it. And have you announced your…
10 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 18 min
Your dating scan is coming up, it usually happens between 10 and 14 weeks - in this episode, we’re joined by Becky, a sonographer, who helps us learn what you can expect from it. At the dating scan, your baby’s heartbeat will be checked from what is now a…
9 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 9 min
In this episode, you’ll be amazed to find out how much your baby has developed already. We’ll help you to cope with the not-so-nice symptoms you might be experiencing, including tiredness, morning sickness and headaches. Plus, we’ll be talking to Emma, a…
8 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 14 min
This week we’re joined by a sonographer to talk about why you might need an early scan. We guide you through the changes you might be noticing in your body even before there’s any sign of a bump! We’ll also cover which beauty treatments and cosmetics are…
7 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 9 min
At week seven your hormones will be experiencing lots of changes. In this episode, find out how you can cope with this emotional rollercoaster. If you find yourself in need of some self-care, we’ll help you know exactly what’s safe and what’s not when it…
6 weeks pregnant
Feb 2 • 11 min
In this first episode, find out the size of your growing baby and how they are developing. At six weeks morning sickness may be kicking in – listen to find out ways to cope. Also, hear how co-host Claire’s partner responded when she told him she was…
Parent Pod from BabyCentre
Jan 20 • 1 min
Welcome to the Parent Pod - a happy place to find out all about pregnancy and the start of parenthood from the information-packed babycentre.co.uk.Join Claire and Lucy for an entertaining and informative podcast for every week of your pregnancy, full of…