Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce. This podcast is targetted at mums, just like you. A place to have real discussions and ask real questions (no matter how hard) with honest and authentic people. The aim is to have you feeling lighter, more supported and more understood after each listen.

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3 days ago

In our 151st episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Moana Hope and Bella Carlstrom. Moana and Bella are a beautiful same-sex couple who have just welcomed their second baby into their family. Bella gave birth to their first child and Moana to their second, and in this episode we chat all about their different experiences of pregnancy and birth! When did Bella and Moana first meet and how quickly did they decide they wanted kids together? How did Bella and Moana decide who was going to fall pregnant first? What is the difference between IUI and IVF? What is the process of choosing a sperm donor? And did they pick the same donor for both their kids? How was Bella’s pregnancy? And did feelings of resentment ever creep up towards Moana? Advice to partners who won’t experience birth or pregnancy. What is their co-sleeping arrangement? Having seen Bella go through pregnancy and birth, was Moana more excited or more hesitant? How did Bella and Moana know they were ready to try for another baby? What was Mo’s pregnancy and birth like? Did Bella and Mo ever have fears around having favourites based on which child they birthed? Being a professional athlete, how has Moana found the postpartum period? And SO MUCH MORE!!!   Resources: Newsletter Chat for BTB legends   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by KiwiCo: All our listeners will know that we like to get outside with our kids!  Yep, definitely better parents when outdoors, but with nap times, the weather (thanks La Nina), this is often not possible! And that’s when our beloved KiwiCo Panda Crates come in handy!  That they do! For those who haven’t heard us rabbit on about KiwiCo’s Panda Crates before (first of all, where have you been, second of all…) they are subscription boxes designed for 0-2 year olds that are filled with age appropriate toys and activities that all have a research-based approach to play!  Yep, what’s better than throwing a box of activities to your kids knowing they are learning as you put your feet up.  I’ll tell you what’s better, the fact that every second month, 2 months worth of activities arrive straight to your doorstep too!!  It’s brilliant! Parenting smarter not harder - that’s my motto!  Exactly! Goldie has been loving the peg puzzle which helps her to learn shapes, build her fine motor skills and explore problem solving all at once!  What a clever cookie. Yumi loves that one too. She has also been learning shapes through the squishy shapes and when she is over that uses them as pillows for her dolls which is very cute and keeps her busy for even longer!!  Win win! If you want to create a foundation for learning with Panda Crate from KiwiCo too, you can get 30% off your first month on ANY crate line (for any age) with the code BTB30 at kiwico.com

Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

In our 150th episode of Beyond the Bump, Jayde sheds some light on her depression. We were going to skip a week of recording because Jayde has been going through another round of mental gymnastics, but Jayde thought it would be a good idea to get vulnerable and open up about things when she’s feeling down and out rather than when she’s her normal self.   If this post is episode is triggering for you please contact Lifeline Australia on 131114 or PANDA on 1300 726 306.  Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by Modibodi!

Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

In our 149th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Susie Prout. Susan is an international lactation consultant as well as a registered midwife and nurse, and we chat to her all about how to wean our bubs – both from the breast and the bottle! Tips if you’re wanting to wean but your bub will just not take the bottle.  If a baby’s had a dummy, are they more likely to take a bottle? When is it realistic to think a child can night wean and some tips on this. Is there an optimal time to consider weaning our bubs? How can we minimise the guilt when we’re completely touched out but bub still wants to feed on the boob? Is there anything we can do in the lead up to weaning to minimise post-weaning anxiety and depression? Practical tips for women who would like to wean an older child? If our bub is over 12 months, is it necessary to replace a feed with a bottle? Let’s talk about bottle weaning!!! If we’ve recently weaned our little one and we have another one on the way, do we need to prep our child that we are going to be breastfeeding another baby? And SO MUCH MORE!   Goodies mentioned: Susie's FREE Breastfeeding Success Masterclass   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by Hello Fresh: If there is one thing as a parent that drives me mad (besides the washing, stepping on LEGO and many other things) it’s weekly meal planning! I totally agree with you on this! Hence when Nick isn’t doing the cooking in our house, I order Hellofresh which provides me with quick recipes and simple step by step instructions!Genius! For those that don’t know, Hellofresh is a delivery service that my family have been using on and off for years. We used it post baby, around Christmas time and just ordinary weeks to make life easier.Hellofresh delivers to your door and even those who claim they can't cook to save themselves *cough my husband, take over dinner time because HelloFresh have made it that easy to follow!Not only is it easy for adults, they have recently introduced a section on the family friendly meal cards called “little cooks” making smaller kids feel big by giving them instructions to help parents stir the sauce or crumb the chicken!!Not sure if that makes the cooking process more enjoyable or more painful but the option is there!!There are over 38 different recipes to choose from per week and the meals are ready in less than 25 minutes. (Depending on who is helping)To get simply delicious meals delivered to your door with all the fresh ingredients, try HelloFresh out with our code HELLOBUMP!HELLOBUMP will get you up to $140 off in Australia and New Zealand just head to hellofresh.com.au/HELLOBUMP and select your meals!! You may pause or cancel at any time!

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

In our 148th BONUS episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat all things Fiji!!! We want to preface this episode with, we understand the world is very expensive right now and travel is a luxury, but we both had a blast on our trips – we THRIVED and we think Fiji is the perfect family-friendly holiday. Why we didn’t just survive our Fiji trips… we THRIVED!!! Things to consider when planning and researching your trip to Fiji? Staying on the mainland versus staying on one of the islands? Packing essentials!!! What to pack and what not to pack (for you and the kids!) Thoughts on going to Fiji whilst being pregnant. Can you drink the tap water? And why you should bring a water bottle for each of your family members. What PJs do you bring? Summer or winter? What kind of swimmers to pack for the kids? What could Jayde have done at the airport to make her life a little easier? (hint: ensure your name on your passport and vaccination certificate match!!!) What kind of Covid tests do you need when you arrive in Fiji? How long is the flight to Fiji? And some tips on flying with kids. Transfer options from the airport to the island or mainland resorts. Nannies and the kids club when on vacation in Fiji.    Things we would do differently next time. And SO MUCH MORE!   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by FRANKiE4 footwear: Now Jayde we have been Frankie4Footwear fans since way back. That we have and we're so excited that spring is here so we can start thinking about a new season of shoes. Yes although Frankie's boots were fabulous for winter we are ready for the warmth and to get into their spring and summer sandals and slides.  It can be challenging finding warmer weather shoes that are comfy and supportive enough to run after our little ones in. Yes but it isn't with Frankie4 and they look divine while you're at it too!!  Exactly!! Made for and designed by women they really have made footwear so easy!  Shop their amazing new collection of slides, sandals, wedges and sneakers online!And use the code BEYONDTHEBUMP to get $40 off your first pair! Yep that's BEYONDTHEBUMP when you shop at frankie4.com

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

In our 147th episode of Beyond the Bump, Dr Timmy is back!!! We’re chatting all about blood pressure issues in pregnancy and Dr Timmy is here to tell us everything we need to know! Even if blood pressure issues aren’t something that you have experienced for yourself, this is still a super educational episode about something that can be super common in pregnancy! Is it common for women to experience low blood pressure during pregnancy and if so, why? Is the change in blood volume in pregnancy that what leads to shortness of breath, even early in the pregnancy? How can you tell if someone has high blood pressure in pregnancy versus hypertension caused by anxiety/stress? What is hypertension? What is considered high blood pressure? Is there anything that can be done to keep blood pressure down during pregnancy? Is bed rest still something that is recommended for high blood pressure during pregnancy? What causes the increase of blood pressure during the end of pregnancy? And can this be a sign that you’re about to go into labour? What is preeclampsia? How common is it? And what are the most common symptoms? How much does preeclampsia affect the unborn child? What is HELLP syndrome? If someone has preeclampsia, are they more likely to have a cesarian? And SO MUCH MORE!   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by Hello Fresh:   If there is one thing as a parent that drives me mad (besides the washing, stepping on LEGO and many other things) it’s weekly meal planning! I totally agree with you on this! Hence when Nick isn’t doing the cooking in our house, I order Hellofresh which provides me with quick recipes and simple step by step instructions!Genius! For those that don’t know, Hellofresh is a delivery service that my family have been using on and off for years. We used it post baby, around Christmas time and just ordinary weeks to make life easier.Hellofresh delivers to your door and even those who claim they can't cook to save themselves *cough my husband, take over dinner time because HelloFresh have made it that easy to follow!Not only is it easy for adults, they have recently introduced a section on the family friendly meal cards called “little cooks” making smaller kids feel big by giving them instructions to help parents stir the sauce or crumb the chicken!!Not sure if that makes the cooking process more enjoyable or more painful but the option is there!!There are over 38 different recipes to choose from per week and the meals are ready in less than 25 minutes. (Depending on who is helping)To get simply delicious meals delivered to your door with all the fresh ingredients, try HelloFresh out with our code HELLOBUMP! HELLOBUMP will get you up to $140 off in Australia and New Zealand just head to hellofresh.com.au/HELLOBUMP and select your meals!! You may pause or cancel at any time!

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

In our 146th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Dr Sophie Brock. Sophie is a sociologist and we talk all about why being a 'good enough' mother is good enough or better than striving to be the 'perfect' mother!!! What is the ‘perfect mother myth’? Why is it NOT beneficial to our kids if we are the so-called ‘perfect mother’? Do you think social media highlights the pressures of being the perfect mother more so than in the past? The importance of having conversations about what it means to be a mother in today’s day and age. How much attention/one-on-one time do our kids actually need each day? Sophie speaks to the anger-guilt trap! What does self-care actually look like? And how can we self-care in a way that actually feels good and doesn’t just lead to greater stress and expectations? And SO MUCH MORE! If you want to follow Dr Sophie Brock on instagram, you can find her (and all her wisdom) at @drsophiebrock . She also has a podcast that you can listen to here and if you want to know more about anger-guilt trap, she has a free training here.  Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by KiwiCo: All our listeners will know that we like to get outside with our kids!  Yep, definitely better parents when outdoors, but with nap times, the weather (thanks La Nina), this is often not possible! And that’s when our beloved KiwiCo Panda Crates come in handy!  That they do! For those who haven’t heard us rabbit on about KiwiCo’s Panda Crates before (first of all, where have you been, second of all…) they are subscription boxes designed for 0-2 year olds that are filled with age appropriate toys and activities that all have a research-based approach to play!  Yep, what’s better than throwing a box of activities to your kids knowing they are learning as you put your feet up.  I’ll tell you what’s better, the fact that every second month, 2 months worth of activities arrive straight to your doorstep too!!   It’s brilliant! Parenting smarter not harder - that’s my motto!  Exactly! Goldie has been loving the peg puzzle which helps her to learn shapes, build her fine motor skills and explore problem solving all at once!   What a clever cookie. Yumi loves that one too. She has also been learning shapes through the squishy shapes and when she is over that uses them as pillows for her dolls which is very cute and keeps her busy for even longer!!  Win win! If you want to create a foundation for learning with Panda Crate from KiwiCo too, you can get 30% off your first month on ANY crate line (for any age) with the code BTB30 at kiwico.com

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

In our 145th episode of Beyond the Bump, Nick and Sophie answer all of your relationship and baby #3 pregnancy questions. This is part 2 of a two-part series. How did Sophie know she was ready for another hyperemesis pregnancy, without the fear of missing out on Poppy and Goldie's life? How can you get your partner to understand that you’re struggling and hormonal and not just a raging bitch? How does Sophie feel about her changing body? What were Nick’s 'sex-pectations' during Soph’s pregnancy? What did Sophie eat on her worse days versus what she can eat now? Has Soph had any cravings during this pregnancy? What were some helpful things that Nick did to help Soph feel better? Does Soph feel jealous seeing other women ‘swim’ through pregnancy? What model of care have Sophie and Nick chosen? Is it Dr Timmy???? Does Sophie think she’ll have an induction again? Will Poppy and Goldie be at the birth? Will Sophie take maternity leave? Will you still be releasing poddy episodes during the post partum period? What's the baby’s name? And SO MUCH MORE!    Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes.    This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by Palmer's: Soph, what is that smell? Sorry???!!! Haha no, that delicious smell that is reminding me of a yummy dessert!!  Ohhhh (phew!) I have been lathering myself in Palmer’s Stretch Mark Lotion! It’s got Shea, Vitamin E, Natural Oils, Collagen, Elastic and Lutein… but I think it's the Cocoa Butter in it that you are smelling!!!  Yes, that’s it! It’s making me feel nostalgic from my last pregnancy! It helped keep my growing skin moisturised too. I love that stuff. Are you going again!?  Haha sadly, no, but for those that are pregnant or want to help prevent or treat stretch marks, the Palmer’s range also has a Massage Cream for more intensive treatment, a rich Tummy Butter to deeply treat stretch marks, Massage Oil which is more of a lightweight intensive treatment and even a Tummy Sheet Mask for stretch marks and this relieves tight, itchy skin!!  Yes, this beautiful selection of products are clinically proven to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, as well as improve skin texture and tone, in as little as 2-4 weeks!  An even better idea is to hand one of the products to your partner or loved one and get them to massage it into your skin while you kick your feet up!  Mum hack!!!

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

In our 144th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Emily from Playful Psychologist. Emily is a child psychologist, and we chat to her all about the buzz phrase at the moment, ‘emotional regulation’. What is classed as ‘normal’ behaviour versus behaviour we need to look a little more into? At what age can we teach emotional self-regulation techniques to a child? If our child is having a melt-down and they’re not listening, they’re shouting, you can’t talk to them, you can’t reason with them, what do we do? Are we to blame if our child is experiencing explosive behaviour? If our kids are saying things like, ‘I hate you’ or ‘you’re not my best friend anymore’, how should we react? Should we be putting our kids in timeout? How to manage the situation is your child is having a violent tantrum? What to do when your kids are harming themselves during a tantrum (e.g. headbutting the floor!) Do we need a diagnosis before seeing a child psychologist? And SO MUCH MORE!   Goodies mentioned: Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child Listen to The Imperfects episode, Lael Stone - Creating Emotionally Intelligent Humans   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

Thursday Aug 18, 2022

In our 143rd episode of Beyond the Bump, we share some of your bloody great period stories - there is an absolute mixed bag in this episode, from first periods, relationship awkies, hectic hookups, all the way down to what our kids say about our periods!!!   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

In our 142nd episode of Beyond the Bump, Nick and Sophie answer all of your relationship and baby #3 pregnancy questions. This is part 1 of a two-part series. How have the past few months been? (from Nick’s perspective) Did Nick have any anxiety around Sophie being pregnant? And advice for dad’s who are experiencing anxiety. Are they having a boy or a girl? Did Nick and Sophie experience any gender disappointment? Are Soph and Nick scared for the teen years? How did Sophie and Nick know that they wanted a third child? And how did you agree on it? How long did it take to conceive all three kids? Why were Sophie and Nick using the pull-out method as contraception? What are Sophie and Nick’s thoughts on waiting 12 weeks to announce? And SO MUCH MORE!   Goodies mentioned: Listen to the Pregnancy Diaries episode: Apple Podcasts Spotify   Beyond the Bump is a podcast brought to you by Jayde Couldwell and Sophie Pearce! A podcast targeted at mums, just like you! A place to have real conversations with honest and authentic people.   Follow us on Instagram at @beyondthebump.podcast to stay up to date with behind the scenes and future episodes. 

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