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Beyond the Bump

English, Parenting, 1 season, 237 episodes, 3 days, 18 hours, 5 minutes
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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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Guess Who's Back From Holidays?! Starting School, Having ADHD, Travel With Kids (And More Importantly, Without) And A New Mini Series! - With Sophie & Jayde

Hey Bumpies! We're back in the poddy pod, bursting with excitement for the very first episode of the year.  Join us as we dive into the details of our recent travels in the past few weeks— our festive season trips to Melbourne, Sophie's family adventure in Japan, and Jayde's Bali getaway with girlfriends.  In a vulnerable moment, Jayde also shares her recent ADHD diagnosis, offering a glimpse into her personal journey. Meanwhile, Sophie gets emotional about Poppy starting big school, Goldie in preschool, and baby Pearl gearing up for her first birthday! We've missed you, and to make up for it, we're doubling up on content with the launch of our new podcast, "Behind the Bump." Tune in this Thursday, February 1, for the first episode of our mini-series exploring the myriad ways people become parents. Thanks for being part of our journey, Bumpies! We love you!!!   Resources: Join the Behind the Bump Facebook group 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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by iL Tutto! From the Paige to the Billie, and the Quinn in Pure Grey – iL Tutto’s making sure your comfort is always in vogue. Check out iL Tutto’s 20% off grey collection, valid until the 29th of February 2024. 
1/29/202446 minutes, 19 seconds
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Raising three boys, challenging sibling adjustments, some exciting BTB news ... what didn’t we cover - with Laksmi Wilson

Welcome to episode 212 of Beyond the Bump - our final episode for 2023!!!! Join us as we chat with the amazing Laksmi Wilson all about the chaos and charm of raising three boys and tackling sibling adjustments.  The title says it all, so kick back, and enjoy our last hurrah of the year. Wishing everyone a joyous Merry Christmas (for those celebrating) and a fantastic New Year! We'll catch you back here, same time, same place in 2024! Oh, and we've also got some pretty exciting news to spill! If you're missing us over the festive break, no worries – we're coming back with double the BTB goodness for the first bit of 2024!!! We love you Bumpies!!!   Resources: Follow @drowningindudes   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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by STRAND! Is there anything Nere's range can’t do? It’s like they’ve thought of everything – from colour-coordinated style to packing hacks. Each case is a personalised statement for every family member. And with Nere’s Spend & Save promotion on now, it's the perfect time to get your family set for your next adventure picture stylish suitcases under the Christmas tree for the kids, husbands, and dolls included!" * No professional mum packers included.
12/18/20231 hour, 31 minutes
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Feeling stressed about your bub’s first Christmas?? Lowering the pressure and some tips and tricks - with Claire Andrews, MCHN

Welcome to episode 211 of Beyond the Bump! In this festive edition, we're joined (once again!) by Claire Andrews, a maternal child health nurse and midwife, and we delve into the ins and outs of navigating your baby's first Christmas and holiday season.  The holidays can be overwhelming, especially when you're still adjusting to your new bundle of joy, managing routines, and dealing with well-intentioned opinions.  Our discussion today is filled with personal anecdotes along with Claire's professional advice - from handling the holiday chaos to finding joy in the midst of stress, join us as we aim to simmer down the Christmas pressure and reignite the spirit of joy during this special season.  We hope you enjoy!!   Resources: Follow @safehandsparenting  Listen to @themoment.podcast Feed Safe app  Cloud Baby Monitor app    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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by STRAND! Is there anything Nere's range can’t do? It’s like they’ve thought of everything – from colour-coordinated style to packing hacks. Each case is a personalised statement for every family member. And with Nere’s Spend & Save promotion on now, it's the perfect time to get your family set for your next adventure picture stylish suitcases under the Christmas tree for the kids, husbands, and dolls included!" * No professional mum packers included.
12/11/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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The mental load of Christmas - are you letting out your inner elf or grinch this year? - with Sophie & Jayde

Welcome to our CHRISTMAS BONUS episode of Beyond the Bump! Today, we're chatting all about the mental load of Christmas – because let's be real, nothing quite says burnout for a mum like the end of November and start of December!  Join us as we navigate the challenges and share experiences, aiming to make you feel less alone during the festive season.'Tis the season for real talk on the merry, messy side of motherhood! We hope you enjoy!!!   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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by QV Baby! If you want to shop the QV Baby range of gentle hydrating cleansers, moisturisers and barrier creams head to your local Coles or Woolies or go to qvskincare.com.au
11/30/202349 minutes, 34 seconds
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ADHD - is it mum overwhelm or could it be something more? Talking ADHD in women - with Jane McFadden from ADHD Mums

Welcome to episode 208 of Beyond the Bump! Today we chat to Jane McFadden, the amazing mama behind the podcast, ADHD Mums.  As a mother recently diagnosed with ADHD, Jane sheds light on the surge in awareness, especially among women and mothers. Join us as we explore the reasons behind the uptick in diagnoses, the prevalent misconceptions surrounding ADHD, and the unique manifestations in girls, women, and moms that defy stereotypical expectations.  The episode then takes an intriguing turn as Jayde reflects on how these symptoms resonate with her own experiences, turning the discussion into a delightful journey of self-discovery.  We hope you enjoy!!!   Resource links: Listen to Jane's podcast: ADHD Mums Contact Jane: [email protected] Follow ADHD Mum’s on IG: @adhd_mums If you are keen to be assessed for ADHD and don’t know where to start listen to Jane’s episode is 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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by Sunny Queen Farms! To find the full range of freezer pleaser Sunny Queen products, visit your local Coles or Woolies today! https://www.sunnyqueen.com.au/
11/27/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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TWEENS: What is going on? - with Michelle Mitchell, parenting educator

Welcome to the latest episode of Beyond the Bump! In Episode 206, we're chatting all about tweens - a phase that might not always get the spotlight it deserves amid the abundance of resources for toddlers and young kids.  Join us for a chat as we explore the ins and outs of tweenhood. What makes this stage so special? When is the right time to dive into discussions about periods, the birds and the bees, and the ever-evolving digital landscape? Plus, we'll share some laughs and insights into the delightful (and sometimes challenging) shift in parent-child dynamics.  Tune in for insightful discussions and expert advice on navigating the complexities of parenting beyond the toddler years!   Resource links: www.michellemitchell.org Follow Michelle on Facebook: Michelle Mitchell - Author-Educator-Speaker Follow Michelle on Instagram: @michellemitchellauthor Michelle’s book recommendations:    TWEENS: What kids need NOW before the teenage years    A Girl’s Guide to Puberty    A Guy’s Guide to Puberty   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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by KiwiCo. Try KiwiCo and get your first month FREE on ANY crate line at www.kiwico.com/BTB
11/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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How can we set better boundaries as a mum? - with Yara, Life After Birth Psychology

In episode 199 of Beyond the Bump,Yara, from Life After Birth Psychology, is in the poddy and together we dive into the crucial topic of boundaries, with a focus on motherhood.  Join us as we explore the art of setting boundaries while juggling parenthood and family responsibilities. In a world where the term "boundaries" is often overused, we dissect its true significance; as well as discover how to maintain personal boundaries without isolating ourselves from our tribe.   Resource links: lifeafterbirth.com.au   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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is brought to you by KiwiCo. Unlock brain-building play with KiwiCo Panda Crate! Get 50% off your first month with code BTB at kiwico.com/panda.
10/2/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 33 seconds
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What can we tell from the poos and spews of a bub? - with paediatrician, Dr Golly

Join us on Beyond the Bump podcast for Episode 196, where we're joined by paediatrician, Dr. Golly.  Dr. Golly answers all your burning questions about baby's poop and spit-up. Discover the secrets behind baby's digestive adventures, including what different poos mean, when spit-up is a concern, and practical tips for parents. Don't miss this insightful journey into the world of parenting with a trusted expert, Dr. Golly.     Resource links: Listen to our previous episodes with Dr Golly: Episode 80: What’s the “norm” with a newborn - with paediatrician Dr Golly Episode 132: Why is my bub so unsettled? - with paediatrician, Dr Golly Episode 183: Winter bugs, how do we cope and when do they end?! - with Dr Golly, paediatrician Bristol Stool Chart   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.  Join our Facebook chat Beyond the Bump Community Chats! Sign up to our newsletter HERE  Email us HERE   This episode of Beyond the Bump is proudly sponsored by Go-To Skincare!  We are excited to share that Go-To have given you, our legendary listeners, 15% off sitewide to try some products for yourselves!! Head to www.gotoskincare.com and use code BEYONDTHEBUMP for 15% off.
9/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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How do we bring up boys who like themselves? - with Kasey Edwards

Join us for our 188th episode of Beyond the Bump, as we welcome the incredible Kasey Edwards back to the show. After our recent conversation with Kasey about raising girls who like themselves, we couldn't ignore the overwhelming demand from our boy mamas: 'When is the boy episode coming?' Well, the wait is over! Join us as Kasey, an author and mum, dives into the research from her latest book, 'Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves.' We asked her all your burning questions about raising empathetic and kind boys who remain resilient and strong.  This episode isn't exclusively for parents of boys. There are just as many valuable tips and insights from this conversation as there are from our girl episode – it's all about raising kids who genuinely like themselves! P.S. We will be going on a two week midyear podcast break after this episode. Enjoy, and we'll see you soon!   Resource links: Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves Raising Girls to Like Themselves   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 Aqium Ultra. If you're ready to join the fight against germs, grab a bottle of Aqium Ultra and say goodbye to the icky stuff and hello to beautifully moisturised hands.
7/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 17 seconds
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I’ve brought my newborn bub home, now what?1? - with midwife Clare

In our 185th BONUS episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with the beautiful Clare. Clare is a midwife and a mother of three and today she answers all your newborn questions: What can we expect over the first few days after having a baby? How long does it take for our milk to come through? Why is there such a varied amount of time that people stay in hospital after a ‘straightforward’ birth? Words of advice for first time mums when taking their newborn home for the first time? What are some things we can do to prepare for the coming home process while we’re waiting for bub to arrive? What should be the first thing we do when we walk through the door with a newborn? What should we expect in terms of sleep in a newborn? How can we reassure ourself when bub is sleeping that they’re actually okay? Why do so many bubs not like sleeping in a bassinet but will sleep on us? Is it advised to swaddle all newborns or do some just not like it? When should we move to a sleepsuit? Should we be timing our feeds? Should we be breastfeeding off both sides? What’s the difference between oversupply and mastitis? And some tips to manage both. What about low supply, what are some things we can do? If we are exclusively breastfeeding how do we know our baby is getting enough? Are some bubs burpers and others just not? What’s the general poo journey of a newborn and when should we be concerned? How much bleeding is to be expected after birth and when should we be concerned? Let’s bloody talk about after birth pains!! And some tips on how to manage them! How long should we wait to bath our bubs? And what’s the benefit of waiting a little bit? How do we know if our bub is dressed correctly for the weather? Advice on getting family to give us some space after giving birth. Thoughts on having visitors at the hospital? What are some general health red flags for mum and bub that we should look out for? And SO MUCH MORE! Resource links:  The Womb Rooms   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 Willby's: To celebrate the launch, Willby’s are giving away a $300 voucher to one very lucky listener to shop at their online store!   Head over to our Instagram page and check out this giveaway with all the details to enter. Or if you think your baby may have colic, you can head to Willby's website (willbys.com.au) for a free consultation.
6/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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How is Pearl already 3 months old?!? Chatting about the fourth trimester with Sophie and Nick

In our 180th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Sophie and Nick and they answer all your questions about the fourth trimester with Pearl – how it’s been, how being a family of three has been, the hard parts, the good parts etc. Which has been the hardest transition, 0-1 kids, 1-2 kids or 2-3 kids? Tips for finding balance as well as time for yourself with three kids? What’s your favourite part about having three kids? What was harder, the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or the first 12 weeks having a newborn? How has Pearl’s postpartum compared to the other two? Sophie, how do you go about asking Nick for help? How do you find time for each other amongst the chaos? What do you do each day just for yourselves? Top tips for preparing older kids for a new sibling. How did you handle visitors in the newborn days? Did you have any set boundaries? How is Pearl’s sleep at 12 weeks and is she in a routine? What are the sleeping arrangements? And what does bedtime look like with three kids? Top tips for sleep deprivation and how to remain optimistic during the newborn haze? Are you sure you won't have a fourth? Sophie, have you recovered physically? And how are you feeling about your postpartum body? What baby items can Sophie not live without? Is there anything they wish they had done differently in the newborn days? And SO MUCH MORE!!!   Resource links: Bednest Bedside Bassinet Co Sleeper Beyond by BabyLove nappies  BabyDink Carrier Code: SOPHIE10  Baby loungers: Snuggle Me Organic or Linen Social   Bath Support from The Memo  The Essential Milk Bra (leakproof): MILK LABEL Haakka Ladybug Code: SVPEARCE10  Modibodi Undies Disposable Postpartum Underwear: Bubba Bump Baby     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 Natio Kids: If you're a parent who is mindful of what you're putting on your child's skin and want to make bath time more fun for your kids, then the Natio Kids Collection is definitely a range worth checking out. Head to www.natio.com.au and use code BUMP30 for 30% off the full Natio Kids range at checkout! Expires June 30, some exclusions apply.   
5/22/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 6 seconds
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How did couple’s counselling save your relationship (and your sex life)? - with Maggie @thepeninsulamumma

In our 162nd episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with the beautiful Maggie – you may already follow her on Instagram @thepeninsulamumma. Maggie talks all about how her relationship with her partner changed postpartum, the ups and downs, and how marriage counseling has been super helpful. Tell us about your journey to motherhood. What was your relationship like before you had kids and when did you know you wanted to have kids? What were the biggest shocks to motherhood for you? Maggie opens up about her postpartum anxiety. When did you know you were ready for a second bub? Maggie talks about her and her partner’s lack of intimacy postpartum. How did Maggie and her partner deal with having different parenting styles? What prompted Maggie and her partner to start seeing a couples therapist? What were some tips that Maggie and her partner were given from their therapist? If we wanted to spice up our sex life, where do we start? How do you find the time to prioritise sex?  For any of our listeners who feel like their relationship could be better, what are some tips and first steps for that? And SO MUCH MORE!!   Goodies mentioned: Follow Maggie on Instagram @thepeninsulamumma   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: What are some pros and cons to the holiday season? Go!  Pro’s spending time with my children. Cons spending time with my children. No seriously I love the festive season as long as my kids have things to do and don’t tell me they’re bored every two minutes.  Well, this year you should be totally fine thanks to KiwiCo’s subscription service!  Oh!! Yes!!!! For anyone that needs help finding holiday gifts kids will actually like, KiwiCo has you covered!  KiwiCo delivers super cool science, technology, and art projects for kids. There’s nine different subscription lines for different ages and categories, so there’s something for every kid! This month's KiwiCo’s subscription box was packed with goodies but the stand out project for Yumi was the Baking and Fractions Crate! It’s for children 3+ and they learn how to cook up some creativity; it comes with a solid wood baking set, complete with pretend baking ingredients in cute little bags, a stand mixer and a candle topped cake that can be divided up, teaching Yumi how to count and kind of how to share because she kept giving her cousin one slice and keeping the other four for herself haha. But I really loved this crate idea because it has kept two whirlwind toddlers engaged & playing so nicely together.  Who knew with the right tools and a little imagination, learning math from such an early age could be such a piece of cake!  I see what you did there!   I’m getting this out for Goldie when we get home so she can start whipping up some mini-Recipearce recipes! But for those with younger bubs Kiwico Goldie absolutely loved the Canvas crown project! You get two blank crowns that come prewashed and are ready to dye, decorate, or embroider if you have it in ya! Featuring an open back design, these crowns are great for kids of all ages. Perfect for pretend play, special celebrations, or just everyday fun!  Your child can get super cool, hands-on science, art and geography projects delivered to their door every month! They’ll be so excited to see these arrive in the mail – the day the box arrives will be their Favorite day of the month. And yours too.  When you give KiwiCo, you’re gifting so much more than a small box of toys. You’re gifting a season of discovery, experiences with loved ones, and holiday excitement that lasts beyond the holidays — without having to spend a fortune. And with everything delivered straight to your door, you can focus more time on things that matter, and less on the things that don’t. There's no commitment, so you can pause or cancel anytime so GiveAwesomeThisHolidayWithKiwiCo!  Get your first month FREE on ANY crate line at kiwico.com/BTB30.
12/12/202258 minutes, 36 seconds
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How has it really been?! Pregnancy and relationship Q&A Part 2 - with Sophie & Nick

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. 
8/29/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds