Positive Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood
By Pop That Mumma
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Please note, this podcast not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Positive Pregnancy, Birth and MotherhoodDec 08, 2023
Unplanned Unassisted Powerful Home Birth with Steph
This is a MUST listen to anyone thinking about a home-birth or free-birth. SO empowering. Just wow!
If you'd like to leave Steph a message pop it in the Spotify Q&A below or DM me on IG and I'll pass it on :)
Positive Birth Story & Preparing Your Body for Birth with Founder of Prenatal Yoga Centre Deb
o0o I loved this conversation with Deb from Prenatal Yoga Center. Super inspiring and lots tips on how you can get your body prepared for your birth.
If you'd like to reach out to Deb or take one of her courses click here:
Let us know what you think!
Why you NEED to be resilient for birth.
You can sign up to the full program here:
POP THAT FEST: A day to get birth ready - Sat 3rd Feb 2024
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Positive Hospital Birth Story w/ Laura from Own Your Birth
This is a beautiful hospital birth story that is guaranteed to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
If you'd like to work with Laura or reach out to her click here:
As always, let us know what you thought of this episode in the polls!
All About Breastfeeding with Mother Shaheda
I loved catching up with Mother Shaheda on all things breastfeeding. We hope you enjoy the episode! If you do, give Shaheda a shout out here:
An Inspiring Birth Partner Story & Tips, listen together / w Enrico
Enrico is such an inspiring husband and birthing partner. This is a must listen to for any birth partner wanting to be a phenomenal source of support.
I'm sure Enrico would love to hear what you thought:
Let us know in the poll too!!
Pregnancy Symptoms Relief Meditation
A bonus episode requested by my lovely IG followers. I made this track to help me deal with 1st Tri symptoms and posting it to share the ❤️ It's more rough and ready than my album tracks, enjoy xxx
Trying for a baby - what you need to know - with CJ Hormonal Health Expert
I just loved speaking with CJ about all things trying to conceive. If you want to say thanks or work directly with her, check out her social media page here:
And as always - let us know what you thought in the comments!
Megan's Empowering Home Birth Story
Just WOW. If you're currently expecting and seeking a source of positive, empowering perspectives on birth, this is a must-listen.
Megan, we're profoundly grateful for your generosity in sharing your beautiful story with us.
You can reach out to Megan and say Hi here:
Avoiding Unnecessary Intervention with Midwife Vic
An insightful conversation with Midwife Vic, Founder of C-section UK about the rise of intervention and birthing within the system. We are pleased to say that Midwife Vic is headline Pop That Fest on Saturday 3rd February here in London.
To be the first to know when tickets drop on 1st Nov, all you need to do is submit your email here:
Let Midwife Vic know what you thought of this episode here:
And take a look at her incredible work over at C-section UK:
Train for Birth w/ Krisha Crosley from Serenity Life Doula
An inspiring conversation with legend Krisha Crosley alll about training your mind AND body for birth.
Check out Krisha's incredbile work here:
Train for birth with Krisha here:
Conversations on Motherhood, Love, and Life
Saturday night chatty vibes with me. No agenda for this one ❤️
VBAC Story & Expert Tips from The Quantum Birth Doula Carmen Rocha
In this episode, I have the privilege of hosting Carmen, a Doula and Childbirth Educator with a wealth of experience. Carmen opens up about her personal journey towards achieving a vaginal birth after cesarean and imparts her top tips for those on a similar path. Join us for an empowering conversation that sheds light on the possibilities and strategies for a positive birthing experience. Don't forget to share your thoughts with us through the polls!
Download Carmen's free FREE VBAC Guide: https://www.thequantumbirthdoula.com/vbac-guide
Unleash Your VBAC Power Course:https://thequantumbirthdoula.podia.com/unleash-your-vbac-power
IG account: https://www.instagram.com/thequantumbirthdoula/?hl=en
Keep your eyes peeled for her new podcast with legend Kemi Birth Joy Johnson:
Owning Your Birth w/ Charlotte Mindel
In this episode I speak to Charlotte Mindel from Your Conscious Birth all about taking responsibility and owning your birth.
If you'd like to reach out to Charlotte with any thoughts or questions you can do so here:
Entering Motherhood: The Transition & Transformation You Go Through
From Maiden to Mother, Navigating Identity Shifts, Embracing Your New Role, Body, and Relationships. Join us in this episode as we delve into 'matrescence', the profound transformation that accompanies the transition into motherhood.
Staying Active During Pregnancy - w / Hollie Grant from the Bump Plan
In this episode we discuss the importance of staying physically active during pregnancy. If you'd like to sign up to one of Hollie's programmes take a look here:
Let us know what you thought of this on the voting poll!
Pregnancy - Reducing Worry Meditation - 'Serenity Above'
Spend 12mins relaxing to this calming track aimed at reducing anxiety and worrisome thoughts.
If you enjoy the free tracks on this podcast you will truly love my full album for pregnancy:
These tracks and more are available on my online Hypnobirthing course: Birth Box
Used & loved by families all over the world.
Update #1 - Podcast direction & where to find more
Hey guys! I'm going to do regular updates on whats happening with this podcast and the PTM brand, where to find more etc.
Induction of Labour - What You Need to Know w/ Midwife Lisa Goulbourn
In this episode I'm joined by Midwife Lisa Goulbourn to talk all about induction of labour.
You can follow Lisa here:
Stay connected, as we're currently developing an induction download as a continuation of this episode. We'll keep you posted on Instagram once it's ready to go live!
My Affirmations for Miscarriage Healing
Here are some affirmations I have wrriten to help process my miscarriage. These are my words, take the affirmations that resonate, and leave what does not.
I hope it brings someone out there strength and renewal.
If you'd like to write to me please do here: email@example.com
My silent miscarriage story: part 2 - false hope & processing the news
TW: miscarriage. I speak about having false hope that everything was going to be ok. And eventually how I navigated this experience.
My silent miscarriage story: part 1
TW - A very real and honest account of my journey through miscarriage. I trust that you will lend an open ear, free from judgment ❤️
Staying Empowered, even when birth doesn't go to plan
In this episode, I will be sharing invaluable tips on how to maintain your empowerment even when things don't go as planned during birth. Your feedback and topic suggestions are always welcome on Instagram.
As I continue to create content for this podcast with a newfound sense of freedom, I appreciate your ongoing feedback on what is beneficial for you. Feel free to reach out to me through direct messages (DMs) - they are always open!
Sending lots of love, Poppy
Why I announced my pregnancy early
Trigger warning: discussing miscarriage. In this episode I share my personal reasons why I decided to share my pregnancy news at just 5 weeks, knowing full well that there was (and still is) a chance the pregnancy may not continue. I also share an update on how I'm getting on with my search for a doula. This is a personal episode ❤️
Why I believe Mainstream Hypnobirthing Is Flawed
Join me on a journey as we uncover the hidden flaws surrounding mainstream hypnobirthing, a birthing technique that has gained immense popularity for its promise of serene and empowering births. While it has its merits, there's more to the story that needs to be heard and this episode is all about me uncovering the hidden flaws.
You can join in on the conversation over at Instagram here:
As always, I'd love to hear how you found this episode and what you'd like to hear more of!
Poppy (Pop That Mumma)
The One Birth Tip You Need (short episode)
In this quick episode I discuss the power of meditation for pregnancy and birth. If you do ONE THING and one thing only let it be the meditation practise. I honestly think it is so valuable and can help eliminate fear of birth and rewire your brain.
If you'd like to check out my full album of meditations here's the link:
Also available on Birth Box
Top Tips for a Faster Labour
In this episode I share my top tips for making labour and birth quicker and more efficient! If you'd like to sign up to my full program and learn more amazing tips & tools for birth then sign up below and don't forget to use code POPTHAT when it asks if you have a coupon
Pop That Mumma
Post Baby Body Appreciation Meditation - listen at bedtime
We continue our exploration of body image with this soothing body scan meditation. Perfect for anyone during the post natal period, if you're pregnant you can certainly listen to ❤️ Join me as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, allowing you to cultivate a greater sense of comfort within your own body.
For more transformative meditations like this, be sure to check out my album, "Soul Sonic," specifically designed for the postnatal period.
Stay tuned for the live release—coming soon!
Body Image & Self Care Tips
This episode is for anyone struggling with body image. Discover how to recognise signs that your connection with your body and food may be strained, and gain valuable self-care tips to nurture a healthier mindset.
Let me know if this episodes and ---- what do you guys want to hear about next?! Let me know on IG!!
In this episode I share my insights and tips into how you can be more present with your child. If you're enjoying this new series let me know on IG aaandd - what would you like to hear about next??? Let me know guys! I'm creating spontaneously now so send me a message and I'll add your ideas to the list.
Love, Poppy x
SOUL SONIC - LIVE SOON:
Welcome to the popthatmumma podcast relaunch! I'm back with brand new episodes focusing on all things motherhood - the transition from maiden to mother, the struggles, and the joys. Grab a cuppa tea and join us as we explore this fascinating journey. I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for upcoming episodes. Let's discover the wonders of motherhood together!
Hypnobirthing Positive Affirmations - listen daily
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Updated: "The birth was wonderful! I was able to deliver without an epidural/meds which was my goal! Thank you so much for the brilliant course you've made!"
Get Birth Ready
An update on live events & workshops, doula offering and a FREE BIRTH BOX MINI KIT DOWNLOAD:
Update.. When the podcast resumes etc.!
Helloooo everyone! I miss this pods! here is where to find me, what's next etc.
Here's the link to everything I've mentioned: https://linktr.ee/popthatmumma
Love & Light xXx
2 Years of Motherhood (last episode!!!)
You can reach me here: linktr.ee/popthatmumma
I LOVE YOU ALL X
Hospital Birth Story w/ Podcast Listener Steph
An inspiring hospital birth with Steph's third baby! if you'd like to message/ follow Steph you can reach her here: https://www.instagram.com/_sheefit/?hl=en Steph posts inspiring fitness posts, definitely give her a follow.
I'd love to hear how you're finding the new birth story season. If you have a story to tell then get in touch via IG: @popthatmumma
Love & light x
Free Birth Story w/ Victoria (Birth Educator)
This is an inspiring story of navigating the maternity system and eventually deciding to not call the midwives and have a free birth at home. Victoria is doing some amazing work on Instagram, follow her: https://www.instagram.com/freetobirth/?hl=en
Connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Home Birth Story w/ Emma West Yoga
Emma West joins us to share her inspiring home birth story with us! If you'd like to message her then head over to her IG account: https://www.instagram.com/emmawestyoga/?hl=en
Hypnobirthing courses: hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com
Connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Birth Story - Home Birth Experience w/ Sammy Cox (Exhale Birthing & Beyond)
Sammy Cox joins us to share her beautiful home birth experience with us. An inspiring listen for anyone who is thinking of birthing at home. From being totally fearful of birth through to a positive and empowering home birth experience, Sammy shares how her birth preparation really did help her have the birth of her dreams.
If anyone would like to reach out of work with Sammy then check out her IG: https://www.instagram.com/exhalebirthingandbeyond/?hl=en
As always guys, I love it when you reach out and connect: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Birth Box and Hypnobirthing courses can be found here: https://www.hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com/
BONUS: Tips on Loving Yourself (Bank Holiday Special)
A podcast for pregnant people and anyone else who wants to learn some tools for being happier with yourself. Enjoying your own company, managing stress, mediations etc. here are my top tips!
Let me know how you find this one!
The Role of The Birth Partner w/ Sallyann Beresford
This is a must listen to for ALL birth partners. We have the incredible Sallyann Beresford joining us to share tips on how to become a phenomenal birth partner.
Follow Sallyann's instagram here for amazing tips and tools: https://www.instagram.com/theultimatebirthpartner/?hl=en
And tune into her AMAZING podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ultimate-guide-to-being-a-birth-partner/id1541228817
If you're enjoying the pods, don't forget to rate and review on Spotify & I-tunes!
Calm & Connected Home Birth Story w/ Zuzana
A beautiful home birth story told in a poetic way. This is a super inspiring story that will help anyone to feel more calm and positive about birth.
Connect and message Zuzana here: https://www.instagram.com/theedenslife/?hl=en
See beautiful birth pics here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Love & Light,
Beautiful Home Birth Story w/ Hypnobirthing Teacher Keri
The wonderful Keri from Keri else Therapy joins us to share her calm and empowering birth story. We end the podcast with speaking about induction and your rights during birth.
If you'd like to reach out to Keri you can find her here:
Find me here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
If you're enjoy the pods, do leave a review on I-tunes :)
Lots of love,
Positive VBAC Birth Story w/ Rachel McCafferty
Podcast listener Rachel McCafferty joins us to share her positive and empowering VBAC story. After a challenging birth with her first daughter she was determined to have a positive birth the second time around. Rachel is a true inspiration for anyone hoping to have a VBAC.
Connect on IG here: https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en
Birth Box and Hypnobirthing courses here: https://www.hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com/
Finally, if you're enjoying the pods then please let me a review :)
Love & light,
My Philosophy & Outlook
Managing emotions, productively, drinking less and being grateful. This episode is a little different. I'm sitting down having an open chat with you guys, sharing my outlook and views on life.
Let me know how you find this one and if you'd like more personal chatty episodes!
Pop That Mumma
Pregnancy Journey, Navigating the Maternity System & Birth Story w/ Carly + Featuring Response from Kemi Johnson
Carly shares her pregnancy journey: guilt with conceiving after fertility struggles, navigating the maternity system, advocating for herself and a birth that didn't go "as planned" but was still empowering. "I felt exhausted, relieved, ecstatic, in love, so proud, but bitterly disappointed. Do I regret having a birth plan? HELL NO! Do I regret consuming ALL the positive birth stories? Not one bit! Did I feel like a badass having done so much preparation and feeling so ready to navigate a system that I do not believe has my back? Absolutely!"
I'm sure Carly would love to hear from you, follow and message here: https://www.instagram.com/carlytown_yoga/?hl=en
Featuring legend and Birth Activist Kemi Johnson:
The paper Kemi shared in her voice notes: https://midwifethinking.com/2013/08/14/amniotic-fluid-volume-too-much-too-little-or-who-knows/
Connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Beautiful Birth Environments - Top Tips!
In this episode I share tips for how you can create a beautiful birth environment using your senses. I also speak about the importance of positioning during birth and share advice on how to protect your birthing space.
Follow me here: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Click here for Birth Box and my Hypobirthing Courses: https://www.hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com/
If you're enjoying my pods then do let me know! It's always lovely to hear from you! x
Inspiring Hospital Birth Story w/ Chardnay
The beautiful Chardnay shares her empowering birth story and illustrates just how important it is to stand up and speak up for yourself, especially during times of uncertainty and restrictions. Labouring without her partner, standing up for herself and breathing her way through labour, this is a super inspiring story especially for people giving birth during COVID.
If you'd like to message her directly then DM her on her IG: https://www.instagram.com/soulchar/?hl=en
I'd love to hear how you found this EP: https://www.instagram.com/popthatmumma/?hl=en
Click here for my digital course Birth Box https://www.hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com/birthbox
If you'd like to purchase the audio package please DM me
Love & light,
Pregnancy Body Confidence
In this episode I speak about pregnancy weight gain, the set weight theory and how to build a more positive relationship with your body and food.
Follow me on IG @popthatmumma and let me know what you’d like me to speak about next!