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Pour The Tea, Will You?

Pour The Tea, Will You?

By Lesley Pascuzzi
Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the experience of listening to Lesley Pascuzzi, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator talk with various guests on the main topics emerging from Lamaze Australia's recent survey on the experiences of pregnant women and new parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Gain some evidence based knowledge and confidence as you approach labour, birth and the 4th Trimester with your baby.
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Letting Labour Begin on Its Own with Dr Sarah Buckley
In this final episode of Season 1, Lesley is joined by Dr Sarah Buckley who shares her wealth of expertise on the topic of the hormonal physiology of birth, specifically related to Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice No.1. Dr Buckley describes quite beautifully what the consequences are for birthing mothers and their babies when hormonal gaps are created by interrupting the normal physiology of birth through induction of labour or scheduled cesarean. As with all episodes in this series, I have some top tips for you. Sarah offers her advice to how you can fill in these gaps to ensure that your postpartum is a time where you are able to experience positive attachment and increase breastfeeding success. 
June 26, 2020
Fearless Birthing with Alexia Leachman
In this bonus episode Lesley talks to Alexia Leachman, mother, practitioner, podcaster and author of the book Fearless Birthing. Alexia shares her own story of suffering extreme fear towards pregnancy and birth. Bravely shares her experience of relief when she miscarried in her first pregnancy and how she dedicated the next years of her life to resolving her own fears before becoming a mother. Alexia offers her thoughts on the role of fear and explains the program she has designed to help other women not just come fearless in birth but fearless mothers for the rest of their lives.
June 08, 2020
Midwifery Wisdom with Professor Hannah Dahlen AM
Joining Lesley in the penultimate episode of Series 1 of Pour The Tea, will you is Hannah Dahlen AM. Grab yourself a cuppa and listen to Hannah's wisdom from a 30 year career as a practising midwife as well as her observations and conclusions from her world class research. Why is a midwife the best first date you will ever have and just why it’s so important to understand why the birthing woman is the most powerful person in the birth room. 11 is a lucky number to me and this episode was a real delight to record.
May 14, 2020
Preparing for the 4th Trimester; the benefits of breastfeeding nutrition for you and your baby
Joining Lesley in this episode is Kristy Manners from Growth Spectrum. Kristy is an accredited practicing dietician and breastfeeding counselor training to become an Lactation Consultant. She has a wealth of experience in the field of nutrition from working around the world in humanitarian projects with birthing families and from her own experience as a Mum of an active toddler! Grab your cuppa and listen to us discuss the important issue of nutrition whilst breastfeeding during the 4th trimester and beyond.
May 04, 2020
Let’s hear it for the Dads!
Joining Lesley in this episode is new dad of 5 weeks Gab. Grab your tea and listen to Gab recall his experience of late pregnancy, labour and birth during the COVID 19 pandemic. A must listen to for dads keen to find out how he tried to support and advocate as best he could for his wife during this uncertain time.
May 03, 2020
Newborn Sleep in the 4th trimester; they need it, you need it, you can get it!
Joining Lesley in this episode is Tara from The Gentle Sleep Specialist. Pour a tea and have a listen to their conversation about newborn sleep and pick up some world class education and advice to prepare yourself for the 4th trimester.
April 29, 2020
Pregnancy & birth; exploring the sacred rite of passage to motherhood.
Joining Lesley in this episode is Jane Hardwicke Collings. Exploring childbirth as a rite of passage, they discuss the journey to motherhood and beyond. Jane passes on her knowledge not only as a retired midwife but as a mother, a grandmother, a life partner of a blended family, a warrior queen and a modern day teacher of woman’s mysteries. Pour a cuppa and listen to Jane allow us to explore the relationship between the woman who arrives to birth her baby and the teenager she was when she first began menstruation. A thought provoking episode for pregnant mama’s, new mums as well as those who birthed long ago. One not to be missed, including a background appearance of Lesley’s daughter around 29mins 40 seconds!
April 20, 2020
Why we need to be there for you
A brief insight into the 2 episodes recorded with Tanya Strusberg, co-founder of Lamaze Australia and director of Birthwell Birthright. Come listen to us and learn more about how to be a brilliant birth support partner whether that be in person or virtually.
April 19, 2020
Collective Wisdom and the gift of a Mama Blessing; celebrate your mama to be.
Joining Lesley today for a cuppa and a chat is Kate Drew, LCCE, RN RM and Doula. Kate shares her collective wisdom around the issues facing women right now who can’t celebrate and connect with loved ones in the traditional ways with a baby shower or a gender reveal. Kate’s business passions are driven from her experiences as a mum, raising her first son in Sweden with limited postpartum support. Join us to learn more about mama blessings and how this can bring love, joy, support and togetherness to a birthing mama from her loved ones.
April 17, 2020
Protecting your Mental Health during COVID-19; what can you do?
In this episode, Lesley is joined by Emily Russel, Registered Psychologist who gives us an insight into protecting your mental health during these uncertain times. Grab a cuppa and tune in to learn how you can take control of the everyday impacts anxiety, stress and depression have on how we feel and what you can do to try and change how you feel.
April 07, 2020
What's it like to have a homebirth?
Lesley has her tea and she is talking in this episode to Stef, mum of 3 beautiful boys all birthed at home. Stef describes beautifully her experiences of 3 water births as well as her honest advice on what you should expect when birthing at home. Come join us.
April 06, 2020
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April 05, 2020
Top Tips for Birth Support Brilliance; Part Two
Because they have a lot to say, pour yourself a cuppa and listen to more of Lesley chatting to Birthwell Birthright's, Tanya Strusberg. In this episode, we chat about the worst case scenario that you are asked to bring no additional support people to your birth. What happens then? Come join us.
April 05, 2020
Top Tips on Birth Support Brilliance Part One
Pour yourself a cuppa & join Lesley who talks with Lamaze Australia co-founder and BirthWell Birthright owner Tanya Strusberg, LCCE, FACCE about the hot topic of birth support, how you can maximise your birth support potential despite the COVID-19 restrictions and much more!
April 05, 2020
Understanding Grief and Loss; is this why I am feeling anxious?
Pour your cuppa and listen in as Lesley is joined by Jane Kelly, friend of 13 years, mum of 2, stepmum of 2 and grief recovery specialist. Jane joins us from social isolation in England, UK where today it was sunny! Together they unpack the topic of grief and loss to help women understand how we cope when things change and don't go to plan.
April 05, 2020