ABC Babytalk

ABC Babytalk

Australia

Because we think being a parent is the most thrilling, exhausting, emotional ride of your life - and you can't get off.

Episodes

Babytalk: How to get out of the house  

Most of us didn't expect loneliness or isolation after we had a baby, and most of us didn't expect just how hard it would be to get out and meet people as a new parent.

Babytalk: Co-parenting  

Sometimes the fairy-tale 'happily ever after' ending doesn't work out and you're faced with a relationship breakdown and a baby... how do you make co-parenting work as well as it possibly can?

Babytalk: Play Groups  

When climbing Mt Everest solo seems like an easier task than getting out the door with your toddler you need to find a playgroup and quickly!

Babytalk: Baby Brain  

We need to talk about baby brain or the brain changes you might experience during pregnancy it's a real thing and now scientists using MRI have discovered the physical changes that occur during pregnancy.

Babytalk: Toy Libraries  

'If play is the work of children then toys are their tools!' Good toys are sometimes expensive and can have disappointingly short lives as interest wanes, the most brilliantly simple solution: your local toy library

Babytalk: As a Guilty Mum  

Are you a guilty mum? Then the baby stuff marketers know how to prey on all your insecurities!

Babytalk: The Babes Project  

Pregnancy and parenting can be terrifying, painful, tearful and overwhelming – and especially for women facing domestic violence, homelessness, health issues, unemployment and family breakdown. Crisis pregnancy support service The Babes Project helps young women in difficult situations meet all the challenges of impending motherhood.

Babytalk: Hypnobirthing  

Hypnobirthing is a practice that prepares mothers and their partners for the process of giving birth as naturally as possible.  For the many mothers that use this practice or similar they say it helps them to give birth in a positive and empowered way.

Babytalk: Mindfulness for Mums and Dads  

If you're a new parent struggling with everything that's difficult about a new baby, you might think you need some help with mindfulness like a hole in the head! What if I told you that mindfulness could help you cope and rise above some of the most challenging aspects of being a new parent? Suddenly mindfulness is a much more attractive inclusion in your busy life!

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As a new parent can you really be happy? There is a lot of upheaval going on, mingled with the incredible gift of a new baby but writer and happiness researcher Gretchen Rubin thinks that happiness is easier to find than you think and it all has to do with a few simple habit tweaks.

Baby Talk: is it post-natal depression, or is it anxiety?  

Adjusting to life with a new baby can be difficult but new research is asking whether some cases of anxiety might be mis-diagnosed as post-natal depression. Perhaps not surprisingly the researchers are also finding that new fathers are as vulnerable to the disorder as new mothers.

Could postnatal depression be anxiety?  

Adjusting to life with a new baby can be difficult but new research is asking whether some cases of anxiety could be misdiagnosed as post-natal depression. The researchers are also finding that new fathers are as vulnerable to the disorder as new mothers.

When an object becomes an obsession  

If you've ever wondered if your toddler's obsession with their teddy or blankie is okay, this is the podcast for you.

Transitional Objects:  when your baby loves something a bit too much  

If you have one in your family, you know exactly what a 'Transitional Object' is: a precious teddy bear, a blankie, a lovvie, a piece of cloth or a very loved object that your toddler clings to with intense emotions. It would probably not surprise you to know that there have been very specialized studies into these precious objects and the news for parents is good: you don't have to worry, your child's obsession is normal and actually quite ingenious and secondly you're under no pressure to make them give it up!

Babytalk: Down Syndrome Awareness Day  

Thanks to modern surgery, education and society babies born with Down Syndrome can expect to live long ordinary lives, in this Babytalk podcast meet Flynn's mum who is dealing with a pretty normal 18 month old toddler who also happens to have Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome Awareness Day  

Down Syndrome Awareness Day was on the 21st of March, just under 300 children are born in Australia every year with a triple 21st chromosome, this means they are classified as having Down syndrome. World Down syndrome day gives us the chance to recognise and celebrate the lives of people who live with one of our most recognised disabilities.

Babytalk:  Birth for Humankind  

Birth for Humankind is a group of doulas who want to make sure the poorest and most marginalised women are given the support they need to give birth in the the way they want to.

Birth for Humankind  

Having a doula attend your birth is seen by many as a middle class privilege. Birth for Humankind is a group of doulas who want to make sure the poorest and most marginalised women are given the support they need to give birth in the the way they need.

A man's perspective on IVF  

Dr Mark Nethercote is a successful paediatrician, could he survive the roller-coaster ride of IVF to become a father?

Babytalk  

Babies love music, this week's Babytalk podcast has some great ideas for using music to play with your baby

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