Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast With Jessie Ware

By Jessie Ware

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'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast' is the new podcast from Jessie Ware in which she speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth. 


This podcast follows Jessie's pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth.


If you are further along in your pregnancy you can purchase the whole series at https://www.isitnormalpodcast.com/


'Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast with Jessie Ware' is produced by Alice Williams and Sarah Jackson


Original music is by Jack Peñate


Artwork is by Coco Bayley and Eng Su



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Episode Date
Ep 36 - Catch up with Obstetrician Jess McMicking
20:31



There must be something in the water at Is It Normal HQ! First Issy now our regular Obstetrician Jess Mcmicking is expecting!  She tells us about what it's like to be on the other side, how she has found pregnancy and how she's preparing for birth.



We'd love to hear from you, our instagram is @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Aug 22, 2022
Ep 35 - Maternal mental health with Anna Mathur
25:22

Becoming a new mum throws up so many new thoughts, feelings and responsibilities and we're navigating possibly the biggest change in our lives.  We’re also bombarded with advice from friends, family & even strangers on the bus! All that while being extremely sleep deprived… so it’s not surprising that new mums often feel overwhelmed and anxious. In this episode I am joined by Anna Mathur is a psychotherapist and bestselling author of Mind over Mother to give us some tips on how to navigate the stresses of being a new mum.


Anna's new book is ‘The Little Book of Calm for New Mums’


Anna mentions some brilliant charities:

Pandas - https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/

Tommy's - https://www.mind.org.uk/





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May 09, 2022
Ep 34 - Hyperemesis Gravidarum - extreme pregnancy sickness
47:45

This episode is all about Hyperemesis gravidarum, extreme sickness in pregnancy. I speak to Caitlin Dean, the chair of the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support, who explains why more research and awareness about this debilitating syndrome is so important, she also gives some brilliant tips and advice for people suffering with it. 

My friend Perdita Nouril also joins me to tell us her story of having HG in both her pregnancies. 


For more info visit: 

www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk

Helpline: 024 7638 2020

 

Pregnancy Sickness Support is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting people affected by Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum. We are also working to train and support Health Care Professionals across the UK and Ireland and research into the cause and treatment of the condition. 


Caitlin also mentioned Maternity Action - https://maternityaction.org.uk/



We'd love to hear from you, our instagram is @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Apr 25, 2022
Ep 33 - Pelvic health
24:54

In this episode we hear from pelvic health physiotherapist Jo Gipson about the importance of good pelvic health for postpartum recovery.


We'd love to hear from you, our instagram is @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Apr 11, 2022
Ep 32 - Catch up with midwife Issy Bourton
20:04

In this episode we hear from our regular midwife Issy Bourton who is now herself pregnant! She tells us about what it's like to be on the other side, how she has found pregnancy and how she's preparing for birth.


We'd love to hear from you, our instagram is @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Apr 04, 2022
Ep 31 - Osteopathy in pregnancy, postpartum and for newborns.
25:11

Osteopath Daniel Stuttard explains the benefits of osteopathy in pregnancy, postpartum and for newborn babies.  


Daniel mentioned the Osteopathic Centre for Children which works on a donate what you can basis.


More info: https://www.occ.uk.com/


Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Mar 28, 2022
Ep 30 - Postnatal nourishment
18:38

What do you REALLY need when you've given birth and can barely remember to brush your teeth let alone eat 3 meals a day? Food glorious food, and plenty of it.


On this episode chef and founder of The Food Doula, Kate Longden explains what are the best foods to eat postpartum and what you can do to prepare for the all important fourth trimester.


Kate is a Chef, home cooking coach and the founder of The Food Doula, a food delivery service offering edible support to those who need it most. Launched in 2018,The Food Doula has fed thousands of people in their post partum, with nourishing, delicious food to heal and satisfy.


For more information visit:

www.thefooddoula.co.uk

IG @fooddoula 



Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Mar 21, 2022
Ep 29 - Birth Doulas
23:22


Doula Aimee Hamblyn talks about the role of a doula and how they can help during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. 


Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Mar 14, 2022
Ep 28 - Breastfeeding
43:05

Lactation consultant Kathryn Stagg joins me in this episode to talk all about breastfeeding. We discuss some of the common issues you might face and she gives some helpful advice for dealing with over supply, under supply, cracked nipples and getting the right latch.


Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at: hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Mar 07, 2022
Ep 27 - Essential Oils and pregnancy
29:05

Naturopath, Homeopath, Yoga Teacher & Wellness Advocate Sereen Ford explains which essentials oils to use in pregnancy, during labour and post-natally.


Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at: hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Feb 28, 2022
Pregnancy Visualisation
12:45

A relaxing pregnancy visualisation from yoga teacher Ann Collins Ackroyd - enjoy!



Ann's website is: https://www.anncollinsackroyd-yoga.com/


Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast

Email us at: hello@isitnormalpodcast.com


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Feb 25, 2022
Ep 26 - Yoga in Pregnancy
36:26

In this episode we hear from the wonderful Ann Collins-Ackroyd who taught me yoga during my pregnancy. We discuss the benefits of practising yoga during and after pregnancy and Ann talks us through some moves and positions that can help during labour.


Ann teaches ante and post-natal yoga and she also holds ‘preparing for birth’ workshops where partners are encouraged to get involved.


Keep an eye for our bonus episode which is a meditative visualisation by Ann.


Ann's website is: https://www.anncollinsackroyd-yoga.com/



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Feb 21, 2022
Ep 25 - Exercise in pregnancy with Robin Arzon
24:14

In this episode Ultra Marathoner Robin Arzon talks about exercise and working out in pregnancy and postpartum.

She gives us some tips for the best way to keep fit in pregnancy, explains how much you can push yourself and what exercises you can do postpartum to help with recovery.


Robin Arzón is VP & Head Instructor at Peloton, Ultramarathoner, Entrepreneur, mum and best selling author of 'Shut Up And Run' and Strong Mama'.



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Feb 14, 2022
Ep 24 - Postnatal special
53:11

For this special postnatal episode I am joined by midwife Issy Bourton to talk about what to expect in those first few days and weeks following birth.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Feb 07, 2022
Ep 23 - Week 40 of your pregnancy
44:03

You’ve made it to week 40 and you’re so close to meeting your baby. In this episode we talk about that big old wait to meet your baby – ways to relax and combat stress. I chat to obstetrician Jess McMicking about the risks of being overdue, ways to bring on labour naturally & overcoming the fear of labour itself.

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for - you’ve got this!


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Jan 31, 2022
Ep 22 - Week 39 of your pregnancy
54:28

In this episode, I’m joined by midwife Issy Bourton to discuss signs of labour, stages of labour & we talk about Group B strep. 

Issy recommends Sara Wickham as a great resource. More information here - https://www.sarawickham.com/


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Jan 24, 2022
Ep 21 - Week 38 of your pregnancy
49:23

We focus on induction in this episode. Obstetrician Jess McMicking talks us through why induction might happens and dispels myths about it.

We also talk about natural ways of inducing labour including acupuncture & reflexology with Anna Lee.


Anna's website is:

https://www.annaleereflexology.co.uk/


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Jan 17, 2022
Ep 20 - Week 37 of your pregnancy
30:18

At week 37 your pregnancy is considered full-term so you’re almost there! This week we discuss signs of the onset of labour and birthing partners with Obstetrician Jess McMicking.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP



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Jan 10, 2022
Ep 19 - Week 36 of your pregnancy
45:24

If you haven’t already, it's time to think about your birth plan & packing your hospital bag! Issy introduces her friend Sophie Hiscock to the podcast, a midwife who specialises in birth plans and informed decision making.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Jan 03, 2022
Ep 18 - Week 35 of your pregnancy - pain management in labour
53:14

At week 35 of pregnancy we discuss pain management for your upcoming birth. Issy talks about techniques for dealing with pain in labour & we welcome Marya Zia, an anaesthetic registrar to discuss epidurals and other pain relief options in hospital.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Dec 27, 2021
Ep 17 - Week 34 of your pregnancy
25:16

Midwife Issy Bourton & I talk about the position of your baby; we discuss breech position & risks, methods for moving your baby as well as perennial massage.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Dec 20, 2021
Ep 16 - Week 33 of your pregnancy
39:33

We are joined by special guest Siobhan Miller for this episode. Siobhan is the founder of ‘The Positive Birth Company’ and we discuss hypnobirthing & meditation.

Obstetrician Jess McMicking is also back to talk about what's going on with your baby and your body at 33 weeks.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


Learn more about The Positive Birth Company here: https://thepositivebirthcompany.co.uk/


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Dec 13, 2021
Ep 15 - Weeks 32 of your pregnancy
28:25

In addition to common symptoms around week 32 of pregnancy, Obstetrician Jess McMicking talks about caesarean delivery (C-Section)


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Dec 06, 2021
Ep 14 - Week 31 of your pregnancy - place of birth
55:31

You’re probably starting to think about the birth itself now, so in this episode I discuss place of birth and the different options available to you with midwife Issy Bourton. I am also joined by a special guest, Francine Chang who is a home birth midwife, to talk about the option of having your baby at home. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Nov 29, 2021
Ep 13 - Weeks 28-30 of your pregnancy
25:16

You’ve made it to the third trimester. Congratulations! In this episode I’m joined by Obstetrician Jess McMicking to discuss what's happening with your body and your baby between weeks 28-30 weeks of pregnancy. Topics include rib pain, insomnia, rhesus negative blood type & much more.

From this point onwards, as we ramp up towards the big day, we’ll be covering each individual week of pregnancy.

You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Nov 22, 2021
Premature Birth special
42:48

In this special episode about premature birth Jessie is joined by her friend Sarah Carr who gave birth to her son Wilf at 29 weeks plus 5 days pregnant. They talk about her experience of giving birth prematurely and what it was like being in the neonatal intensive care unit with her son. 


Jessie is also joined by Katharine Jamieson, a neonatal intensive care consultant. Katherine explains what to expect if you do go into labour before 37 weeks and what special care a baby may need if they are born prematurely. 


Here are some useful resources: 


Bliss - a national charity that has lots of fantastic information and support resources:

https://www.bliss.org.uk/

Tommy's - a charity supporting research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, also has some great parent information - https://www.tommys.org/

Best Beginnings - has some video resources on premature babies, breastfeeding and pregnancy related mental health issues - https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/ 

Pandas Gives support to people coping with pre and postnatal mental illnesses - https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Twins Trust Support for families with twins, triplets and more - https://twinstrust.org/



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Nov 18, 2021
Ep 12 - Weeks 26-28 of your pregnancy
24:07

Hopefully you’re feeling OK - things are probably starting to feel very real around about now! In this episode, obstetrician Jess McMicking & I discuss gestational diabetes & screening for this around week 28. We also talk about common symptoms such as heartburn & indigestion, hot flushes & weight gain. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Nov 15, 2021
Ep 11 - Weeks 24-26 of your pregnancy
34:48

Midwife Issy Bourton is back with me on this episode to discuss what to expect at your 25 week midwife appointment, vaccinations, traveling when pregnant and lots more.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Nov 08, 2021
Ep 10 - Weeks 22-24 of your pregnancy
22:26

In this episode our regular obstetrician Jess McMicking and I discuss topics such as the baby's movements, placenta previa and how your baby is developing at 22-24 weeks of pregnancy.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Nov 01, 2021
Sleep special
34:25

Getting a good night’s sleep is something many of us can struggle with, especially if you’re pregnant or have young children, so we’ve partnered with John Lewis, who have an amazing sleep range and even offer a free virtual sleep appointment service to help you create your perfect sleep cocoon. In this fascinating bonus episode we talk to sleep expert, Dr Guy Meadows, about good sleep habits, what to do if you are having a sleepless night, how to encourage your new born baby into a sleep routine and how much sleep we actually need.



You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Oct 28, 2021
Ep 9 - Weeks 20-22 of your pregnancy
35:54

You’re halfway there!! In this episode we talk about weeks 20-22 of your pregnancy. Sonographer Kate Richardson is back to talk about what happens at your 20 week anomaly scan where they look at your baby in great detail. We of course continue to discuss common symptoms at this point in pregnancy with our resident obstetrician Jess McMicking.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Oct 25, 2021
Ep 8 - Weeks 18-20 of your pregnancy
34:34

In this episode we focus on mental health in pregnancy and we're joined by midwife Laura Bridle who specialises in perinatal mental health. She advises on personal well being, where to get support during your pregnancy and postnatally. We also discuss general pregnancy symptoms at weeks 18-20 with our regular midwife Issy Bourton.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 


ORGANISATIONS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE:


Prosperity’s: https://www.prosperitys.co.uk/

Best Beginnings:https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/ 

Maternal OCD: https://maternalocd.org/

Pandas:https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

FIVEXMORE: https://www.fivexmore.com/

Maternal Journal: https://www.maternaljournal.org/

Mush: https://letsmush.com/the-app/

Peanut: https://www.peanut-app.io/

Bluebell care: https://bluebellcare.org/

Maternity Action: https://maternityaction.org.uk/

Pregnant than screwed: https://pregnantthenscrewed.com/

Action on postpartum psychosis: https://www.app-network.org/

Well-being plan: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/calculators-tools-resources/wellbeing-plan/pregnancy-and-post-birth-wellbeing-plan



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Oct 18, 2021
Ep 7 - Weeks 16-18 of your pregnancy
26:14

Midwife Issy Bourton joins me on this episode to discuss what to expect at your 16 week midwife appointment, the best time to tell your employer that you’re pregnant, physiotherapy & pregnancy symptoms such as sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, increased blood flow & much more. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Oct 11, 2021
Ep 6 - Weeks 14-16 of your pregnancy
24:38

Obstetrician Jess McMicking & I discuss topics such as what beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy, placenta previa, heart palpitations, UTI symptoms, how your baby is doing at 14-16 weeks of pregnancy and more.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Oct 04, 2021
Twin and multiple birth special
43:12

If you've just found out you're having twins (or more!) you probably have tons of questions! For this special bonus episode I speak to Marley Hall, a midwife, birth and parenting expert and mother of 5 (including a set of twins) about twin pregnancy and birth. She shares her personal story and gives some invaluable advice on how to look after two babies at once.


Marley mentioned https://twinstrust.org/ and https://www.bliss.org.uk as good resources for parents of twins, multiple babies and premature babies.



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Sep 30, 2021
Ep 5 - Weeks 12-14 of your pregnancy
37:07

This week is a big week, it's time for your dating scan – the very first time you’ll see your baby! In this episode, we chat to sonographer Kate Richardson about what to expect when you go for your first scan & what sonographers are looking for. In addition to this, obstetrician Jess McMicking joins me to talk about what's going on with your body and your baby at 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. We cover topics such as what foods to eat / avoid when pregnant, taking magnesium to help leg cramps & best sleeping positions. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Sep 27, 2021
Ep 1 - Weeks 4-6 of your pregnancy
19:34

You’ve found out you're pregnant!!! Hello & welcome to ‘Is It Normal?’ the pregnancy podcast. 

For this first episode I am joined by consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Jess McMicking to talk us through some of the earliest signs of pregnancy & how you might be feeling between 4-6 weeks pregnant.


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

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*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Sep 20, 2021
Ep 2 - Weeks 6-8 of your pregnancy
23:36

In this episode I’m joined by consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Jess McMicking to discuss what's happening with your body and your baby between weeks 6-8 of pregnancy. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on Instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Sep 20, 2021
Ep 3 - Weeks 8-10 of your pregnancy
31:19

Obstetrician Jess Mcmicking & our resident midwife Isabelle Bourton join me on to discuss weeks 8-10 of your pregnancy. We talk about what to expect in your first midwife appointment, early reassurance scans & lots more. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on Instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Sep 20, 2021
Ep 4 - Weeks 10-12 of your pregnancy
19:12

For weeks 10-12 I’m joined by midwife Isabelle Bourton to discuss what's happening with your body and your baby between 10-12 weeks of pregnancy. We talk about the importance of your upcoming 12 week dating scan and much more. 


You can purchase & download the full 40 week series (which includes 24 episodes) plus early access to bonus episodes at www.isitnormalpodcast.com

Follow us on Instagram here: @isitnormalpodcast


*This podcast is intended as an informative discussion around general issues related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your health and pregnancy it is important to contact your midwife or GP. 



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Sep 20, 2021
Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast - coming soon!
2:20

This podcast will follow my pregnancy week by week because despite it being my 3rd pregnancy I still worry, google everything and need reassurance so I thought I’d do this series in which I speak to different experts to explore & reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies. We will address common concerns and symptoms, what you can do to alleviate them and what is happening with your baby at each stage of the pregnancy.


Our main contributors will be two brilliant health professionals - Jess McMicking, a consultant obstetrician and midwife Isabel Bourton, but we’ll also be hearing from sonographers, mental health experts, home birth midwives, reflexologists, doulas, osteopaths the list goes on... And with the help of questions from other pregnant people this podcast aims to cover all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth. 


‘Is it Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast’ is a reassuring helping hand, not an instruction manual, and will hopefully ease some of those fears that many pregnant people have, whilst offering them plenty of options to make their own informed decision on how they give birth and most importantly, empower them; a space for frank, open and positive dialogue


The series starts on the 20th of September



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Sep 04, 2021