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"Hello, Bump" Podcast

09 March 2017

Westpac has partnered with Mamamia this International Women’s Day to launch "Hello Bump", a podcast for pregnant women and proud dads, to help them prepare physically, emotionally and financially for a baby.

It’s the podcast packed full of all the stuff people don’t tell you about growing a human being inside you.

Episode 1 - "Getting the Sperm into the Egg"

When a man and a woman love each other very much..... just kidding. That was old school baby-making. These days, there's a lot more that goes into getting that sperm into the egg. Our fertility and IVF specialist Dr David Knight joins us to smash the myths of fertility and conception. We get the ins and outs of IVF and what you really need to know about your eggs. Plus, a listener shares the highs and lows of  IVF and embryo donation. This is pregnancy real talk, where nothing is off limits. If you're thinking it, we're going to ask it! 

Episode 2 - "Month 1: You're Pregnant. Now what?"

So, you're officially preggers, up the duff, knocked up, with child, incubating, expecting. Whatever you want to call it, there's a tiny human growing inside you. Now what? This episode of Hello Bump our resident obstetrician, Dr Joseph Sgroi talks us through month one of being pregnant. We ask the deal breaking questions about whether or not you need to quit spray tans and dyeing your hair. There's the chat on what to avoid while pregnant, if you are really eating for two, and what to do if you drank a bottle of wine and ate a wheel of soft cheese before you knew you were pregnant.

Episode 3 - "Month 2: Public vs Private, Doulas, and Multiples"

Should you go public or private, and what's the difference? What does a doula actually do? Are they all about sage sticks and unicorn tears? This episode of Hello Bump, we bring in our resident doula and ask her all the questions, chat with a listener who shares her experiences with both the public and private systems, and discuss dealing with the news of multiples! And Bec Judd reveals her unique way of figuring out she had two buns in the oven. The screams were heard around the world.

Episode 4: 'Month 3: The Real Cost, and How To Tell The Boss'

You're at the end of the first trimester and time for the big reveal. How do you tell the boss you're pregnant? What is the actual cost of a baby in the first year? And should you find out the sex or wait for a surprise? Plus Bec Judd reveals how she accidentally found out she was having a girl. It might have you suddenly craving hamburgers.

Episode 5 | Month 4: Sex While Pregnant and Cravings Galore

It's month four of being pregnant and we are officially in the second trimester. This episode of Hello Bump, Bec Judd talks us through the modern maternity wardrobe. Is it needed or can you get around town with wearing leggings? Our resident obstetrician, Dr Joseph Sgroi talks haivng sex while pregnant. Can you do it, is it safe, or is your baby going to end up with dimples? Plus, are food cravings a real thing or just a figment of our imagination?

Episode 7: Month 6: Childcare, maternal instincts and gender reveal parties

Do you need to put your fetus on the childcare waitlist before it's even seen the light at the end of the tunnel? Welcome to month six of Hello Bump. This ep we chat childcare and get the insider tips on what to look for in a centre. Our resident obstetrician Dr. Joseph Sgroi is back to talk maternal instincts and what to do if you don't feel a thing. Plus are gender reveals a legit thing? Another banger Bump instalment with Monique Bowley and Bec Judd, who fills us in on why she had three baby showers. 

Episode 8: Month 7: Birth Plans, Babymoons, and Advice for Dads

Do you really need a birth plan and what should be in it? We ask Midwife Cath, who has delivered more than 10,000 babies, to weigh in. 

Also is a babymoon something you should do before your Bump arrives? Plus, what are Dad's thinking throughout this pregnancy journey? We bring one on the show to share his experience.