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Kathy Fray's MotherWise Podcasts

29 EpisodesProduced by Kathy FrayWebsite

The Mission of the MotherWise podcasts is about revealing advanced prenatal knowledge on pregnancy, childbirth, infants and motherhood … for Mothers to have the most beautifully extraordinary and non-traumatic Birth & Baby maternity experience they can imagine. For loads of further resources go to w… read more

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Episode 23: BREASTFEEDING EQUIPMENT – The Essentials & Non- Essentials

February 17th, 2020

6:20

Breastfeeding is very beneficial to both the mother and the baby. In today’s episode, I explain what is- and isn’t- necessary as breastfeeding lactation equipment. Why is it essential to have these during the period of …

Episode 22: RIPENING YOUR CERVIX READY FOR LABOR DILATION- The most important To Do List to get obsessed about!

February 10th, 2020

6:57

Preparing the cervix for dilation is the most important actions you can actively contribute to the success of your labor. What are the actions that will help you reduce birth complications and how these activities help …

Episode 21: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 2: Epidurals

February 3rd, 2020

6:45

Today’s Motherwise episode, I will give you an overview of that most sought-after of childbirth labor relief, the Epidural. Why does it increases the chances of needing a traumatic emergency instrumental delivery or …

Episode 20: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 1: Nitrous Oxide & Opioids

January 27th, 2020

6:46

In today’s episode, I will give you a mini-webinar on the two common pharmaceutical pain-relief analgesia used during labor. Why we need to understand the risks in using these drugs. What are the benefits and how it …

Episode 19: 4 STAGES OF CHILDBIRTH AND 3 PHASES OF LABOR

November 18th, 2019

7:35

In today’s episode, I will give an overview of understanding childbirth and labor. Why it’s important to know the difference between the two. What it is all about and how it will help you with your pregnancy journey. So …

Episode 18: POST-NATAL EP 07 - WEEK4-5 A MONTH GONE BY

July 22nd, 2019

7:58

Well they're only Neonates (newborns) for the first 6 weeks - so what are the things you need to know now, and very soon?

On todays episode is all …

Episode 17: POST-NATAL EP 06 - DAY20-21 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THIS TIME WITH YOU AND YOUR BABY

July 15th, 2019

6:04

On today’s episode is an overview about what you need to know by time with you and your baby including:


MOTHER:

  • Breastfeeding feeling like successfully …

Episode 16: POST-NATAL EP 05 - DAY10-14 WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOUR BABY AT THIS STAGE

July 9th, 2019

6:21

On today’s episode is an overview about what is normal for your baby this two weeks after birth including: Back to birth weight by day 10-14, 8-11 plus Wet diapers daily, Frequent or Infrequent poos (for exclusively …

Episode 15: POST-NATAL EP 04 - DAY5-7 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK

July 1st, 2019

6:58

It’s nearly the end of the first week and what an intense week it has been! 

On today’s episode is more information about Maternal and Neonatal well …

Episode 14: POST-NATAL EP 03 - DAY3-4 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT THIS STAGE POSTPARTUM

June 24th, 2019

6:48

It is such a unique time when the baby is over two days old, but your full-milk hasn't yet fully arrived - and of course, there are lots to know …

Episode 13: POST-NATAL EP 02 - DAY2 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT 40-70 HOURS POSTNATAL

June 17th, 2019

5:43

On today’s episode, is all about MATERNAL WELL-BEING: BP Temp & Pulse; Lochia vaginal bleeding; Womb fundal height; pending Baby Blues; and …

Episode 12: POST-NATAL EP 01 - DAY1 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS

June 3rd, 2019

5:14

On today’s episode, is all about the things that you need to know in the first 24 hours with your baby including Maternal General Maternal Wellbeing …

Episode 11: WHAT OCCURS ONCE OVERDUE AT OVER 40 WEEKS PREGNANT

April 22nd, 2019

5:58

Understanding the normal things that occur at 40-42 Week’s Gestation including 41-Week Postdates Scan (including Dopplers & BPP), CTG (cardiotocogram) fetal traces, Stretch’n’Sweep Vaginal Exams, Induction vs …

BONDING WITH BABY - HONEY DID YOU PACK THE SUPERGLUE?!

April 17th, 2019

6:58

"Bonding" with your baby is actually a relatively new Term in the history of maternity-newborn health - but it has also lead to another term: "Poor …

Episode 10: SO READY TO GO INTO LABOR AT 37-40 WEEKS PREGNANT

April 15th, 2019

5:41

Know your Signs and Symptoms of established Active Labor, and the Signs and Symptoms of concerning Abnormal Labor.


Resources I Important Links:


Episode 09: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE THINKING AT 36 WEEKS PREGNANT

April 8th, 2019

6:15

With birth very imminent, good Fetal Movements become very important. Learn what it is you need to know.


Note: The 25-min full-version of WHAT YOU …

Episode 08: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING AT 34-35 WEEKS PREGNANT

April 1st, 2019

5:46

With birth imminent, following is a To Do List to get ticked off, including: Labour-Birth Support people finalization, Birth-Plan decisions including …

Episode 07: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING AT 30-32 WEEKS PREGNANT

March 25th, 2019

6:14

A quick overview of the To Do List for this gestation that should be Ticked Off before you get to 33-34 weeks, including Completing the self-check …

Episode 06: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AT 29-31 WEEKS PREGNANT

March 18th, 2019

5:26

A quick overview list of all those pieces of knowledge you need to know preferably before 32-weeks Gestation, including Optimal positioning, Maternal exercise minimums, APGAR scores, Maternal post-birth checks, Unwell …

HOW "OH BABY" CAME TO BE (NZ BabyShow Interview)

March 15th, 2019

8:58

On today’s episode is a Radio interview chatting about how the best-selling book "OH BABY...Birth, Babies and Motherhood Uncensored" came to be and talking about an upcoming NZ BabyShow.


CLICK HERE to learn more about …

BIRTH SUPPORT PERSON(s) - WHO DO YOU NEED?

March 14th, 2019

10:26

Partner?..... Doula?....... Additional Birth Support people?


Who should you have attending your Birth???


After catching hundreds of babies, and …

VITAMIN-K FOR NEWBORNS: GOOD OR BAD

March 13th, 2019

6:58

Pediatricians have recommended for a long time that all Newborns receive Vitamin-K at birth.

But what the heck is it really all about?

And is there any genuine controversy?

On today’s episode, I help you make sense of …

DELAYED CORD CLAMPING - THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY

March 12th, 2019

4:55

Women asking their Midwife/Obstetrician to delay the clamping of their baby's umbilical cord has become so "on trend" now.


But is it really that critical and are the benefits substantial?


On today’s episode, let me …

Episode 05: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR 3rd TRIMESTER

March 11th, 2019

7:16

On today’s episode is an overview of the Signs & Symptoms of Pre-Eclampsia, plus the Big List of topics you need to know about at the beginning …

Episode 04: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO & KNOW AT 20-24 WEEKS GESTATION

March 4th, 2019

6:16

So you're "over half-way" in your pregnancy now? Well, get your pen and paper out, because today I will give you quite the To Do List of things you need to be doing and knowing about at 20-24 weeks gestation.


Note: The …

Episode 03: THE "TO DO LIST" WHEN YOU'RE 15-20 WEEKS PREGNANT

February 25th, 2019

5:37

On today’s episode, I explain about sorting your antenatal Childbirth Education classes and explain about the 18-20 week Anatomy Ultrasound scan.


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Episode 02: NEWLY PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOWs Part-II

February 18th, 2019

4:30

A great 5-minute second part overview explanation on what family Obstetric History you need to be aware of. Plus an overview of the foods you

Episode 01: NEWLY PREGNANT NEED-TO-KNOWs Part-I

February 11th, 2019

4:17

A great 5-minute first part overview explanation on the Signs, Symptoms, Prevention & Management of Miscarriage.


Note: The 25-min full-version of …

WELCOME TO MOTHERWISE PODCAST

February 1st, 2019

4:49

With your Maternity journey, do you want to experience the Big 4? 


A great Birth; successful Breastfeeding; a good-sleeping Baby.


And, if your No.1 …

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