Welcome to the very first episode of Season 2 of Bun in the Oven podcast. I’m currently in my first trimester, at 10 weeks pregnant, and have just left that weird pre booking appointment limbo where you’re 99% sure you’re pregnant, but you haven’t yet seen a health professional to confirm everything.
Now for many women those first 8-12 weeks of pregnancy in the first trimester, with no direct access to a midwife, can be a daunting time, especially if they have suffered a previous loss. It can feel like such a long time to wait until that initial booking appointment, which I have just had, and you might have so many questions you want to ask a health professional before then.
That’s where todays episode comes in. In this episode, I am talking to the wonderful, and super knowledgeable, Pip Morrish. Pip is an experienced, practicing Midwifery Sister, MSc graduate, founder of Midwife Pip Podcast, Hypnobirth and Antenatal Educator, co- author of published research and importantly a mum.
In this episode Pip and I dive into the feelings, concerns, highs and lows of those first few weeks in the first trimester. We talk about:
► When it’s time to call your GP to book an initial appointment
► What happens in your first trimester booking appointment
► What to expect in your first trimester, and
► How to manage anxiety during your first trimester
Pip also simplifies:
► Foods to avoid during your first trimester
► Which supplements are important, and
► Why staying active in the first trimester is so powerful
This is a really helpful episode for anyone who is yet to meet their midwife and wants some professional support and reassurance before then.
Pip is such a wonderful guest and personally she is on a mission to ensure all expectant and new mums feel like superwoman during pregnancy and when they give birth. I hope you find this episode helps you feel confident and positive ahead of one of the best, and most thrilling, journeys of your life.
Pip Morrish (aka Midwife Pip):
Pip is an experienced, practicing Midwifery Sister, MSc graduate, founder of Midwife Pip Podcast, Hypnobirth and Antenatal Educator, co- author of published research and importantly a mum.
She is on a mission to ensure all expectant and new mums feel like superwoman during pregnancy and when they give birth. Pip believes passionately that with the right support, honest and evidence-based information all birth should be positive regardless of any twists and turns that may crop up. For this reason, Pip begun her Instagram page @midwife_pip followed by her online courses where she is on hand to support and guide women through all aspects of pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum every step of the way.
Friendly, non-judgemental advice throughout every trimester of pregnancy, birth and beyond, with the benefit of exclusive community support groups, live calls and 24/7 access to Pip she is here to create empowered, positive experiences for all!
► Follow Pip on Instagram here
► Midwife Pip’s Website: see it here
► Listen to The Midwife Pip Podcast here
A Word From Our Sponsor
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You can also watch this episode on the First Trimester on Youtube