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Welcome to the Parent Pod - a happy place to find out all about pregnancy and the start of parenthood from the information-packed babycentre.co.uk.


Join Claire and Lucy for an entertaining and informative podcast for every week of your pregnancy, full of really useful take-away information, candid admissions from their own experiences - having both had two children and top advice from a variety of experts.


This podcast series takes you right up to when your new baby is 12 weeks old. Each week we will hear how the baby is developing and what’s going on for parents. Claire and Lucy will discuss those embarrassing questions - like what is going on with your vagina? Or what are best sex positions in pregnancy? Each episode will finish up with what to expect next full of helpful tips on when to book your antenatal classes or how to have a good babymoon. 


Make sure that you subscribe now to listen for free when Parent Pod launches on 3rd February.



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Welcome to the Parent Pod - a happy place to find out all about pregnancy and the start of parenthood from the information-packed babycentre.co.uk.Join Claire and Lucy for an entertaining and informative podcast for every week of your pregnancy, full of really useful take-away information, candid admissions from their own experiences - having both had two children and top advice from a variety of experts.This podcast series takes you right up to when your new baby is 12 weeks old. Each week we will hear how the baby is developing and what’s going on for parents. Claire and Lucy will discuss those embarrassing questions - like what is going on with your vagina? Or what are best sex positions in pregnancy? Each episode will finish up with what to expect next full of helpful tips on when to book your antenatal classes or how to have a good babymoon.Make sure that you subscribe now to listen for free when Parent Pod launches on 3rd February. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this first episode, find out the size of your growing baby and how they are developing. At six weeks morning sickness may be kicking in – listen to find out ways to cope. Also, hear how co-host Claire's partner responded when she told him she was expecting, and hear from a midwife who will explain how accurate pregnancy tests. We'll also talk about what you need to think about at this stage of pregnancy – it might be worth starting a to-do list already! The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 6 weeks6 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentWhen does morning sickness startFood and drink safetyDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
At week seven your hormones will be experiencing lots of changes. In this episode, find out how you can cope with this emotional rollercoaster. If you find yourself in need of some self-care, we’ll help you know exactly what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to pampering. We are also joined by midwife Emma who will be telling us what you can expect at your upcoming booking appointment. If you're struggling with some of those 'why are you not drinking?' questions then we'll cover that too, and how you can join a community of other mums at the same stage as you.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 7 weeks7 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentMood swings in pregnancyDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we're joined by a sonographer to talk about why you might need an early scan. We guide you through the changes you might be noticing in your body even before there’s any sign of a bump! We’ll also cover which beauty treatments and cosmetics are safe now that you’re pregnant if you're wondering whether to keep up your regular spray tans.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 8 weeks8 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentBuying a maternity braIs it safe to…beauty and cosmetics?Pregnancy symptoms you should never ignoreDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, you’ll be amazed to find out how much your baby has developed already. We’ll help you to cope with the not-so-nice symptoms you might be experiencing, including tiredness, morning sickness and headaches. Plus, we'll be talking to Emma, a midwife, about drinking alcohol before you knew you were pregnant. And could you be expecting twins or multiples? We discuss when you’ll find out!The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 9 weeks9 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentPregnant with twins: what to expectSigns you're having twins! (video)Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Your dating scan is coming up, it usually happens between 10 and 14 weeks - in this episode, we're joined by Becky, a sonographer, who helps us learn what you can expect from it. At the dating scan, your baby’s heartbeat will be checked from what is now a fully developed heart! In our regular feature of 'too embarrassed to ask' we also cover sex in pregnancy and whether it's OK to still be doing the baby dance while expecting. We even discuss the sex positions during pregnancy you may want to try!The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 10 weeks10 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentYour booking appointmentDating scanSex positions for pregnancy: imagesDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Your baby might still be smaller than the size of your thumb, but we’ve got some amazing facts about their development in week 11. In this episode we’ll also be talking about your pelvic floor and how you can take care of it. And have you announced your pregnancy yet? Hear stories from other mums-to-be on how they did it and find out when you need to tell your employer.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 11 weeks11 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentTelling your employer you're pregnantDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bleeding gums may be a strange pregnancy side effect you’re experiencing this week. We find out what causes this and how you can treat them. Our 'too embarrassed to ask' question this week covers sex toys in pregnancy! Plus, we guide you through putting a shopping list of the things you’ll need together and balance those books with our cost calculator tool.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 12 weeks12 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentBaby costs calculatorCREDIT: 'Trumpet1' by Harbour 11 under Creative Commons Licence https://freesound.org/s/194625/Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As you come to the end of the first trimester, we’ll be talking about coping with the insensitive comments you may be getting about weight gain – remember you’re doing something amazing! We talk about being plus-size and pregnant, and if you're concerned about weight gain, or being overweight in pregnancy, our BabyCentre midwife has the advice you need. Also this week, your baby’s head now makes up third of his body length. Find out more exciting development facts with us! We'll also be joined by BabyCentre editor and baby name guru, Joanne.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 13 weeks13 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentPregnant, plus size and beyond!Baby NamesDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We hope you’re feeling brighter and sleeping better as you enter the second trimester. In this episode we’ll be talking about the symptoms you’ll hopefully be leaving back in early pregnancy. And are you desperate to find out the gender of your baby? Hear our thoughts on the old wives’ tales and theories. Also, we find out about ways to cope during labour including hypnobirthing and antenatal yoga.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 14 weeks14 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentHow can I tell if I'm having a boy or a girl?Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We’ll be hearing from a dad this week about how he felt before the baby had arrived. Joshua, also known as The Dad He, also talks about what support he found in those weeks before his wife gave birth. There’s a Dad’s group on the BabyCentre Community, as well as support groups for any concern imaginable. We also talk about sex during pregnancy in this week's episode and how for some pregnancy may be a turn off - but also a turn on!The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 15 weeks15 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentDad Community groupDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week your baby is gaining upper body strength, but you may be feeling the effects of pelvic girdle pain. We find out why you get this back pain and aching hips and how to cope with them. We tackle pregnancy jargon this week too – find out what cephalic means. Plus, we’ll be talking antenatal classes. Have you booked on to them yet? And have you thought about a name for your baby? Hear how a BabyCentre tool could provide you with a first spark of name inspiration!The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 16 weeks16 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentPelvic girdle pain (PGP)Baby NamesDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We’ll be talking skin changes this week, your baby now has unique fingerprints and you may be seeing visible changes too. We find out what that dark line that may be emerging down the middle of your tummy is. In this episode, we’ll also be talking about the stigma of being a single parent and hear from Amy, author of 'Confessions of a Single Mum: What It's Like When You're Expecting The Unexpected' about raising her son by herself. We also talk about buying secondhand items for your baby? We discuss how to navigate local selling pages to find what you really need.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 17 weeks17 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentLinea nigra: photosSingle parentsBuying second-handDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, we’ll be talking about the options you have on where to give birth. We’ll also be helping you with our top tips for coping with indigestion and heartburn. And have you been wondering about what's going on down there? We'll be talking about your vaginal health during pregnancy.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 18 weeks18 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentVaginal discharge in pregnancyDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You may be feeling the flutters of your baby’s movements this week. In this episode, we talk about how you can recognise them! And should you worry if you haven’t felt your baby moving yet? We talk about when you should call your midwife. Plus, have you considered your maternity leave rights? Listen to find out what you should do if you’re self-employed or have changed jobs during your pregnancy.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 19 weeks19 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentHow often should I feel my baby move?Your maternity rightsDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s now half-way to your due date and your baby is becoming more active every day. In this episode, we learn how much your baby has developed up to now. Also, you should have your anomaly scan coming up – we find out what the purpose of this is and what to expect with our BabyCentre sonographer Becky. And are you secretly hoping for a boy or a girl? We tackle the struggles of gender disappointment and how you can get support in our Community. We’ll also guide you through how to tell your employer that you’re pregnant and what your rights are at work.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 20 weeks20 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentWhat will happen at my 20-week scan? (Video)Gender DisappointmentDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You may be starting to notice a pattern to your baby’s movements. We learn how you can recognise them. Also this week, adjusting to your changing size could be causing some clumsiness, so we give you some tips on how to cope. We’ll also be joined by a dad of two, Joshua - aka The Dad He, to find out how partners can be supportive. And are you sick of hearing the same advice, worrying about what people think of names, and fed up of your clothes not fitting? You’re not alone! Listen to hear the things that make us mad in pregnancy.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 21 weeks21 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentAm I Being Unreasonable?Dads-to-be: pregnancy for menDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you have the famous pregnancy glow and luscious locks? We find out why these side effects are happening. This week we find out what you need to know about gestational diabetes, including how to cope if you have it and the risks involved. Also this week, we discuss the affects of pregnancy on your relationship. And have you found yourself bursting into tears? We learn why it’s normal to cry!The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 22 weeks22 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentYour emotional health in pregnancyGestational diabetes (GD)Disclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week as your baby’s hearing becomes more refined his movements may respond to sounds – wonder what he’ll think of this episode?! If you’re suffering from constipation or feeling sluggish we have some top tips to help you. We’ll also be finding out what support is out there to help with the cost of having a baby. And if getting a good night’s sleep isn’t coming easy to you, we can help with the safest ways to get comfortable as your body changes. We're joined by BabyCentre editor Joanne who shares her top pregnancy sleep tips.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 23 weeks23 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentBaby costs calculatorDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Your baby’s patterns of sleeping and waking are becoming defined – they might not happen at the best times for you! In this episode, we find out more on how your baby is developing. You may also be noticing stretch marks appearing this week – listen to find out why they happen among other side effects as we talk symptoms. Plus, we discuss the lovely ways you can celebrate your pregnancy with your loved ones as we talk baby showers and baby moons.The Parent Pod is hosted by Lucy Toseland-Bolton and Claire Mutimer, both mums to young children and both BabyCentre parents. It is produced by BabyCentre UK and Tin Shed Productions. Download all 48 episodes now.BabyCentre UK has hundreds of pages covering conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting at babycentre.co.uk. You can also follow BabyCentre UK on Facebook @facebook.com/BabyCentreUK, Instagram @instagram.com/babycentre, Pinterest @pinterest.co.uk/babycentre, Twitter @twitter.com/babycentreuk and YouTube @youtube.com/babycentreBabyCenter is one of the most popular pregnancy and parenting resources in the world. The website, app, social media platforms and regular email bulletins offer medically-evidenced based information for those trying to conceive, parents-to-be, as well as mums and dads once their baby has arrived.Sign up for weekly emailed bulletins and download the BabyCentre app through the App Store or Google Play to follow your pregnancy week-by-week through to the first year of your baby’s life.If you're interested in reading more about some of the topics in this episode, the following links may be useful:Your pregnancy at 24 weeks24 weeks pregnant: fetal developmentHow can I prevent stretch marks?Piles in pregnancyThrowing a baby showerDisclaimer: The podcasts don’t replace medical advice and you should always speak to your own doctor, midwife or clinician if you have any concerns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Hilarious, fun and informative podcast - love it!

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