Whether you're trying for a baby, recently pregnant, about to give birth or you already have one child or more - these are some excellent, go-to podcasts and apps, as recommended by the nurses here at Sonder.

PODCASTS

Parental As Anything by Maggie Dent

This one's for all the weird and wonderful questions that arise as a parent, including, "How much screen time should I let my kids have? How do I talk to my teens about sex and consent? What's the best way to parent my child through a tantrum?"

Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educations, will share answers and tips to these commonly asked questions and real-world scenarios, plus many more. She speaks to all kinds of parenting experts from around the world, too.

You can take a listen here.

The Australian Breastfeeding Podcast

Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Susie Prout, interviews new mothers about their breastfeeding journeys.

Exploring everything from mixed feeding, pumping, going back to work or when breastfeeding doesn't work out as planned, this weekly podcast is a supportive, judgement-free zone where new or expecting mums can find answers to a lot of their questions or concerns.

You can take a listen here on Apple devices. Or here on Android devices.

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The Fertility Hack
Laura Hackett, aka @thefertilityhack on Instagram, is a midwife and fertility nurse specialist who prides herself on giving her followers a, "no nonsense positive approach to understanding our fertility."

Egg freezing and donation, miscarriage, IVF, fertility medical jargon, vitamins and supplements, the contraceptive pill and sperm analysis are some of the many common topics Laura discusses on her Instagram.

Clue app

This smart period tracker app makes it simple to follow your menstrual cycle and symptoms, fertility and pregnancy. It's literally a one-stop-shop!

Sans any of the hard-to-understand science terms, this is a "fluff-free" way (as Clue calls it) to taking control of your period and reproductive health.

Some of the apps features include:

  • Period tracking with accurate period predictions for your next three cycles

  • Period diary to log your symptoms, flow, moods and more

  • Calendar reminders for upcoming periods, ovulation and PMS, and birth control pill reminders

  • Forecasts for your recurring symptoms, like upcoming cramps, pain, and headaches

  • A period calendar with your menstruation, ovulation and PMS days

  • A cycle analysis of your period lengths to observe trends and irregularities

  • Insights and smart health tips that explain your symptoms

You can take download here on Apple devices. Or here on Android devices.


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