Kathy Fray's MotherWise Podcasts

Kathy Fray's MotherWise Podcasts


Latest Episodes

Episode 23: BREASTFEEDING EQUIPMENT – The Essentials & Non- Essentials
February 17, 2020

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 nursing your baby and how these effe

Episode 22: RIPENING YOUR CERVIX READY FOR LABOR DILATION- The most important To Do List to get obsessed about!
February 10, 2020

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 to establish active labor.  Things T

Episode 21: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 2: Epidurals
February 03, 2020

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 dramatic surgical delivery. What are th

Episode 20: Labor Pharmaceutical Analgesia Part 1: Nitrous Oxide & Opioids
January 27, 2020

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 alleviates the pain during childbirth.T

Episode 19: 4 STAGES OF CHILDBIRTH AND 3 PHASES OF LABOR
November 18, 2019

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 stay tuned and enjoy!The 4 Stages o

Episode 18: POST-NATAL EP 07 - WEEK4-5 A MONTH GONE BY
July 22, 2019

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 about: Mother and Baby's Well-beingMOTHER:Your overall health statusConcluding the relationship wit

Episode 17: POST-NATAL EP 06 - DAY20-21 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THIS TIME WITH YOU AND YOUR BABY
July 15, 2019

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 establishing, breasts softening & nipples improvingWomb fully involuted Perineum/C-Section Wound heal

Episode 16: POST-NATAL EP 05 - DAY10-14 WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOUR BABY AT THIS STAGE
July 09, 2019

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 Breastmilk fed Babies), 200g (7oz) to 3

Episode 15: POST-NATAL EP 04 - DAY5-7 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK
July 01, 2019

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 being including: MATERNAL:Last BP check upLochia Discharge (Rubra/Serosa/Alba) Sutures (Perineum/C-Section

Episode 14: POST-NATAL EP 03 - DAY3-4 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT THIS STAGE POSTPARTUM
June 24, 2019

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 about on this steep learning curve!  MATERNAL:Blues ending > Milk arrivingPost-birth examinations Self