54 | Shoshanna's Story
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
1y ago
Listeners are advised that this episode contains themes of domestic and family violence. If you are impacted by any of the content we discuss today, please reach out to 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), or another trusted individual. We are joined this week by Shoshanna, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes while raising her family. We listen to Shoshanna share her story about how she and her children adjusted to this diagnosis, and any challenges she faced and overcame along the way, to how she is doing now , 7  years later. Shoshanna also shares her personal insights into surviving domest ..read more
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53 | Dealing with Sleep Changes
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
1y ago
Rachel, Carleigh and Ash sit down this week to discuss the sleep of our children in the early years. We share how we coped with changing sleep after our babies' were born, the progression of their sleep, the effect on our relationships with our partners and ourselves, and the impact it had on our diabetes and overall health. Our babies all slept so differently but one thing was universal amongst us - that none of us appreciated our CGM alarms during the middle of the night when we were already tired from waking babies. For General advice on sleep for children up to 5 years of age,  you ..read more
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52 | Recovering From Birth Trauma
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by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
1y ago
This week, we sat down with Maddy, to talk about her two birth stories. Maddy openly talks about birth trauma after her first baby, a fourth degree tear, making the decision to have another child, having a new healthcare team, and being empowered to have a beautiful, healing birth - all while having type 1.  For support related to birth trauma, please reach out to the Australasian Birth Trauma Association. Make sure you subscribe to us wherever you listen to your podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave us a review so that others can find us too. Please jump over and find us on Fa ..read more
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51 | Welcome Back to Season Three
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
1y ago
Welcome back to MamaBetes! In this short introduction episode we let listeners know what we have been up to and set the scene for this season. Make sure you subscribe to us wherever you listen to your podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave us a review so that others can find us too. Please jump over and find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. The MamaBetes team love connecting with you on these platforms! To reach out, please email us at mamabetes.podcast@gmail.com. If during this podcast series you feel you need to reach out for additional support, please contact your usual t ..read more
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24 | Pregnancy Loss
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
This week host Carleigh and guest Sophie share their experiences with pregnancy loss through miscarriage. They share raw stories about the emotional impacts, support, effects on diabetes and planning for future pregnancies. If you would like support for miscarriage or pregnancy loss, please speak to your healthcare team, or reach out to one of the supportive organisations such as SANDS, which is an independent organisation that provides support for miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death. You can call them on 1300 072 637. You can also contact Pregnancy, Birth and Baby on 1800 882 436 for e ..read more
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12 | Body Changes and Acceptance During Pregnancy
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
Both pregnancy and diabetes can have an impact on your body and the way you think about your body. People with diabetes have to juggling carbohydrate counting and diet, exercise and taking insulin alongside their own perception of body image, while in pregnancy your body changes to accommodate another small human, and then again to support your new baby after birth. Today we have Georgie, founder of Body Posi Betes, as our guest, to chat with us more about diabetes and body acceptance.  You can find Body Posi Betes at https://bodyposibetes.wordpress.com/, or on Facebook or Instagram by se ..read more
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29 | That's a Wrap!
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by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
This week is the final episode of MamaBetes for 2020!! Hosts Ash, Carleigh and Rachel discuss their highlights and struggles of pregnancy, what they learned through being apart of MamaBetes, advice they would share with other women with type one diabetes preparing for pregnancy, as well as advice they wish they could have shared with themselves in the early days of pregnancy. They also break down some of their favourite moments from the first season. Make sure you subscribe to us wherever you listen to your podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave us a review so that others can find us ..read more
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11 | Dealing with the Reactions of Others
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
This week on Mamabetes hosts Ashleigh, Carleigh and Rachel are joined again by guest Renza Scibilia, National Program Manager for Type 1 Diabetes at Diabetes Australia, who chats with us about the reactions other people may have when learning of your pregnancy with diabetes.We also talk about managing changes in relationships with our loved ones during pregnancy. **** Renza has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1998 and is well-known in the diabetes online community, and is well-versed in social media, its influence on people with chronic health conditions and application in peer support. She ..read more
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14 | Conversations with your Healthcare Professionals During Pregnancy
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
This week on Mamabetes we are joined by special guest Amanda Callaghan, registered nurse, registered midwife and credentialed diabetes educator at Diabetes Queensland. Amanda talked with us about the many healthcare professionals who form part of our team during pregnancy and when we might encounter them. We discussed how to get the most out of conversations with these varying team members as they help care for us and our babies. For non-urgent  24 hour access to midwife support, the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline supports parents on the journey from pregnancy, to baby and pre-school ..read more
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06 | Happy Surprises - Unplanned Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes
MamaBetes
by Ashleigh Ricardo, Rachel Hicks, Carleigh Eastlake
2y ago
This week on Mamabetes hosts Carleigh and Ashleigh talk to guest Paige  about the discovery of her surprise pregnancy in 2nd trimester, and how she connected with her healthcare team for a positive outcome for her and baby. Carleigh also shares about falling unexpectedly pregnant with one of her children. Jump over and find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. For further support for an unplanned pregnancy please touch base with your healthcare professional, PANDA's perinatal national helpline on 1300 726 306 or LifeLine on 13 11 14. For more information on unplanned pregnancies, pl ..read more
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