Welcome to the Postpartum like a boss podcast
Welcome to Postpartum like a boss where we talk all things early parenthood. Postpartum like a boss is brought to you by Gemma Smith, in unfiltered conversation with parents about the inevitable highs, lows and genuine WTFs of the transition to parenthood.
I’m your host, Gemma Smith and some of the hats I wear (but actually don’t because..mum bun…) include:
- Principal of Together Pregnancy and Postpartum Pty Ltd
- Accredited Social Worker
- Mother of two under six
- Partner of one over 35
- Former HR professional
Qualifications I have, (which, ironically, I mainly did for the hats) include:
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Bachelor of Creative Arts
- Diploma of Business Management
- Diploma of Yoga Teaching
- Newborn Mothers postpartum professional course
My long story short is: I lived a fast life, constantly pushing myself well beyond my limits while striving for success (and adrenal fatigue apparently!). Then, I had my first baby and the rest is complicated, messy, profound and joyful history, which has led me to this work, and to create this podcast.
56 | Motherhood on the land - With Steph Trethewey @motherlandaustralia RELEASED OCT 23, 2023 In this episode we are lucky to hear from Steph Trethewey. Steph is a mother of two, journalist, author, podcast host and the founder of @motherland, a national charity...
55 | Practical parenting support - With Sarah Bolitho @securefoundations RELEASED OCT 9, 2023 In this episode we are lucky to be joined by Sarah Bolitho, a Master's qualified Child & Family Play Therapist, mother of three and founder of @securefoundations. In this...
54 | Strength, fertility challenges and motherhood - With Sally @fitphilosophyau RELEASED SEPT 5, 2023 In this episode we are lucky to be joined by Sally, personal trainer of 17 years, mother of two and the owner of perinatal specific fitness providers...
53 | Feeling comfortable in your skin - With @jodieplumbleyphotography RELEASED JUL 31, 2023 In this episode we are lucky enough to be joined by boudoir and branding photographer @jodiplumbleyphotography. In this ep Jodi and I chat all things: - How Jodi's...
51 | How to share the mental load - With Dr Elyse McNeil @sharetothrive RELEASED JUL 4, 2023 In this episode we are joined by psychologist Dr Elyse McNeil. After noticing the difference in household roles in her own partnership, Dr Elyse set out to learn more...
50 | Career transitions in motherhood - With Lily Eid @launchmama_ RELEASED JUN 19, 2023 In this episode we are joined by Lily Eid @launchmama_, career practitioner for mothers to talk all things career transitions in motherhood. In this episode we cover common:...
49 | Exploring travel with kids - With Gemma Smith & Eleanor Gore RELEASED MAY 22, 2023 In this episode I chat with one of my mother's group besties Eleanor about all things travel with kids. Eleanor is a mother of three, works for an airline and has done lots of...
48 | Planning for pregnancy and birth - With Danielle Rhodes RELEASED MAY 8, 2023 In this episode I am lucky enough to be joined by the wonderful Danielle Rhodes. Danielle is a hypnobirthing practitioner, mother of two, former corporate businesswoman and 100% someone...
47 | Exploring maternal anger - With Gemma Smith & Courtney Wilson @nourished_psychology RELEASED APR 25, 2023 In this snapshot episode - I am lucky enough to cohost with fellow Brisbane perinatal mental health professional, Courtney Wilton @nourished_psychology....
46 | The power of connection in motherhood - With Talia Wells @everydaymums RELEASED MAR 30, 2023 In this episode we are lucky to be joined by one of my favourite humans - Talia Wells, owner of @everydaymums. Inspired by her own experience seeking social connection...
45 | Motherhood and endometriosis - With Lauren @motherhoodandendometriosis RELEASED MAR 16, 2023 March is Endometriosis awareness month, and in this episode we are joined by the lovely Lauren Tench aka @motherhoodandendometriosis. Lauren shares her experiences...
44 | Motherhood and purpose in a bilingual family - With @dorotheemarossero RELEASED MAR 2, 2023 In this episode I am joined by @dorotheemarossero engineer, scientist, yoga teacher and coach. Dorothee shares her experiences: Pre-motherhood growing up in France...
I created Postpartum like a boss because a vital element of achieving a positive postpartum is a connection to others – and what better way to connect than through sharing our stories?
Postpartum like a boss is for you if you:
- are thinking about, or actively trying for a baby
- are pregnant and or/ a partner support person
- have recently given birth or become a parent
- are returning to work or have young children
- are a birth-worker, friend or family member supporting others from pregnancy to postpartum
- are someone who doesn’t mind a good laugh and a good cry at the same time
Postpartum like a boss episodes cover topics associated with pregnancy, birth and postpartum. It is therefore likely that episodes will cover topics that may trigger some listeners such as, but not limited to; fertility issues, IVF, pregnancy loss, late term or infant loss, traumatic birth experiences, gender disappointment, relationship breakdowns and postpartum depression/ anxiety/ psychosis. Every effort will be made to have appropriate trigger warnings in the show notes of each episode.
Our aim is to deliver an engaging and entertaining Podcast. Any opinion expressed or information provided never replaces qualified medical care and advice. We are not general medical practitioners. Do not act on any information without first seeking professional medical advice. Please review my full disclaimer* prior to listening to Postpartum like a boss episodes.
I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country on which they never ceded sovereignty. I recognise their deep and continuing connection to the land and waters, particularly in relation to birthing practices, which have existed here since time immemorial. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.