37 | Motherhood in the media – With @samanthaheathwood


In this episode we are joined by Seven Network Journalist, newsreader, event speaker/MC, ambassador for @beyonddv and mother of two Samanatha Heathwood. 

Samantha openly shares about her journey into motherhood as someone in the media, where she navigated: 

– Her unexpected first pregnancy

– Contract negotiations as one of the first news presenters to require maternity consideration

– Returning to work at just eight weeks postpartum 

– Interstate moves and the juggle of night/weekend work 

– Separation from her husband and subsequent single working parenthood of two young children.

Samantha’s story is one of challenges, determination, growth and above all, hope – something she has always come back to and maintains for a continued bright future for herself and her family. 


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Trigger warnings

This episode discusses historical workplace gender inequity and ease of conception.


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