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Episode 40

Eliza Curby

In today’s episode, I interview Eliza Curby. Eliza shares how she fell pregnant for the first time after being with her partner for just three months. Eliza and Ben were thrilled as they had wanted to start a family quickly. Despite not being covered for Private Hospital care in pregnancy, Eliza wanted to go to the hospital where her mother worked as a midwife. After a healthy pregnancy, Eliza began her labour at home and was 5cm dilated when she went to see her doctor. Things took a turn when her baby became distressed and Charlie was delivered by caesarean section.

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A few months after Charlie’s arrival Eliza discovered she was pregnant with twins. Although a complete surprise Eliza and her partner were overjoyed to hear they would be adding identical twin boys to their family. To hear the challenges of carrying twins and chasing another baby around tune into this weeks episode.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my Breastfeeding Guide. I wrote this guide to inspire pregnant women to prepare for their breastfeeding journey much like they prepare for their birth. In the hundreds of interviews I’ve recorded since I started the podcast in 2018, I’ve noticed a common theme throughout and it’s one I couldn’t ignore: pregnant women are encouraged and inspired to actively prepare for their birth experience yet rarely encouraged to do the same for breastfeeding. We live in a culture where breastfeeding is often hidden behind doors and under wraps (literally!). Despite advocacy in recent years, breastfeeding is still something that is relatively private and unseen. It’s no surprise, therefore, that many new mothers know so little about the art of breastfeeding; they haven’t witnessed it, they rarely sit near a new mother and observe the act of feeding, detailed discussions around dinner tables or at social events are almost non-existent. It is, in many cultures and societies, shrouded in silence – little is known about it because so little is discussed.

This is a how-to guide and a friendly encouragement that will take you through the basics of breastfeeding, including the benefits of antenatal expressing, the magic of colostrum, the nutritional makeup of breastmilk, essentials for the first few months and a list of resources to have on hand when you feel like you need support and advice from a professional. Click here to learn more: Breastfeeding Guide.

Topics Discussed

Caesarean section, Three babies in one year, Twins

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To connect with Eliza online:  Twingenuity

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