Miracle Moon - The Podcast podcast

Miracle Moon - The Podcast

Miracle Moon

If you are a NICU parent, past, present or future, this podcast is here to support you through it all. Hosted by the co-founders of Miracle Moon, Frankie who is a Clinical Psychologist and a Mum to Arlo born at 31 weeks and Georgie, a Graphic Designer and a Mum to Margot born at 31 weeks. We are a couple of past NICU Mum’s who have got together to support others through their NICU journeys. Each week we will talk about common things that NICU parents have been through and interview other NICU Mums with the hope of normalising how you feel.

14 Episoden

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    Pregnancy after NICU

    1:05:44

    This week Georgie & Frankie discuss pregnancy after NICU.  Frankie talks about her current pregnancy after having her first child in NICU, how she has felt about it and how she is coping.  We also discuss anxiety around pregnancy, managing anxiety, worry about your current baby, how it can impact Dads, having conflicting feelings about getting pregnant and being in the NICU again and generally about mental health. We also discuss how you can get involved with campaigning for better mental health support after NICU. Please share, like, rate and subscribe for episode notifications, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Jen | PTSD & emotional & physical recovery after NICU

    1:02:24

    This week we talk to Jen who had her baby at 33 weeks unexpectedly. She experienced PTSD herself and is on a mission to support NICU parents in how to recover emotionally and physically. Jen is a trained physiotherapist and we talk about her experiences, how to recover in the NICU and when you're home, the impact on mental health and how emotional and physical health are so closely linked.
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    Sensory Babies | Neonatal & Early Intervention Occupational Therapists

    1:01:19

    This week we talk to Emily & Lindsay, Occupational Therapists and co-authors of Sensory Babies, educational sensory training courses for all neonatal and early intervention providers. You can find them on instagram @sensorybabiesuk Emily is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist running a small private practice in London and working in a level 2 and level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in London. In the NICU Emily leads on developmental care, neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental assessments and developmental interventions including follow up after discharge.  Emily is passionate about family-centred care and creating the optimal sensory environment for the preterm baby and their family. Lindsay is Director of Clinical Services at Pace, a therapy and education centre for children from birth -18 years. At Pace Lindsay leads a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists who provide Early Intervention Services for ex-preterm infants and those at risk of developmental delay, therapy for children with cerebral palsy, Autistic spectrum and other learning difficulties and emotional-behavioural challenges. She provides clinical supervision and mentoring to a number of therapists working within the NHS and privately and has developed a number of courses on child development, neurodevelopment and sensory processing. We talk more about the role of an OT in NICU and beyond, developmental milestones in NICU babies, what parents can do to aid their babies' development post-discharge and whether we really do need a Tuff Tray.
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    Beyond the Beads | Kayla & Jess | NICU in the UK & Canada

    1:05:45

    This week we talk to Jessica and Kayla from @beyond.thebeads  Jessica and Kayla are from Canada and we compare our experiences from the other side of the World, realising that even though we're thousands of miles away, we still share the same thoughts, feelings and our messages are still identical. Your feelings are valid no matter your experience. Jessica and Kayla found out at their 20 week scans that they would need NICU stays. Jessica had two stays in the NICU with her boys due to Gastroschisis and Kayla was in the NICU with her baby due to Esophageal Atriscia. They talk to us about how they coped with their long and traumatic hospital stays and how they want to help other mums of sick children to raise awareness and let families know they aren't alone. We talk about what other people can do for you to support you, and we have linked our resource that supports that on our website here. Please share, like, rate and subscribe for episode notifications, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk. Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Sam | having a term baby in NICU, neonatal surgery & pregnancy after NICU

    50:56

    This week we talk to Sam, The NICU Mummy about her experience of having her baby T at term in the NICU. At Sam's 20 week scan, the radiographer found a shadow in T's lung, as a result she had an anxious rest of her pregnancy. She speaks about her experience of NICU and how hard it was to take it all in. T needed to be rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital because his condition worsened and Sam opens up about how this impacted her. Sam went onto have another baby who did not need a NICU stay and we discuss how her second pregnancy was and how she experienced having a baby who did not need a NICU stay.  Sam has set up a blog and Instagram page to talk about her experience as a way of supporting other mums. She wants to raise awareness of the NICU, especially for term babies. Please share, like, rate and subscribe for episode notifications, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Tash | prematurity, Cervical Stitch & Going Back to Work

    41:51

    Today we have Tash on the podcast. Tash speaks about her experience of having her baby prematurely at 30 weeks (need to check). We discuss her experience of having a cervical stitch and how this impacted her. We also talk about first birthdays, returning to work and the importance of developing your "village", be it in NICU or after. Please share, like, rate and subscribe for episode notifications, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    2020 Roundup with Frankie & Georgie

    54:33

    This week on the Miracle Moon Podcast, we spend some time just the two of us reflecting on 2020, the good, the bad and how it has left us feeling now. We think about what we want 2021 to look like for us individually and for Miracle Moon.  We reflect on our NICU journeys and where we are at now as two self-employed mums navigating leaving our babies for the first times and starting nursery.  We want to thank everyone for listening and sharing and being such a wonderful community throughout 2020, we hope we can continue to grow in 2021.  Please share, like, rate and subscribe for episode notifications, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Abbie | HELLP & life after NICU - body image, post natal depression and fundraising

    53:47

    Abbie had her baby Grayson at 30 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. She talks about the shock of having her baby early and how she felt like she didn't process it at the time. Abbie speaks about coming up to Grayson's first birthday and how she feels like she is starting to process and reflect on some of the moments in NICU now.  Abbie openly talks about her experiences of post natal depression and how she manages her mental health positively at the moment.  We talk about body image, how Abbie has struggled and how she has managed to challenge her thinking around feeling like her body had failed her.  To listen to the episode click the link in our bio or search for miracle moon on iTunes or Spotify, as always we would love to hear your feedback.  Please share, like, rate and subscribe, it means so much to us. To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Emma | IUGR with Reversed End-Diastolic Flow, preparing for NICU and comparison

    51:14

    In this episode, we talk to Emma about the experience of finding out at your 20 week scan that your baby is highly likely to be born prematurely and preparing for the prospect of a NICU stay. Emma's second child, Noah was born at 29+3 due to IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) and ultimately reversed end diastolic flow. We talk about comparison and how it is easy to fall into the trap of comparing your premature baby to other babies of a similar actual age. Noah is now 2 years old and thriving and Emma speaks about her experience, reflecting on it in a positive way, giving hope to other parents who know that their baby is going to be born prematurely. Emma can be found on Instagram @myteeniepreemie To read more from other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Kirsten | Machair's Story, Placental Abruption & PTSD

    57:08

    This week we talk to Kirsten about her experience of giving birth to her son, Machair. Kirsten was 300 miles from home when she went into labour. She experienced placental abruption and her birth was traumatic. Kirsten spent 8 days in two different NICU's and we speak about how it is not about the length of time, but the way you experience it. Kirsten is seeking help for her PTSD currently. Kirsten talks openly about her experiences in the hope that it will help other Mum's to understand their own birth trauma. To read more from Kirsten and other NICU mums you can find us at www.miraclemoon.co.uk or on Instagram or Facebook @miraclemoonuk Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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