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The Bravery Academy Podcast is hosted by Emma Ferris, a physiotherapist, breathing coach and resilience coach from New Zealand who shares her wisdom on trauma, stress, and healing.

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S2E9 FERTILTY: WOMEN'S ROMAN EMPIRE?

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FERTILTY: WOMEN’S ROMAN EMPIRE?

Season 2 Episode 9

This special episode of Bravery Academy features Dr. Victoria Thompson with Emma discussing the joys and challenges during different stages of pregnancy - from pre-pregnancy anxieties right through to the first two trimesters. They also touch upon topics such as miscarriages, fertility experiences, and the impact of these on relationships. Drawing from their own experiences and wisdom, they explore coping mechanisms for stress, the importance of communication, and the unpredictable physiological changes that women go through. The episode underlines the importance of seeking help, creating space, self-care, body acceptance, and staying informed while also highlighting how unique every pregnancy journey is. The discussion also explores the psychological and emotional aspects of pregnancy, providing reassurance that anxiety, stress, and uncertainty are common experiences among women.


00:00 Introduction to the Episode

00:07 The Excitement and Challenges of Pregnancy

00:40 Personal Experiences and Insights

01:24 The Stress and Anxiety of Pre-Pregnancy

02:40 The Impact of Stress on Fertility

03:50 The Emotional Rollercoaster of Infertility

06:54 The Pressure and Expectations of Society

07:55 The Struggles and Coping Mechanisms of Fertility Treatment

10:59 The Importance of Communication and Support

17:07 The Impact of Miscarriage and Grief

19:20 The Experience of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

22:33 Coping with Pregnancy Challenges

23:07 Navigating Medical Support

24:04 Understanding the Reality of Pregnancy

25:46 Dealing with Anxiety and Uncertainty

28:30 The Importance of Seeking Help

29:40 The Role of Partners in Pregnancy

30:25 Body Changes and Acceptance

33:18 The Impact of Pregnancy on Mental Health

35:45 Body Image and Self-Acceptance

40:41 Looking Forward to Motherhood


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The Bravery Academy is not a licensed mental health service and is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, treatment or assessment. The episodes on The Bravery Academy discuss a range of topics from mental health, trauma, abuse, stress, loss and bravery.

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