The baby poodcast

Ben Adams & Sara Skjoldnes

Are you expecting a baby and feel a bit clueless as to what's ahead? Well, thats the exact situation we are in! In this podcast we are sharing experiences from our pregnancy, week by week. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. read less
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THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 35 - WEEK 38
Sep 16 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 35 - WEEK 38
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be.Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week.Due date is less than two weeks away now, but the little one has yet to show any signs of arriving. Ben and Sara are therefore back for another episode where they talk about week 38 of their pregnancy. Stress levels are rising as Ben is about to head off to do the first leg of The Boys Are Back UK tour, which means he’ll be away for 6 whole days!! The couple has made a plan though, with a detailed list of every single flight going between the London and Oslo over those days, incase he has to rush back. So there’s a very interesting week ahead…. In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide.Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke.Det er under 2 uker igjen til termin, og mini har enda ikke begynt å melde sin ankomst. Sara og Ben er derfor tilbake med en ny episode - episode 35 hvor de snakker om uke 38 av graviditeten. Stressnivået øker da Ben snart skal reise til Storbritannia for å ta del i første del av den britiske turneen The Boys Are Back, som har blitt flyttet til september 2021 etter at de måtte avslutte turneen tidlig tilbake i mars 2020. Dette betyr at han blir borte i hele 6 dager!! Paret har laget en detaljert oversikt med alle fly som går mellom London og Oslo i denne perioden, dersom det blir nødvendig for Ben å skinte seg hjem. Paret har altså en veldig nervepirrende uke i vente….
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 32 - WEEK 35
Aug 19 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 32 - WEEK 35
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be.Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In this episode Ben and Sara talk about week 35 of their pregnancy, as well as talking an unusual amount about gameboy references from the 80’s. References that somehow, sort of and vaguely, linked to pregnancy….They have just been to the hospital to check that the baby is growing as it should, after being referred from their most recent routine check with their midwife (hear more about that in episode 31).Sara gives her best tips on how to sleep better at the end of pregnancy, after (finally) cracking the code, as well as talking about some useful oils. One for stretch marks and one for something called perineum oil. The latter can be used for something called a perineum massage, which can be done from week 34 (should you wish to try it). In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide.Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I denne episoden snakker Ben og Sara om uke 35 av deres graviditet, i tillegg til å snakke overraskende mye om gameboy referanser fra 80 tallet. Referanser som på en veldig vag måte er litt linket til graviditet….Paret har nylig vært på sykehuset for å sjekke om babyen vokser som den skal, ette å ha blitt henvist videre fra en tidligere rutine time hos jordmor (hør mer om dette i episode 31). Sara gir hennes beste tips til hvordan man kan sove litt bedre i slutten av en graviditet, etter å (endelig) ha funnet en løsning. Hun snakker også om noen nyttige oljer, er for strekkmerker og en for noe som heter perineum massage.. noe man kan gjøre for å forberede til fødsel fra uke 34, dersom dette er noe man ønsker.
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 31 - WEEK 34
Aug 19 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 31 - WEEK 34
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be.Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In this episode Ben and Sara talk about week 34 of their pregnancy, and have invited midwife Sue from The Baby Academy back for a chat :)This  time Sue talks with Sara about writing a preference list for hospital. What are your thoughts and wishes when it comes to pain relief? Do you have any special requests? Or is there something important that the medical staff should know in regards to your birth? An episode with many useful tips for those of you who are in your third trimester :) The Baby Academy has also kindly given our listeners a discount code for their classes. Use “ saraandben “ and get:£50 off their antenatal class£20 off their first aid classand£20 off their breast feeding classTo learn more about The Baby Academy please check out: https://mybabyacademy.co.ukInstagram: @thebabyacademyukIn Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide.Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I denne episoden snakker Ben og Sara om uke 34 av deres graviditet, og har invitert jordmor Sue tilbake for å snakke om hva man bør ha med i en fødeliste dersom man har planer om å ha med dette til sykehuset. Her kan man for eksempel skrive ned den gravides tanker og ønsker rundt smertelindring, om man har noen spesielle ønsker generelt, og om det eventuelt er noe viktig helsepersonellet på sykehuset bør vite. Dette er altså en episode med mange nyttige tips dersom du er i ditt tredje semester, og fødselen begynner å nærme seg :)
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE  30 - WEEK 33
Aug 8 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 30 - WEEK 33
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. The Baby Poodcast is getting closer and closer to the finish line as the pregnancy progresses. Episode 30 is all about week 33 where Sara has gone back to work, and the couple went on a road trip for the weekend - after realising that Ben goes off on tour the following week, this was probably their very last weekend in a long time where they could be completely spontaneous! In this episode Sara and Ben also talk about the baby’s position in the womb at this point, sleepless nights as the belly grows larger and heavier, and about needing to pack their birthing bag.In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke.Det er kun et par episoder igjen av The Baby Poodcast, nå som paret snart er i mål med graviditeten. Episode 30 handler om uke 33 som er Saras første uke tilbake på jobb etter fellesferien. Ben skal snart begynne med spillejobber igjen etter en laaaang koronapause, og kommer derfor til å være bortreist mye fremover. Sara og Ben våknet derfor opp lørdag denne uken og kom plutselig på at dette trolig var deres aller siste helg bare dem to, og uten noe planer. De reiste derfor på en spontan helgetur til høyfjellet i Telemark. Muligens parets siste spontane tur på mange mange år. I denne episoden snakker Ben og Sara også om babyens posisjon i magen, søvnløse netter nå som magen har begynt å bli skikkelig stor og tung, og at de trenger å få pakket fødselsbagen deres asap!
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 29 - WEEK 32
Jul 27 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 29 - WEEK 32
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 29 Ben and Sara talks about week 32 of their pregnancy. Sara is about to go back to work after a nice and long summer holiday, before going on maternity leave in about 5 weeks time. Expected due date is really getting close now! A bit later in the episode they welcome back midwife Sue from The Baby Academy, who talks to Ben about the birth-partners role during birth. He certainly learned a lot from Sue, and hopefully more birth-partners out there will pick up a thing or too as well whilst listening to this podcast episode :)To learn more about The Baby Academy please check out: https://mybabyacademy.co.ukInstagram: @thebabyacademyukThe Baby Academy has also kindly given our listeners a discount code for their classes. Use “ saraandben “ and get:£50 off their antenatal class£20 off their first aid classand£20 off their breast feeding classIn Norwegian:The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 29 snakker Ben og Sara om uke 32 av graviditeten. Sara skal snart tilbake på jobb etter en lang fellesferie, men kun i 5 uker før hun går ut i permisjon. Termin begynner virkelig å nærme seg med stormskritt nå! Litt senere i episoden får paret besøk av jordmor Sue fra The Baby Academy igjen. Sue snakker her med Ben om fødselspartnerens rolle under selve følelsen. Ben lærte utvilsomt mye av Sue, og forhåpentligvis er det flere fødselspartnere der ute som kan dra nytte av denne episoden :)
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 26 - WEEK 29
Jul 27 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 26 - WEEK 29
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 26 Ben and Sara talks about week 29 of pregnancy. Theres a heat wave in Oslo and Sara is struggling a bit with swollen feet, and have therefore found a new love for compression socks. The couple share some of their favourite pregnancy discoveries, and some less good. They also talk about the midwife appointment they had this week, brining them onto topics such as bump size and baby’s position in the belly. Go have a listen :) In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 26 snakker Ben og Sara om uke 29 av graviditeten. Denne uken er det en varmebølge i Oslo, med temperaturer over 30+ hver dag. Sara sliter med hovne føtter, og har derfor blitt en stor fan av støttestrømper. Bading og svømming er også en stor favoritt denne sommeren. Paret deler noen av de beste graviditets-tipsene de har plukket så langt, og også noen av de mindre gode som man helst kan styre unna. De hadde også en ny rutine-time hos jordmor, noe som gjør at de kommer inn på temaer som symfyse-fundus mål og barnets posisjon inne i magen.
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 25 - WEEK 28
Jul 27 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 25 - WEEK 28
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 25 of The Baby Poodcast Ben and Sara talks about week 28 of pregnancy. This episode is dedicated to Hypnobirthing, as the couple is half way through their Hypnobirth classes. They are taking their classes with Birth Story, and in this episode they welcome Nicola Wilson as their guest. Nicola is a hypnobirth instructor and founder of Birth Story, and is the one who’s currently taking Sara and Ben through their hypnobsoirthing journey. Nicolas hypnobirth story starts back in 2016 when she was pregnant with her daughter. Having grown up with anxiety she spent much of her childhood and teenage years riding a rollercoaster of worry. Whilst she managed to control those pangs of anxiety into adulthood, as soon as she found out that she was pregnant, alongside the overwhelming joy and excitement, those familiar feelings of anxiousness crept back in. Cue a rocky first few months of morning sickness and a sense of the unknown as her body shape-shifted in a way she’d never experienced. In a bid to keep the wobbles of worry at bay and combat the tales of traumatic birth she’d grown up hearing, she made the decision to seek out hypnobirthing and was introduced to the Wise Hippo hypnobirth programme.Having learnt, lived and loved the process of hypnobirthing, Nicola was passionate about training as a hypnobirth teacher. In creating Birth Story she hopes to not only coach couples for a relaxed yet empowered birth by teaching the Wise Hippo hypnobirth programme  but also prepare you for that exciting first year of parenthood. Be it a hypnobirth toolkit, tips and tricks from a myriad of parenting experts on exercise, feeding and sleep or shared stories and support from like-minded mamas and papas when a friendly nightfeed chat is needed, she welcome you to begin your birth story right here.DISCOUNT CODENicola has kindly offered listeners of the Baby Poodcast 25% OFF the price of a one-to-one Birth Story Hypnobirthing course. To claim the discount all you’ll have to do is share the code "BIRTHSTORY25" when emailing to book your chosen course and Nicola can offer a reduced rate. If you want to use this as a call to action, listeners can see the full array of courses here: https://birthstoryco.com/courses/In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt  ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 25 av The Baby Poodcast snakker Ben og Sara on uke 28 av graviditeten deres. Denne episoden er dedikert til Hypnobirthing, da paret er halvveis gjennom deres Hypnobirth-kurs. De har invitert med Nicola Wilson fra Birth Story som gjest for å snakke om hva Hypnobirthing faktisk er. Nicola er grunnlegger av Birth Story hvor hun også er en av instruktørene. Hun tok selv kurset tilbake i 2016 når hun ventet sitt første barn, og var så begeistret for denne metoden at hun senere tok steget videre til å utdanne seg som instruktør. RABATTKODEHun tilbyr klasser internasjonalt og har gitt lyttere av The Baby Poodcast en rabattkode :) For å få 25% av en en-til-en Birth Story Hypnobirthing course, legg ved koden “BIRTHSTORY25” i eposten du sender for å melde deg på kurset. Les mer om de forskjellige kursene fra Birth Story her: https://birthstoryco.com/courses/
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 24 - WEEK 27
Jul 27 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 24 - WEEK 27
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 24 of The Baby Poodcast Ben and Sara talks about week 27 of pregnancy. This episode is all about pregnancy diabetes. In Norway it’s common practice to offer a glucose test to all first time mums over the age of 25. This is to check if you have something called pregnancy diabetes. The test is taken between week 24 and 28, and Sara started of this week but having the test done. The couple talked a bit about having this test, before welcoming midwife Anne Power to talk more about pregnancy diabetes and what this means for a pregnancy. Anne Power is the co-founder of Midwife on Tap a midwifery service that aims to provide dedicated support to parents through their pregnancy journeys, in particular the postnatal period.Anne has experience working in all aspects of midwifery with a specialist interest in homebirths. Anne works in a busy London teaching hospital as a Caseload Midwife, providing continuity of care to vulnerable women and their families. Anne's passions lie in teaching and parent education and believes that knowledge is the key to empowerment.In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 24 av The Baby Poodcast snakker Ben og Sara on uke 27 av graviditeten. I Norge får alle førstegangsfødende over 25 år tilbud om å ta en glukosebelastningstest en gnag mellom uke 24 og 28. Sara startet derfor denne uken med å ta testen, noe paret snakker om i denne episoden før de ønsker jordmor Anne Power velkommen som gjest. Anne har lang erfaring som jordmor og forteller oss mer om graviditetsdiatetes, og hvilke konsekvenser dette har for en graviditet. Anne Power var med å starte Midwife on Tap, en jordmor service som har som mål å gi støtte til foreldre gjennom deres graviditetsreise.
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 23 - WEEK 26
Jun 20 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 23 - WEEK 26
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 23 Ben and Sara talks about week 26 of pregnancy. Ben’s sister Luci and her partner Rich, who are currently in week 28th of their pregnancy, joins them for a chat. They’ve got a little king charles cavalier called Arty, and are therefore doing certain things to prepare him for welcoming a new born into their home. Like teaching him how to walk next to a stroller. Luci and Rich also talk about a scare they had in week 26, when an irregular heartbeat was flagged during one of their routine midwife appointments. An ectopic heartbeat was discovered, and meant that Luci had to go for an emergency check up at the hospital. Luckily all is well with her baby, and the couple learned that this is something that happens quite frequently. It’s a good thing to be aware of when expecting, so do have a listen to hear more about their experience with all of this. Check out Midwife on Tap here:www.midwifeontap.co.ukInstagram - midwifeontapIn Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 23 snakker Ben og Sara om uke 26 av deres graviditet. Bens søster, Luci og hennes partner Rich som nå er i uke 28, tok en prat med Ben og Sara under denne episoden. De har en liten king charles cavalier som heter Arty, og snakker derfor om div. forberedelser de nå gjør for at Arty også skal være klar for å en nyfødt inn i hjemmet. For eksempel så har de trent på å gå med ham i bånd ved siden av barnevognen.Luci og Rich snakket også om en skummel opplevelse de hadde i uke 26. Under en rutinesjekk hos jordmor ble det nemlig oppdaget en uvanlig hjerterytme hos barnet, en såkalt ektopisk hjerterytme. Luci ble derfor sendt rett til sykehuset for en sjekk der. Heldigvis viste det seg at alt var i orden med sønnen hennes, og at dette er noe som skjer hos mange og er gjerne helt tilfeldig. En nyttig ting å være klar over dersom man har en liten en på vei. Hør mer om dette fra Luci og Rich under denne episoden.
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 22 - WEEK 25
Jun 20 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 22 - WEEK 25
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 22 Ben and Sara talk about week 25 of their pregnancy. Sara has had a midwife appointment checking both the heartbeat and the size. The couple talk more about baby-birthweight and the different statistics between Norway and the UK. They also feel kicks and discuss what to do if you notice less movement at times, as well as a lot of other invaluable, fantastic stuff which you’ll hear if you press play :) Roly Poly’s are also mentioned quite a few times….In Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 22 snakker Ben og Sara om uke 25 av graviditeten. Sara har hatt en ny jordmortime (litt forsinket 24 ukers kontroll), hvor både hjertelyden ble sjekket samt sympysemålet. Paret snakker derfor en del om forventet fødselsvekt hos barnet, og de statistiske forskjellene mellom Norge og Storbritannia. De snakker også om hva de har blitt anbefalt å gjøre dersom de kjenner mindre liv (bevegelser fra barnet) i perioder. Mange andre temaer blir også tatt opp, og hva dette er kan du finne ut av ved å presse play :)
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 19 - WEEK 22
Jun 20 2021
THE BABY POODCAST EPISODE 19 - WEEK 22
The Baby Poodcast is a pregancypodpast for parents to be. Sara Skjoldnes and Ben Adams is expecting their first child and have no experience what so ever. In this podcast they are documenting their pregnancy week by week. In episode 19 we hear from Sue. Sue is the co-founder of The Baby Academy, a Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and a busy Mum of two. With over 15 years’ experience Sue has worked in all areas of Midwifery such as Delivery Suite, Antenatal wards, Postnatal wards and currently manages The Antenatal Education Department in a large Maternity Hospital. Sara and Ben had a chat with her about what to pack in a birthing bag for when you go to the hospital. The couple knew literally nothing about this prior to this chat, and learned so much from Sue. The Baby Academy has also kindly given our listeners a discount code for their classes. Use “ saraandben “ and get:£50 off their antenatal class£20 off their first aid classand£20 off their breast feeding classTo learn more about The Baby Academy please check out: https://mybabyacademy.co.ukInstagram: @thebabyacademyukIn Norwegian: The Baby Poodcast er en podcast for gravide. Sara Skjoldnes og Ben Adams venter sitt første barn, og har absolutt ingen erfaring når det kommer til det å være foreldre. I denne podcasten dokumenterer de graviditeten uke for uke. I episode 19 får vi høre fra Sue, medgründer av The Baby Academy, jordmor og leder av fødselsopplæringsprogrammet til The Baby Academy, og mor til to. Med over 15 års erfaring har Sue jobbet mange forskjellige områder som jordmor, på fødestuen og fødeavdelinger, på avdelinger for dem som har født og nå som lærer hos The Baby Academy. Sara og Ben tok en prat med henne om hva man bør ha med seg i sykehusbagen når man skal føde. Paret visste så og si ingenting før denne samtalen, og lærte veldig mye fra denne raske praten med Sue!