Navigating conflicting advice with Robin Barker

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 9 February 2017

18 mins

As soon as you fall pregnant, you start getting advice from everywhere. Friends, family, the internet, strangers in the supermarket... Robin Barker, author of Baby Love, tells us how to make sense of it all and find what fits you and your family best.

Listen to more Pregnancy & Baby segments

Dad's Mental Health: Why are dads are still struggling with postnatal depression?

Richard Fletcher is an Associate Professor at the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. For years now he’s been interested in the mental health of dads, particularly new…
14 mins

How do we get new dads talking? Don't call it a "men’s group"

Traditionally there is a lot of support for new mums. Dads, however, don’t get as much of a look in Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads is working to change that.…
16 mins

Want a more meaningful maternity leave? Mentor high school kids (it's all online!)

Well, not all of it. The Smith Family have a program called iTrack, where an adult can mentor a student with similar interests in their final years of high school…
13 mins

"I fear that no one will remember him": A heartfelt and important story about infant loss and miscarriage

Anne-Maree Polimeni and her husband Alan have been campaigning the Victorian Government to recognise Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15 She says an official day will help…
9 mins

Masterchef's Aaron Harvie has found the perfect foods to support women through pregnancy

There are so many things you’re not meant to eat when you’re pregnant. The nine months leading up to birth can be littered with the same foods that you get…
9 mins

What is birth trauma, and can it be avoided?

Nadine Richardson says that birth trauma is a question of perspective What is traumatic for one mother may not be for another. Her work at She Births Australia is to…
14 mins