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Welcome to Babytalk, a podcast all about babies and their parents. We think being a parent is the most thrilling, exhausting, emotional ride of your life - and we’re here to share everything we know about doing the best you can.

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If you have one in your family, you know exactly what a 'Transitional Object' is: a precious teddy bear, a blankie, a lovvie, a piece of cloth or a very loved object that your toddler clings to with intense emotions. It would probably not surprise you to know that there have been very specialized studies into these precious objects and the news...

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Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 30th, 2017

Down Syndrome Awareness Day was on the 21st of March, just under 300 children are born in Australia every year with a triple 21st chromosome, this means they are classified as having Down syndrome. World Down syndrome day gives us the chance to recognise and celebrate the lives of people who live with one of our most recognised disabilities.

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Birth for Humankind

March 23rd, 2017

Having a doula attend your birth is seen by many as a middle class privilege. Birth for Humankind is a group of doulas who want to make sure the poorest and most marginalised women are given the support they need to give birth in the the way they need.

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A man's perspective on IVF

March 16th, 2017

Dr Mark Nethercote is a successful paediatrician, could he survive the roller-coaster ride of IVF to become a father?