5 live's Bump Club follows families through their experience of pregnancy and birth.
Sun, 7 Jul 13
In the final Sunday Bump Club Edith and Colin hear from teenage mums who talk about the honest reality of being pregnant so young. Beverley Turner attends a natal hypnobirthing session and Maureen Treadwell from the Birth Trauma Trust joins the debate about whether hypnosis in childbirth can work? And author Amy Licence fills Edith and Colin in on a history of royal births.
Sun, 30 Jun 13
Edith's live in Glastonbury with festival-going Mums, and also catches up with organiser Emily Eavis, who recently had her second child. Colin leads a discussion on why so many pregnancies end in C-section, and Beverley Turner is there in the operating theatre when one of our Bump Club Mums gives birth. We also hear from the woman behind the lullaby versions of rock songs we've been playing.
Sun, 23 Jun 13
Edith Bowman presents our weekly show about pregnancy and childbirth. And Colin Murray is here in spirit, helping deliver a baby from a labour simulator, controlled by Bump Club's Beverley Turner. We also discuss whether women are under too much pressure to breast-feed. Also, why do so many pregnancies end in an induced labour? And we hear from more of the Bump Club Mums as the babies keep on arriving.
Sun, 16 Jun 13
In the fourth bump club Edith and Colin hear from Labour MP David Lammy about whether some dads should be encouraged to be more involved with their families. They speak to a charity that provides help and advice to disabled parents and are joined by bump club mum and dads to be Laura and Pete and Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood. And as bump club babies start to arrive Colin meets Mercy Koko Snuggs and her newborn twins.
Sun, 9 Jun 13
In the third bump club Edith and Colin ask is it ever ok to smoke when pregnant? Bump Club hears the inspirational story of a mum to be Matilda Tristram who was diagnosed with Colon Cancer at 17 weeks pregnant. And would you give up your seat for a pregnant woman? Comedienne and mum to be Shappi Korsandi has her own views.
Sun, 2 Jun 13
In the second Sunday Bump Club, Edith and Colin ask is there too much pressure to procreate? Cerys Matthews sings a lullaby, we find out why so many Chinese babies are abandoned and Bev Turner is at Hay to review the best books for pregnancy.
Sun, 26 May 13
In the first Sunday bump club, Edith and Colin ask should you bank your newborn baby's blood? They hear about the national blood bank that could save hundreds of lives in the future. And they ask the age-old question: could men cope with the pain of labour?
Wed, 22 May 13
There are now 6,000 more full-time stay-at-home dads than a decade ago according to National Office for Statistics figures. But a new book suggests that fathers are still routinely shirking childcare in and out of working hours because they just don't want to do it. Phil asks Gideon Burrows author of 'Men Can Do It' and Jeremy Davies from the Fatherhood Institute whether dads are pulling their weight with childcare. Bump club members Lorna Morley Medd and Kirsteen Maccall Bowman and their husbands Justyn and Ralph join the discussion.
Wed, 15 May 13
Bump Club asks whether the NHS is doing enough for women giving birth? Phil is joined by bump club mums Mercy and Charlotte as well as Chief Exec of the National Childbirth Trust and Jacque Gerrard Director for England for the Royal College of Midwives.
Wed, 8 May 13
This week Bump club asks is it important to get hitched before baby comes along? And married or not - what effect does a new arrival have on relationships? Bump Club regular Lorna and her husband Justyn join Giles Dilnott together with mum to be Amanda McDonald who at 35 weeks pregnant has just married her long term partner Chris. Giles asks why was it so important to get married before the arrival of their baby? They are also joined by Deirdre Peden, a Relationship Counsellor for the charity Marriage Cares. And comedian Danny Robins is back, this week he's been counting his pennies.
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