Bump Club

Bump Club

5 live's Bump Club follows families through their experience of pregnancy and birth.

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  • Babies' First Christmas

    Tue, 24 Dec 13

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Across the spring and summer of 2013 5 live's Bump Club followed the journeys of mums and dads to be as they went through the ups and downs of pregnancy. In this special Christmas programme Edith Bowman catches up with some of the bump club members and meets their babies.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin 7 July 13

    Sun, 7 Jul 13

    Duration:
    49 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin 30 June 13

    Sun, 30 Jun 13

    Duration:
    47 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin 23 June 13

    Sun, 23 Jun 13

    Duration:
    44 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin 16 June 13

    Sun, 16 Jun 13

    Duration:
    50 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin

    Sun, 9 Jun 13

    Duration:
    47 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin

    Sun, 2 Jun 13

    Duration:
    48 mins

    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.

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  • Bump Club with Edith and Colin

    Sun, 26 May 13

    Duration:
    47 mins

    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?

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  • Phil Williams Bump Club

    Wed, 22 May 13

    Duration:
    15 mins

    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.

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  • Phil Williams Bump Club

    Wed, 15 May 13

    Duration:
    18 mins

    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.

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  • Giles Dilnot Bump Club

    Wed, 8 May 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    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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  • Livesey's Bump Club

    Wed, 1 May 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Tony and the Bump Club team discuss how much a baby costs, from nappies to buggies.

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  • Livesey's Bump Club

    Tue, 23 Apr 13

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Tony discusses the use of IVF and should it be the NHS or should couples who struggle with fertility have to pay privately to undergo treatment? Natasha and Sarah tell Tony about the highs and lows of their experiences of fertility treatment. GP Dr Louise Barker describes the options open to patients who are finding it hard to conceive and leading fertility expert Dr Sam Abdalla explains where is science heading in the pursuit for a baby. And comedian and bump club dad Danny Robins navigates his way through pregnancy hormones.

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  • IVF Clinic Special

    Tue, 23 Apr 13

    Duration:
    83 mins

    In a Bump Club special, Shelagh Fogarty was given unprecedented access to the Midland Fertility Services clinic, to speak to patients about their hopes and the staff here trying to help them have a child.

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  • Sam Walker with Bump Club

    Tue, 16 Apr 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Bump Club mums to be Laura, Mercy and Rachel debate with Sam Walker and Professor Ellis Downes how old is too old to be a mum and what happens if a scan shows there are problems with the baby. And comedian and bump club mum to be Shappi Korshandi is trying to keep calm in her 20 week scan.

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  • Livesey's Bump Club

    Tue, 9 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Bump Club mums to be Holly and Lorna together with their partners Tom and Justyn debate with Tony about whether blokes should be there for labour or should they leave women to it on their own? Dr Laura King, an expert on how times have changed for dads in the delivery room explains the history of men in the labour ward. Fashion expert Alexandra McCleod debates whether there's too much pressure on mums to be to look good when pregnant. And resident comedian and bump club dad Danny Robins' audio diary on keeping in shape ahead of the big push…

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  • Livesey's Bump Club

    Wed, 3 Apr 13

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Bump Club mums-to-be Mercy and Sarah talk to Tony about changing shape and their battles to keep fit while pregnant. Kate Middleton lookalike, Heidi Agan, talks about her fake bump. And resident comedienne and mum-to-be Shappi Khorsandi gives an insight into her pregnancy eating habits.

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  • Beverley Turner with a Bump Club Special

    Sun, 31 Mar 13

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Beverley Turner brings you up to date with the Bump Club mums that 5 live are following across the spring and summer of 2013. In this special edition, she speaks to midwives and other experts about birth plans, coping with complications and whether exercise is important when having a baby. Beverley also catches up with Paralympian Sarah Storey and talks about training during her pregnancy.

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  • Sam Walker with Bump Club

    Tue, 26 Mar 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Lorna, Holly, Tom and Kay join Sam Walker to talk about feeling their babies kick for the first time.They discuss this week's campaign to save independent midwives with broadcaster and mum Beverley Turner. And resident comedian and dad-to-be DANNY ROBINS on developing the perfect relationship with a very important lady in any Bump Club couples life...

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  • Max Rushden with Bump Club

    Wed, 20 Mar 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Mercy and Kirsteen share a very special moment with Laura, hearing her baby's heartbeat for the first time. Bumpology expert Linda Geddes helps bust some pregnancy myths. Jenny Carter, a specialist midwife from the pioneering Preterm Surveillance Clinic at Guys and St Thomas' hospital explains how they are using new technology to identify and help pregnant women at risk of going into labour early. And resident comedienne and mum to be Shappi Korshandi doesn't spare the gory details on pregnancy.

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  • Livesey's Bump Club

    Tue, 12 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Holly, Lorna and Emily discuss the changes pregnancy has brought to their social lives. Following the recent news story about a mum who gave birth on a train, Emily shares her tale about giving birth in an unusual spot. Our midwife Jo talks about being brepared and a brave Danny Robins explains why pregnancy is just as hard for dads-to-be.

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  • Tony Livesey launches 5 live Bump Club 06 Mar 13

    Wed, 6 Mar 13

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Our bump club members introduce themselves, Holly & Tom talk marriage, Laura and Lorna reveal how they conceived and Mercy describes how she burst into hysterics when she found out she was expecting twins. Beverley Turner describes the magic of giving birth and there’s advice from Senior midwife Helen Howard about the 12 week scan.

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  • Welcome

    Mon, 4 Mar 13

    Duration:
    1 min

    Welcome to the new series, Bump Club

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