My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Midwife Marley to the show to celebrate the launch of her new book: The modern bible for pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester: Midwife Marley’s Guide for Everyone, and to discuss common pregnancy complaints.

Marley takes a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of common pregnancy complications, including everything from constipation, piles and lightning crotch to leg cramps, varicose veins, spotting and discharge. Marley also explains the difference between morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum, and as with all of these health issues, when to get help.


Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

About Midwife Marley

Marley Hall is a registered midwife who lives with her partner and five children (including a set of twins) in Surrey. She has practiced midwifery for more than a decade in both the NHS and the private sector.

The modern bible for pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester: Midwife Marley’s Guide for Everyone (31 March 2022)

Marley shares the latest guidance that will help all expectant parents understand an entire full 9 months of pregnancy and beyond into the rarely discussed fourth trimester. Marley’s passion for education and informed consent shines throughout the book, providing all of the evidence-based information to support everyone. There are answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Like, what are my choices? Is there a ‘right’ way to give birth?

From asking to see the correct BMI chart based on ethnic backgrounds to what birthmarks look like on different melanated skin, Marley Hall is on a mission to shake up the parenting world to transform the way we discuss pregnancy and birth, helping thousands of women achieve a positive birth experience.


Parental Control, Ep 57: Guilty Mother Talks Mum Guilt, Work-Life Balance And Bringing Up Confident Kids

Parental Control, Ep 55: Model And Influencer Laura Coleman On Pregnancy, Birth And Motherhood