There's one thing Bec Judd wishes she knew before giving birth.

Thanks to our brand partner, Westpac


Whether you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, have ever been pregnant or are just curious about what all this pregnancy stuff involves, you’ve come to the right place.

Westpac has partnered with Mamamia this International Women’s Day to launch Hello Bump, a podcast for pregnant women and proud dads, to help them prepare physically, emotionally and financially for a baby.

It’s the podcast packed full of all the stuff people don’t tell you about growing a human being inside you.

It’s never too early to get into good financial habits that will benefit you for a lifetime and Westpac are committed to supporting the next generation by helping young families raise happy, healthy and financially-literate children.

Hosted by Mamamia Podcast Director Monique Bowley and Bec Judd, Postcards presenter, radio host and mother of four (including newborn twins), over twelve episodes Hello Bump will cover every stage of pregnancy and the first six weeks after birth.


Judd and her twin boys Tom and Darcy. Image: Instagram/@becjudd

Knowing that books, internet and forums can be as confusing as they are helpful, Hello Bump will be offering real BS-free advice from experts and parents who've been there, done that and now have the baby to prove it.

Think of it as the no-holds barred guide to pregnancy.

With three pregnancies and four babies (Oscar, five, Billie, three and Tom and Darcy, five months), in her loving arms, it's safe to say Bec Judd knows a thing or two about this whole pregnancy thing.

But she's had to learn a lot on the go. So during the very first episode, the 34 year old shared the two major pregnancy secrets no-one will tell you (except her).

1. It doesn't end when the baby is born.

"There are so many restrictions and in your head, you're thinking like 'nine to ten months of this and then I'm free'. But you're actually not free because then breastfeeding starts and you still can't do the things you couldn't do when you were pregnant," she said.

"So, for however long you breastfeed for, whether that's six months or one year and for some people two years, that's another two years of being held captive by the (adorable) parasite."

2. Your water breaking is not like in the movies.

Did you know that when your water breaks, it doesn't stop?

"It's just oozing and oozing and oozing. It's gross! No-one told me that, so now I'm telling you," said Bec.

Want more pregnancy talk? Monique and Bec chat fertility and pregnancy myths in the first episode of Hello Bump.

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