Why is it that once we fall pregnant, it feels like women are treated like we’re exact replicas of each other when we’re not? In this narrative-style podcast, I track down Australia’s leading health experts, and a diverse range of women, to have honest chats about pregnancy health, anxiety, the first few months with the little human, and how they answered the all-important question of “who am I now?”
Meet the host: (heavily pregnant) health journalist Lizza Gebilagin
It starts off with a thought.
Hollywood has a lot of bad pregnancy expectations to answer for.
Holy Sh!t I’m Pregnant is produced by Lizza Gebilagin, a health journalist who was shocked to discover:
- she was pregnant within a week of being made redundant from her job during the COVID lockdowns
- as much as she enjoys a good listicle, she found it hard to find good pregnancy info online
- everything pregnancy-related is designed in pink. Pastel pink.*
In this pregnancy podcast series, Lizza leverages the connections she’s made with the country’s top health experts to find out fact from clickbait and chats to women from a range of backgrounds about their own unique pregnancy experiences. Because, if we all weren’t pink-loving women pre-pregnancy, why would be now?
*Pink is okay in minuscule amounts.
Lizza Gebilagin at 27 weeks pregnant. Photo: Jason Lee
Lizza Gebilagin is a Sydney-based freelance journalist and podcast producer whose CV is filled with formerly loved media brands. She was deputy editor of Women’s Health Australia (it’s back from the dead!), body + soul (stay strong), Cleo and Dolly magazines (RIP x 2), and co-host and producer of podcast Uninterrupted by Women’s Health Australia (RIP). Fun fact: She’s also a NSW boxing champion who’s competed in the World Championship Qualifiers, National Championships and Arafura Games. 2020 was the year she was either going to become a professional boxer or fall pregnant. It’s pretty obvious how that turned out. #lockdownbaby