I'm often asked what the best Podcasts to listen to are when it comes to all things pregnancy, birth and parenting so I've compiled this handy list for you with a bunch of my fav's. Whether you're nervous about giving birth, not sure what to do with a baby when they're here, needing some support whilst trying to get pregnant or just wanting something fun to listen to here are my top recommendations.
If you've done a Hypnobirthing course you will likely have been told "don't want this, don't listen to that, don't talk to anyone" and so here's your guide of things you are allowed to listen to!
Pregnancy & Birth
The Midwives Cauldron Podcast
Without a doubt my most highly recommended Podcast - there's an episode for everyone!! Dr Rachel Reed (from Childbirth as a Rite of Passage) and Katy James mythbust, tackle and discuss everything pregnancy, birth and womanhood, with a lot of giggles and fun mixed in with lots of chat about Herstory (my favourite topic)
Jessie Ware's "Is It Normal?" Pregnancy Podcast.
Jessie is joined by a different expert each week to speak about the unspoken! From Doctors, to Midwives, Sonographers, Reflexologists, Mental Health Experts, no stone is left unturned!
The lovely Megan Rossiter, a former NHS Midwife chats to leading experts in Pregnancy & Brith to leave you feeling fully informed and confident about birth
The Better Birth Podcast
In true The Birth Uprising style Erin Fung's Podcast provides an informative and casual conversation with loads of experts, covering all the topics you want to know about; birth stories, birth options, continuity of care and loads more!
The Homebirth Midwife Podcast
Sarah & Charli are two American Homebirth Midwives and whilst it's a slightly different set-up to the UK, the context is the same, it's a real confidence boosting, empowering Podcast for those of you considering or planning a Homebirth!
The Ultimate Birth Partner Podcast
Whether you're a Birth Partner or a birther this is a really great informative Podcast with guests from a variety of backgrounds to give you the confidence and knowledge you need going in to birth.
Made by Mammas: The Podcast
Made By Mammas is a celebrity-packed podcast hosted by TV Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton. They take on a host of topics on motherhood with non-judgy advice and handy hints.
Mums the Word Podcast
Ashley James chats to all her celebrity pals to help navigate the crazy world of parenting
Happy Mum Happy Baby Podcast
The wonderful Giovanna Fletcher chats to allll sorts of parents about their parenting journey. Each episode G chats to a different special guest about their birth stories, conception struggles, parenting woes and what makes them the kind of parent they are! I love how much you learn about so many high profile parents!
Happy Mum Happy Baby Podcast
This was one of my favourite Podcasts when Maeve was a baby, I love the honesty on the varity of topics Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt chat about.
Baby loss & Infertility
The Worst Girl Gang Ever Podcast
Chatting all things infertility, miscarriage and baby loss Bex and Laura have real open and honest conversations with guests about their unspoken experiences. Whether you've experienced loss yourself or know someone who has this is a great Podcast opening up conversation about the stigma attacthed to such a sensitive topic.
BFN: Big Fat Negative Podcast
TTC, IVF and infertility - no conversations are left uncovered in this Podcast. The hosts Emma & Gabriella share their stories and chat to guests about their own unique journeys to parenthood.
The Finally Pregnant Podcast
A really lovely Podcast chatting all things pregnancy after loss with Cat Strawbridge. The podcast includes stories from others and guidance and advice to support your through what could usually be a really daunting time.
Just for Fun
Table Manners with Jessie & Lennie Podcast
Jessie Ware and her Mum Lennie host a different guest each week for dinner and a chat. The chat is loosely based around home life, childhood and their influences around food and each episode always ends with the guest giving their death row dinner!
Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Podcast
Just the most wholesome Podcast, Fearne chats to a whole host of incredible people, with incredible stories to find out what makes them happy.
My Dad Wrote a Porno Podcast
Hilarious and so cringey. If you need a laugh this is the one for you.