Motherhood is an experience like no other, and at both your happiest times and the hardest, these podcasts will prove that you’re definitely not alone in how you’re feeling.
Celebrity mums like Sophie Ellis Bextor and Giovanna Fletcher have created their own must-listen parenting podcasts featuring guests from the Duchess of Cambridge to Fearne Cotton. And with over 15 million Brits tuning into podcasts in 2020 according to Statista, it’s easy to see why a growing number of journalists and influencers are also getting in on the action. Here are five of the best podcasts on motherhood to get you started…
Happy Mum, Happy Baby
Giovanna Fletcher launched her Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast alongside her book of the same name, and to say it’s been a success would be an understatement. Now on series eight, she’s talked to both celebrity friends and royalty, with her biggest coup being securing a candid chat with Kate Middleton, who opened up about her experiences parenting Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Find out more and listen to Happy Mum, Happy Baby on Acast.
Made by Mammas
Friends Zoe Hardman and Georgia Drayton joined forces to launch Made By Mammas, an award-winning podcast that has now spanned four seasons and promises to discuss everything from the baby brands they love through to their experiences in their first years of motherhood. Previous guests include Denise Van Outen, Stacey Solomon and Alex Jones, covering topics such as mum judgement and maternal mental health. Listen to the latest Made By Mammas series on Acast.
Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis Bextor
With a music career and five sons to look after, it’s fair to say Sophie Ellis Bextor knows a thing or two about spinning plates. So her podcast sees her discuss the juggle of balancing family life and a career with fellow working mums, including guests like Melanie C and Dr Catherine Green, one of the team who created the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus. Tune in to Spinning Plates on Apple Podcasts or Acast.
Hollie de Cruz and Illiyin Morrison have teamed up for Making Womb, a unique podcast exploring how the experiences you have before giving birth go on to shape the type of mother you become. Tackling topics such as trust and self-esteem, it’s a thought-provoking listen for mums and mums-to-be. Head to Acast to listen to the Making Womb podcast.
Mothers’ Meeting with Louise Pentland
Vlogger, author and mum-of-two Louise Pentland has added another string to her bow with the launch of her successful podcast, Mothers’ Meeting. Guests have included Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha and Ruth Langsford, whom Louise admitted had been a “dream podcast guest”. Subscribe to Mothers’ Meeting on the Global Player.
Which motherhood podcast is your favourite and what else would you recommend?