12 best pregnancy podcasts for mums and parents to be

Medically reviewed May 2022
best pregnancy podcasts - Naytal

Whether you’re a first-time parent or have a new addition on the way - pregnancy can be an exciting yet anxious time for many. But it can help to ease your concerns with the reassuring support of experts and fellow mothers.

Here at Naytal, we know first-hand the challenges you’re experiencing, from coping with symptoms to preparing for breastfeeding.

That’s why we’ve gathered our list of the best pregnancy podcasts, as picked by our very own team of parents and pregnancy health professionals.

Top pregnancy podcasts for birth and beyond

Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast With Jessie Ware

Aside from being one of the UK’s top singer-songwriters, Jessie Ware is a mum of three, author and pro-podcaster, best known as the co-host of the Table Manners podcast.

‘Is It Normal?’ is Jessie’s latest venture - a helping hand of a podcast that follows her third pregnancy week by week. In each episode Jessie chats to a leading pregnancy health professional… including our very own consultant obstetrician here at Naytal!

Alongside doulas, midwives, mental health experts and more, Jess McMicking speaks to Jessie about what exactly is going on with your body during this incredible time, helping you to understand and alleviate common concerns and symptoms.

 

 

Midwife Pip Podcast

Pip is a practising Midwifery Sister in the NHS, with a wealth of experience supporting mums and dads to be with all aspects of pregnancy and birth.

Her warm and friendly podcast is packed with helpful hints and tips to help you navigate the challenges of being a first time parent. From breast health to looking after baby’s skin, no topic goes uncovered with the help of leading experts across pregnancy and the postpartum period.

 

 

Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James

This show may be relatively new to the scene - but it’s already top of the charts in British parenting podcasts. In each episode, new mum Ashley James talks to famous faced friends and health experts about the secret side of parenting. And we're big fans here at Naytal.

From Dr Zoe Williams to Cherry Healey, you’ll hear real-life stories about being a single mum, stopping breastfeeding and mum guilt, as well as fascinating truths on topics including IVF and the fight for maternity leave from MP Stella Creasy.

 

 

Pregnancy Podcast

The clue’s in the title with this top-rated show. Pregnancy Podcast covers everything you could ever want to know about prenatal and postpartum life. Each episode is tailored to specific topics and concerns, helping you to easily find the information you need.

Vanessa Merten and her wealth of guests provide evidence-based guidance designed to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. And with almost 400 episodes to listen to, you’ll never be short of an answer to your questions.

 

 

Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Giovanna Fletcher’s award-winning podcast is a must-listen for any mum and dad. The show features a series of warm and honest conversations with an impressive host of parents including Greg Rutherfood, Millie Mackintosh and Lorraine Kelly to name a few.

Get pregnancy and postnatal support

Gi’s famous interview with The Duchess of Cambridge is a highlight, with special insights into both women’s experiences as mothers of three. Each episode is a boost of encouragement, reinforcing the message that we’re all doing our best - no matter our walk of life.

 

 

Parent Pod from BabyCentre

This podcast offers week by week encouragement right from birth until your baby is three months old. Mixing valuable information with entertaining anecdotes, Parent Pod is a favourite for those in the throes of parenthood - and we love their honest approach to those slightly more embarrassing questions!

In each episode you’ll hear about how your newborn is developing and what’s going on for each parent. Expect valuable takeaways on everything from antenatal classes to vaginal health, with this true insight into the reality of being a new mum and dad.

 

 

The FitNest Mama Podcast

Want to know more about the physical effects of childbirth? Tune into FitNest Mama, a podcast dedicated to helping you have a strong and healthy pregnancy and recovery.

You’ll learn how to look after yourself during and after birth, with expert advice on everything from abdominal exercises to preparing your pelvic floor.

 

 

Mom & Mind for Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health

We’re big advocates for talking about mental health here at Naytal, and subsequently love Dr Kat’s stigma crushing account of pregnancy and postpartum depression in her dedicated podcast.

Over 200 episodes discuss the various emotional challenges of motherhood with insights from experts and first-hand accounts from both mums and dads. From perinatal anxiety to bonding with your baby, nothing goes unsaid at Mom & Mind.

 

 

The Midwives Cauldron

If you like your information with a side of empowerment, this is the podcast for you. Midwives Dr Rachel Reed and Katie James join forces to tackle the ups and downs of birth, lactation and womanhood.

An exceptional pool of guests are the central focus of each episode, from best-selling author Dr Sara Wickham to Professor Hannah Dahlen (who shares a fascinating account of being a midwife’s daughter in Yemen).

 

 

The Boob Group: Judgement-Free Breastfeeding Support

This podcast is a go-to resource for breastfeeding support - something every new mother (and parent!) needs. Whether you’re preparing to breastfeed, pump or bottle feed, you’ll feel reassured and welcome as a listener.

Each week shares the successes and struggles of a group of experienced mums. It also features an ongoing discussion into the role of society on breastfeeding and how we as mothers can feel comfortable in public and in the workplace.

 

 

Made by Mammas: The Podcast

Made By Mammas is another celebrity-packed podcast hosted by TV Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton.

Over 250 episodes take on a host of topics on motherhood with non-judgemental advice and useful recommendations. We especially love the weekly Friday Q&As that get into the nitty gritty of specific subjects from friendships as a parent to eating well for less.

 

 

Yoga | Birth | Babies

Join Deb Flashenberg, for an empowering conversation on pregnancy, birth and yoga. Deb is the founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York, as well as a labour support doula, childbirth educator, prenatal yoga teacher and mother.

Weekly episodes are matched with an impressive library of past podcasts, each offering practical and helpful reflections on all stages of parenting. Deb’s community birth stories offer a unique angle, sharing powerful experiences from real life journeys into parenthood.

 

 

Looking for more tips and advice? Check out our list of the top pregnancy books for mums-to-be, must-have pregnancy gadgets and our essentials checklist for a baby nursery.

Want to speak to someone about your pregnancy or postnatal recovery? Book a midwife appointment with one of our experienced and friendly midwives at a time that suits you and get specialist advice around any questions or concerns.

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