You, my friend, have just stumbled upon a mega list of the BEST Pregnancy and Birth Podcasts out there!
(You can thank me later!)
You’re reading this because you must love podcasts too, particularly Pregnancy & Birth related Podcasts.
SNAP – – > I FREAKIN’ LOVE THEM TOO!!!
I listen to them while I’m walking my beagle, having a bath, editing my work, driving, cooking etc…
And I wanted ONE place where peeps could go to find a list of brilliant pregnancy and birth podcasts that would help them navigate their way through pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Because Knowledge IS Power.
There is so much knowledge in these podcasts and a great deal of phenomenal conversations about birth are being had.
I wanted ONE really great list in ONE place.
Ready to dive in?
What are you hungry for?
(I’ll be well impressed if you can tell me what movie that lines from!)
– – > Let’s Start with some UK based Podcasts:
The British Birth Stories podcast is hosted by Ashley Brenninkmeije. Ashley believes in the healing power of sharing stories, in making mothers both seen and heard.
Ashley’s podcast covers stories of women in the UK who are giving birth during the pandemic. “It’s been incredibly emotional for me as a pregnant woman in the middle of a pandemic. I so desperately have wanted to hear fellow mothers’ birth stories”
The birth-ed podcast is hosted by Megan Rossiter and opens up conversations about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenthood, with the UKs leading women’s health experts- from Midwives to Obstetricians, Doulas to Activists.
The birth-ed podcasts sets out to leave you feeling fully informed, confident and positive about what this journey might entail. No stone unturned when it comes to preparing you for your pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period.
The Fear Free Childbirth Podcast is hosted by Alexia Leachman. Alexia started the Fear Free Childbirth podcast so that she could share how she overcame tokophobia and was able to have two incredibly wonderful birth experiences.
This little maternity side project quickly escalated as she realised that fear around birth was actually a pretty big thing. She now helps women to lose the fear and prepare for pregnancy, birth and motherhood via the Podcast, books and courses.
The Doula UK Podcast is hosted by Leila Baker and is for doulas, birthworkers, educators and everyone interested in the pregnancy, birth and the postnatal world.
Covering Birth related topics with top professionals in the field such as mentoring, supporting Trans families, supporting the Black maternal experience, MVPs, surrogacy, birth partners, breastfeeding trauma and grief, baby loss, antenatal diagnosis and so much more.
The Fertility Podcast is hosted by Natalie Silvermann who is a Freedom Fertility Specialist. Natalie is on a mission to help you Save your Sanity whilst you are trying to conceive.
Her aim is to offer you support via the podcast, sharing expert conversations and evidence-based information, along with access to an amazing online community. As a former fertility patient, she knows how it feels to be overwhelmed by all the information available and how alone and isolated you can often feel.
The Birth Activists is a podcast jointly hosted by Samantha Gadsden and Becki Scott and covers all things birth with various guests from the birthing world.
The Podcast was born from They Said To Me an organisation dedicated to giving a safe space to pregnant and birthing women and people to give voice to the coercion and abuses being experienced within maternity services, to raise awareness, provide education and bring about change.
Giving a voice to the voiceless and creating an outlet where these stories could be properly heard.
The Adventures of a Birth Photographer Podcast is hosted by me, Jo Robertson. It’s a super casual birthy podcast! In each episode, I deep-dive into all things birth and birth photography. I also share why viewing images of birth can help you prepare for birth.
I have real conversations and share honest thoughts about being a Birth Photographer in the birth space. I have special guests that come along and chat with me about a variety of interesting topics all birth-related. If you’re slightly obsessed with all things birth – you’ll LOVE this Podcast!
The Birth Booth is hosted by the @midwifeintransit – Eni. Each episode has discussions surrounding pregnancy, childbirth and reproductive health.
The podcast platform serves as a general conversation about healthcare. Past episodes include “Why Do women Tear in Childbirth?” and “Does Race Make a Difference in Maternity Care?”
A whole host of guest appear on the show too!
The Baby Loss Podcast is hosted by Gabriella and each week she is joined by a bereaved parent to discuss baby loss, neonatal death, stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy and other issues related to pregnancy resulting in a loss.
Gabriella also covers other complications that may have left a devastating effect both physically and emotionally. This is a very emotional and touching Podcast.
The Positive Wellbeing Podcast For Mums is hosted by Emma Cottam founder of Isabella & Us and the creator and editor of the Positive Wellbeing Zine for Mums. Each episode is filled with topics all about motherhood, wellbeing and self-care.
Sharing honest stories of motherhood and talking openly on topics surrounding our motherhood journey, leaving you feeling supported, inspired and like you aren’t alone.
The Pregnancy Wellness Podcast is hosted by Pip a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers.
Pip is on a mission to empower women with evidence-based information and speaks to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum.
Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way.
The Maybe Baby Podcast is hosted by Kate Lawer and her fiancé Boj. Together they tackle a taboo subject that’s familiar to millions of women. Does she actually want to have children?
Kate, Boj and her celebrity friends explore every aspect of having offspring in a funny, thought-provoking podcast that’s full of new ideas and little-known information.
From conception to raising toddlers to dealing with your very own grown ups, the goal is to help Kate and Boj decide once and for all if it’s baby or bust.
– – > Some Worldwide Epic Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Podcasts!
The Australian Birth Stories Postcast is hosted by Sophie Walker and is a podcast about Mothers’ stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews with mothers giving their first hand accounts of childbirth in Australia.
Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better subsequent births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum.
Doing It At Home Podcast is hosted by Sarah & Matthew Bivens. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. They talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth and share resources that they found tremendously helpful for understanding birthing options.
They confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherhood and fatherhood. They also talk about having sex while pregnant and maintaining your connection and intimacy as a couple.
The Birth Hour podcast hosted by Bryn Huntpalmer. Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, and postpartum take a listen.
If you’re a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from people willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
The Evidence Based Birth Podcast is hosted by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN and covers the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth!
Their mission is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.
The Birth Kweens Podcast is hosted by two Birth Kweens and friends: Karly Nuttall, a licensed midwife of 15 years, and Ali Feroah, a birth and postpartum doula of 7 years.
The Podcast is wildly honest and fun dives into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women’s health related. . Listen along as they share fun birth stories and dish out top notch info about their favorite subjects to help you realistically prepare for birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and women’s health in natural ways!
The Savvy Black Birther Podcast is hosted by Takiya Sakina Ballard a Licensed Midwife. It’s a podcast that inspires, cultivates, validates and protects the voice of Black Mothers as consumers of healthcare in the United States.
It equips the black and indigenous birthing person to become a savvy healthcare consumer during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It is an educational and empowerment resource offering evidence-based information.
The Midwitch Podcast is hosted by Anita Katherine and is a space for conscious women to listen and remember, as they take a seat in the circle of wise women sharing their medicine stories. A virtual portal to the ancient practice of women gathering in circle.
The intention of this space is to invoke a woman’s remembering and reconnection to her own inner wisdom, power and knowledge – by awakening her to the new, yet ancient, paradigm of Spirituality and Birth.
The Birth Stories in Color Podcast is co-hosted by Laurel Gourrier & Danielle Jackson and is a podcast for Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino, and Multiracial individuals to share their birthing experiences – a space that specifically celebrates mourns with and supports them and their transformation through birth.
Birth Stories in Color also emphasizes the role of storytelling as a way to equip future parents. Listening to real birth stories is one way to discover the expected and unexpected parts of the journey.
The Free Birth Society Podcast is hosted by Emilee Saldaya who explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. The podcast is a virtual corner of the universe dedicated to validating birth as our own, and celebrating the growing movement of women reclaiming birth as our own.
Freebirth isn’t for everyone. The Free Birth Podcast simply highlights the fact that freebirth is a viable option for many women, and that there is room in this world for every woman to exercise her own personal choice in birth.
The Plus Mommy Podcast is hosted by Jen McLellan and explores topics surrounding plus size pregnancy, motherhood, and body love. Jen also interviews many guests on the show for their stories.
The podcast focuses on conception, pregnancy and postpartum for plus size people and hones in on motherhood and body love, while sharing stories and resources around plus size Pregnancy.
The Gayest Show On Birth Podcast is co-hosted by Kate & Karyne Levy.
You can follow along every other Tuesday as a new episode is released. Tune into Kate and Karyne as they navigate reciprocal IVF using Karyne’s eggs, unknown donor sperm, and Kate’s uterus. And drink lots of La Croix.
– – >And if you’re a Midwife, Student Midwife or Birth Worker, these might interest you….
The All4Maternity Podcast is hosted by Sheena Byrom, who shares the knowledge and skill she has developed during an extensive midwifery career in the NHS and drawing on a vast network of friends and contacts from across the childbirth sector.
This podcast series hosts conversations with maternity workers and childbirth activists to stimulate discussion. The podcasts supports the vision of All4Maternity, which is to advance learning, caring and sharing within global midwifery and childbirth.
The Art of Midwifery Podcast is hosted by Evony Lynch.
Do you love birth? Talking about it? Reading every birth book you can lay your hands on? Watching Badassmotherbirther on Instagram and every other birth vid on YouTube?
YES! You CAN be the midwife that advocates for women and birthing people. YES! You CAN learn and USE midwifery skills to optimise physiological birth in the system.
It won’t be easy. But it IS possible. Join Evony and my midwifery guests on a journey of discovery into the art of midwifery.
And that concludes my findings.
I hope some of these will interest you.
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