27 of the Best Parenting Podcasts You’ll Want to Download Now

For mums and dads on the go

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From parenting advice to relatable rants, we round up the best podcasts for parents and parents-to-be.

Be honest, how many parenting books are stacked on your shelf, taking up space and waiting to be read? You had every intention of reading them, but life as an expecting or new parent is busy and there just isn’t the time to sit down and delve into a 532-page book on weaning or the peaks and troughs of parenthood. We get it.

That’s why we’ve been on the hunt for the best pregnancy and parenting podcasts. Easy to download, available at the tap of a finger and perfect for parents on the move. Whether you’re listening on the way to work, during the school run, or between those middle of the night feeds, you’ll want these 27 podcasts on your radar.

27 Top Pregnancy and Parenting Podcasts

Happy Mum, Happy Baby by Giovanna Fletcher

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Happy Mum, Happy Baby is a continuation of Giovanna’s best-selling book of the same name. Each episode Giovanna is joined by a celebrity mum or dad to talk candidly about a wide range of parenting issues. No topic is off limits and the podcast aims to offer support and encourage solidarity among parents.

Best for: Parents seeking a support system. Giovanna is a firm believer that there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect parent’ and speaks openly about the highs, lows challenges and rewards of parenthood with her guests.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

The Therapy Edit

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The Therapy Edit is hosted by Anna Mathur, a therapist and Sunday Times Bestselling author, who shares her psychotherapy knowledge woven with chats and pep talks about motherhood. In twice-weekly episodes, Anna shares insights that have transformed the lives of her clients and her own too. 

Best for: Open discussions and advice about mental health during parenthood.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Help! I’m a Parent

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Made In Chelsea alumni Emma and Ollie Proudlock delve into the world of first-time parenting in this candid and conversational podcast, where they share their experiences of raising their new baby along with advice from family, friends and a sprinkling of famous names.

Best for: Lighthearted, candid chats about the ups and downs about first time parenthood with anecdotes from celebrity guests.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 



What’s It All About?

Hosted by Kate Ferdinand, this podcast is a celebration of blended families – exploring the stories of relationships bound by love, no matter what their circumstances are. Covering subjects such as second marriages, divorce, grief and life after loss, adoption, fostering and stepmothers.

Best For: Parents navigating the highs and lows of their own blended families.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Made by Mammas: The Podcast


What’s It All About?

TV Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton bring their popular mummy blog to life as they discuss the brands they love, the products they swear by, and the experiences they’ve been through during the first years of motherhood.

Best For: Mums looking for real advice from what to buy for their little one to inspiration for fun activities.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Bun In The Oven

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Hosted by Hollie Grant, award-winning Pilates Instructor and pre and postnatal expert, Bun in the Oven explores all the different challenges and routes to becoming a parent.

From different experiences of pregnancy to coping with endometriosis, getting pregnant alone or having a baby when in a same sex relationship to the reality of egg & sperm donation and IVF, Hollie and her guests normalise the experiences, dispel the myths and delve into the many ways that children are brought into this world.

Best for: Open, honest and informed discussions about fertility and pregnancy. Bun in the Oven aims to challenge pregnancy ‘norms’ and reassure women that ALL experiences are ‘normal’. Listen now on Spotify.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Mum’s The Word

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After stating she’d never start her own parenting podcast, Ashley James has launched just that following the birth of her first child. Each Ashley chats to celebrity friends, experts and listeners to learn more about the secret world of parenting.

Best for: Laughing through some of the low points of parenting babies and young children, sharing experiences and empowering new mums and dads.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Janet Lansbury: Unruffled


What’s it all about? 

Parenting adviser and author Janet Landsbury addresses a different listener’s parenting issue in each episode, offering up sound advice based on her ‘respectful parenting’ philosophy.

Best for: Informed and inspiring parenting advice.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 


What’s it all about? 

With a focus on pregnancy and birth, this podcast is led by midwife and hypnobirth advocate Megan Rossiter. Talking about birth choices, health and understanding labour, with fellow midwives, doulas and other experts, it will leave you feeling informed and positive.

Best for: Exploring all the different birthing methods and labour advice.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Rose and Rosie: Parental Guidance

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What’s it all about? 

The next chapter in comedy duo Rose and Rosie’s podcast series follows the ins and outs of their unique road to same-sex parenthood, with lots of laugh-out-loud anecdotes along the way, as well as serious issues that need to be heard.

With the baby due this summer, the couple delve into parenting debates, tackling common parenting and pregnancy misconceptions and assumptions, tell hilarious stories about their journey so far and unveil honest insights as they prepare for parenthood. Available exclusively on Spotify.

Best for: Help navigating mind-boggling pregnancy and parenting decisions, opening up various parenting and gender debates, frank conversations about heartbreak and joy, and dispelling misconceptions about same-sex parenting.

Listen now on Spotify 

Baby Steps by Well Far: The Running Podcast

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Now on her own pregnancy journey, Well Far podcast host and Women’s Health Digital Editor, Amy Lane, returns to host Baby Steps, a mini-series featuring discussions on how women can grow life whilst not losing their sense of self, and still feel empowered to follow a fitness routine that feels right for them.

Best for: Shared experiences from like minded women to help better understand the marathon of “motherhood” and what that means for a changing body and your relationship with exercise.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

The Motherkind Podcast

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Zoe Blaskey’s podcast on self-care, inner reflection and reconnecting with yourself post-baby, is all about helping busy, modern mums navigate motherhood.

Best for: A little pick-me up and reminder to be kinder to yourself

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 


What’s it all about?

Four dads have a weekly catch-up to chat about excessive sleep deprivation, unruly toddlers, nappy disasters, sibling rivalry, holiday disasters, and so much more. While they no longer make new episodes, this archive is worth the listen, even just for a chuckle.

Best for: A frank, funny conversation about misadventures in parenting.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Little Sprigs


What’s it all about? 

Hosted by Christina Rochelle, Little Sprigs podcast focusses on early childhood education, communication and mindfulness in a series of interviews and recordings.

Best for: Exploring different approaches to parenting.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Scummy Mummies

scummy-mummy-podcastWhat’s it all about?

Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson discuss a range of topics relevant to modern mums and dads, from culture and current affairs to farting and fish fingers.

Best for: ‘Less-than-perfect parents’ sharing in each other’s funny parenting fails.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts 

Not Another Mummy Podcast

Not Another MummyWhat’s it all about? 

With a different guest each episode, Alison Perry covers everything from body confidence to work-life balance. As a mum to a nine-year-old and 18-month-old twins, she has plenty to say on the matter.

Best for: Relatable rants and pearls of parenting wisdom.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

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Hosts Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace share parenting triumphs and fails, offering up advice on dealing with kids from toddler to teens.

Best for: Answering questions you didn’t even know you needed to ask.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

For Crying Out Loud

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 TV exec Lynette Carolla and comedy writer Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (author of Sippy Cups are not for Chardonnay) discuss a wide variety of topics, covering everything from their own marriages and busy lives as mothers of twins and to the latest drama on The Real Housewives.

Best for: Honest conversations (and often hilarious) conversations about personal experiences as wives and mothers.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Talking to Teens

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Talking to Teens explores research-based techniques for dealing with difficult, defiant, and detached kids. Parent-teen researcher Andy Earle interviews bestselling authors and parenting experts about their absolute best tactics for parenting rebellious and resistant teenagers.

Best for: Learning how to win negotiations and prevent power struggles and arguments with your kids.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

The Boob Group

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Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more.

Best for: Parents seeking breastfeeding guidance and support.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

MamaMia Out Loud

What’s it all about? 

Absolutely everything is up for discussion in this smart and sometimes silly podcast. From pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion, Mamamia’s Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens chat candidly twice-weekly.

Best for: Busy mums wanting to keep a finger on the pulse.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

The Parent Hood


What’s it all about? 

Brought to you by the brains behind The Bump Class, who provide answers for pregnant women, Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle bring their unique unique blend of advice and pragmatic parenting to a new podcast.

Each episode is designed to answer all the questions that the bewildered new parent might have.  Starting with “OMG I actually have a baby!” to “Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Parenthood” and “Why, oh why, is my baby crying?”.

Best for: New parents seeking informative and useful information, presented in a way that is engaging, easy to listen to and even funny.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

School for Mothers

School_For_Mothers_PodcastWhat’s it all about? 

Mother-of-10 Danusia Malina-Derben invites a number of professional business women and dynamic mothers to bring fresh, unfiltered conversations on motherhood. In each episode, Danusia deep dives into the questions and dilemmas all mothers share, but don’t always feel comfortable talking about.

Sometimes taboo, often seemingly ordinary, always honest – this series offers smart listening for savvy mothers who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage.

Best for: An insight into women who’re raising their families while fiercely building businesses and corporate careers, and refuse to apologise for it either.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Is It Normal? The Pregnancy Podcast With Jessie Ware


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Singer Jessie Ware speaks to different experts to explore and reassure everybody about what is going on with our bodies and our babies during pregnancy and birth.

This podcast follows Jessie’s own pregnancy week by week, she is joined by doctors, midwives, sonographers, anaesthetists, home birth midwives, doulas, mental health experts, reflexologists and more experts that shed light on the miracle of pregnancy.

Best for: Mums wanting to find out the in’s and out’s of each stage of pregnancy, from week four to birth.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Making It To Motherhood

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Zinnia and Maya are two friends who were united through the tragic loss of their babies and the unexpected turn that their lives took. They talk frankly and openly about the highs and lows of their unconventional journeys to motherhood as well as the passing of their angel babies, all the while giving listeners hope and a reason to smile.
Best for: Parents who are going through baby loss, stillbirth, grieving, IVF, fertility, surrogacy and more.
Listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Big Fat Positive

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This hilarious podcast is about two best friends from the US who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the mums-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” the hosts recount the funny – and honest – highs and lows of being pregnant and a new mother.

Best for: Mums who want to follow along a real-life pregnancy journey as their own pregnancy develops – and laugh out loud at the same time!

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Some Families

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Some Families is dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families, with funny, emotional and true stories from a diverse range of families, from adoption and surrogacy to same-sex parenting. The show also explores such topics as growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, fostering, raising disabled children and general day to day parenting highs and lows.

Best for: Those who want to learn more about LGBTQ+ pregnancy, parenting and family life, whether that’s on your own journey or in support of a friend or family member.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

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