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In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Baby-size: Izzy Judd

9/23/2021
In the last mini episode of this series, Gi listens back to a moving interview with one of her oldest friends, violinist and mother of two Izzy Judd. Izzy and Gi met through their husbands, who are in a band together. In this clip, Izzy describes her journey with anxiety, infertility, miscarriage and undergoing IVF. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:16:18

Annie Macmanus

9/21/2021
Annie Mac, or Annie Macmanus, is on the show! Author, presenter and DJ chats to Gi about juggling loud late nights with being a mum, taking the decision to leave Radio 1 after 17 years and finally getting to put her kids to bed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:12

Ian 'H' Watkins

9/14/2021
Father of two and pop star in Steps, Ian ‘H’ Watkins is today’s guest. Gi hears about H’s experience of surrogacy, taking his kids on tour with Steps and making the most of his platform to fly the flag for people in the LGBTQ+ community. Please note this episode contains conversation about miscarriage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:47:08

Baby-size: Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum

9/9/2021
In this mini episode, Gi chats to Sarah Turner AKA ‘The Unmumsy Mum’ about her writing that explores those less than picture-perfect parenting moments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:05

Lisa Faulkner

9/7/2021
Gi is joined by actress, chef and presenter Lisa Faulkner. They speak about Lisa's experience of IVF, deciding to adopt her daughter and her family’s love of a roast dinner. This episode contains discussion around miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. If you’d prefer, please choose another episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:49

Part Two: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

8/31/2021
Gi is joined by ex-Coventry City player turned reality star Ashley Cain and partner aesthetic practitioner Safiyya Vorajee. The couple’s baby Azaylia died at eight months old after fighting a rare form of cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia. We’ve split the episode into two parts because Gi wanted you to hear as much of their story as possible. In part two, the couple talk to Gi about how they celebrated every moment they had with their baby girl Azaylia. They’ve set up a foundation in...

Duration:00:39:38

Part One: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

8/31/2021
Gi is joined by ex-Coventry City player turned reality star Ashley Cain and partner aesthetic practitioner Safiyya Vorajee. The couple’s baby Azaylia died at eight months old after fighting a rare form of cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia. We’ve split the episode into two parts because Gi wanted you to hear as much of their story as possible. In part one, Gi learns how Safiyya took pregnancy in her stride and gave birth to Azaylia during covid lockdown. The couple explain when they...

Duration:00:48:01

Baby-size: Tom Fletcher

8/26/2021
In this ‘baby-size’ episode, Gi listens back to her chat with her husband, musician and writer Tom Fletcher. Recorded in 2017, they chat about how Tom navigated being a birthing partner and the often less discussed daddy guilt. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:16:35

Vernon Kay

8/24/2021
Gi catches up with friend from ‘I’m a Celebrity’, presenter and father of two, Vernon Kay. Vernon chats about being a dad to two girls, from getting excited about his daughter’s first music festival and turning into his own father. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:48:15

Harps Kaur

8/17/2021
Today Gi is chatting to blogger Harps Kaur. They discuss Harps’ experiences of post-natal depression after giving birth to her son Arjun and the impact of her son Saajan’s surprise Down's Syndrome diagnosis. In Harps’ blog ‘Baby Brain Memoirs,’ she writes about everything from the highs and lows of motherhood to travel adventures to party planning! Please note, this episode contains conversation about sensitive topics, including depression and suicidal thoughts. If you feel uncomfortable...

Duration:00:57:53

Baby-size: Emma Willis

8/12/2021
Throughout the last seven series of Happy Mum Happy Baby, there have been some amazing, informative and moving conversations. Gi wanted to bring you some of her favourite moments in a series of ‘baby-sized’ episodes. So to kick off, we hear part of her chat with best friend TV presenter Emma Willis. They talk about developing confidence as a new mum and three kids in, feeling like you still have no idea what you’re doing! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:52

Alexandra Heminsley

8/10/2021
In this episode, Gi meets writer and journalist Alexandra Heminsley. Gi hears about Alexandra’s experience of IVF, how a huge error in a test result affected her during pregnancy, and how she came to terms with the fact her then-husband was going to transition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:00:56

Jake & Hannah Graf

8/3/2021
Gi meets a couple The Guardian have named “The UK’s most influential LGBT Power Couple.” Captain Hannah Graf MBE is an Officer of the British Army serving with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In 2013 she came out as a transgender woman and became one of the highest-ranking transgender soldiers within the British Army. Jake Graf is an award-winning director, writer and actor known for his roles in ’The Danish Girl' and ‘Colette’', ’. After meeting in 2015, last year they...

Duration:00:48:58

Emma Barnett

7/27/2021
From Woman’s Hour to Newsnight, today’s guest is broadcaster, journalist and writer Emma Barnett. Gi hears about Emma’s struggles with endometriosis, her IVF journey and learns how she was keen to retain her sense of self after giving birth to her son. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:00:35

Ade Adepitan and Linda Harrison

7/20/2021
In this episode, Gi chats with sports pundit, TV presenter and Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan and his wife, singer Linda Harrison. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:01:06

Greg Rutherford

7/13/2021
To kick off the new series, Gi is joined by Greg Rutherford, MBE, former track and field athlete who specialised in long jump. He represented Great Britain at the Olympics, World and European Championships, and England at the Commonwealth Games. He’s also Masterchef Celebrity champion for 2019 and is planning to compete in the GB bobsleigh team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing! Greg is a father of three and in this episode he shares his experience of supporting his partner through...

Duration:01:05:01

Millie Mackintosh

4/13/2021
Wellness, fashion and former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh joins Gi this week to reflect on her first year as a mother. They discuss emotional wellbeing, reflux, cracked nipples and dealing with her baby's hip dysplasia diagnosis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:57:24

Africa Daley-Clarke

4/6/2021
This week's episode is with Africa Daley-Clarke AKA, The Vitamin D Project. Africa is an Interior Stylist and mother of three. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:57:24

Laura and Tom Hopper

3/30/2021
This week Gi meets with long-time friends, actors Tom and Laura Hopper. They share their story of becoming parents and how they've dealt with their son's recent autism diagnosis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:57:36

Kreena Dhiman

3/23/2021
Cancer, surrogacy and miracles that come in threes... Kreena Dhiman (of The Intended Parent podcast) shares the unique and hugely inspirational story of how she became a mother to four children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:10:21