Happy Mum, Happy Baby

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. 

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Episodes

  • Harps Kaur

    Tuesday, August 17th, 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,’ ...

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  • Baby-size: Emma Willis

    Thursday, August 12th, 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 h...

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  • Alexandra Heminsley

    Tuesday, August 10th, 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 tr...

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  • Jake & Hannah Graf

    Tuesday, August 3rd, 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 a...

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  • Emma Barnett

    Tuesday, July 27th, 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 so...

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  • Ade Adepitan and Linda Harrison

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

    In this episode, Gi chats with sports pundit, TV presenter and Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan and his wife, singer Linda Harrison.

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  • Greg Rutherford

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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    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 a...

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  • Millie Mackintosh

    Tuesday, April 13th, 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.

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  • Africa Daley-Clarke

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

    This week's episode is with Africa Daley-Clarke AKA, The Vitamin D Project. Africa is an Interior Stylist and mother of three.

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  • Laura and Tom Hopper

    Tuesday, March 30th, 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.

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  • Kreena Dhiman

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

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    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.

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  • Steph McGovern

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

    Journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern joins Gi to talk about how she's juggled motherhood with her career – plus thoughts on Irish dancing and projectile watermelon!

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  • Jennifer Garner

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

    Actress and mum of three, Jennifer Garner joins Gi to share her story of motherhood – and explains how her new film Yes Day is all about letting kids make the rules.

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  • Chloe and JB Gill

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

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    This week Gi is joined by dancer and mum Chloe Gill alongside popstar husband JB Gill, from JLS. This episode contains discussions around difficult births and postpartum recovery – and may not be suitable for all listeners.

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  • Edith Bowman

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

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    Gi is joined by presenter, podcaster and mum of two, Edith Bowman.

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  • Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

    This week Gi is joined by presenter, politician and eleven time Paralympic gold medalist, Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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  • Richard and Judy

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

    Gi is back for season 7 with TV legends Richard and Judy!

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  • Nozi Samela

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

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    In this special bonus edition of Happy Mum Happy Baby, Gi is joined by @mothers2mothers Mentor, Nozi Samela. Nozi discusses how the organisation helped guide her through an HIV - positive diagnosis at 19 years old, when she was 6 months pregnant.

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  • Joe Wicks

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

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    Joe Wicks returns to the podcast to discuss baby number two and becoming the nations lockdown PE teacher.

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  • Samantha Cameron

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

    In the final episode of the series, Giovanna is joined by Samantha Cameron.

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  • Nigel Clarke

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

    Gi is joined by fellow Baby Club presenter and Dadvenger, Nigel Clarke.

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  • Sally Phillips

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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    Actress, comedian and mum of three, Sally Phillips is Giovanna's guest this week.

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  • Liv Thorne AKA Liv's Alone

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

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    Author Liv Thorne AKA Liv's Alone joins Giovanna to share her journey with sperm donation.

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  • Illy Morrison

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

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    Giovanna is joined by midwife, mum and hypnobirthing teacher, Illy Morrison to discuss motherhood, birth rights, birth trauma and racial inequality in childbirth

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  • Lily Pebbles

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

    1 seconds

    Lifestyle vlogger, Sunday Times bestseller and mum Lily Pebbles is this week's guest.

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  • Emma Bunton

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

    1 seconds

    This week's Happy Mum is Baby Spice AKA Emma Bunton!

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  • Dawn O' Porter

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

    1 seconds

    Gi is joined by presenter, writer and mother of two, Dawn O'Porter.

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  • Paloma Faith

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

    1 seconds

    Gi is joined by award winning solo artist Paloma Faith.

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  • Dope Black Mums

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

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    This week Gi is joined by Endy McKay, Natalie Duvall and Carina White from Dope Black Mums.

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  • Cressida Cowell

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

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    We're back for season 6 and to kick things off Gi is joined by celebrated children's author and the 2019 Children's Laureate, Cressida Cowell to discuss how raising a child is not too different from training a dragon!

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