Happy Mum Happy Baby

Happy Mum Happy Baby

By Giovanna Fletcher

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

Kimberly Wyatt

Singer, dancer and former Pussycat Dolls member, Kimberly Wyatt joins Giovanna to discuss her life as a mum of three. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/23·47m 36s

Matt Willis

For the first episode of the new season, Giovanna is joined by her good friend Matt Willis to discuss, fatherhood, addiction and dealing with teenagers!TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussion around the theme of addiction. If you feel this may be difficult for you please choose another episode. Listener discretion is advised, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/23·50m 44s

Giorgina & Mario Falcone

In the second of our bonus episodes to celebrate the launch of Giovanna Fletcher: Made In Italy on ITV, Gi is joined by her sister, Giorgina and brother, Mario as they reminisce on growing up together and the parenting lessons they have learned from each other! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/22·49m 13s

Big Mario

In this special bonus episode to celebrate the launch of 'Giovanna Fletcher: Made In Italy' on ITV, Gi talks parenting with her dad, Big Mario Falcone! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/22·35m 19s

Gino D'Acampo

For the final episode in the current series, Gi is joined by Italian chef and TV personality, Gino D'Acampo to discuss his approach to parenting his 3 children.Gino's new book 'Gino's Italy: Like Mamma Used To Make' is available now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/22·40m 14s

Emma & Ollie Proudlock

Gi is joined on this week's episode by model Emma and business entrepreneur, Ollie to discuss the birth of their baby daughter, Bonnie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/22·42m 52s

Jo Joyner

Actress Jo Joyner discusses her journey with IVF and life with her twins Edie and Freddie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/22·52m 18s

Baby Loss Awareness Week

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week and Giovanna reflects on some of the stories of baby loss that have featured on the podcast over the years. If you’re looking for support with Baby Loss you can search for Tommys or PANDAS online.Trigger warning: Contains difficult topics, listener discretion is advised. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/22·9m 42s

Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes

YouTubers and entrepreneurs Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes discuss life with their first baby, Ottilie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/22·1h 0m

Ayda Williams

Giovanna's guest this week is actress, model, TV panelist - wife to Robbie and mum of four, Ayda Williams. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/22·51m 43s

Freddy McConnell

Giovanna's guest on this episode is writer and journalist, Freddy McConnell. Freddy is a queer transgender man and solo dad of two. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/22·1h 1m

Dave Berry

This week Gi is joined by radio presenter and DadPod host, Dave Berry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/22·43m 9s

Casyo ‘Krept’ Johnson & Sasha Ellese

Rapper & broadcaster, Casyo ‘Krept’ Johnson and health & beauty influencer, Sasha Ellese join Gi to discuss co-parenting and co-founding their own baby care brand. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/22·1h 1m

Georgia Kousoulou

This week, Giovanna is joined by The Only Way Is Essex's, Georgia Kousoulou, wife to Tommy and mum to Brody. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/22·55m 58s

Kelsey Parker

For the first episode in the new season, Giovanna is joined by her good friend Kelsey Parker, who sadly lost her husband Tom to a brain tumour earlier this year after their second child was born. Gi discusses life and motherhood after Tom. This episode contains real and difficult conversations around death, please only listen if it feels safe for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/22·1h 0m

Help! My little one wakes at 5am every morning. Is there anything I can do? with Anna Knight

Gi is back and talking 'sleep' with holistic sleeping coach and Founder of Sleeping Bunnies Anna Knight. The pair discuss why our babies sometimes struggle to nod off, how to remedy that, sleeping tips for parents and answer your listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/22·40m 27s

I need flexible working! How do I approach my employer? with Anna Whitehouse

In this episode of 'Asking For A Friend' Gi is joined by Anna Whitehouse, author and founder of Mother Pukkaa, Anna and Gi discuss everything around flexible working - why we should have it, how to ask for it and answer your listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/22·39m 35s

'Baby Blues' Vs Postnatal depression. How can I tell the difference? with Dr Punam Krishan

In this episode of 'Asking For A Friend', Gi begins to better understand postnatal depression with writer, TV presenter and NHS GP Dr Punam Krishan. The two discuss everything from normalising conversations around depression and how to cope with these feelings. Dr Punam is medically trained in this area, but she also suffered from postnatal depression and opens up about her experiences. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/22·44m 15s

My baby is 6 months old. How do we start weaning? with Charlotte Stirling-Reed

This week on 'Asking For A Friend' Gi is joined by registered nutritionist and best selling author Charlotte Stirling-Reed to talk about everything weaning! The pair discuss everything around eating habits, when to introduce foods and they answer your listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/22·40m 22s

When can I start exercising after giving birth? with Shakira Akabusi

In this episode of 'Asking For A Friend' Gi dives into pre and postnatal health with fitness expert and public speaker Shakira Akabusi. The pair discuss everything from exercise to breastfeeding, recovery times to staying fit during pregnancy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/22·42m 12s

How do I talk to my children about dying? with Anna Lyons & Louise Winter

This week on Asking For A Friend, Gi is joined by End-of-Life Doula, Anna Lyons and progressive funeral director, Louise Winter to discuss how to navigate difficult conversations around death and illness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/22·38m 50s

Am I a good enough parent? with Clemmie Telford

This week on 'Asking For A Friend', Gi discusses Vulnerability with author of 'But Why?', Clemmie Telford. From answering difficult questions from kids to having an open conversation with yourself, Gi and Clemmie talk about feeling lost and when to ask for help. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/22·33m 27s

Am I Incontinent? with Emma Brockwell

This week on 'Asking For A Friend' Gi discusses Pelvic Floor Health with founder of Pevic Roar and author of 'Why Did No One Tell Me?, Emma Brockwell. With tips on how to keep your pelvic floor healthy and your questions answered on everything from excercising when pregnant to urinary incontinence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/22·38m 20s

Am I OK? with Stacie Swift

In this episode of 'Asking For A Friend' Gi is joined by illustrator, mum and author of 'You Are Positively Awesome', Stacie Swift. The pair discuss everything around parental mental health, practising self love and answer your listener questions around wellbeing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/22·40m 11s

What is Gut Health? with Dr Megan Rossi

In our very first Asking For A Friend episode, Gi is joined by Dr Megan Rossi, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in gut health to discuss how the microbes in your stomach can impact the physical and mental health of mother and child. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/22·39m 33s

Introducing Asking For A Friend

Introducing 'Happy Mum Happy Baby: Asking For A Friend', a brand new incarnation of the show where Gi will be speaking to leading parenting experts and asking your questions about the issues that affect us all through our parenting journeys. From your pelvic floor to mental health, weaning to bed-wetting and teething to trauma, we got it all covered. Make sure you submit your questions for our experts by heading over to Giovanna's socials! @mrsgifletcher Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/22·1m 29s

Tom Daley

In this week's episode, Giovanna is joined by none other than diving extraordinaire, and keen knitter, Tom Daley. The pair sit down to talk all things fatherhood and the ins and the outs of surrogacy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/22·48m 51s

Dope Black Dads

Joining Gi today is Marvyn from Dope Black Dads, an organisation that provides a safe space for fathers who wish to discuss their experiences of being black, a parent and masculinity in the modern world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/22·50m 55s

Anna Mathur

Psychotherapist, bestselling author of Mind Over Mother and mum to three, Anna Mathur is today's guest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/22·45m 0s

DIY Dads

Joining Gi today is James from the DIY Dads. He's a DIY lover, gardener and an advocate for LGBTQ+ parenting and adoptive families. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/22·48m 19s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Today’s episode is all about improving health and happiness! Gi is joined by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, father of two, physician, author and podcast host of ‘Feel Better, Live More.’ Dr Chatterjee explores how his own childhood affects the way he parents and why he feels he’s a better person because of his children. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/22·51m 20s

Not a Fictional Mum

Blogger and campaigner Not a Fictional Mum fights for equality and acceptance for all families. In 2019 she became a full-time mother to a son who just happens to be adopted. Gi hears about her experiences of IVF and adoption and learns why campaigning is so important to her. Please be aware, this episode contains discussion about miscarriage.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/22·53m 10s

Malorie Blackman

BAFTA winner, author and former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman OBE is on the podcast! She speaks to Gi about her experience of miscarriage and raising her daughter who’s now in her 20s.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/22·38m 57s

Ben Anderson (The Diary of a Dad)

Today Gi chats to co-founder and managing director of Musicalize and father of five Ben Anderson (AKA The Diary of a Dad.) Together they explore everything he’s learnt since becoming a dad- from placentas being delivered to the power of communication. Ben also talks about the very difficult experience of his twins being born at 21 weeks and passing away shortly after birth.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/22·1h 0m

Kate Lawler

Gi is joined by former Big Brother housemate, host of podcast Maybe Baby, and drive-time presenter on Virgin Radio, Kate Lawler. Kate speaks about how turning 40 sparked a desire to have a child. After her baby Noa was born, Kate battled with feelings of resentment, frustration and loneliness that eventually turned into joy. As well as raising awareness of mental health struggles woman can face after giving birth, Kate's now focusing on spending time with her baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/22·50m 2s

Laura Jackson

Today Gi chats to Laura Jackson- presenter, columnist and CEO of online market Glassette about the joys of being a mum! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/22·50m 24s

Ellie Taylor

Gi’s guest today is actress, comedian, author of ‘My Child and Other Mistakes’ and mother of one Ellie Jane Taylor. They chat about Ellie not feeling maternal before deciding to have a child but how she now believes her baby has opened her heart and made her a nicer person.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/22·45m 41s

Josh Widdicombe

Comedian Josh Widdicombe is Gi’s first guest of the new series! They have a giggle about the joys of family life; explore why Josh decided to start his chart-topping parenting podcast and discuss how he juggles late-night gigs with being a dad.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/22·42m 7s

Baby-size: Izzy Judd

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/21·15m 18s

Annie Macmanus

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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/21·40m 39s

Ian 'H' Watkins

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/21·41m 16s

Baby-size: Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/21·13m 27s

Lisa Faulkner

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/21·40m 49s

Part Two: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

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 Azaylia's name to support families dealing with childhood cancer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/21·34m 41s

Part One: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

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 started to think something was wrong with their baby and they stress how they want to make parents aware of the symptoms of leukaemia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/21·42m 53s

Baby-size: Tom Fletcher

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/21·15m 29s

Vernon Kay

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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/21·42m 57s

Harps Kaur

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 with these subjects, please pick a different episode.If you're feeling depressed or are unsure about your mental health, The Samaritans run a confidential 24-hour helpline. You can call for free in the UK on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org for other ways to find support. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/21·52m 42s

Baby-size: Emma Willis

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/21·14m 55s

Alexandra Heminsley

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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/21·55m 40s

Jake & Hannah Graf

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 welcomed their first child into the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/21·43m 45s

Emma Barnett

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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/21·56m 11s

Ade Adepitan and Linda Harrison

In this episode, Gi chats with sports pundit, TV presenter and Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan and his wife, singer Linda Harrison. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/21·56m 30s

Greg Rutherford

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 severe hyperemesis. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/21·1h 0m

Millie Mackintosh

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/21·54m 35s

Africa Daley-Clarke

This week's episode is with Africa Daley-Clarke AKA, The Vitamin D Project. Africa is an Interior Stylist and mother of three. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/21·55m 31s

Laura and Tom Hopper

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/21·55m 40s

Kreena Dhiman

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/21·1h 6m

Steph McGovern

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/21·47m 24s

Jennifer Garner

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/21·35m 21s

Chloe and JB Gill

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/21·59m 56s

Edith Bowman

Gi is joined by presenter, podcaster and mum of two, Edith Bowman. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/21·59m 18s

Tanni Grey-Thompson

This week Gi is joined by presenter, politician and eleven time Paralympic gold medalist, Tanni Grey-Thompson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/21·48m 54s

Richard and Judy

Gi is back for season 7 with TV legends Richard and Judy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/21·51m 49s

Nozi Samela

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/20·1h 2m

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks returns to the podcast to discuss baby number two and becoming the nations lockdown PE teacher. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/20·1h 0m

Samantha Cameron

In the final episode of the series, Giovanna is joined by Samantha Cameron. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/20·56m 49s

Nigel Clarke

Gi is joined by fellow Baby Club presenter and Dadvenger, Nigel Clarke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/20·57m 38s

Sally Phillips

Actress, comedian and mum of three, Sally Phillips is Giovanna's guest this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/20·1h 7m

Liv Thorne AKA Liv's Alone

Author Liv Thorne AKA Liv's Alone joins Giovanna to share her journey with sperm donation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/20·1h 16m

Illy Morrison

Giovanna is joined by midwife, mum and hypnobirthing teacher, Illy Morrison to discuss motherhood, birth rights, birth trauma and racial inequality in childbirth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/20·1h 16m

Lily Pebbles

Lifestyle vlogger, Sunday Times bestseller and mum Lily Pebbles is this week's guest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/20·1h 6m

Emma Bunton

This week's Happy Mum is Baby Spice AKA Emma Bunton! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/20·1h 3m

Dawn O' Porter

Gi is joined by presenter, writer and mother of two, Dawn O'Porter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/20·1h 9m

Paloma Faith

Gi is joined by award winning solo artist Paloma Faith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/20·1h 7m

Dope Black Mums

This week Gi is joined by Endy McKay, Natalie Duvall and Carina White from Dope Black Mums. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/20·1h 28m

Cressida Cowell

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/20·1h 0m

Oliver Jeffers

In this special bonus episode, to celebrate the Apple TV release of ‘Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ , Giovanna is joined by best selling author Oliver Jeffers who's book the film is based on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/20·27m 23s

Michelle Kennedy

In this bonus edition, Gi is joined by the Founder and CEO of Peanut, MIchelle Kennedy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/20·40m 21s

Alesha Dixon

Singer, author and everyone's favourite judge, Alesha Dixon joins Gi for the final episode of the series to discuss being a mum to Azura and Anaya. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/20·54m 3s

Prue Leith

This week Gi is joined by author, journalist, mum, grandma and Bake Off judge, Prue Leith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/20·42m 46s

Roxanne Hoyle AKA LadBabyMum

Gi is joined by chart topping Roxanne Hoyle AKA LadBabyMum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/20·48m 38s

Ferne McCann

Ferne joins Gi to discuss life with her daughter, Sunday Skye, being a mum in the public eye and prolapse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/20·50m 2s

Laura Dockrill

Giovanna is joined by author, poet and illustrator, Laura Dockrill who shares her personal story of postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains explicit discussion surrounding issues including depression, postpartum psychosis and suicidal thoughts. This may prove a difficult listen for some and if you feel that listening may affect you negatively then please choose another episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/20·1h 2m

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly OBE joins Giovanna this week to discuss how she managed motherhood and those early mornings! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/20·38m 24s

Isma Almas

Gi is joined by comedian Isma Almas who shares her incredible story of being a gay Pakistani woman going through the process of adoption. Plus as a special bonus stay tuned to the very end of the episode to hear an exclusive preview of the audiobook version of Gi's new book 'Letters on Motherhood'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/20·1h 1m

The Duchess of Cambridge on the early years

In this special episode, The Duchess of Cambridge joins Giovanna Fletcher to talk about the importance of the early years in her first ever podcast interview. Having met in Birmingham at the launch of her landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’, they sat down after a joint visit to LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery to talk about the work that has built up to this landmark survey and some of their shared experiences as mothers to three children.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/20·34m 44s

Kate Ferdinand

Kate Ferdinand joins Gi to discuss the realities of becoming a step-family. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/20·37m 4s

Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

Giovanna is joined by Mother Pukka founder Anna Whitehouse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/20·41m 47s

Jessie Ware

Gi kicks off Series 5 with the gorgeous singer-songwriter, podcaster and mother, Jessie Ware! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/20·42m 21s

Kaytee Jones AKA thenursemum

In this special bonus episode, Gi is joined by Kaytee Jones AKA thenursemum. In 2017, Kaytee, a student nurse gave birth to Jaxon who was born with a life-threatening heart condition, multiple co-morbidities and several syndromes. Kaytee has been documenting her life with Jaxon on her blog thenursemum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/19·46m 4s

HMHB LIVE with Jamelia

Its the final leg of Happy Mum Happy Baby Live and we're in Birmingham with Jamelia! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/19·44m 34s

HMHB LIVE with Bryony Gordon

This week's episode come live from Gateshead with Bryony Gordon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/19·42m 54s

HMHB LIVE with Ore & Portia Oduba

The live tour hits The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with Ore and Portia Oduba. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/19·40m 52s

HMHB LIVE with Helen Flanagan

The tour reaches Glasgow with Helen Flanagan! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/19·41m 26s

HMHB LIVE with Gemma Atkinson

The tour continues and this week we're in Leeds with new mum, Gemma Atkinson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/19·40m 8s

HMHB LIVE with Christine McGuinness

We're on tour! Yes, its Happy Mum Happy Baby Live and in this first edition, Giovanna is joined on stage in Manchester by Christine McGuinness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/19·43m 43s

Shaun T

In this bonus edition of the podcast, Giovanna is joined by Shaun T of Insanity fame. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/19·55m 17s

Katherine Jenkins

Gi is joined by singer, songwriter and mother, Katherine Jenkins! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/19·51m 31s

Tamara Ecclestone

On this week's Happy Mum Happy Baby, Gi is joined by TV personality and founder of the baby skin-care brand Fifi & Friends, Tamara Ecclestone. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/19·41m 21s

Rachaele Hambleton AKA Part-Time Working Mummy

Blogger, author and Kidscape ambassador Rachaele AKA Part-Time Working Mummy joins Gi this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/19·55m 45s

Caitlin Moran

Gi is joined by author, broadcaster, journalist and mum of 2 - Caitlin Moran. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/19·1h 2m

Liz Earle

This week, Giovanna is joined by the Queen of Wellbeing and mum of five, Liz Earle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/19·55m 6s

Caroline Hirons

Giovanna is joined by beauty expert and mum of four, Caroline Hirons. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/19·53m 19s

Arlene Phillips and Alana Stewart

Gi is joined by Arlene and her daughter Alana AND newborn baby Lila - our first baby on the podcast!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/19·1h 6m

Chris & Rosie Ramsey

Stars of 'Sh**ged. Married.Annoyed', Chris and Rosie join Gi to discuss raising their son Robin and how they coped with miscarriage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/19·1h 10m

Jeff Brazier

Jeff Brazier joins Giovanna this week to discuss his journey as father to sons Bobby and Freddie ; ten years on from the tragic passing of their mum, Jade Goody. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/19·57m 15s

Nadiya Hussain

For the first episode in season 4, Gi is joined by chef, author, presenter and mum of 3, Nadiya Hussein. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/19·1h 4m

HMHB LIVE with Rochelle Humes

In this special Live edition, recorded at The 2019 Brighton Podcast Festival, Giovanna is joined by Rochelle Humes.We're back with Series 4 on 7th May! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/19·1h 13m

HMHB LIVE with Katie Piper

Gi is joined by Katie Piper for a very special Live edition of Happy Mum Happy Baby, recorded at The Shaw Theatre in London. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/18·50m 25s

Jack Monroe

Giovanna is joined in the studio by food writer, journalist and food poverty activist Jack Monroe. Jack shares her personal journey of raising her own child against a backdrop of financial hardship and how she now works to help and inspire other families who are struggling to keep their families fed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/18·29m 22s

Emma Willis

Its the end of Series 3 and Emma Willis is back on the podcast to discuss her training as a midwife for her new TV documentary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/18·35m 6s

Amanda Holden

In Baby Loss Awareness Week, Giovanna is joined by Amanda Holden to share her personal story. For more information and to help raise awareness visit https://babyloss-awareness.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/18·55m 33s

Pixiwoo

Sisters Sam and Nic Chapman AKA Pixiwoo join Giovanna to discuss their difficult childhood and how its impacted their own parenting journeys. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/18·54m 8s

Simon Hooper

Gi is joined by Simon Hooper AKA Father Of Daughters to hear what life is like living in a house full of girls! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/18·49m 14s

Georgia Jones

This week Gi is joined by former Miss England and fellow McFly mum, Georgia Jones. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/18·43m 48s

Joe Wicks

GI is joined by new dad, Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach to discuss his first few weeks of Fatherhood. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/18·36m 49s

Candice Braithwaite

'Mummy Blogger' and founder of Make Motherhood diverse, Candice Braithwaite joins Giovanna. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/18·41m 7s

Deborah James and Tracie Gledhill

This week Gi is joined by Deborah James aka @Bowelbabe and CoppaFeell! Boobette, Tracie Gledhill to discuss motherhood and living with cancer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/18·53m 38s

Louise Pentland

Motherhood, beauty and lifestyle star, Louise Pentland AKA Sprinkle of Glitter joins Gi to discuss life with her little ones, Darcy and Pearl. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/18·45m 50s

Ore Oduba

Gi kicks off season 3 with father, presenter and Strictly winner, Ore Oduba. hey discuss dad guilt, bonding and nappy changing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/18·46m 14s

Exploring play with Fisher-Price

In this special bonus episode of the podcast, Gi is joined by Play expert Amanda Gummer, Vlogger Charlotte Taylor and Let Toys Be Toys campaigner Jess Day to explore the importance of letting kids be kids through play. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/18·34m 21s

Jo Malone

Gi is joined by Jo Malone MBE, Founder of Jo Loves to discuss overcoming sickness pre and post birth, building a business empire whilst building a family and being a mum to a teenage boy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/18·40m 35s

Angela Scanlon

Giovanna is joined by new mum, TV and radio host, Angela Scanlon to discuss the first few weeks of life with her daughter, Ruby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/18·37m 41s

Susie Verrill

This week's guest is parenting, lifestyle and fashion blogger, Susie Verrill. Gi and Susie discuss being mums to boys and mums supporting eachother on social media. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/18·39m 54s

Fleur De Force

Gi is joined this week by beauty blogger and new mum, Fleur De Force to discuss what to put in your maternity bag and how to deal with those first few months. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/18·32m 11s

Alex Jones

The One Show's Alex Jones joins Gi this week to chat breastfeeding, baby groups and going back to work. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/18·42m 13s

Emma Freud

Mother, producer, broadcaster and RedNoseDay director, Emma Freud joins GI this week to talk about being a mum of four, being entertained by teenagers and juggling work and motherhood. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/18·42m 13s

Kimberley Walsh

This week, Gi is joined by actress, singer, songwriter and Girls Aloud member, Kimberly Walsh. Gi and Kimberly discuss body image, breastfeeding and their boisterous play dates! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/18·44m 59s

Elle Wright & Michelle Cottle

This week on the podcast, Gi speaks about baby loss with Elle Wright and Michelle Cottle. MIchelle and Elle share their experiences and thoughts on life, pregnancy and parenting after loss on their brilliant blogs Feathering The Empty nest and Dear Orla and talk to Gi about how to navigate life when the plan doesn't go to plan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/18·53m 9s

Ant Middleton

This week, Gi is joined by Ant Middleton - ex-elite forces operator, adventurer and father of five. The SAS: Who Dares Wins instructor discusses leaving his family for long periods of time, almost missing the birth of his son and finally letting his emotions in.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/18·37m 55s

Davina McCall

Season 2 kicks off with the lovely Davina McCall who joins Gi to talk birthing experiences, body image, mum guilt and how she juggles being one of the Uk's best loved TV presenters alongside being a mum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/18·47m 28s

Tom Fletcher

In the final episode of this series Gi is joined by her husband and McFly frontman Tom Fletcher to discuss parenting from a father's perspective. They discuss their experiences as a hypnobirthing couple, bonding struggles, and being a dad on tour. Happy mum, happy dad?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/17·52m 31s

Fearne Cotton

TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton talks to Giovanna about finding happiness as a mum, negotiating the pressures of other people’s standards, and breastfeeding in public. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/17·39m 21s

Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum

This week, Gi is joined in the studio by the Unmumsy Mum herself, Sarah Turner to discuss expectations verses reality, the importance of honesty and wanting a girl in a brood of boys. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/17·33m 6s

Paige Toon

Author Paige Toon joins Giovanna to discuss writing books whilst having babies, how much breastfeeding can hurt and taking little ones on planes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/17·33m 13s

Clemmie Hooper

Author, midwife and mother of daughters Clemmie Hooper joins Gi to talk about her work in the delivery room, hypnobirthing, and her own pregnancies (including twins!). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/17·43m 8s

Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes joins Gi this week to discuss mum guilt, umbilical cords and placenta capsules. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/17·38m 39s

Izzy Judd

This week, Giovanna is joined by fellow McFly mum, Izzy Judd. Izzy talks openly and honestly about the reality of dealing with fertility struggles and having IVF as well as becoming a mum for the second time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/17·37m 15s

Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge joins Giovanna this week to discuss being a mum to two boys, body confidence and severe morning sickness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/17·39m 6s

Jo Elvin

Gi is joined by Jo Elvin, Editor-in-Chief of British Glamour to discuss the realties of being a working mum, adjusting to life with a newborn and not enjoying baby classes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/17·33m 24s

Emma Willis

In this first episode, Gi invites Emma Willis over for a cup of tea to talk about motherhood, making time for yourself and how having kids can affect your confidence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/17·26m 51s

Trailer - Series launches 5th September 2017

Here a sneak preview of Giovanna's first episode with special guest, Emma Willis. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/17·1m 51s
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