Episode 40: Mental health, hypnobirthing and hip hop

Episode 40: Mental health, hypnobirthing and hip hop

By Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

The Scummy Mummies Podcast

Tuesday, 10 February

Our guest for this episode is actor and writer Jessica Pidsley, who tells us about her experience of post-partum psychosis. We discuss how she came through it, what warning signs to look for, and why you should never watch Deal or No Deal if you're psychotic.

Jessica chats about her blog, Mutha Courage, and what it's like to perform a one-woman show with a baby strapped to you. Plus there's some talk about hypnobirthing, and Helen attempts a Scottish accent. Sorry, Scotland.

Special thanks to the lovely Albert for providing some authentic ambience for this episode. Jessica is on Twitter (@muthacourage) and you can find out more about her down-to-earth hypnobirths via muthacouragehypnobirthing.com.

More information about postpartum psychosis is available via the NHS and NCT websites, and the Action Postpartum Psychosis network. The number for the NCT helpline is 0300 330 0700. 

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