6 episodes

Welcome to the podcast all about how babies and families are made.

In this series, working midwife, mother and bestselling author Leah Hazard speaks to remarkable women and men from all walks of life about fertility, birth, pregnancy and parenting.

She explores the way we see our bodies and our relationships, the choices we make as we build our families, and the highs and lows that those choices can bring.

No judgment, no shame.

Just real stories, and all the warmth, wit and compassion you’d expect from a visit with your favourite midwife.

Guests include dynamic, diverse voices - some familiar and some fresh - from Lorraine Kelly, Dr Amir Khan and Emma Barnett to athlete/adventurer Anna McNuff, author Katherine May, activists Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe who founded the FivexMore campaign highlighting racial disparities in maternal health, and many more.

Subscribe, leave a rating and get involved in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #whatthemidwifesaid.

What the Midwife Said Leah Hazard

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Welcome to the podcast all about how babies and families are made.

In this series, working midwife, mother and bestselling author Leah Hazard speaks to remarkable women and men from all walks of life about fertility, birth, pregnancy and parenting.

She explores the way we see our bodies and our relationships, the choices we make as we build our families, and the highs and lows that those choices can bring.

No judgment, no shame.

Just real stories, and all the warmth, wit and compassion you’d expect from a visit with your favourite midwife.

Guests include dynamic, diverse voices - some familiar and some fresh - from Lorraine Kelly, Dr Amir Khan and Emma Barnett to athlete/adventurer Anna McNuff, author Katherine May, activists Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe who founded the FivexMore campaign highlighting racial disparities in maternal health, and many more.

Subscribe, leave a rating and get involved in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #whatthemidwifesaid.

    Episode #5: The Writer - Clemmie Telford

    Episode #5: The Writer - Clemmie Telford

    **WARNING: THIS EPISODE DOES CONTAIN THE ODD EXPLETIVE!**

    In this episode of What the Midwife Said, Leah chats to podcaster and author Clemmie Telford, who presents the Honestly podcast and is about to release her first book 'But Why?' in May 2021.

    Leah and Clemmie talk pregnancy, book babies, and discuss how writing a book is actually very similar to giving birth! Who knew?!

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    • 45 min
    Episode #4: The Survivor - Lauren Mahon

    Episode #4: The Survivor - Lauren Mahon

    In this episode of What the Midwife Said, Leah chats to Lauren Mahon, who set up the online community Girl vs Cancer after her own breast cancer diagnosis and now presents the multi award-winning BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C.

    In a typically honest conversation, Lauren reveals how important exercise has been to her mental health and discusses how cancer has impacted her family, her fertility, and her future plans.

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    • 44 min
    Episode #3: The Vicar - with Rev Kate Bottley

    Episode #3: The Vicar - with Rev Kate Bottley

    In this episode of What the Midwife Said, Leah chats to star of Gogglebox, Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 2, Reverend Kate Bottley, about her experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and being a parent to teenagers.

    Kate and Leah cover the dangers of open water swimming, superhero alter egos (just call Kate Lightning Crotch from now on), as well as the stigma attached to caesarean sections and the emotional impact of a difficult pregnancy.

    Join the conversation on social media using #whatthemidwifesaid and follow @whatmidwifesaid on Twitter for podcast updates.

    • 49 min
    Episode #2: The Change Makers - Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe from Five X More

    Episode #2: The Change Makers - Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe from Five X More

    In this episode of What the Midwife Said, Leah chats to Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe who co-founded Five X More in response to a 2018 report that found that black women in the UK are five times more likely to die during pregnancy than white women.

    The two mothers came together with the ambition of improving maternal mortality rates and health care outcomes for black women in the UK.

    Join the conversation on social media using #whatthemidwifesaid and follow @whatmidwifesaid on Twitter for podcast updates.

    • 43 min
    Episode #1: The Mischief Maker - Anna McNuff

    Episode #1: The Mischief Maker - Anna McNuff

    Leah chats to adventurer, author, mischief maker and Girl Guiding ambassador Anna McNuff about putting her daredevil lifestyle on hold ahead of the birth of her first child.

    • 49 min
    Trailer: About What the Midwife Said

    Trailer: About What the Midwife Said

    Welcome to What the Midwife Said! Here's what you can expect from this brand new podcast!

    • 1 min

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