11 episodes

Deciding to start a family is an exciting time for many, but the reality of seeing a positive pregnancy test can send many women into a spiral of sleepless nights way before a baby arrives to do that for them. But this podcast isn’t about the practicalities of sleep or feeding, it’s not about birth or your changing body, this is all about YOU as a woman with a mind all of your own.
From identity to parental leave, to the inequality of the sacrifices men and women are still expected to make, each episode of Baby On The Brain tackles one of the conundrums that keeps many mums-to-be awake at night when they find out their life is about to change.In this thought-provoking but light-hearted new podcast, Stylist’s Fliss Thistlethwaite - a mum-to-be grappling with her own questions - meets other pregnant women to chat about their concerns; finding experts and mothers who have answers to their middle-of-the-night worries.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

Deciding to start a family is an exciting time for many, but the reality of seeing a positive pregnancy test can send many women into a spiral of sleepless nights way before a baby arrives to do that for them. But this podcast isn’t about the practicalities of sleep or feeding, it’s not about birth or your changing body, this is all about YOU as a woman with a mind all of your own.
From identity to parental leave, to the inequality of the sacrifices men and women are still expected to make, each episode of Baby On The Brain tackles one of the conundrums that keeps many mums-to-be awake at night when they find out their life is about to change.In this thought-provoking but light-hearted new podcast, Stylist’s Fliss Thistlethwaite - a mum-to-be grappling with her own questions - meets other pregnant women to chat about their concerns; finding experts and mothers who have answers to their middle-of-the-night worries.

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    10. Returning To Work...

    10. Returning To Work...

    This week, Stylist's Fliss Thistlethwaite wraps up the series with a return to work special featuring Stylist’s Editor-in-chief Lisa Smosarski, a mother of three and Fliss’s boss. The pair tackle all the thoughts, feelings and emotions about returning to work, and there’s a few snippets of advice from former BOTB guests too...  
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    • 49 min
    09. Feminism...

    09. Feminism...

    This week, Stylist's Fliss Thistlethwaite is joined by co-hosting duo Sarah and Laura Smith, who are a parenting blog duo with a daughter – and a baby on the way too! The trio are joined by Sarah-Jane Crawford to discuss feminism in pregnancy and whether it is possible to bring up children avoiding gender stereotypes (and if you’d want to!) ...  
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    • 49 min
    08. Money...

    08. Money...

    This week, Stylist's Fliss Thistlethwaite is joined by journalist Grace Holliday as her co-host and guest Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed, to start an open and honest conversation about money in pregnancy. They tackle the pitfalls of the current maternity system in the UK, the cost of childcare and the motherhood penalty...  
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    • 52 min
    07. Ambition...

    07. Ambition...

    This week, Stylist's Fliss Thistlethwaite is joined by parenting and lifestyle blogger Janet as her co-host and guest Sandra Igwe, founder of The Motherhood Group, to discuss ambition and what that looks like when you find out you’re pregnant, or a new mother...
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    • 36 min
    06. Jealousy...

    06. Jealousy...

    This week, Stylist's Fliss Thistlethwaite is joined by colleague Natasha Gandotra as her co-host and guest, parenting blogger Molly Carnan, to discuss pregnancy, motherhood and jealousy. The discussion centres on jealousy of other people’s perceived ‘perfect pregnancy’ and how to navigate being a new mum without letting the green-eyed monster get to you... 
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    • 37 min
    05. Mental health x Dope Black Mums takeover...

    05. Mental health x Dope Black Mums takeover...

    This week, Baby On The Brain has joined forces with Dope Black Mums and the group’s founder Nina Malone is hosting the episode. Nina is joined by Stylist’s Fliss Thistlethwaite as co-host, and guest, psychotherapist, author and coach Keeley Taverner to talk about maternal mental health and life through the lens as a Black mother in the UK...
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

StaceysWorld ,

So brilliant

Loved this, so much relatable chat!

Louiseishavingababy ,

Like a chat with your friends

I've been completely freaking out about having my baby and want it means to my life and I can honestly say this has helped so much. I LOVE how honest, funny and open this chat is, with some really useful advice too. I hope you keep going once your baby arrives Fliss...

Goldie0161 ,

Great show

This has been a massive help to my partner. Highly recommended.

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