59 episodes

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay, Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Vanessa Haye. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

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    • 4.6 • 143 Ratings

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay, Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Vanessa Haye. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

    59. Goodbye My Friend 👋🏾✨

    59. Goodbye My Friend 👋🏾✨

    Our socialite girl is back on home soil as the year ends! Carina dishes the goss on the 'I'm a Celebrity' jungle mates...Can we guess which celeb she swerved *cough Hancock cough* and which of the BMU girls came to his defence! 

    This episode also brings an announcement...Will the tissues be needed? Natalie, Lauren, Carina and Nana-Adwoa look back on the year and bid you a …….

    www.blackmumsupfront.com

    Hosts
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/_carinawh
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/laurenthomasjohnson

    • 54 min
    58. Let’s get back together…. For the kids.

    58. Let’s get back together…. For the kids.

    Can co-parenting ever work successfully? Will the kids thank you for your efforts or resent the "broken" family?

    With more and more blended families, Natalie, Lauren and Nana-Adwoa decided it's time to address the complexities of relationships. And to bring the all important male perspective, they were joined by Aaron Dale who heads up Raising Boys 2 Men.

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    @blackmumsupfront

    Hosts

    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/laurenthomasjohnson

    Guest
    https://instagram.com/raisingboys_2men

    • 1 hr 34 min
    57. Can We Reclaim Birth? Please.

    57. Can We Reclaim Birth? Please.

    (Trigger Warning: Discussions around birth trauma and death.)
    Are we birthing right, here in the West? Is it possible to birth like a boss? And what happens when it all goes wrong? This episode, Nana-Adwoa, Lauren and Endy share the truth about their 2022 birth stories, giving candid accounts of their very different experiences of labour, birth and the fourth trimester. We delve into inductions, emergency c-sections, and postnatal depression, and we answer your questions on home births, age gaps and being a ‘geriatric mum’. Join us as we discuss this immense rite of passage and give advice on self advocacy, remaining in your power and trusting your body and your baby. You got this, mama.

    www.blackmumsupfront.com
    @blackmumsupfront
    Edited and mixed by Yinka Awojobi @YinkaMode

    • 1 hr 16 min
    56. Just The Two Of Us

    56. Just The Two Of Us

    Maternity leave have left the Black Mums Upfront team depleted, but this week Carina and Natalie continue to fly the flag on this intimate and fun episode. Can they get to the bottom of child care costs... and just who on earth is Rashid Sonab? 

    www.blackmumsupfront.com

    Hosts
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/_carinawh

    • 38 min
    55. Loss For Words

    55. Loss For Words

    1 in 5 pregnancies end in a miscarriage, but  learning the risk is 43% higher in Black women has the BMU ladies speechless, due to the deafening silence on this issue.
    Thankfully, there are Black women who are selflessly sharing their stories - one of them being fashion, fitness and lifestyle content creator, Aliyah Maria Bee. 
    She talks with us about experiencing  a stillbirth twice, and how she coped with her losses.
    Let’s be upfront [TRIGGER WARNING]: This episode may bring on some tears, but Aliya’s radiant positivity and faith reminds us that there is a rainbow after the storm, (and in many forms)

    www.blackmumsupfront.com
    Hosts
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/vanessahaye

    Guest
    https://www.instagram.com/aliyahmariabee

    • 1 hr 11 min
    54. Mum Shame vs Royal Shame

    54. Mum Shame vs Royal Shame

    Did you bribe your child to tidy up but they still gave you chatback before you gave in, handed over the tablet and put chips in the oven...again... for the third night running...without veg?? #MumShame - But who do we get it most from? OTHER MUMS! Natalie, Lauren & Nana-Adwoa try to brush off the shame and deal with the matters that *actually* could affect our kids: Black History Month, the cost of living, and what our new Monarch desires...!

    www.blackmumsupfront.com

    Hosts 

    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/laurenthomasjohnson

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Richie Brave ,

A Great Podcast

Thank you so much for giving us this. Being a mother is one thing, being a Black mother is an extra layer and one not often heard enough ❤️

HelenSwede ,

Thank you

I suffered post natal depression so I really appreciated this episode and hearing Lauren’s experience. Thank you so much for sharing and talk long about it!

kam5star ,

Full enjoyment 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Ladies I just love your discussions, your honesty, humour and ability to share. I appreciate you. Great podcast.

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