Best Podcasts to Listen to as a New Mom

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Becoming a new mom is a huge transition. You wait, wait, and wait some more as your belly grows. Then, suddenly, you've got a baby in your arms. This adjustment, which happens during a period that is often called the fourth trimester, often requires a whole different outlook on life with a whole new set of skills. The blessing is that there are millions of moms out there who have experienced what you're going through or are now in the same boat.

Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour to spare, listening to motherhood-themed podcasts is a great way to find connection. solace, and practical strategies that really work—and to make yourself laugh. Below, we share some of the best podcasts to listen to as a new mom.

For Breastfeeding

Many new moms have questions about breastfeeding and feeding their baby. But when you’re trying to fit in a gazillion nursing sessions, the last thing you may have the energy for is reading or looking up answers on the internet. And that’s where podcasts come in.

The Boob Group Podcast

Boob group

The Boob Group podcast is like having a group of your best mom-friends in your living room discussing "all things” breastfeeding. This weekly podcast gives new moms and seasoned parents a feeling of community as they discuss topics like breastfeeding guilt, how to know if you have a good latch, pumping, breast milk supply, twins, and so much more. 

The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Badass

Hosts Dianne Cassidy, a lactation consultant, and Abby Theuring, the badass breastfeeder, get up-close-and-personal about the ins and outs of breastfeeding on their weekly podcast, The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast. From bra fitting and pumping tips to nighttime feeding and nursing strikes, these two veteran mamas discuss everyday issues many people face while breastfeeding. 

For Relating to Being a New Parent

Taking on the role of “mom” comes with a ton of new tasks and responsibilities. But rather than discovering them on your own, check out one of these new mom podcasts to get you acclimated. After just a few short episodes, you're likely to feel even more ready to tackle motherhood and power through the day.  

Newbies Podcast

Newbies

If you think you had a lot of questions during pregnancy, just wait until the fourth trimester. Caring for a newborn often requires a village. But if your village is unavailable or you don’t feel like having visitors, then Newbies is for you. Episodes tackle many of the pertinent issues of a baby's first year of life, such as swaddling, diaper rashes, baby poop, infant reflexes, postpartum mental health, and sex after childbirth.

Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled Podcast

Unruffled

Many new parents wish they had someone available to answer their new baby questions 24/7. With Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled, you will have instant access to the wise words of parenting expert Janet Lansbury. She offers practical and specific parenting advice on how to remain calm and collected even during the toughest moments.

For Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Pregnancy and the postpartum period come with a flood of emotions, with many moms experiencing happiness and elation one minute, and sadness, fatigue, or worry the next. The good news is, you’re not alone. These podcasts can help you manage the roller coaster of emotions that often come with being a new mom. 

Mom & Mind Podcast

Mom and mind

The Mom & Mind podcast takes listeners deep into the complexities of postpartum depression and anxiety. Through interviews with experts and conversations with moms and dads, host and psychologist, Dr. Kat (Katayune Kaeni) gives real and honest advice on the mental health issues, many new moms face. 

Motherhood Sessions Podcast

Motherhood Sessions

Postpartum depression and anxiety leave many new moms feeling isolated and alone, which is something psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks knows all too well. In Motherhood Sessions, Dr. Sacks has emotionally honest conversations with new moms about the issues they are facing. From loneliness and trauma to not feeling cut out for motherhood, she gives practical advice to help these new moms deal with their post-child identity. 

For Overall Wellness

When caring for a newborn, it’s not uncommon to forget about your own health and wellness needs. However, putting energy into getting better sleep, getting your baby to sleep, eating well, making time for exercise, or simply carving out 15-minutes to declutter your life can work wonders. These podcasts show that taking care of yourself is key to surviving and thriving during motherhood. 

Little Z's Sleep Podcast

Little Zs

Struggling to get your baby (and yourself) to sleep? Pediatric sleep consultant Becca Campbell offers practical sleep solutions during each episode of Little Z's Sleep Podcast. This podcast makes a perfect companion for those middle-of-the-night wake-ups when your baby wants to do everything BUT sleep. 

Clutter Free Academy

Clutter free

While not specifically a new mom podcast per se, Clutter Free Academy should be at the top of your “must listen to immediately” list. Decluttering expert, Kathi Lipp, is an expert on paring down your to-do list and your stuff, as well as dealing with those things you can’t see like fear, guilt, and feeling overwhelmed. Listen to this podcast for tips on how to make more room in your life to do the things you love, like holding your new baby. 

For Working Moms

Being a new mom doesn’t mean you have to give up the other parts of your life to care for a newborn. It just means you need to make some adjustments to create room for your precious little one. Through practical tips and real conversations about the challenges of fitting everything in, these podcasts will help you find new ways to balance a career, a social life, self-care, and anything else that is important to you beyond being a mom. 

The Balance and Motherhood Podcast

Balance and motherhood

If you’re looking for ways to more smoothly integrate parenting into the rest of your life, then the Balance and Motherhood Podcast is for you. Through humor, honesty, and compassion, host Sarah Bivens talks about all the things you’re thinking about but either don’t say or don’t know how to say. She shares ways you can approach your relationships, work, family, and friends and still have time for self-care.

Best of Both Worlds Podcast

Best of Both Worlds

Merging your mom-self with your career-self can be challenging at times, but not impossible. The Best of Both Worlds podcast tackles issues career women face as they integrate work with motherhood. Each week hosts Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger get together to discuss work, life, parenting, time management, and of course, how to infuse fun in all of it!

Mother Honestly Podcast

Mother Honestly

When it comes to joining motherhood with your career, the host of Mother Honestly Podcast, Blessing Adesiyan, is your go-to woman for inspiration, actionable steps, and advice on how you can continue to grow personally, professionally, and as a parent during this phase of your life. Through her podcast, she provides support for working parents and a nonjudgmental place to help them find community and thrive. 

For When You Need a Good Laugh

To say that being a new mom is exhausting, frustrating, and wonderful (all at the same time), is an understatement. And sometimes, if not all the time, managing the ups and downs of parenting requires a lot of deep breathing, some amazing friends, and lots of laughing. Fortunately, these “momcasts" deliver all of that and more.

#MOMTRUTHS with Cat & Nat

Momtruths

If you don’t know Cat and Nat yet, get ready for a killer core workout—and not because they walk you through a series of planks. This epic mom-duo is hilarious, honest, raw, real, raunchy, and downright awesome at delivering #momtruths without all the frills. In their podcast, #MOMTRUTHS with Cat & Nat, these moms, who have seven kids between the two of them, share the ins and outs of how to do motherhood on your terms.

One Bad Mother

one bad mother

Whoever said motherhood is natural has obviously never had a diaper explosion happen in the middle of the grocery store. If being a mom is simple, blissful, and everything you hoped it would be, then you may not need a good laugh. But if you’re knee-deep in things you never dreamed of, then you might want to take a mom-break and listen to the One Bad Mother podcast. 

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