Hey mama 🙃 I’ve put together a list of the best podcasts for new moms based on my personal experience and recommendations. Podcasts are a great way for new mothers to feel connected during pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood (which can all feel a little isolating).
The best thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them while you are walking (either trying to induce labor or get your newborn to take a nap!), running errands, doing chores, or even on your commute to work or school.
Podcasts can be great resources for information, personal stories, and even tips and tricks you didn’t know you were looking for.
Without further ado, here is the list of the best podcasts for new moms.
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Trying to Conceive, Pregnancy, and Birth:
1. Pregnancy Confidential by Parents Magazine
There hasn’t been a new episode since 2016, but don’t discount this podcast just yet. It was intentionally designed as a 32-week weekly podcast series to go along with each week of your pregnancy. While some of the anecdotes might seem a little outdated, the information on what is going on with your body each week is on point.
2. Pregnancy Podcast by Vanessa Merten
This podcast primarily focuses on pregnancy but also dives into topics for new parents like childcare and breastfeeding.
3. The Birth Hour by Bryn Huntpalmer
Do you love birth stories? This is the podcast for you! In this podcast over 800 moms have shared their birth stories for you to laugh (and sometimes cry) and learn from. Whether you are considering home birth, medicated birth, or worried about c-sections and complications, there is an episode with another mom for you to connect with.
4. The Mommy Labor Nurse by Liesel Teen
The name of the podcast says it all: Liesel is a mom and also a labor delivery nurse. She educates and empowers new moms with her own expertise, and brings in guests to share their pregnancy journeys and birth stories. This might be the best pregnancy podcast because she has a website with courses for expecting moms if you like her content.
5. The Expecting and Empowered Podcast by Amy Kiefer and Krystle Howald
These sisters talk about pregnancy and postpartum issues through their own lens as sisters and mothers. They share their own stories, as well as bring on experts to talk about issues women face in motherhood.
6. Becoming Moms by Dr. Christine Sterline
Dr. Sterling is an OBGYN and mother, so she really brings a lot of credibility to her podcast! This is a good podcast for those that are pregnant, as well as those who are trying to conceive.
7. The Kick Pregnancy Podcast by Dr. Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney
OBGYN Dr. Patrick Moloney and his wife discuss everything about pregnancy: from trying to conceive to postpartum. They have experts each week to talk about the latest research and hot topics for pregnant women without getting bogged down in overly complicated medical terms.
8. The New Mom Boss by Kallista Andersen
Kallista brings an interesting spin on motherhood and working. Her podcast is aimed at pregnant mamas who know they will be returning to work. She helps you organize yourself, your house, and the people around you during your pregnancy and maternity leave to succeed in your return to work postpartum.
Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support:
9. Postpartum University Podcast by Maranda Bower
Maranda’s story alone is worth tuning in to. She’s a homesteading mom of 4 living in the wilderness of Alaska. Her hope is to bring awareness, understanding, and community related to new motherhood, postpartum depression, self-care, and maternal well-being.
10. The Birthful Podcast by Adriana Lozada
Adriana is a doula, so her whole life revolves around bringing babies (and mamas) into this world. She has in-depth discussions on birth plans, breastfeeding, and the fourth trimester.
11. The Boob Group by New Mommy Media
If you’re breastfeeding and you’ve had questions, I’m sure your doctor or pediatrician has told you to “ask a lactation consultant.” Not only are lactation consultants hard to find, they are usually not covered by insurance and are very costly. The Boob Group is a great podcast that brings together groups of moms each week to talk about struggles they have had and overcome with breastfeeding. They dive into a range of topics from milk storage, to positions, to breastfeeding twins and preemies.
12. Newbies by New Mommy Media
From the producers of “The Boob Group” podcast, Newbies is all about surviving the postpartum period for moms and their partners. This is a great resource if you’re a first-time parent who has an endless sea of questions surrounding your new baby.
13. The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast by Dianne Cassidy and Abby Theuring
As the title suggests, this is an edgy podcast where modern-day breastfeeding issues are discussed (like feeling touched out and unsexy to workplace bullying).
14. Milk + Motherhood by Therese Dansby
Therese does it all! She’s a lactation consultant, a nurse, and a postpartum doula and she’s here to help guide you through some of the intricacies of feeding your baby postpartum. Whether you’re dealing with latch problems, ties, or allergies, Therese has an expert to help you.
Support for Single Moms and Non-Traditional Families:
15. Single Mother Survival Guide by Julia Hasche
Julia Hasche provides support and advice for single mothers navigating parenthood. With over 300 episodes, she covers everyday issues that are more complicated for single moms. Like creating a will, saving for the future, life insurance, and more.
16. Happy Single Mom by Khalifa Araba
Welcome to Happy Single Moms, the podcast where Khalifa explores the realities of single mom life, delving into topics like self-doubt, business, baby father drama, relationships, and the pursuit of happiness—addressing the tough questions and sharing insights from guests who provide guidance on finding genuine joy and fulfillment on the motherhood journey.
17. If These Ovaries Could Talk by Jaimie Kelton
Jaimie Kelton hilariously delves into the lives of LGBTQIA+ families, featuring candid conversations with guests about their unique experiences, challenging societal norms, and the universal joys and struggles of parenting, offering a delightful exploration of LGBTQ family life.
Mental Health and Relationships:
18. The Therapy Edit by Anna Mathur
Get your weekly dose of motherhood support with The Therapy Edit, where Anna Mathur, Times Bestselling author and psychotherapist, offers grounding pep talks and psychotherapy knowledge on Mondays, and insightful guest shares, personal stories, and expert interviews on Fridays, providing valuable insights and calm for fellow mothers on diverse topics of motherhood.
19. Momwell by Eric Djossa
This is a podcast dedicated to supporting mothers and prioritizing their mental health and well-being. Erica Djossa offers strategies, expert advice, and the best-kept secrets of the therapy world in her motherhood podcast to help you navigate the psychological and emotional load of motherhood.
20. Hot Marriage, Cool Parents by Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner
Join this couple on their entertaining and revealing podcast as they bring guests who share their intimate secrets on spicing up marriages and achieving cool parenting, offering a fun and informative resource for couples and parents alike.
21. Marriage and Martinis by Danielle and Adam
Married couple Danielle and Adam have honest (sometimes brutally honest) conversations about their marriage, intimacy, and how raising children affects it. They offer their best advice in navigating your relationship while acknowledging that they continue to face difficulties and hardships themselves.
Motherhood, Self-Care, and Time Management:
22. The Mom Room by Renee Reina
Renee fearlessly challenges parenting norms, tackles taboo topics, and dives into the real, sometimes messy, aspects of motherhood, bringing validation, education, and entertainment to moms everywhere with her Ph.D. in psychology, diaper bag, and unfiltered perspective.
23. The Mom Hour by Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers
When two mom best friends join together for honest conversations about motherhood you get “The Mom Hour.” Meagan and Sarah offer practical advice for managing time and finding a balance. This is a great listen and my favorite show for unwinding and listening to other moms who can relate to my own experience.
24. Systematize Your Life by Chelsi Jo
Join Chelsi Jo, the ultimate resource for work-from-home moms, as she simplifies motherhood with step-by-step systems, empowering you to grow your business while intentionally raising your children, providing insanely simple approaches to reduce stress, manage time, and find success in both your home and business, relieving the feeling of being pulled in all directions.
25. The Motherly Podcast by Liz Tenety
Listen each week as Liz interviews inspiring mothers that are reshaping the way society views moms.
26. MomForce by Vanessa Quigley
This mother of 7 and business owner knows a thing or two about parenting. She shares her journey through motherhood as well as interviews with parenting experts.
27. Carl Her Mommy by Carlie Nolan
*Funny* Are you looking for a mom’s best friend who is just trying to survive the early days of parenthood? Carlie Nolan brings humor to all things parenthood from explosive diarrhea to epic toddler meltdowns. She claims to be just a “regular” mom of two, but we know that all mamas are superheroes in disguise.
28. Unfiltered Motherhood by Tiffany Toombs
With women supporting women, Tiffany and her guests share life hacks to successfully navigate the rocky waters of motherhood.
29. Mommies Tell All by Carly Waddell and Jae Roper
Although they stopped producing episodes after COVID, Carly, and Jade from The Bachelor share their honest stories and opinions on everything from pregnancy, to intimacy, and relationships. Their guests range from mom friends (and Bachelor alumni) to experts in parenting, psychology, and pediatrics.
30. Failing Motherhood by Danielle Bettmann
If you feel like the struggle is too real in your house, this is the podcast for you. Danielle brings guests on each week to share their stories and struggles with the different aspects of parenting. Her goal is to normalize “failing” and assure you that you’re doing a great job.
31. The Science of Motherhood by Dr. Renee White
Do you live for the latest research, studies, and statistics? This podcast empowers mothers with knowledge and evidence-based information that is up to date on everything from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.
32. Enlightening Motherhood by Emily Hamblin and Ashley Schultz
Do you feel like you have the “difficult child,” and all of your friends are raising angels? Emily and Ashley are moms and friends who happen to have strong-willed kids with big feelings. They share their stories and offer tips to help you navigate and regulate your child’s emotions.
33. The No BS Approach to Motherhood by Katherine Hay and Shelley McKenzie
These two moms and clinical nutritionists lend their expertise to women’s and children’s nutrition and health. They not only talk about health and nutrition surrounding fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum, but they also cut through the frustrating BS of being a mom.
34. The Double Shift Member Feed by Katherine Goldstein
This is the audio form of the popular Double Shift Newsletter. A narrative-style podcast on all things motherhood from schooling to pelvic floor dysfunction.
Parenting and Child Development:
35. Raising Good Humans by Dr. Aliza Pressman
Dr. Aliza Pressman, a developmental psychologist, parent educator, and mom, offers realistic and supportive guidance to parents, discussing effective approaches, tools, and the broader aspects of raising good humans in brief yet insightful episodes, providing trustworthy support without judgment or pressure.
36. Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled
Drawing on her 25+ years of experience working with children and parents, Janet Lansbury shares her wisdom through Unruffled, a podcast that addresses parenting issues from a respectful parenting perspective, freeing parents from relying on scripts, strategies, and tactics, and instead fostering authentic relationships based on respect, trust, and love.
37. Securely Attached by Sarah Bren
Normalizing attachment parenting, Sarah Bren offers practical tips for parents who want their children to have a healthy attachment to them.
38. The Good Inside With Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky is a clinical psychologist and mother of three who tackles challenging parenting questions, provides actionable guidance that helps parents become more comfortable in discomfort, makes repairs, and cultivates stronger parent-child connections.
39. Feed Play Love by Shevonne Hunt
This podcast is for parents of newborns through the toddler years. This is the mom friend that you need to bring a healthy balance of comedy and sanity in each podcast episode.
40. My Little Eater Podcast by Edwena Kenney
Although she’s not currently producing new episodes, her podcast is a wealth of knowledge on all things feeding children. From baby-led weaning to picky eaters, Edwena tackles the power struggles that come along with feeding small humans.
41. Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy by Katie Ferraro
Katie is a Registered Dietician and mother of 7. She wants to help you help your child eat and thrive independently. Each week she gives feeding tips for infants through childhood in bite-sized episodes (pun intended).
42. Little Z’s Sleep Podcast by Becca Campbell
Becca is a pediatric sleep consultant who is willing to share all of her expertise to tackle those sleepless nights. I have a few things to say about baby sleep as well (check out my survival tips here). What’s more, her episodes are usually 10-20 minutes long, so you can easily digest them when you are rocking your baby back to sleep.
43. TILT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids by Debbie Reber
Debbie brings awareness, compassion, and parenting experts to help you cope with and support you in your parenting journey with a child with differences compared to the norm. This is for parents of children with ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety, and more.
44. Oh Crap Parenting by Jaime Glowacki
A podcast for parents who want to be the best versions of themselves and raise happy and productive members of society… But who also realizes that kids can be THE WORST!
45. Fifty Shades of Motherhood by Carla Lett
In this funny podcast, Carla shares her trials and tribulations of motherhood in a non-judgemental and humorous way. She advocates for self-grace and reminds us that there is no such thing as the perfect parent.
46. What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood by Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson
Amy and Margaret have a lot in common: they are both moms of three and fiercely funny. But they couldn’t be more different when it comes to their personalities. Amy lives for to-do lists and Margaret is happy to make it to an appointment on time. They give their expertise from their own personal experiences, as well as from experts in the field.
47. One Bad Mother from MaximumFun.org
Hosted by Theresa Thorn, this podcast isn’t afraid to highlight the comedic, unnatural, and down-right embarrassing realities of motherhood. They tackle tough topics like postpartum depression and identity with a twisted sense of humor.
48. Spawned Parenting by Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase
You’ve seen them on the Today Show, now it’s time to indulge in full episodes of their parenting tips and advice. Whether they are talking about their own experiences or interviewing celebrity guests, you can always bet on some good information and a bunch of laughs.
For Working Moms:
49. Best of Both Worlds by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
A podcast dedicated to working moms who want to have it all: self-happiness, a family, and a career.
50. Working Mom Hour by Erika and Mads
These ladies shine a light on the superhero that are working moms. They are the most productive members of society, yet some of the least appreciated. They talk about their own experiences and help moms feel empowered to advocate for themselves and their children.
51. Working Mom Moments by Lacy Jungman
A brand new podcast for moms who are struggling with their decision to work, mom-guilt, and finding that work-life balance. Lacy shares her own story as well as those of other working moms who can relate.
52. Working Mom Balanced by Nelly Alba
If you’re all about productivity, systems, and healthy habits this podcast is for you. Nelly is here to guide you and give you tips to maximize your time and energy to have it all. Whether you’re a full-time working mom, starting a new career, or starting a side hustle, Nelly has answers for you.
53. Mother Honestly by Blessing Adesiyan
Although she’s not producing episodes, there is quite a library of hot topics for working moms in her archives. This podcast is for ambitious mamas who want to thrive in their careers as well as motherhood.