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Bump, baby & beyond

Bump, baby & beyond

By Emma's Diary
Motherhood is a wonderful journey but from time to time it can feel scary and lonely – and that’s where we come in. Throughout the series our guests will be sharing their experiences of everything from giving birth to feeling lonely and losing friends to the world of weaning and even being a working mum. You will find it all right here!
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Episode 3: Why expressing breast milk made my parenting journey even better!

Bump, baby & beyond

Episode 1: Obesity during & after pregnancy - What it really means
This week, our lovely host, Hollie is joined by the bubbly, down to earth, mum of two, Ami and together they get real and honest about what it means to be overweight during pregnancy and how it can affect your birth and care.  Enjoy! x
January 5, 2021
Episode 15: My IVF journey - what really happens
This week the team at Emma's Diary and our lovely host, Hollie, is joined by Faye from @GlossyTots. Faye has had two children via IVF and during this podcast Faye bares all and shares her magical, heartwarming story of what it felt like to go through IVF, the process and explaining it to her eldest. This week's podcast is honest, heartwarming and well, pretty amazing if you ask us. Tune in to listen to Faye's experience! 
December 17, 2020
Episode 14: Tips and advice on expressing milk
This week our wonderful host, Hollie, is joined by the wonderful mummy of two, Kim. The two amazing mum's discuss their breastfeeding journey and how expressing really helped them when feeding their new baby. Plus get lots of tips, advice and hints to help you along the way...  This podcast has been made with our friends at MAM; the experts in breast care. Don’t forget to check out their club at
December 9, 2020
Episode 13: Breastfeeding tips & advice for first time mums
This week our host, Hollie, has been chatting to mum to one, Aisha, who shares her breastfeeding experience. From sore nipples to mastitis and a whole lot of confusion; Aisha gets real about breastfeeding and provides tonnes of advice for other new parents and mums-to-be. Tune in now! 
November 20, 2020
Episode 12: Returning to work after maternity leave - What I wish I had known
This week our wonderful host, Hollie, has been joined by mum of two, Chloe. Chloe and Hollie share their experiences of going back to work after maternity leave, what they experienced, how they felt and how they chose to manage day to day life with two little ones. Tune in now to get lots of tips and advice from two mums who have been there and done it! 
November 3, 2020
Episode 11: Your baby car seat questions answered!
Are you like us and often get a little confused with the world of car seats? What's i-size? Does my baby need to be rear-facing? How do you install a car seat?  Well, you're not alone! This week our host, Hollie, has asked the car seat expert, Damon, from Joie, all of your car seat questions! Tune in to learn everything you need to know!  This podcast has been made with our friends at Joie; the number 1 brand for safe and stylish car seats, shop online at
October 15, 2020
Episode 10: Tips for choosing a baby name
This week Hollie is joined by the lovely mum-to-be Stav, who is expecting twins! Hollie and Stav share their tips on choosing a baby name! Unique or traditional? Get the lowdown here... 
September 25, 2020
Episode 9: The importance of looking after YOU during and after pregnancy
This week our host Hollie is joined by the lovely Chichi where they talk about caring for YOU, yes you. Because you are IMPORTANT. Hollie and Chichi share their tips on how they looked after themselves during pregnancy and now they are new mums. Get lots of tips, advice, support and more from this week's podcast. It's sure to put a smile on your face!  This podcast is in association with our friends at Palmer’s; the UK’s number 1 Cocoa Butter skincare brand for stretch marks
September 18, 2020
Episode 8: Teething tips for parents
This week our host, Hollie, is joined by the lovely mummy of two, Nadia, who shares her top tips for coping with a teething baby. Throughout the podcast you'll hear everything from signs and symptoms of teething to treatment options and how to cope with a teething a baby. Ashton & Parsons Teething Gel have sponsored this podcast and have had no editorial control over the content. 
September 1, 2020
Episode 7: What it means to be the "default parent"
Today Hollie is joined by the lovely Laura from Laura explains what it is to be the "default parent" and how her and her husband split parenting.  Do you agree? Are you the default parent? Tune in now! 
July 27, 2020
Episode 6: How our bodies change during & after pregnancy
Today, our host Hollie, is joined by the wonderful new mum Sherry (by Skype!) and they discuss how their bodies changed during pregnancy and after having their baby. Tune in to get the honest truth about what to expect, how they felt about it and how they learnt to love their new bodies. See you there! 
July 16, 2020
Episode 5: Labour & birth - What really happens
This week our amazing host, Hollie, is with Lucy from @RealParent who shares her three birth experiences, all of which were very different. Get ready for the raw truth of labour and birth... 
July 8, 2020
Episode 4: The role gender plays in parenting
This week our amazing host Hollie is joined by the lovely Kelly and Zoey from Our Transitional Life, where they open up about Zoey's journey transitioning from male to female and how she has navigated parenting. A story that's surrounded by love, honesty and kindness.  Zoey and Kelly also have lots of advice for new parents and mums-to-be.   We hope you love this podcast as much as we do! Tune in now! 
May 11, 2020
Episode 3: Why expressing breast milk made my parenting journey even better!
In this week's episode our lovely host, Hollie, is joined by the wonderful Ami from @ThroughAmisEyes to talk about Ami's breastfeeding journey and how expressing milk really helped her.  This episode is sponsored by our friends at MAM, visit them at:
April 24, 2020
Episode 2: Having a premature and sick baby; what really happens
In this week's episode, our host Hollie is joined by the lovely Danielle, mum to twin baby boys, who shares her experience of having premature twins, whereby one was extremely poorly. Danielle shares her experience and provides tips and advice for pregnant women.  This podcast episode is in collaboration with the Emma's Diary charity partner; Bliss.  Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick, ensuring they receive the best care by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life-changing research. Find out more at
April 3, 2020
Episode 1: Tips and advice on the Coronavirus lockdown
To begin the new season, our brand new host Hollie, has teamed up with lovely mumma of two, Ami to talk through the latest news on the coronavirus and provide pregnant women and new parents some useful hints, tips and tricks to surviving the lockdown.  Enjoy! 
March 24, 2020
Episode 7: Tips and tricks on weaning
This week we're joined by the lovely Jess from Life as We Know It who shares her tips and tricks on weaning your little one. She's been there. She's done it. She's nailed it! Get tips from this lovely mumma of two and tune in today! 
December 23, 2019
Episode 6: The realities of breastfeeding
This week we've teamed up with the wonderful Lilia from MammaSheWrote to talk about the realities of breastfeeding for a new mum and what to expect. Tune in now!
December 19, 2019
Episode 5: How our body changes after pregnancy and learning to love it
This week we're joined by the wonderful Polly from FitMumFormula. Polly is a mum of two, an author, a blogger, an award winning online weight loss coach to mums, a qualified personal trainer AND a nutritional therapist. Today she's giving our host, Renee, lots of advice about helping us mums love our body, respect how strong it is and be proud of who we are!  Tune in now...
December 13, 2019
Episode 4: The honest truth about being a working mum
This week we're joined by the wonderful mummy of two, Cherish. Cherish is pretty well known; she has been featured in the book Mumpreneur on Fire 2, owner of a fashion label, a public speaker, and has worked with the incredible Gok Wan. So, how does she manage running a company AND being a mum to two little ones? Cherish shares her top tips with our host, Renee. Tune in to hear from them both now!
December 4, 2019
Episode 3: Amy bravely speaks out about her experience of miscarriage
This week, our lovely host, Renee, was joined by the wonderful mummy Amy from @BrummieMummie_Amy. During this episode Amy bravely shares her experience of miscarriage and answers the big question: Why don't women talk about miscarriage? Tune in to hear from Amy! 
November 26, 2019
Episode 2: Can friendships survive motherhood? With Megan from @xivybeauslifex
This week our wonderful host Renee welcomes Megan in the pod, where together, they discuss the frantic world of friendships after pregnancy. As a mum, our whole lives change once we have a baby, but perhaps most of us aren't ready for the affect this has on our friendships. Megan spills all...
November 19, 2019
Episode 1: Labour and birth – what really happens with Viv @VivSimone
Our host Renee is joined by the lovely Viv Simone from @VivSimone talking through Viv’s experience of labour and birth…We get all the details! Tune in to find out all about Viv's labour and birth experience and trust us; it's quite an experience! To find out more about creating a birth plan, visit here...
November 12, 2019
Body Confidence After Having a Baby!
Mummy blogger and fashion stylist Renee joins us to talk about postnatal wellbeing, including body confidence after having a baby. Renee is a mum of three and she is also sharing how she's embracing her new body - listen NOW to find out more...
June 7, 2019
C-Sections: here's what to expect!
Parenting and lifestyle blogger Lucy is here today to share with you some hints and tips on C-sections and what to expect! If you're having a C-section, or considering one listen NOW to hear more...
May 31, 2019
How to Survive Maternity Leave
Parenting and lifestyle blogger Lucy is here today to share with us how to survive maternity leave! From making mummy friends, to keeping in touch with your employer - listen NOW to hear more...
May 24, 2019
Friendships after having children
Mummy blogger and fashion enthusiast Holly is joined by her mummy blogger pal Natalie to talk about friendships after having children. Can you relate to this topic? Listen NOW to find out more…
May 17, 2019
Gender Stereotypes in Babies
Ami and her friends ARE BACK! This week they are discussing gender stereotypes in babies - listen NOW to find out more...
May 10, 2019
How your relationship and sex changes after having a baby
Ami and her husband get real about how sex and relationships change after having a baby. Tune in to find out more...
April 30, 2019
Being a mum AND a woman: Losing your identity after having a baby
Ami and her friends are BACK! This week they are talking about being a mum AND a woman and how to make sure you don't lose your identity now you're a parent. Listen to their tips and advice here...
April 24, 2019
My experience of suffering with postnatal depression
Mum, Jess, shares her heartwrenching experience of suffering with postnatal depression and how she finally managed to get support and advice to overcome it. In this amazing podcast you will hear the honest truth from a mum who went through postnatal depression and anxiety...With no filters. 
April 16, 2019
Breastfeeding: What actually happens
Here at Emma's Diary we're back with Ami, Sarah and Jenny! And this week they're talking about breastfeeding - the highs, the lows and the bits in between. So whether you're thinking of breastfeeding, couldn't breastfeed or didn't want to; there will be something here for you! Enjoy!
April 16, 2019
The truth about how your body changes after pregnancy....
We're back with mummy friends Ami, Jenny and Sarah who discuss how their body changed after having a baby; from stretch marks to HUGE boobs full of milk! We've got it all right here....
April 10, 2019
Giving birth: Our birth stories and what you can expect
Mummy friends; Ami, Jenny and Sarah have got together over a nice cuppa tea to chat about their birth experiences. Tune in to listen to their birth stories...Can you relate? What happened during your labour?  Tune in for all the details...
April 3, 2019
I felt lonely during the first few months of having a newborn
Mum, Jess, decides to speak out about how she felt lonely during the first few months of having a newborn baby. Listen to her story here...
March 26, 2019
The not so glamorous side of being a new mum!
Mummy to two, Faye, from GlossyTots has teamed up with us at Emma's Diary to talk through the not-so glamorous side of being a new mum. Here, Faye reveals all...
March 26, 2019
My top tips for looking after your newborn baby during the early days
Here at Emma's Diary, we've teamed up with new mum, Sarah, who shares her top tips for caring for a newborn baby during those first few days...
March 19, 2019
The worst things people said to me when I was pregnant!
Mum, Ami, and her bestie get together to discuss the worst things people said to them while they were pregnant with their babies. 
March 15, 2019
Should I take the flu vaccination in pregnancy?
Here, the experts at Emma's Diary give you the facts about whether you should have the flu vaccination while you're pregnant and any side effects. 
March 15, 2019