BORN HUMAN

BORN HUMAN

The BORN HUMAN podcast uses honest conversations to explore how we experience parenthood and the unique journeys that bring us there. This podcast is a series of down to earth conversations with inspiring individuals, who have faced the challenges of parenthood in all its many forms. From every day challenges to life altering moments, this podcast shares life experiences that give others the courage to face their own challenges knowing they aren't alone. We are all BORN HUMAN and when we are able to see ourselves in the stories of others, we are more easily able to show ourselves the kindness we deserve. What makes you human? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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March 2, 2022 61 min

Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human for the very last episode of Season 1 where this week I have the privilege of sitting down with the woman who saved my own family, Domini Hooper. Domini is Mum to 3 children and an Arts Psychotherapist who runs a charity called Open Space, which has for the last 20 years been supporting postnatal mothers helping them overcome the challenges of postnatal illness. She also works with children a...

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Welcome aboard for the penultimate journey of season 1 with a distinctly lovely gentleman, Mr Alex Priddle. Alex has recently become a father for the first time but his journey to acquiring that title has been a little more complicated than he anticipated. Alex has a connective tissue disorder called Loeys-Dietz, a genetic condition that has been responsible for the deaths of several of his family members.


Alex and his wife have bee...

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February 2, 2022 71 min

Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human for episode 13 where this week we are talking Modern Motherhood with the wonderful Lucy Burnford. Lucy is Mum to her two boys and I think it's fair to say has never taken a conventional career path. She is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and sold multiple businesses and she really embodies the journey that many of us these days are embarking on.


Choosing to embrace our ...

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Welcome to part 2 of this weeks Born Human podcast. Neither Chris or Eric have children themselves yet but for the last decade or so they have both been on a colossal journey parenting their own parents as a result of Alzheimers and Dementia. Parenthood is quite logically considered as caring for younger children but as we are all living longer we are increasingly witnessing people caring for their own parents as they age, creating...

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Welcome aboard for another journey in parenthood where this week we are thinking a little bit differently. This episode was that good we needed to make it a two parter! Neither Chris or Eric have children themselves yet but for the last decade or so they have both been on a colossal journey parenting their own parents as a result of Alzheimers and Dementia. Parenthood is quite logically considered as caring for younger children but...

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Welcome aboard this weeks episode of the Born Human podcast where this week we say thank you to modern technology for helping us go international! We are joined this week by the incredible Regina Townsend. Regina lives in Chicago and experienced more than a decade of battling infertility. She overcame hypothyroidism, PCOS, blocked Fallopian tubes and Type 2 diabetes before finally being blessed with her son Judah through IVF in 201...

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Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human for episode 9. This week we are humbled to have the opportunity to share a journey that every parent prays they never have to experience. This week we are joined by the inspirational Murray Hambro. Murray is father of 3 children, an army veteran and a double amputee who has been dealt more adversity than most and faced it with both courage and positivity.


In this episode we explore how Murray ...

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Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human where this week we are privileged to be joined by Wes Johnson Ellis. Wes is one half of Two Dads UK and co founder of My Surrogacy Journey and The Modern Family Show. This week we explore Wes's incredible journey in parenthood. Wes has 3 children, a daughter from his previous heterosexual marriage and more recently two children through surrogacy with his now husband Michael. Wes shares hi...

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Welcome aboard for episode 8 of the Born Human podcast where this week we are privileged to take a journey in perinatal mental health. Holly Reynolds is a mother to two children and now supports new mothers struggling with perinatal mental health issues but her journey to becoming a mother was far from straightforward.


In this episode, she shares her experiences of Hyperemesis, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression, how she overca...

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November 10, 2021 67 min

Welcome lovely listeners to another incredible episode of the Born Human podcast where this week we are graced with the presence of Sarah Jane Last to explore her incredible journey of survival in parenthood. In 2018, 2 days before she was due to celebrate her 40th Birthday Sarah received a phone call that would change her life forever when her husband died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).


Without warning she was thrust into a...

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October 27, 2021 60 min

Welcome aboard for this weeks Born Human podcast where this week we are privileged to be joined by Maurice Doyle. Maurice is father to three boys and has had a distinguished 30 year career in the drinks industry as an executive leader, pioneering strategies for some of the worlds biggest brands. Maurice is founder of Generous Spirits and is jointly responsible for MANual Reset, A programme designed for men to reset their relationsh...

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Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human where this week we explore single parenthood with the wonderful Amy Bullman. Amy is proud Mum to two girls, host of the Mum & Mummer podcast and talks to us about her decision to take on single parenthood for her own mental health and to find the best future for her children.


In this episode we explore the challenges of single parenting, mental health and resilience, the courage to listen ...

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Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human for episode 3 of these incredible journeys in parenthood. This week we are graced with the presence of Mr Ben Akers. Ben is father to 3 children and is the film maker responsible for the award winning documentary STEVE. Ben lost his childhood best friend to suicide in 2014 and as a result set out to make STEVE with one goal, to save one mans life. That documentary was the foundation stone for...

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September 15, 2021 49 min

Welcome aboard the good ship Born Human for episode 2, where this week we are joined by Amy Williams MBE. Amy won Olympic gold in Vancouver in 2010 and as an elite athlete has since had to evolve her identity to everyday life beyond sport and as mother to her two boys.


In this episode we explore the role identity plays for all of us as humans and as parents, the misconceptions that being in the public eye can bring and how she overc...

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Born Human Podcast where in our first week of exploring parenting journeys we explore that age old taboo of male infertility. Alex bailey spent over a decade overcoming the odds on his journey to becoming a father but not without significant challenge and sacrifice.


Alex was candidly honest about his experience and in this episode we explore the highs and lows of IVF, mental health and resili...

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March 9, 2021 1 min

The BORN HUMAN podcast uses honest conversations to explore how we experience parenthood and the unique journeys that bring us there.


This podcast is a series of down to earth conversations with inspiring individuals, who have faced the challenges of parenthood in all its many forms. From every day challenges to life altering moments, this podcast shares life experiences that give others the courage to face their own challenges kno...

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