Zombiemum / Candice Brathwaite | 'This is it'

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In this episode, Laura talks to writer and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, Candice Brathwaite. They discuss her postnatal experience, how her own upbringing affected her, and the ways that the ideal picture of motherhood on social media can harm women.

CW: This podcast contains open, honest and often detailed discussions about mental health. This episode contains discussion of abortion, suicide and postnatal illness.

#Zombiemum is produced by Bea Duncan. It was mastered by Ben Williams, with original music by Hugo White. The artwork is by Mars West. The Executive Producer is Hana Walker-Brown.


Action on Postpartum psychosis

The national charity for women and families affected by postpartum psychosis.

Website: https://www.app-network.org


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

The Birth Trauma Association

A charity that supports people who suffer birth trauma (PTSD) after birth.

Website: https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk


MSI is an international non-governmental organisation providing contraception and safe abortion services

Website: https://www.msichoices.org.uk

Association for Post Natal Illness

Leading organisation providing support to people suffering from postnatal illness

Website: https://apni.org

Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (Weekdays 10am-2pm)