Programme

The final programme for Pregnant Then Screwed Live is now complete

 
 
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LOve and relationships

Candice Brathwaite, Papa B, Susie Verrill and Siobhan Baillie

Main Stage, 1.20pm - 2pm

Sleepless nights, unfair divisions of house work, sex after giving birth. All relationships struggle at some point, so how do you keep the magic alive once you have procreated?

Candice Brathwaite and Papa B will openly discuss their relationship difficulties, the arguments they have had and how they manage to stay strong. Relationship expert Siobhan Baillie, will talk us through some tips and tricks to keep the romance alive. The discussion will be chaired by Susie Verrill, hilarious lifestyle blogger.


Mental Mums

Natasha Bailie, Petra Velzeboer and Candice Brathwaite

Main Stage, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

A really frank and open discussion about mental health challenges and the techniques we can use to overcome adversities. Natasha Bailie is better known as Mental Mutha, a platform she created for mums to share their experience of mental health issues. Petra Velzeboer is a specialist mental health consultant who was raised in a cult and became a mother at 22. She experienced severe post natal depression and alcohol dependency which led to rock bottom where she simply thought her children and everyone would be better off if she didn't exist. The discussion will be chaired by Candice Brathwaite.

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FlexAppeal Flashmob

Anna Whitehouse, AKA Mother Pukka

Outside 12.45pm - 1.20pm

We will be flexing it up buttercup with Mother Pukka outside Conway Hall to show our support for flexible working. Join the flash mob on Red Lion Square with 450 other mums and let’s make some noise


Rock your return

Christine Armstrong, Danielle Ayres, Helen Bryce and Robyn Wilder

Main Stage, 10.25am - 11am

Going back to work after any period of leave is hard. How can you take control of the situation and if things go tits up, what do you do next?

Danielle Ayres is an employment solicitor who specialises in pregnancy and maternity discrimination for Gorvins, Helen Bryce is founder of the Guilty Mothers Club, she runs workshops for mums about rocking their return. Christine Armstrong is author of ‘The Mother of All Jobs.’ The panel will be hosted by journalist, Robyn Wilder

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I’m no shrinking violet

Vickie Neave, Sophia Cannon, Lauren Currie OBE and Kamilah Francis

Main Stage, 2.05pm - 2.40pm

Losing your confidence when you have a baby is really normal. Your whole life is turned upside down and most mums find they experience some form of discrimination whilst also dealing with lack of sleep and a body you don’t recognise. These magnificent women will tell you how they got their confidence back on track, how to deal with imposter syndrome, how to get up on a stage and make your voice heard.

Vickie Neave (AKA INPO) is a mother of 4 and founder of start up business justaline. Lauren Currie OBE is the founder of #upfront a movement to elevate voices on and off public stages. Kamilah Francis from RED Butterfly, a confidence coaching organisation in Manchester and broadcaster Sophia Cannon




Death meditation

Chloe Hope

Brockway Room, 3pm - 4pm

Chloe Hope has had a lifelong interest in death and grief, having been acquainted with both from a young age. She is training as an end of life doula and runs death meditations (guided contemplations on dying) and has found them to be an invaluable tool in gaining perspective on, and love for, life. 

Chloe will be holding a workshop and discussion group around grief; from smaller, nagging grief to big, messy heartbrokenness and introducing you to a death meditation.

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Identity and Guilt

Cherry Healey and Kate Quilton

Main Stage, 12pm - 12.35pm

The coolest mums on TV discuss breastfeeding, maternal self care and new identities.

Kate Quilton and Cherry Healey have both made documentaries about breastfeeding following their own difficult experience. In the UK we have some of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world but breast or bottle feeding can be one of the most divisive topics discussed by mums on social media. Cherry and Kate discuss their own experience of breastfeeding, why they think we have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, how they have made sure they look after their own mental health in the early days of motherhood and what being a mum meant for their identity. They will be interviewed by host: Jessica Fosterkew


The politics of birth.

Make Motherhood diverse

Main Stage, 14.50pm - 15.30pm

A special talk curated by the founders of Make Motherhood Diverse. When we think of the words we associate with birth, "political" is probably not one of them. But when women are not the only ones to give birth; black women are more than three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes; and women who share their stories are being blamed for a rise in tokophobia (fear of giving birth), while antenatal services are being cut and midwife numbers decimated, it becomes clear that birth is political after all. To explore this idea further, Make Motherhood Diverse have assembled a panel of experts in their fields to unpack how experiences of birth are impacted by factors such as gender identity, race, and class, and explore how healthcare professionals can act to make birth better for everyone.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Anna Whitehouse, Akeela Ahmed, Sarah Gregory

Main Stage: 11am - 11.45am

Meet the women who are demanding change through online and offline activism. From limbering up in lycra; to journals written, produced and designed by women; to organising the women’s march on London. Anna Whitehouse (AKA Mother Pukka), Sarah Gregory (Founder of About Times) and Akeela Ahmed (named one of Stylist woman of the year and an activist who helped organise the Women’s March on London) will talk about why they decided to take a stand and how they got started.

If you want to start your own campaign, these are some of the best women to take inspiration from.




Hob Nobs - You can never have too many friends

Brockway Room, 09.10am - 09.35am

We know how awkward it can be going to an event on your own. Personally I avoid it like the plague which means I end up missing out on so many fun things. I’m also pretty rubbish at making new friends, I’m just not really sure how you do it. How do you strike up a conversation? Will they think you’re a bit weird if you ask them for their number? Pregnant Then Screwed Live will be full of mums who are just like you. Mums who also want to make some new friends but aren’t sure where to start. Hob Nobs will take place before the main event starts, it will be a fringe event for mums keen on making some new friends so you have a girl gang to spend the rest of the day with. More info to come!

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Flexible working drop in clinic

Brockway Room, 11.45am - 12.45pm

Flexible working advisors and specialist flexible working recruiters will be available to answer all of your questions and help you find the right flexible working solution for you


Start your own business clinic

Brockway Room, 1.20pm - 2.20pm

Fancy starting out on your own? Have an idea but have no idea where to begin? We will have experts who have started their own business and specialist business advisors available to help you figure out exactly what you need to do to launch your own business. Our Experts include: Dom from The Pelican and The Rose, Frankie from Doing It For the Kids, Papa B, Keira from Mama Design, Annie from the Early Hour and business coach Lucy Green.

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Confidence building workshop, #Upfront

Lauren Currie OBE

Brockway Room, 10.15am - 11.45am

#Upfront is a global movement to change confidence. #upfront aims to provide you with knowledge, inspiration and a sense of community so you can find your kindest, most fearless self. Lauren Currie’s movement has worked with companies, women and marginalised groups across the world to help them find their confidence and have their voice heard.


How I made it Work

Eugenie Teasley

Main Hall, 11.45am - 11.52am

Eugenie is Head of Cities for Uber UK. For the first 12 years of her career, she lurked in the worlds of education and charity. In 2011, when her first son Otis was three months old, she founded a youth non-profit called Spark+Mettle and ran it for five years. It won the Observer's New Radical award in 2014, the same year she was one of the UK's 35 Women Under 35. She used maternity leave #2 to wind down the organisation and figure out what to do next, and returned to work by founding a philanthropic foundation for someone else. Eugenie will give a super short insight into the trials, tribulations and opportunities of working full time while trying to be a half decent mother and also an occasionally present wife and daughter too. 

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Creating a killer personal brand online

Digital Mums

Brockway Room, 2.20pm - 3pm

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Game Changers

Helen Bryce

Brockway Room, 4pm - 5pm

Game Changers is development programme for Mothers who know they want to do something new or make a change but don’t know where to start. Previous attendees have gone on to start their own businesses, change careers entirely, begin new projects, re-work their current career so it fits around family life and one is even now planning to go travelling with her husband and their baby! Others have made less obvious but none the less powerful changes, this is about so much more than just work.


Beyond a mother, who are you?

Nova Reid

Artist Room, 12pm - 12.45pm

This intimate and interactive workshop is for you if you are feeling lost or want to build your confidence. We will explore what confidence is, how it is intrinsically linked with identity and how to redefine who you are whilst juggling various roles.

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Career coaching one to one with Nicola Gibb

The Library, all day

Nicola Gibb is a Certified Co-Active life coach who specialises in coaching women who are mothers. Nicola can coach on topics such as career and self-confidence and also puts a lot of focus on helping women discover their values and their purpose, which can often change following motherhood, and using all these superpowers together to inform how to move forward with their lives as mothers and women, in a purposeful, life-changing way. Nicola will be running one to one coaching sessions throughout the day on a first come first served basis. Her website, where you can find out more about her and her coaching is www.beyondthebump.coach