Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Louise and Anne about her role as on screen doctor in Channel 4s Embarrassing Bodies, life as a mum and resident GP and her love of the outdoors
In the seventh episode of season three of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to Dr Pixie McKenna.
Dr Pixie is best known for her role as on screen doctor in Channel 4s BAFTA winning medical series Embarrassing Bodies. She is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media.
She is an accomplished speaker on a variety of medical topics including sexual health, women’s health and health promotion. In addition to her work on the hit show, Pixie has presented various shows including Freaky Eaters for BBC 3, Channel 4’s Food Hospital and Health Freaks.
Pixie co-presented You Should Really See a Doctor for RTÉ Television, The series followed several patients as they went on a journey to discover their true diagnosis. She also fronted Pixie’s Sex Clinic (RTÉ Television) – the first Irish TV series dedicated to education in sex, sexual health and behaviour, all with a healthy dose of tongue in cheek and playful winks.
Dr. Pixie’s sequence of child development books with Igloo Books kicked off with the first of the series ‘Dr Pixie’s First Foods’ in January 2016. Including over 100 healthy meals for weaning your baby. Her second book ‘Dr Pixie’s Meal Planner’ focuses on how to plan and prepare effortless, balanced meals for growing children. In addition she also released two sets of Flashcards ‘Activities You And Your Baby Will Love’ and ‘Activities You And Your Toddler Will Love’.
Pixie is a practicing GP in London as well as being an ambassador for Dreams Beds, Waterwipes and Spotlight Oral Care.
She is an accomplished speaker on a variety of medical topics including sexual health, women’s health and health promotion.
Pixie talks to Annie and Louise about life in lockdown, her love of the outdoors and life as a mum to Darcy and wife to Mitch. She talks about life as an older mum and the importance of being active for your mental and physical health.
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