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March 30, 2020  

Postpartum Mental Health with Annika O’Meila

Jenny continues the conversation about postpartum anxiety and depression with Annika O’Melia. Annika is a psychotherapist and has been practicing since 2005. She is also the mother of 4 children and experienced postpartum anxiety after the birth of her first child. This episode covers so much more than anxiety and depression; OCD, addiction, and what it is like to actually go to therapy. Annika mentions so many good resources, listed below:

Edinburgh Depression Screening: http://perinatology.com/calculators/Edinburgh%20Depression%20Scale.htm

Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/pregnancy-postpartum-mental-health/

Anxiety Canada: https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/perinatal-anxiety-anxiety-during-pregnancy-and-babys-first-year/

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March 23, 2020  

Anxiety and Depression

Jenny chats with Britta Newell, a mother of 5, who has experienced anxiety throughout her life as well as postpartum after the birth of her twins. Jenny and Britta talk about the role talk therapy plays in their lives and how they feel about taking medication for anxiety and depression.  Britta is a stay-at-home mom while her husband is often away working long hours as a firefighter. Britta has excellent tips on how to manage the day-to-day craziness without letting anxiety and overwhelm interfere.

This episode is airing in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and everyone is experiencing a bit of anxiety about these uncertain times. However, if your anxiety is causing you physical symptoms or interfering with your daily life, please call your doctor and seek help. Your children need a mentally healthy mom to manage through this time and you don’t need to deal with a mental health crisis alone during these stressful times. Below are resources to help:

 

Online or texting counselling services

               TalkSpace: https://www.talkspace.com/

               BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/

Postpartum resources and support: https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/pregnancy-postpartum-mental-health/

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March 9, 2020  

Functional Movement with Sara Rausch

Jenny interviews Sara Rausch, a chiropractor, certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Trainer and co-owner of Motherhood Matters. She shares her knowledge about DNS, but most importantly the mindset that SLOW IS FAST when it comes to recovering from childbirth. There is so much pressure to “get your body back” but your body needs time to heal. Sara gives you permission to take that time and tools to heal in a way that mimics the development of your baby and will set the foundation for a healthy core.

 

Check out Motherhood Matters: https://motherhoodmatterswellness.com/

If you want some online DNS class options, Birthfit is a national organization: https://birthfit.com/

To learn more about the background of DNS: https://www.rehabps.com/REHABILITATION/Home.html  

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March 2, 2020  

Infertility and Finding a Sperm Donor

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage…or not! Christine Gile is a first grade teacher from MN who always dreamed of being a mom. Unfortunately, infertility struck her marriage bringing Christine and her husband’s road to parenthood into question.

Jenny and Christine grew up in the same neighborhood - walked to school together, had endless amounts of sleepovers and now as adults are talking about the hard stuff – Christine and her husband, Cade discovered that they cannot have biological children together and are now in the interesting world of finding a sperm donor.  

1 in 8 couples experience infertility. While the journey is hard, you are not alone! Christine mentions some resources in the interview:

Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation: https://www.amazon.com/Scattered-Seeds

Resolve: The National Infertility Association https://resolve.org/

Fruitful: A free fertility mentorship matching program that connects those in need of emotional support with those who have experienced infertility first hand. https://www.fruitfulfertility.org/

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