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Welcome to the Mom & Mind Podcast!

This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

For more information and resources, go to www.momandmind.com

Aug 23, 2016

Catherine O’Brien

We are talking with Catherine O’Brien from Happy with baby about couples adjustment to parenthood. Catherine O’Brien is a licensed marriage and family therapist, speaker, and educator, and is the founder of HappyWithBaby.com which provides counseling and coaching for new and expecting parents, facilitates courses to help parents manage expectations of parenthood, as well as understanding developmental milestones of infants and children. She is a California state co-coordinator in the greater Sacramneto area for Postpartum Support International (www.postpartum.net) and has been volunteering with them since 2011, she also helped establish A Mother’s Heart a local organization in Sacramento that supports women and families affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (http://a-mothers-heart.org/).

Catherine found her true passion after giving birth to her first child and realizing that even with a strong relationship adding a beautiful little baby really rocks your world. She wants to help couples have a plan to thrive during this transition instead of just surviving. Catherine is also married to her "perfect" partner and is a mother of a 7 year old son and 3 year old daughter and knows what it's like to be a parent that is overwhelmed, exhausted, and doubting her competency.

Find Catherine Obrien, information, article, tips for new parents on www.happywithbaby.com

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