Nov 14, 2016
Courtney Novak- Personal Story, postpartum mental health
This episode contains content that may be sensitive for some listeners.
In this episode, we are talking with Courtney Novak about her personal experience and journey through postpartum mental health struggles. Her story and experiences like hers are so important for us to hear and understand.
She discuses some important details about how breastfeeding concerns impacted her, what can happen in our thoughts, intense feelings, interactions with family and with health care providers. We need to know that these mental health complications are very real and they happen to very real people. Also… that help and healing is possible. Courtney will share with us her experience and how she is now helping moms through her own podcast and community support.
Courtney had postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum OCD after the birth of her daughter Pippa in 2013. As part of her recovery, she started writing a memoir, Adventures With Postpartum Depression, that will be published in early 2017. She wanted to share more than her own story, though, so she started a weekly podcast called Adventures With Postpartum Depression.
She also runs a weekly peer-to-peer support group for moms who have or had a maternal mood disorder. See below for ways to connect with Courtney