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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

Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Kat - Soapbox edition, sounding off!

Hey everyone! It’s just me in this episode, to bring you a special soapbox edition of Mom & Mind. Basically, there are some things that get me really heated about new parenthood, pressures on new moms and dads and the way that we look at the transition to becoming a parent. I have a few choice thoughts…I’m sure you can relate…and I’m sure I won’t cover ALL of them.

This episode marks THE one year anniversary of Launching the Mom & Mind podcast! Thank you so much for listening and being a part of this journey into podcasting!!!! It’s sort of hard to believe that it’s been a year, it’s gone by so quickly, I still feel like the podcast just started. I do know that I’m more comfortable doing this than I was a year ago, that’s for sure.

I’m getting soapboxy about is harsh reality stuff that LOTS and LOTs of women face... I’m speaking for all of us who ever thought or felt “why didn’t anyone tell me about this”, “I feel crazy”, “this sucks”, “I’m not getting enough help”, “im

Some of the topics:

*Motherhood is magical

*You’ll just know what to do 

*Getting pregnant, staying pregnant, giving birth, being a new mother is “easy”,

*You’ll love everything about motherhood

*I'm a Bad Mother

*Cant’ say anything negative

*Pressure from society

*Where’s the f’ing village? Who said we are supposed to do this by ourselves, oh, and also do everything else. THIS IS NOT A VACATION.

*You feel crazy without enough sleep 

*People don’t believe you when you say you’re not doing well

NEW STUFF JUST FOR YOU ALL!

Download just for you! We’ve put together a list of the 27 Top Tips for New Parents for Mental Health! There are 27 Experts and advocates who have come together from this years episodes to give you their wisdom to help you through the transition to parenthood. I LOVE THIS LIST! Please go grab it from the podcast page website at www.momandmind.com

Facebook Group- So, in honor of the year anniversary and of all of you amazing folks listening out there, This is an official announcement! The podcast now has a place just for you, a new FB group called Mom & Mind Connection. I’m personally inviting all of you to join in this closed group, that’s just for listeners to have a place to connect, ask questions about episodes and topics of perinatal mental health, get resources and know that you are not alone. This won’t be a formal support group, as there are already so many great ones out there on FB and online. But it Will be a place to be honest about things, get inspiration or ideas on wellness, have a forum to ask the questions about the podcast episodes that you want more answers for.

Support for the Podcast! I’m looking forward to continuing on with the podcast, for as long as I can! While it is a labor of love, it also does cost me quite a bit in time and money. Moving forward, I’ll be looking into sponsorships to help support the growth of the podcast and cover costs which will allow me more time to develop other perinatal mental health projects. When the time is right and the kind of sponsorship is right, you all will hear that the podcast has the support of some organizations or companies. Until then, I’ll be adding a Donation Page for the podcast. 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST ---- THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!!! I'm so happy to have you on board and thank you so much for listening!!!!