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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

Sep 11, 2017

To those of you who are living through the natural disasters all over the world right now, the Mom & Mind Podcast is with you. Especially the pregnant and postpartum mothers and new families. In this episode, i'm adding my support and a couple of thoughts and ideas of how we can support you.

This episode is proudly supported by Maternal Mental Health Now and their online, self-paced, Perinatal Mental Health Training.  We all really need to be trained in this, it’s essential. I can’t even count anymore the number of mothers who have said that they can’t find the appropriate help that they need, then suffer needlessly. The format that MMH Now offers, easy to integrate in to your life and work, because you can access it at your convenience. And they offer education units to boot! Go to www.maternalmentalhealthnow.org to check out their training.

In this episode, we touch on:

*It is essential to help reduce the level of stress for pregnant and postpartum mothers, especially now, as it helps them to have healthier pregnancies, healthier babies.

*For those of us who are able, it will be essential to give what you can to local and on the ground non-profits that support these mothers and families. Diapers, formula, toys, underwear, bras, used clothes and shoes, money, shelter, support. Anything you think you’d need if you were in their position.

*People who deal with any kind of devastation may not feel the weight of their stress right away. Sometimes after they are safe is when then they feel their feelings. Let's be checking in on folks for a while, not just for the next few weeks.

Resource for Pregnant and Postpartum support:

Postpartum Support International warm line and website:

1-800-944-4773

http://www.postpartum.net/get-help/locations/

Episode Sponsor:

Maternal Mental Health Now Online Training! You can learn more in-depth about perinatal mental health issues like (1) Risk Factors & Prevalence, (2) Symptoms & Diagnoses, (3) Screening & Assessment, (4) Attachment & Bonding, (5) Interventions, (6) Treatment Plans, and (7) Psychopharmalogical Considerations.

This training, given by experts in the field, is helpful to anyone who supports pregnant and postpartum families! Go to www.Maternalmentalhealthnow.org 

Mom & Mind can be found wherever you listen to podcasts and at www.momandmind.com