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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!!!!

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Oct 3, 2016

Aarti Sequeira

I’m very honored and excited to have the super awesome Aarti Sequeira on with us today. She is here to share her personal experience and journey through postpartum depression and now She has become a powerful advocate for maternal mental health. After her experience she competed in Cutthroat Kitchen, where she chose Postpartum Support International as her charity for donation, after having been helped by a PSI volunteer. As a result she has helped raise awareness of postpartum depression and the importance of maternal mental health. She is in the documentary called When the Bough Breaks- a documentary on postpartum depression and was keynote speaker at the PSI conference this summer.

Aarti is well known from being on the Food Network and for two things: spinning her Indian soul into American favorites, and her laugh. Armed with both, the former CNN producer won Food Network Star, going on to host Aarti Party a cooking show that grew out of the popular blog and YouTube show shot in her kitchen with actor-director husband, Brendan McNamara. Her cookbook, Aarti Paarti ranked in the top three Indian-Middle Eastern cookbooks on Amazon, outdone only by Yotam Ottalenghi! A judge on Guy’s Grocery Games and Clash of the Grandmas, she also contributes to Unique Sweets, and competes on behalf of Postpartum Support International, the organization that helped her on the road to healing from postpartum depression. Catch her on Today Show, The Talk, Dr. Oz and her podcast, Pass the Salt. She lives in Los Angeles with Brendan and her two daughters, Eliyah and Moses.

Find Aarti in these awesome places...

Pass The Salt Podcast:

When the Bough Breaks – A documentary about postpartum depression:

Aarti Parti Cook Book:

Social media info:

instagram: aartipaartipics

twitter: aartipaarti

facebook: aartifanpage