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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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Jul 10, 2017

Ingrid Esparza - Personal story of Postpartum Anxiety


Ingrid tells us about her experience after birth and in the early months of life with her new son. Again, we get to hear the powerful ways in which a mother copes and fights to get through medical complications, breastfeeding challenges and the anxiety that came with it all.

She tells us about:  

- How a postpartum hemorrhage affected her and her first days of motherhood. 

- The challenging experience with breastfeeding and how that fueled her anxiety

 -Some factors to her experience, related to her Mexican culture that impacted your experience?

 -How she dealt with and coped through the experience?

- How she is advocating for mothers now.

Thank you, Ingrid. By sharing your story, you are putting out a hand to help other moms find their way through.

Ingrid Esparza

Ingrid Esparza is originally from Mexico, but have lived in the US since she was 9 years old. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in October 2015 from Savannah, Georgia. She is married and has a son who will soon be 3 years old. She has the privilege of staying at home with her son, but plans to go back to work outside the home this fall. She has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She’s led a Climb out of the Darkness event in Lincoln for the past two years, and hope to continue to do more to bring awareness, education, and support to her community about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.