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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 30, 2017

Expectful offers guided meditations for all of the transitions through motherhood from fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. They heard feedback that many mothers who experienced pregnancy loss, didn't have guided meditation support they needed. So, they teamed up with Dr. Jessica Zucker, who is well known for her strong advocacy through the #ihadamiscarriage campaign. Together, they made a beautiful resource to help mothers to cope through guided meditations and supportive information.

It is so hard to know how to heal after a pregnancy loss. In this episode, we are talking about using guided meditations as a way to cope and heal. We honor all who have dealt with such grief and hold space, love and support for you, especially through October for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Our guests share:

-Some of the unique stress and grief that comes with pregnancy loss

-How guided meditation can support healing and give a sense of grounding through the upset of pregnancy loss.

-The importance of having a supportive community with other people who really 'get it'.   

-Expectful is a resource that can be supportive to you 24/7, whenever you need.

Connect with Expectful and Dr. Jessica Zucker:

Pregnancy Loss Support Guide on Expectful

IG: @expectful


Twitter: @expectful

IG: @ihadamiscarriage

Twitter: @DrZucker

Dr. Jessica Zucker

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based licensed clinical psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. Jessica primarily works with women struggling with fertility, pregnancy ambivalence, pregnancy loss, during transitions in motherhood, prenatal and postpartum adjustments, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and postpartum body image concerns, and in the midst of relationship challenges after the loss or birth of a child.

Mark Krassner

Mark Krassner is the founder of the fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood meditation guided meditation app, expectful. He’s an unlikely person to head this up as a 33-year-old unmarried man with no children.  Expectful - a meditation web and mobile app that empowers current and soon-to-be moms to live happier, healthier lives. Mark’s mother struggled with anxiety and depression throughout her pregnancy and early parenting years. As an adult, Mark experienced the power of meditation and its positive effects on his health, relationships, and even his professional career, and it occurred to him that his childhood may have been very different for him and his mother if she had access to a meditation practice. It was this realization that led to him years of research and, eventually, Expectful was born. 

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