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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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Apr 2, 2018

Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC is sharing her personal story of dealing with postpartum depression after three of her five children. She then went on to use her professional skills to help and support other moms find balance with nutrition and breastfeeding.

Crystal touches on many aspects of her experience that so many moms can relate to:

-a past eating disorder of anorexia and worry that she wouldn't be able to get pregnant due to that history

-feeling disconnected from her children because of postpartum depression

-dealing with the pressure to be happy because she was able to have children

-breastfeeding difficulties, feeling the pressure to breastfeed and having the support of a lactation consultant 

Crystal shares how her experiences shaped her work and passion to help mothers nourish themselves and nourish their new babies.

Please share this episode with other mothers or partners who are struggling with these similar issues. Crystal shares the message that we talk about on this are not alone mamas! With some compassion and understanding you can get through this. 

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