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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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Jan 23, 2017

Sarah Randall, Psy.D.

Coping with Perinatal PTSD

We are talking with Dr. Sarah Randall today about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) related to maternal mental health and how it can show up during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Trauma can result from a real threat to life, to a moment where a person feels that they don't have control. It is really in the eye of the beholder, sometimes others may not even realize that you have experienced something traumatizing.

-We talk about what PTSD can look like or feel like

-Vulnerable times and how to cope

-What to do and what kind of help to get

Many mothers (and fathers) deal with the symptoms of PTSD and may not know what is happening. We will discuss what PTSD is, how it affects moms, and considerations for healing or treatment.

Dr. Sarah Randall is a licensed psychologist at Calabasas Behavioral Health specializing in peripartum mood and anxiety disorders.  She also has extensive experience with trauma resolution.  Dr. Randall received her doctorate from Pepperdine University, where she is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.