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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 31, 2016

Mark Williams: Paternal Postpartum Depression “He’s not talking about it”

This episode contains sensitive content for some listeners.

On this episode, I get to chat with Mark Williams, a dad who when through paternal postpartum depression and is now an amazing advocate for Dads perinatal mental health.

He is...

Oct 24, 2016

Using laughter and empowerment to heal

NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks, LCSW, LCAC, CLYL, CEC, ELI-MP

In this episode, we are talking with NaKaisha Tolbert-banks. She is sharing some of her personal story and journey through Postpartum Depression and how she got through it, as well as her professional role as a clinical social...

Oct 17, 2016

Parijat Deshpande - High Risk Pregnancy Wellness Expert 

This Episode is Part 1 of the high risk series with Parijat Deshpande who helps women through high-risk pregnancy. We will discuss what high-risk means and some of the associated risk factors, implications for mental health and we will talk about how to cope with...

Oct 10, 2016

Latina Maternal Mental Health

Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW discusses cultural considerations for Latina Moms who are dealing with maternal mental health issues. We will cover some of the relevant issues about Latina moms during pregnancy and postpartum, some cultural specific practices, some of the barriers to treatment and...

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,...