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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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Feb 25, 2017

Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW

Oh, this is such a great chat! We talk about helping pregnant and postpartum mothers, Karen's scope of work, training providers so they can really help these moms and of course, her latest book "The Art of Holding in Therapy: An Essential Intervention for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety"....

Feb 20, 2017

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody

Dispelling the myths of medication use in pregnancy and postpartum

We are talking with Expert Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody about psychiatric medication during pregnancy and postpartum.

We will go over some of the fundamental things it’s important to know about med use, risks to mother or baby...

Feb 13, 2017

Onyedikachi Ekwerike

I’m honored and excited to have Onyedikachi Ekwerike, speaking with us from Nigeria about maternal mental health for African mothers. He discusses some of the culture specific challenges for African mothers, how maternal mental health has been historically understood, stigma around maternal mental...

Feb 6, 2017

Melissa Bangs tells us parts of her personal story of postpartum mania and psychosis, a hospitalization, how her husband and supports helped her through and how her experience transformed into a powerful stage performance.

She is a writer, director, storyteller and comedian who is currently on a year-long West...