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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!!!!

For more information and resources, go to www.momandmind.com

Jun 6, 2022

It’s a good time to acknowledge the trauma that is raging around the world, which just adds to the stress from the challenges we have come through with the COVID pandemic.

Here in the US, we are going through a time of multiple mass shootings, baby formula shortages, wars in other countries, political issues, and controversy about women’s bodies. There is lots of tense energy, worry, and confusion, along with the normal challenges of parenthood.

For many parents, it has become very hard to process it all and keep living life. With so many people experiencing anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and burnout, navigating the journey is a difficult challenge. In today’s episode, I’m calling this trauma what it is and admitting that life can be so difficult at times. Join me for a closer look.

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • How these traumas bring emotional impacts on parents and kids
  • Why it’s difficult to talk to our kids about the worry, anxiety, and trauma
  • The importance of remaining present with our feelings over tragedies like school shootings
  • How we have been collectively traumatized by many recent events
  • Suggestions for coping by pulling back from social media and the news
  • Why being fully present in your own life is a good option for dealing with stressful times

 

My takeaways and advice:

    • Limit your exposure to social media and news outlets.
    • Find things and people to connect with that make you feel safe and secure.
    • Engage in healthy and restorative activities.
    • Realize that we all bear the mark of collective trauma.
    • Know that you are not alone in the world and your feelings.
    • Remember that things aren’t always going to stay this way.