Today I talk with Marriage and Family Therapist, Catherine O’Brien. Catherine is a mom of a 6 year old and almost 2 year old. She is incredibly passionate about helping new parents and helping couples strengthen their relationships when adding a new baby to the family. She helps clarify the difference between all the different postpartum mood disorders as well as the risk factors. We also talk about how she got into working with the postpartum demographic and she shares advice for couples to help with this transition, including making time for each other and information about the Gottman relationship institute. Her information is so helpful and her passion and support is contagious! Enjoy!
Today I talk with my dear friend Pam Hart. Pam is a register dental assistant and has one son, Benjamin who is my daughter Clare’s birthday twin. She also has two French Bulldogs and a kitty. I really enjoyed chatting with her about her postpartum story. She is incredibly encouraging about how calm and wonderful birth can be. We talk about how important other mom friends can be during the postpartum year and also about how all of your friendships change and shift as your life goes through the huge change of becoming a parent.
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Today I interview the doula I had for my birth with Clare, Nataly Bates. Nataly is a Birth Arts International trained birth doula. She is also a Hypnobabies certified hypnodoula and is rebozo certified. Nataly is also mom to two wonderful children. In this episode, Nataly and I talk about the importance of support, both during childbirth and after. Nataly talks about why she decided to become a birth doula and how different her postpartum stories were with each child. We also discuss chiropractic care and postpartum depression and the importance of finding and asking for help when you need it. Enjoy!
You can find out more about Nataly on her website here.
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