19 episodes

How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood?

On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your tough parenting questions. Erica shares the best kept secrets of the therapy world, bringing you knowledge and education that puts you in the driver's seat of your emotional and psychological well being. Along with sharing her knowledge, she interviews other professionals (psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, and more!) who provide their expertise to empower you on your motherhood journey.

Happy as a Mother Erica Djossa

    • Mental Health

How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood?

On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your tough parenting questions. Erica shares the best kept secrets of the therapy world, bringing you knowledge and education that puts you in the driver's seat of your emotional and psychological well being. Along with sharing her knowledge, she interviews other professionals (psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, and more!) who provide their expertise to empower you on your motherhood journey.

    019: Racism and Privilege in Birth Work With Doula Sabia Wade

    019: Racism and Privilege in Birth Work With Doula Sabia Wade

    Did you know that women of colour are at 3-4 times greater risk of dying in childbirth in North America than white women? And it has nothing to do with their socioeconomic status, education and so on. This is a major problem, one that white people -- especially white providers-- need to be paying attention to. Doula Sabia Wade (@thebalckdoula on IG) Joins us today to talk about why this is happening and what we can do TODAY to help make a difference!

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2RxleaA

    • 1 hr 9 min
    018: Do Dad's experience postpartum depression? With Psychologist Dr. Dan Singley

    018: Do Dad's experience postpartum depression? With Psychologist Dr. Dan Singley

    Do you wonder whether fathers can experience postpartum depression or anxiety? Women often feel like their postpartum support misses the mark, but dad’s are often left out of the conversation entirely. Dad’s go through a profound identity shift alongside mothers and Dr. Dan Singley is here to help unpack the postpartum experience from a father’s perspective.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/37csKwS

    • 56 min
    017: Understanding Birth Trauma with Psychologist Dr. Heidi Green

    017: Understanding Birth Trauma with Psychologist Dr. Heidi Green

    Have you wondered if the birth of your child was traumatic? Or maybe it was out right distressing and you are unsure how to deal with it. Most people I speak with don’t relate how they are feeling postpartum to the delivery of the baby. Many feel that this must be what birth is and “suck it up.” In this episode with Psychologist and trauma specialist Dr. Heidi Green we explore what trauma is and how to move through its often paralyzing symptoms.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3850LPO

    • 1 hr 1 min
    016: Fostering Independent Play With Therapist Bryana Kappa

    016: Fostering Independent Play With Therapist Bryana Kappa

    Does your child get bored easily? Do they have little tolerance for frustration? Does your child struggle to play independently without your constant reassurance? Therapist Bryana Kappa helps us to understand practical ways to support independent play and realistic expectations for how much time moms should be engaged in play. We also discuss the importance of open ended toys and which toys promote create and imaginative play.

    Find show notes here: https://bit.ly/385WR9Y

    • 1 hr 6 min
    015: Isolation and Loneliness in Motherhood with Psychologist Dr. Ashurina Ream

    015: Isolation and Loneliness in Motherhood with Psychologist Dr. Ashurina Ream

    Have you ever felt alone in motherhood? Have you ever struggled to make new friends or even struggled just to get out of the house on maternity leave? You are not alone. Being a mom can be incredibly isolating and lonely. Join this week's episode where @psychedmommy Dr. Ashurina Ream and I discuss ways to overcome comparison and disconnection in motherhood.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2qRXmnk

    • 59 min
    014: Navigating Intimacy After Children with Psychologist Dr. Tracy Dalgleish

    014: Navigating Intimacy After Children with Psychologist Dr. Tracy Dalgleish

    Have you and your partner struggled to find your groove postpartum? Do you find it hard to prioritize each other and sex while juggle all. of. the. roles and responsibilities of being parents? Join the club! So many women I speak with wonder why they have no sex drive or why they struggle with arousal. Sex is a hot topic! Tune in today as Dr. Tracy Dalgleish and I explore the reasons why and help you to better understand your own arousal system!

    Show notes: https://bit.ly/2O4Ygpi

    • 1 hr

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Brilliant and so needed!

A brilliant and honest podcast looking at fantastic set of topics. Really needed by mums everywhere! You can tell a lot of effort has gone into this podcast and it makes all the difference. Subscribe now!

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