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Hey mamas, tune in as Dr. Cassidy Freitas holds space for conversations with experts from around the world and parents who have been through it. With a background in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Cassidy offers education in topics ranging from pregnancy, fertility, postpartum, parenting, wellness, creative living and more! This podcast is not a substitute for therapy and if you're struggling you should seek help from a licensed provider in your area.

Holding Space Dr. Cassidy Freitas

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Hey mamas, tune in as Dr. Cassidy Freitas holds space for conversations with experts from around the world and parents who have been through it. With a background in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Cassidy offers education in topics ranging from pregnancy, fertility, postpartum, parenting, wellness, creative living and more! This podcast is not a substitute for therapy and if you're struggling you should seek help from a licensed provider in your area.

    Sensory Overload in Motherhood with Dr. Ashurina Reams

    Sensory Overload in Motherhood with Dr. Ashurina Reams

    Why can motherhood be so overstimulating at times? The noise, the mess, the touching, it can all lead to sensory overload. Sometimes we respond to this overload with irritability, followed by guilt or shame for our behaviors. Can you relate? This is the topic for today's episode with psychologist Dr. Ashurina Reams. You can continue to follow Dr. Ream's work and find her offerings through instagram @psychedmommy.
    Resource mentioned in the episode:
    Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M Ross.
    This episode was brought to by Storq. Check out Storq.com for comfortable everyday clothing and products for pregnancy and postpartum. Use code HOLDINGSPACE for 10% off your first order.
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    Looking for more support in preparing for postpartum or thriving in that first year with baby? Click here to learn more about Prepared Postpartum and Flourish in the First Year, the two E-Courses I created with Board Certified ObGyn Dr. Christine Sterling.

    • 51 min
    For the Parents Worried About COVID with Pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin

    For the Parents Worried About COVID with Pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin

    In this episode I share my conversation with Dr. Kelly Fradin, Pediatrician and author of Parenting in a Pandemic. Dr. Fradin demystifies your biggest worries when it comes to the coronavirus and children, and answers questions about steps parents can take to keep their families safe during the upcoming holidays. We explore the social emotional impact of living in a pandemic for both parents and their children, and offer tips for staying well both physically and mentally.
    To continue to follow Dr. Fradin's work you can find her on instagram @adviceigivemyfriends, and you can buy her book Parenting in a Pandemic here!
    Join me and my co-host Karrie Locher, RN, this Thursday November 5th for a Workshop for the Worried Mama!
    This episode was brought to you by Storq, daily essentials to make postpartum life with both cozy and convenient! Get 10% off your first order with code HOLDINGSPACE. 

    • 52 min
    Identity After Baby with Chasity Holcomb @momfully.you

    Identity After Baby with Chasity Holcomb @momfully.you

    In this episode I share my conversation with Chasity Holcomb, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Momfully You. Together we explore the identity transition of becoming a mother. While we might hope and imagine that we will just connect with that new identity after our baby is born, it is very common to not feel comfortable or confident in your role as "mom" right away!
    To join Chasity's Momfully You Academy (the doors close Oct 26th at midnight), click here! You can also follow her on instagram @momfully.you.
    This episode was brought to you by Storq! Bringing life earth-side is a pretty big deal. I love their new mama care kit which comes with their nipple balm, soothing spray, and sitz bath soak! Use code HOLDINGSPACE for 10% off your first order.
    Looking for more support in preparing for postpartum or thriving in that first year with baby? Click here to learn more about Prepared Postpartum and Flourish in the First Year, the two E-Courses I created with Board Certified ObGyn Dr. Christine Sterling.

    • 49 min
    The Dance of Grief and Joy When the Unexpected Happens in Postpartum with Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

    The Dance of Grief and Joy When the Unexpected Happens in Postpartum with Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

    In this episode I share my conversation with Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC-certified lactation coach and founder of Lactation Link. In this episode Lindsey shares her story of grief and loss that she experienced after having a baby and being diagnosed with cancer. Together we explore how Lindsey found joy even amidst the grief and pain. I put together a supportive worksheet with prompts to help in identifying the high and low emotions you may experience in postpartum, which you can find here!
    To continue to follow Lindsey and discover her incredible resources for lactating parents, you can visit the following links:
    Milk Drunk 101: 3 secrets to a great milk supply
    Confident Breastfeeding Course link
    Find Lactation Link on Instagram @lactationlink
    Follow her personal journey @lindsey_shipley 
    Check out what's new on lactationlink.com
     
    This episode was brought to you by Storq. Storq makes amazing comfortable clothing for pregnancy and postpartum, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes at Storq? Storq donates second and gently used merchandise directly to the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco, an organization that provides critical resources to families in need. So when you buy from Storq you are not only getting something SUPER cozy and stylish, you're also supporting a company that's doing good for their community too. You can get 10% off your first order with code HOLDINGSPACE when you visit storq.com.
     
    Looking for more support in preparing for postpartum or thriving in that first year with baby? Click here to learn more about Prepared Postpartum and Flourish in the First Year, the two E-Courses I created with Board Certified ObGyn Dr. Christine Sterling.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Why are Postpartum Parenting Decisions So Polarizing and How to Feel Empowered with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

    Why are Postpartum Parenting Decisions So Polarizing and How to Feel Empowered with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

    In this episode I share my conversation with New York Times Best Selling Author and mom to three Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, LCSW. We discuss her most recent book Bottom Line for Baby, where she shares the science behind some of the biggest decisions new parents have to make. Tina and I explore the overwhelming feelings that come with trying to make the best decisions for you and your baby, all while navigating the parent shaming and judgment that unfortunately many of us experience. 
    To continue to follow Tina's work you can find her @tinapaynebryson.
    You can get your hands on Bottom Line for Baby by clicking here!
    This episode was sponsored by Storq. Not only does Storq offer the most comfortable postpartum essentials you'll want to wear all day, they also have an amazing beauty line! I'm a huge fan of their nipple balm and soothing spray.
    All their ingredients are organic and natural, so you can feel good about the products you're using. Podcast listeners can use the code HOLDINGSPACE for 10% off their first order!
    Looking for more support in preparing for postpartum or thriving in that first year with baby? Click here to learn more about Prepared Postpartum and Flourish in the First Year, the two E-Courses I created with Board Certified ObGyn Dr. Christine Sterling.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Postpartum Rage with Karrie Locher, RN

    Postpartum Rage with Karrie Locher, RN

    In this episode I share my conversation with Karrie Locher, postpartum nurse and mom to 3. We discuss a common (but not often discussed) symptom of postpartum depression and anxiety, RAGE. Karrie shares her experience with postpartum rage, we discuss the stigma around women expressing anger, and explore supportive coping skills. To learn more from Karrie you can find her on social media @karrie_locher or karingforpostpartum.com (where you'll also find her courses!)
    If you or someone you love is struggling with postpartum rage, you can find support and resources at Postpartum Support International.
     
    This episode was brought to you in part by the support of Storq. Storq makes daily essentials for pregnancy, nursing and parenthood that look and feel good. One thing I love about the brand is that they only photograph actual expecting and nursing mamas of different sizes, body types, heights, and stages of pregnancy and postpartum. They don’t retouch their images, so you can see how everything actually looks on real people in real life. You can use code HOLDINGSPACE for 10% off your first order!
     
    Looking for more support in preparing for postpartum or thriving in that first year with baby? Click here to learn more about Prepared Postpartum and Flourish in the First Year, the two E-Courses I created with Board Certified ObGyn Dr. Christine Sterling.

    • 48 min

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