17 episodes

The Delivered podcast is a place of hope and insight as we shine light on the taboo topic of Postpartum Depression. I will be diving deep into the world of Postpartum Depression with the help of the medical professionals and loved ones who guided me along my journey. Postpartum Depression is much more than a diagnosis. This podcast will explore the depths of PPD to show it's weight & the several treatments that helped myself & other moms overcome PPD.

Delivered: finding victory after Postpartum Depression Athena Estelle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Delivered podcast is a place of hope and insight as we shine light on the taboo topic of Postpartum Depression. I will be diving deep into the world of Postpartum Depression with the help of the medical professionals and loved ones who guided me along my journey. Postpartum Depression is much more than a diagnosis. This podcast will explore the depths of PPD to show it's weight & the several treatments that helped myself & other moms overcome PPD.

    E16: Matrescence Unveiled: Navigating Motherhood's Peaks & Valleys with Postpartum doula Sarah

    E16: Matrescence Unveiled: Navigating Motherhood's Peaks & Valleys with Postpartum doula Sarah

    In this special episode of Delivered,  we continue our exploration of Matrescence and the process of becoming a mother, with our special guest Sarah.  Sarah has expertise as a postpartum doula and has helped hundreds of mothers through their postpartum experience.  Join us on a journey through the peaks and valleys of Matrescence, where we delve into the unfiltered realities of navigating motherhood. From the exhilarating highs to the challenging lows of postpartum experiences, this episode offers candid conversations, expert insights, and heartfelt stories to support and empower  mothers everywhere. 


    To learn more about Sarah & her postpartum expertise, go to www.thekorujourney.com
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    • 52 min
    E15: Empowering Mothers: The Journey of Breastfeeding, with Anne LC

    E15: Empowering Mothers: The Journey of Breastfeeding, with Anne LC

    In this special episode of Delivered,  we delve into the transformative journey of breastfeeding. Join us as we explore the emotional highs and lows, the challenges, and the triumphs that mothers experience on this path. From navigating initial struggles to finding confidence and empowerment, my Lactation Consultant (LC) Anne provides first hand expertise on breastfeeding.  Anne offers practical advice and insights, guiding mothers through the complexities of breastfeeding with wisdom and compassion. Whether you're a new mother embarking on this journey for the first time or seeking reassurance and guidance along the way, this episode is a source of support and empowerment for all mothers embracing the beautiful journey of breastfeeding.
    Terms in this Episode:
    LC: Lactation Consultant
    Hypoglycemia: lower than normal glucose (blood sugar) in the bloodstream
    Suckling: the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple
     
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    • 31 min
    E14: Beyond the Bump: Expert OB guidance, with Dr. Keenan

    E14: Beyond the Bump: Expert OB guidance, with Dr. Keenan

    Join us in this episode as we take a deeper look into the journey of parenthood with expert guidance beyond the bump from my own OB, Dr. Keenan.  Dr. Keenan was crucial to our safe and beautiful delivery.  Join us, as Dr. Keenan shares invaluable insights into the postpartum period, discussing everything from having a loose "birth plan" to navigating the realities of life after delivery. Learn how to embrace the challenges and joys of postpartum life with confidence, armed with the expertise and guidance from a well-versed OB.  Whether you're expecting your first child or adding to your growing family, this episode offers essential advice.
    Terms in this Episode:
    Oligohydramnios: an amniotic fluid disorder resulting in decreased amniotic fluid volume.
    GBS positive: Group B strep, an infection that can pass from mother to baby by pregnancy, birth, or breast feeding. 
    Pitocin: can cause or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth. Pitocin is the synthetic version of the hormone Oxytocin. 
     
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    • 35 min
    E13: Conceiving Miracles: Endometriosis, IVF, and the Gift of Surrogacy, with Tara Lipinski

    E13: Conceiving Miracles: Endometriosis, IVF, and the Gift of Surrogacy, with Tara Lipinski

    In this heartfelt episode, we delve into the deeply personal story of Tara Lipinski & Todd Kapostasy who were battling against all the odds on their journey to parenthood. From the silent struggles of endometriosis to the emotional rollercoaster of failed conceiving attempts, we explore the resilience and courage of Tara & Todd who refused to give up on their dream of becoming parents.
    Join us, as Tara Lipinski uncovers her extensive prepartum journey to becoming a mother.  In this raw and honest conversation, we also discuss the profound role of surrogacy in creating families and the very, bittersweet joy that comes with embracing alternative paths to parenthood. Through tears and triumphs, this story illuminates the resilience of Tara & Todd and the enduring power of hope in the face of adversity.
    Tune in to gain insight and inspiration as we navigate the complex terrain of endometriosis, IVF, miscarriages, and surrogacy in this deeply moving episode of the Delivered Podcast. 
    You can listen to Tara & Todd's entire journey, through her podcast here: Unexpecting Podcast
     
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    • 29 min
    E12: Rebirth: Honoring the Postpartum Journey, with Dr. Patricia Petralba

    E12: Rebirth: Honoring the Postpartum Journey, with Dr. Patricia Petralba

    In this episode, we delve into the profound transformation that accompanies the postpartum journey, with the guidance and expertise of Dr. Patricia Petralba, an integrative medicine physician.  We will be exploring how women navigate the complexities of childbirth and the early stages of motherhood. We honor the challenges, joys, and growth that come with this transformative time, inviting listeners to embrace the path of rebirth. Through this candid conversation and Dr. Petralba's expert insight, we shed light on the multifaceted experiences of postpartum life, offering support and encouragement to those embarking on this sacred journey. Join us as we discuss the power of the mind and the effect it has on this beautiful path of rebirth. 
     
    To learn more about Dr. Petralba and the Thrive Life Center, go to https://thrivewithdoctorpatricia.com/ 
    You can also join Dr. Petralba's FREE Facebook group, The Thriving Woman. 
     
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    • 48 min
    E11: Navigating Matrescence: Practical Techniques to Tackle Anxiety

    E11: Navigating Matrescence: Practical Techniques to Tackle Anxiety

    In this episode of Delivered, we will dive into the transformative experience of Matrescence and Postpartum, exploring the profound changes that occur as we transition into parenthood. Join me as we navigate the complexities of this journey, discussing the challenges, the joys, and the process of rediscovering and redefining ourselves in this new role.
    Listen in as I share several practical and tangible ways to combat your anxiety and depression.  Whether you are a new parent or someone supporting a new parent, this episode offers insights and reflections on finding oneself amidst the beautiful chaos of matrescence and postpartum.
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    RESOURCES: 
    Grounding Exercise: https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/grounding-techniques
     
    Deep Breathing: https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/deep-breathing-worksheet
     
    Butterfly Hug: https://emdrfoundation.org/toolkit/butterfly-hug.pdf
     
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Kathy Hullinger ,

So heartfelt!

I have been a fan of Athena’s since I met her! She is a beautiful person, so caring and loving! A perfectionist at all she does. Someone that never gives up. This podcast is done so well and definitely worth a listen. Being a new Mom is difficult on a good day, but this podcast has helped me to understand the struggle of those with post-partum depression. I am a mother of 2 and remember the struggle without having this issue. The podcast has enlightened me and brought me to tears at times. I love how she includes the perspectives of her husband, Chris, and her Dad in the podcast. She has opened her heart and told her truth about her struggles and recovery process. I highly recommend this podcast and can’t wait to hear more!!!!

Concerned1980 ,

Great Podcast

Athena has brought to the forefront a struggle many women have. I’m a single mom and honestly didn’t realize I dealt with some of the same struggles after having my daughter. Even though my daughter is older I’m still able to find peace knowing I’m not the only one that went through these things. I’m also a friend of Athena’s that saw her during this time and see her today how she fought through and came out stronger.

Kbreezin ,

Incredible Resource!

Athena does an incredible job of taking on the often over-looked topic of PPD with such grace. She provides a compassionate and informative space for others. Couldn’t recommend this podcast more! 🤍

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