36 min

E.67 A personal story through Postnatal Depression with Dr Ivana Poku Midwife Pip Podcast

    • Parenting

Dr. Ivana Poku bravely shares some of her experience with postnatal depression and pregnancy following previous postnatal depression.

In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 4 women experience postnatal depression and it is a subject we really need to discuss more. So, a heartfelt thank you to Ivana, a mum of 3 boys (including twins), postnatal depression survivor, blogger, motivational speaker, and author of Motherhood - The Unspoken for helping raise so much awareness.

Originally from Slovakia, Ivana moved to England at the age of 29. After giving birth to her twin boys, she suffered major postnatal depression. But sadly, she soon understood she was not the only one struggling. Even if it doesn't go as far as depression, becoming a mother is nothing like we had expected and without relevant information and support, this can easily lead to feelings of failure and inadequacy. 

After she pulled through postnatal depression, Ivana set up Mumsjourney and has been on the mission to create a world where new mums don't suffer in silence ever since.

Website: www.mumsjourney.com

Instaram: @ivanapoku



A big thank you to the sponsor of this episode- Cheeky Rascals.

Cheeky Rascals supply parents and caregivers with brilliant nursery products from across the globe. We pride ourselves on offering not only solutions that help make parents lives easier, but the safest products on the market alongside help and advice content from experts within their field. We proudly represent household names such as Love To Dream which offer swaddles and sleepsuits that support safer sleep in the natural arms up position, Fred Safety which is the first fully compliant safety range in the UK; providing a range of stylish baby proofing products that blend seamlessly into your home and Rockit which offer portable sleep aids that make life easier for tired parents across the world.

Cheeky Rascals are sponsoring this podcast and offering you 15% off Fred Safety products using the code MIDWIFEPIP15 - This offer is only valid to use on Fred Safety products from Monday 6th June 2022 until Monday the 20th June 2022

Here are some of my favourite home safety products from the range: https://bit.ly/3PsMEKw

T’s and C’s apply. See https://www.cheekyrascals.co.uk/terms-conditions/



Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer

For more expert information and for expert guidance and support on your journey...

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/midwife_pip

And. remember to hit subscribe to make sure you don't miss my upcoming episodes!

Dr. Ivana Poku bravely shares some of her experience with postnatal depression and pregnancy following previous postnatal depression.

In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 4 women experience postnatal depression and it is a subject we really need to discuss more. So, a heartfelt thank you to Ivana, a mum of 3 boys (including twins), postnatal depression survivor, blogger, motivational speaker, and author of Motherhood - The Unspoken for helping raise so much awareness.

Originally from Slovakia, Ivana moved to England at the age of 29. After giving birth to her twin boys, she suffered major postnatal depression. But sadly, she soon understood she was not the only one struggling. Even if it doesn't go as far as depression, becoming a mother is nothing like we had expected and without relevant information and support, this can easily lead to feelings of failure and inadequacy. 

After she pulled through postnatal depression, Ivana set up Mumsjourney and has been on the mission to create a world where new mums don't suffer in silence ever since.

Website: www.mumsjourney.com

Instaram: @ivanapoku



A big thank you to the sponsor of this episode- Cheeky Rascals.

Cheeky Rascals supply parents and caregivers with brilliant nursery products from across the globe. We pride ourselves on offering not only solutions that help make parents lives easier, but the safest products on the market alongside help and advice content from experts within their field. We proudly represent household names such as Love To Dream which offer swaddles and sleepsuits that support safer sleep in the natural arms up position, Fred Safety which is the first fully compliant safety range in the UK; providing a range of stylish baby proofing products that blend seamlessly into your home and Rockit which offer portable sleep aids that make life easier for tired parents across the world.

Cheeky Rascals are sponsoring this podcast and offering you 15% off Fred Safety products using the code MIDWIFEPIP15 - This offer is only valid to use on Fred Safety products from Monday 6th June 2022 until Monday the 20th June 2022

Here are some of my favourite home safety products from the range: https://bit.ly/3PsMEKw

T’s and C’s apply. See https://www.cheekyrascals.co.uk/terms-conditions/



Don’t forget if you would like the very best support for the entirety of your pregnancy journey, I would love you to be part of my exclusive course ‘Your Pregnancy Journey’ as a listener you will have access to a very special offer. https://www.midwifepip.com/your-pregnancy-journey

You can also visit www.midwifepip.com and view all the other services I offer

For more expert information and for expert guidance and support on your journey...

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/midwife_pip

And. remember to hit subscribe to make sure you don't miss my upcoming episodes!

36 min