25 episodes

Postpartum Perspectives is a podcast featuring difficult but important conversations about postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.

Postpartum Perspectives Laura Bauder

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Postpartum Perspectives is a podcast featuring difficult but important conversations about postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.

    Kathryn's Story - Learning to Sing Through the Rain

    Kathryn's Story - Learning to Sing Through the Rain

    Kathryn Sneed is a military spouse and a mom to two children with special needs. Kathryn has been a writer for over 10 years at singingthroughtherain.net where she thrives on telling her story about special needs parenting, military life, and mental health. She has also been a freelance writer for many other websites and publications and she is the author of Journey Through Deployment, a book for military spouses. In her spare time, Kathryn loves spending time with family, making new friends, watching old movies, and drinking way too much coffee!


    If you’re a military spouse, a parent of children with special needs, or if you suspect you may have had a traumatic birth, you will definitely relate to Kathryn’s story.

    KATHRYN'S CONTACT INFORMATION
    Blog // Instagram // Facebook


    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text Line US - Text 741741 Canada - Text 686868 UK - Text 85258 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255Please subscribe, leave a review, and follow Postpartum Perspectives on Instagram.
    You are important, your wellness is a priority, and your mental health matters.

    • 38 min
    Matana's Story - Losing and Recharging Your Identity as a Mother

    Matana's Story - Losing and Recharging Your Identity as a Mother

    Matana Jacobs is a mental health advocate, an online business owner, and a podcast host.  She shares her story about how her world came crashing down, and the steps she took to slowly build it back up.  We discuss mindfulness, gratitude, and the consistent work required along the path toward wellness.

    MATANA'S CONTACT INFORMATION
    Podcast Website // Business Website // Instagram

    Matana's book recommendation:
    What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

    She also recommends the author's TED Talk.


    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text Line US - Text 741741 Canada - Text 686868 UK - Text 85258 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255Please subscribe, leave a review, and follow Postpartum Perspectives on Instagram.
    You are important, your wellness is a priority, and your mental health matters.

    • 34 min
    BONUS: Intergenerational Trauma and Perinatal Mood Disorders featuring Ameé Quiriconi

    BONUS: Intergenerational Trauma and Perinatal Mood Disorders featuring Ameé Quiriconi

    Ameé Quiriconi is a mental health and parenting advocate, she hosts a podcast called One Broken Mom, and she is seriously awesome.

    I think you’ll find our conversation about the effect of intergenerational trauma on perinatal mood disorders fascinating.  While I’ve discussed biological factors frequently on the show, Ameé and I dig into risk factors linked to a personal or family history of anxiety, depression, or trauma.  There may be more triggering you than you realize, and more that you need to work toward healing.

    AMEE'S CONTACT INFORMATION
    Website // Podcast // Instagram

    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text Line US - Text 741741 Canada - Text 686868 UK - Text 85258 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
    Please subscribe, leave a review, and follow Postpartum Perspectives on Instagram.
    You are important, your wellness is a priority, and your mental health matters.

    • 46 min
    New Motherhood During a Pandemic

    New Motherhood During a Pandemic

    Welcome back to season 2 of Postpartum Perspectives!  I wish we were meeting under better circumstances.

    In this episode I share a post from Kate about her postpartum experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text Line US - Text 741741 Canada - Text 686868 UK - Text 85258 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
    Please subscribe, leave a review, and follow Postpartum Perspectives on Instagram.
    You are important, your wellness is a priority, and your mental health matters.

    • 7 min
    Sandi's Story - Fighting Battles in Our Heads

    Sandi's Story - Fighting Battles in Our Heads

    Sandi Givens is a specialist in workplace mental health and well-being, a qualified Mental Health First Aider, and a volunteer member of the Beyond Blue Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau in Australia.  She has experienced postnatal depression (as they call it there), as well as post-traumatic stress disorder - so she is keenly aware of the isolation someone with mental health challenges can experience.

    Sandi and I have a great conversation about the stigma surrounding these challenges, and the continued difficulties we have as a society with talking about mental health issues.  She shares practical strategies we can use to live full, healthy, and happy lives.

    SANDI'S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Website
    Email - sandi@sandigivens.com.au

    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text LineUS - Text 741741Canada - Text 686868UK - Text 85258National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
    POSTPARTUM PERSPECTIVES

    Instagram // Twitter
    Email - postpartumperspectivespodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Cortney's Story - Finding Strength in Difficult Decisions

    Cortney's Story - Finding Strength in Difficult Decisions

     Check out the merchandise I created in honor of World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 6, 2020) and National Maternal Mental Health Week (May 1-7, 2020)
    Purchase by April 17 to ensure arrival by May 7!
    If you leave a tip at checkout, half will go to operating costs for the podcast and half will be donated to Postpartum Support International.

    Cortney is a musician, she runs a nonprofit organization called Misfits RED, and she has postpartum depression.  Cortney’s journey to motherhood is quite the story, and fair warning - it is upsetting at some points.  She has experienced multiple miscarriages.  And halfway through her pregnancy with her son, she and her husband were told that their baby had a serious medical condition that would compromise his quality of life.  Cortney gets real about how her experiences impacted her family, her marriage, and her mental health.  While her baby’s health was ultimately good, this ordeal was incredibly stressful as you might imagine.
    As we were recording, her son woke up from his nap, so you will hear him in the background at times.  That’s real mom life - and Cortney holds nothing back!

    CORTNEY'S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // YouTube

    RESOURCES
    Postpartum Support International 24/7 Warmline - 1-800-944-477324/7 Crisis Text LineUS - Text 741741Canada - Text 686868UK - Text 85258National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Hotline - 1-800-273-8255POSTPARTUM PERSPECTIVES

    Instagram // Twitter
    Email - postpartumperspectivespodcast@gmail.com

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

CarynRich ,

Heat an important topic!

I love that you are discussing and bringing to the forefront something that can still be taboo to talk about!

basco311 ,

Very informative listen

The discussion covers both individual perspectives and societal perspectives on mental illness after having a baby. Very therapeutic.

jb5382647 ,

Great podcast

Laura is a great interviewer! And love the music!

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