It’s no secret that postpartum is one of the sweetest yet most challenging periods of life for women. The range of experiences will be moments filled with pure love and joy to moments filled with hopelessness, exhaustion, and pain as your body and mind heal. Tears will be shed, bodies will quickly change and adapt, and minds will seek calm stability that seems to be so elusive. Luckily, there are resources left and right for new moms to help transition to the role of a growing and expanding family as hormones are taking you on an emotional rollercoaster. Podcasts are a great tool to utilize while hands are busy rocking, feeding, and holding a baby.
Postpartum Perspectives hosted by Laura Bauder will touch on the very serious, prevalent postpartum mood disorders. This is something that every new mom deals with in one way or another, and it’s important to know you are not alone.
Mom & Mind
Mom & Mind is hosted by Dr. Kat, a perinatal mental health specialist and a psychologist. This valuable resource addresses how to recover from postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. This podcast highlights interviews, not only with moms but with dads, specialists, and mental health advocates alike.
Mind of Her Own
Mind of Her Own will bring a smile to your face, laughter to your lips, and softness to your heart. Hosted by Julie Trites, this podcast addresses postpartum depression and anxiety disorders while breaking down stereotypes, stigmas, and the common sense of shame that surrounds these feelings.
The Momfidence Podcast
Courtney St Croix hosts the Momfidence Podcast in Ontario, Canada. Courtney helps new moms shift the paradigm. Centered around building up confidence, poise, and grace in motherhood through altering your mindset and inner self-dialogue.
No matter where you are in your postpartum journey, you are not as alone as you may feel. There are people out there who can relate to what you are experiencing. There are people out there who are willing to talk, listen, and comfort you throughout this journey. This period is somehow never-ending and fleeting, and the phrase “The days are long, but the years are short” is about to have a whole new impact. Please reach out for support, seek out the resources, and connect in whatever way you need. You are not alone, and you are doing a great job.