I Had a Miscarriage — 077

Loss & Grief, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a well-known psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. She practiced clinically for years before her own 16-week miscarriage offered her a new perspective on the many aspects of loss and how it touches every part of a woman’s life.

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Why A Postpartum Doula Could Change Your Life — 075

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

A lack of support during her postpartum transition inspired today’s guest, Kate Turza, to become a certified postpartum doula. She decided to offer women the support she wished she’d had by becoming a doula and by joining the board of a non-profit that facilitates a monthly birth circle.

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Unexpected Down Syndrome Diagnosis at Birth — 073

Birth, Love After Babies, Women's Health

During her first pregnancy, Amanda was euphoric and felt a profound spiritual connection to her son but after he was born, the separation triggered a severe postpartum loneliness which lasted for eighteen months. And after struggling with the decision of her readiness to have another child, her daughter was born with an undetected, random form of Down Syndrome.

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Maternal Mental Health, Postpartum Anxiety and OCD — 072

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

When Dr. Kat experienced postpartum depression after the birth of her first child she was unsure exactly what was happening. Like many women, she felt ashamed…And as a psychologist, she thought she should be able to figure it out on her own.

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Motherhood, Body Image and Diet Culture — 071

Love After Babies, New Mama, Women's Health

Ellen has spent most of her career working with women through the deep-rooted confusion that can lead to eating disorders and body image issues. She helps women sort through the culturally handed-down and media-driven information that has created unrealistic ideals of what it means to be a woman.

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You Are Not Biologically Designed To Do Motherhood Alone — 070

New Mama, Pregnancy, Women's Health

For Megan, starting a conversation and raising awareness about the importance of community during motherhood is essential. Her organization aims to offer resources and community to modern mothers to help them thrive in their transition to motherhood.

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