Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Sascha’s experience with Postpartum Anxiety and having a baby during a Pandemic

March 02, 2022 Christine Cunningham Season 1 Episode 7
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Sascha’s experience with Postpartum Anxiety and having a baby during a Pandemic
Show Notes Transcript

Content Warning: Fertility struggles, Intrusive thoughts, anxiety, mention of birth trauma, and grief.

Hello and welcome to Perinatal Wellbeing episode #7! On today’s episode I interview Sascha, who I met through PSI’s Peer Mentor program last year. Sascha is a mom to her 2-year-old son and lives with her husband in New Jersey. 

Sascha experienced Postpartum Anxiety after the birth of her first child and she shares her story with us, what recovery looked like for her and what having a baby during a pandemic has been like. We touch on so many different really important points that I think everyone will take something from this episode. 

Highlights:

4:30 - Sascha’s birth story

13:23 - The Baby Blues

16:50 - Postpartum Anxiety

18:58 - Baby’s sleep

19:55 - The impact of social media on perinatal mental health

23:16 - Transition back to work after maternity leave

25:52 - Intrusive thoughts

28:50 - Reaching out for help, connecting to supports

34:40 - Connecting to our values

39:11 - Recovery

40:20 - Coping Skills

47:27 - Grief

49:43 - Baby’s 1st birthday

54:45 - Experience of having a baby in a pandemic

59:19 - Transitioning to daycare in a pandemic

1:03:17 - What would you tell yourself in that difficult time?

1:04:53 - What supports do we need to help new parents?

Resources: 

Book: Good Moms have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman 

You can find information about the Peer Mentor program at Postpartum International at https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/peer-mentor-program/

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

March 2nd, 2022

The Perinatal Wellbeing Podcast

EPISODE # 007

Sascha’s experience with Postpartum Anxiety and having a baby during a Pandemic 

Content Warning: Fertility struggles, Intrusive thoughts, anxiety, mention of birth trauma, and grief.

Hello and welcome to Perinatal Wellbeing episode #7! On today’s episode I interview Sascha, who I met through PSI’s Peer Mentor program last year. Sascha is a mom to her 2-year-old son and lives with her husband in New Jersey. 

Sascha experienced Postpartum Anxiety after the birth of her first child and she shares her story with us, what recovery looked like for her and what having a baby during a pandemic has been like. We touch on so many different really important points that I think everyone will take something from this episode. 

Highlights:

4:30 - Sascha’s birth story

13:23 - The Baby Blues

16:50 - Postpartum Anxiety

18:58 - Baby’s sleep

19:55 - The impact of social media on perinatal mental health

23:16 - Transition back to work after maternity leave

25:52 - Intrusive thoughts

28:50 - Reaching out for help, connecting to supports

34:40 - Connecting to our values

39:11 - Recovery

40:20 - Coping Skills

47:27 - Grief

49:43 - Baby’s 1st birthday

54:45 - Experience of having a baby in a pandemic

59:19 - Transitioning to daycare in a pandemic

1:03:17 - What would you tell yourself in that difficult time?

1:04:53 - What supports do we need to help new parents?

Resources: 

Book: Good Moms have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman 

You can find information about the Peer Mentor program at Postpartum International at https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/peer-mentor-program/

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca