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

Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Creating a Community of Support with Lisette and Catherine Part 2

April 13, 2022 Christine Cunningham Season 1 Episode 13
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Creating a Community of Support with Lisette and Catherine Part 2
Show Notes Transcript

Content Warning: Intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, OCD, postpartum OCD, intrusive thoughts/compulsions around sleep and food, challenges with nursing, rage, trauma, fear, NICU experience, some swearing 

Today is the 2nd part of my conversation with Lisette and Catherine from Together Waterloo. Together came out of a desire to increase the services available to families struggling with perinatal mental health in Waterloo Region. Their goal is to increase support systems, educate health care providers, and build a village so that no parent is left behind. In part 2 of this episode Catherine and Lisette share how they started Together Waterloo, advocating for more PMH supports, building a community of survivors and parents and how they’re making shit happen in Waterloo! 

Lisette Weber is a postpartum doula, the Social Media Manager for The Climb for PSI and co-founder at Together Waterloo along with Catherine Mellinger an expressive arts therapist. They are both trained in Perinatal Mental Health and are making things happen in this space!

Highlights:

2:50 - Lack of supports, seeking support at our breaking point

10:32 - Experiencing postpartum mental illness as a traumatic event 

11:00 - Fear of another pregnancy

11:58 – Grieving the Postpartum period

13:45 - Lisette’s experience with being diagnosed with a PMAD and having her second child with supports in place

16:13 - NICU experience

26:32 - The importance of being trained in Perinatal Mental Health

36:51 - How Lisette and Catherine and providing supports and building community in Waterloo and making things happen

Resources:
Together
https://togetherwaterloo.ca/ 
@togetherwaterloo

The Climb
https://togetherwaterloo.ca/cotd-waterloo/ 
@psiclimbout

Lisette
https://postpartumsidekick.ca 
Instagram @postpartumsidekick

Catherine
https://catherinemellinger.com 
Instagram @catherine_mellinger

Reproductive Life stages Program at Women’s College Hospital Toronto
https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/mental-health/rls/  

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

 

April 13th, 2022

The Perinatal Wellbeing Podcast

EPISODE # 012

Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Creating a Community of Support with Lisette and Catherine

Content Warning: Intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, OCD, postpartum OCD, intrusive thoughts/compulsions around sleep and food, challenges with nursing, rage, trauma, fear, NICU experience, some swearing 

Today is the 2nd part of my conversation with Lisette and Catherine from Together Waterloo. Together came out of a desire to increase the services available to families struggling with perinatal mental health in Waterloo Region. Their goal is to increase support systems, educate health care providers, and build a village so that no parent is left behind. In part 2 of this episode Catherine and Lisette share how they started Together Waterloo, advocating for more PMH supports, building a community of survivors and parents and how they’re making shit happen in Waterloo! 

Lisette Weber is a postpartum doula, the Social Media Manager for The Climb for PSI and co-founder at Together Waterloo along with Catherine Mellinger an expressive arts therapist. They are both trained in Perinatal Mental Health and are making things happen in this space!

Highlights:

2:50 - Lack of supports, seeking support at our breaking point

10:32 - Experiencing postpartum mental illness as a traumatic event 

11:00 - Fear of another pregnancy

11:58 – Grieving the Postpartum period

13:45 - Lisette’s experience with being diagnosed with a PMAD and having her second child with supports in place

16:13 - NICU experience

26:32 - The importance of being trained in Perinatal Mental Health

36:51 - How Lisette and Catherine and providing supports and building community in Waterloo and making things happen

Resources:
Together
https://togetherwaterloo.ca/ 
@togetherwaterloo

The Climb
https://togetherwaterloo.ca/cotd-waterloo/ 
@psiclimbout

Lisette
https://postpartumsidekick.ca 
Instagram @postpartumsidekick

Catherine
https://catherinemellinger.com 
Instagram @catherine_mellinger

Reproductive Life stages Program at Women’s College Hospital Toronto
https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/mental-health/rls/  

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