Join Valerie and fellow therapist and perinatal specialist Heidi McBain in a conversation about the work that Heidi does in helping women from conception through the postpartum period. This period can include miscarriage, heightened anxiety, depression, and support around the multitude of challenges that come with a transition into motherhood.
Join Valerie in this follow up conversation with former client Becca, who shared her journey through postpartum depression and other young motherhood struggles (see last episode) in this follow up conversation a few years after terminating therapy. Becca shares long term benefits of working closely with a therapist in transitioning into motherhood.
Join Valerie and former client Becca as they process her journey into motherhood with typical obstacles like postpartum depression, potty-training stress, and managing high expectations of self as mom and the little.
In this episode Becca and Valerie explore ways that Becca learned about the importance of continuing to cultivate her own passions and interests independent of her (chosen calling of) motherhood. Valerie emphasizes that self-care if fundamental to one’s capacity to love others deeply and that there is no virtue in ‘running on empty’.
In this week’s episode Valerie and Becca walk through a variety of different opportunities for personal growth and learning that arose during her attempts to be a ‘good’ mom. Becca’s example of speaking out about the struggles and strains of young motherhood is refreshing and inspiring…and probably hits close to home for many mamas everywhere!