!! This episode contains content on depression / anxiety / sexual abuse / intrusive thoughts !!
After an emotional parenting meet-up group, Nicole + Janel dive into their postpartum mental health journeys. Janel suffered a massive anxiety attack the night she was released from the hospital after giving birth and required readmission. Nicole struggled with lack of sleep and overwhelming emotions for the first 6 weeks. Both moms dealt with intrusive postpartum thoughts - the interesting thing about those thoughts is that they are extremely common, and J + N both had similar ones! This episode is rather on the heavy side so please only listen if you have the emotional bandwidth to. If you or someone you love is in need of mental health/postpartum health/pregnancy health support, please visit the links below.
SK - https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/Postpartum-Anxiety
Canada - https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/resources/postpartum/#postpartum-support
Worldwide - https://www.postpartum.net/