On today’s episode, Cassie Young from The Bert Show gets open & honest about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. She also shares her birth story and new mother experience including a failed epidural multiple times, breastfeeding, going back to work after maternity leave, and mental health struggles & seeking professional health.
Cassie lives with her husband and 8 month old baby. Although they live away from many of their family members, they are taking life day by day while raising their child. Working for such a small company, Cassie is grateful to be employed at a firm that believes in a paid maternity leave.
2:46 Maternity leave and employers
7:15 Birth experience: induced labor, 4 x local anesthetic, failed epidurals, silent baby after birth, bleeding heavily, breakthrough cry
12:51 Physical recovery
14:52 Natural practices
16:37 Bringing her home: fear of hurting baby, nightmares
23:08 Mental health: postpartum depression, anxiety
27:20 Working through mental health
29:58 Relationships in life
Tips and Resources:
Moms on Call swaddling technique
Taking Cara Babies
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