The Story of FOZA
Christine's Story Through Postpartum, Anxiety, Colic, Stress, and Healing Through it All
Christine Carrig is the director of Carrig Montessori School in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a Montessori certification.
This episode covers the personal story of a mother who has been through postpartum anxiety, severe colic, and complicated family transitions. Through her difficulties, she has thrown herself into learning about perinatal mental health challenges, supporting herself, and helping other families.
Christine has trained as a postpartum doula through both DONA and Ayurvedic Mamas. Most recently, Christine founded The Family Flow, a community that offers online courses for parents of young children, with the aim of helping parents understand and support their children so they can guide them through the messy terrain of development. Christine lives in Queens with her husband and four young children.
This is a great podcast for moms who are just starting out as well as moms who have had multiple births, along with changes in friendships and relationships.
As a follow up to Postpartum Depression & the Transition to Motherhood (Part 1), Katie, Stacy and Mai interview Dr. Ekta Escovar, a pediatrician with a commitment to mental health. Dr. Ekta differentiates between baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Dr. Ekta also talks about common PPD symptoms and screening tools. She also provides a number of resources that should be helpful in identifying and understanding PPD, and ultimately finding help when you or someone you love needs it.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Calculator
OWH Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet
Postpartum Support, International
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Fem Collective - Part 1 -
Postpartum Depression & the Transition to Motherhood Part 1
The Fem Collective, featuring Katie, Stacy, and Mai discuss their different experiences with postpartum depression and other postpartum challenges. Their experiences, like usual, are far ranging, and sometimes emotional. Tune in to hear part 1 of their postpartum conversations.
*None of the co-hosts are medical professionals. None of their comments are intended as medical advice. Please seek advice from your healthcare provider or therapist if you are in need of support.* - 45 min
A Collection of Hope
Four Powerful Podcasts to help understand PPD and confirm "You Are Not Alone"
Alison's Story - From Needing Help to Helping Others (Part 1)
In the first part of Alison's story you will hear some of the challenges she faced with PPD and all three of her children.
Alison is in England, however the similarities are recognizable with women world-wide.
In part 2, Allison will share how she used her experience with Postpartum Depression to help other mothers come though the postpartum period safely and in good health. 22 min
Mother the Mother
Discussions of the many facets of Motherhood, with a particular focus on the Postpartum journey. You've had the baby - now what?! As told from a Doulas perspective, helping women to empower themselves from fertility through to postpartum. Sharing ways for women to be supported in order to heal, thrive, and kill the mom game. 55 min
Postpartum Stories Podcast serves as a helpful guide for new mothers and parents to be. Host Brena wants parents and mothers especially to feel empowered and prepared of what lays ahead after the birth of their children. Her wish for parents to be is to be ready for this new chapter and to set themselves up with the support they need to be the best parents they can be. Happy parents raise happy children.
Postpartum Perspectives is a podcast featuring difficult but important conversations about postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Hosted by Laura Bauder. 36 min