Mother’s Day Special: The Best of Motherhood (Part 2)

May 29, 2023 0 Comments

Welcome to part two of our Mother’s Day special! Over the years I have had the privilege of interacting with some truly incredible professionals in the perinatal field. Choosing my favorite episodes was a difficult task, so we decided to release the second episode as a gift to you!

In this best episode, we talk about sexuality as a mom, overcoming shame, the value of postpartum parenting, mom guilt, martyrdom and perfectionism, and getting back to work as a mom.

These conversations were often prompted by my own problems as a mother. I hope this thought helps you as much as it helped me.

In this episode: (Links to the original episodes are included in each title if you want to go back and study the entire conversation!)

The Ultimate Postpartum Sex Guide with Debra Pascali Bonaro: Documentarian, author, public speaker, and doula, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, and I have a fun and lively conversation about her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby: The Secrets of Love and Intimacy. Debra explains why so many people separate sexuality and motherhood into two very different realms, and how motherhood figures can reclaim their wild female sexuality.

Embarrassing parenting with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW: Licensed psychotherapist, parent coach, speaker and best-selling author Mercedes Samudio started the #EndParentShaming movement and coined the term Education without shame – using both to bring attention to ending parent shaming. Mercedes talks about how shame has crept into parenting and offers strategies to help build healthy parent-child relationships.

The Importance of Postpartum Education with Dr. Jane Shomoff: Clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Jane Shomoff and I discuss the importance of postpartum planning and the difference between postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression and postpartum OCD. Jane also shares how she sees society’s expectations of new parents as playing a big role in the struggles many new parents feel.

How to Overcome Mom Guilt, Martyrdom, and Perfectionism with Pooja Lakshmin, MD: Board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Gemma, Dr. Pooja Laxmin, MD, talks about the pressure many mothers feel to live up to the unrealistic expectations placed on them by themselves and society. Dr. Lakshmin offers solid advice for breaking the habits and mentality of mommy guilt, martyrdom, and perfectionism, as well as learning to say no and set boundaries.

Fifth Trimester with Lauren Smith Brody: Author and 5th trimester of movement founder Lauren Smith Brody and I have a lively conversation about the challenges and struggles many mothers face when returning to work after having a baby. Get some incredibly helpful tips on how to make this transition a little easier.

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