Episode 22 - Individual's Postpartum Stories - Yagama
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
For this week's episode, I talk with the Berlin-based wild witch of the colorful arts, NFT holy cvnt, solo mom, feminist-mystic and body-positive human, the one and only Yagama. Yagama gives us a taste of the wild feminine as we talk about motherhood, womanhood, trauma and pain, ultimately coming to the conclusion that a village of feminine caretakers is all we need. Enjoy. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/faces-of-postpartum/support ..read more
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S02E10 - Jenna Berendzen - Mother of Two Sons, Psychiatric NP, and Fellow PMADs Survivor
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
In this episode, Jenna shares a story of hardships, resiliency, and generosity. After the birth of her first son in 2011, Jenna suffered from acute postpartum depression and landed in the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at the University of North Carolina - the same unit our founder, Ariane Audet, attended, six years after Jenna. She talks about this experience as the scariest of her existence, but also one that changed the trajectory of her professional and personal life. She also discusses electing to have a c-section for her own mental and physical health (and loving it), mothering afte ..read more
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S02 E09 - Sarah Fraser - On Pregnancy After Loss, Having a Baby After 35, and Loving Our Postpartum Bodies
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
In this episode, I have the honor to talk with the hilarious Sarah Fraser. Sarah is a long-time radio personality, comedian and host of the ever funny podcast The Sarah Fraser Show. After suffering from a molar pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic disease, she gave birth to a healthy son, the almighty KJ. While on the show, she openly discussed getting pregnant after 35 and being a "geriatric" mother. She talks about building a long and trusting relationship with your OB, being a high-risk pregnant person, and making feeding choices that make sense for you and your baby. We discuss her post ..read more
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S02 E08 - Selah Rhodes - Founder of Darity and Mom of One
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
Selah Rhodes is the force behind Darity, an ethical apparel store for postpartum and pregnant humans, and mother of one spunky daughter.  In this episode, she opens up about her difficult pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. She talks about how nothing could have prepared her for the challenges of welcoming a new human into her world, the mental load of being the breadwinner and primary care provider, anxiety, and how support from her family was incremental in making it through the first year of her child's life. As a businesswoman, she questions our appetite for fast fashion, especial ..read more
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S02 E07 - Maria Nagawa - On Pregnancy Losses, Cultural Expectations and Empowering Choice
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
Maria Nagawa is a joint Ph.D. student in the Public Policy and Political Science department at Duke University. She is also the mother of two angel babies who passed during two subsequent pregnancies after she went into preterm premature ruptures of the membranes due to cervical insufficiency. These two experiences led her to reevaluate how we can better support bereaved parents before, during, and after the loss of their child. Talking about these events, she advocates trauma-informed care from providers who practice evidence-based medicine and promote freedom of choices, independently of the ..read more
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S02 E06 - Chelsea Skaggs - On Intimacy After Baby, Trusting Our Intuitions, and Getting Rid of the “Shoulds”
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
Chelsea Skaggs is a life coach who specializes in early motherhood. She is also the force behind the accounts "The WFT Trimester" about the postpartum life and "Rewilding Family", dedicated to her family's full-time journey on the road.  In this second appearance on the show, she talks about dropping all the "shoulds" and destructive "bounce back" narratives of ours lives. We discuss intimacy, marriage, and unschooling. Chelsea goes in-depth in what it means to her to unlearn and "uncondition" ourselves from societal expectations and to embrace "regression" instead of progress. She gives ..read more
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S02 E05 - Amy Koppelman - On Her Movie "A Mouthful of Air" starring Amanda Seyfried, Postpartum Depression, and Women Supporting Women
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
Amy Koppelman is a writer and director, known for A Mouthful of Air (2003), I Smile Back (2015) and Hesitation Wounds (2016).  In this generous and raw episode, she shares her thoughts on postpartum depression, anxiety, and the use of art as a healing and advocacy tool. She discusses her own postpartum periods with her two children, now in their twenties, and shares her vulnerable (and spot-on) wisdom about how women can better support and empower other women.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/faces-of-postpartum/support ..read more
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S02 E04 - Ariel Taylor, BSW, RSW and Four Times Surrogate - On Supporting Postpartum Parents, Surrogacy, Trauma-Informed and Individualized Perinatal Care
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
This episode is THE episode for you if you are pregnant, freshly postpartum, or want to know more about how to truly care for postpartum people. Ariel Taylor is a four-time surrogate and therapist (BSW, RSW) based in Ontario, Canada. She specializes in fertility, surrogacy and postpartum. In this episode, she shares her knowledge about perinatal mental health in general, and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our founder, Ariane Audet, they discuss postpartum recovery, legislative changes to better support pregnant, birthing, and postpartum parents in their journey, as well as her ..read more
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S02 E03 - Joy Spencer - Executive Director of Equity Before Birth - On Saving the Lives of Black Parents and Infants, Eliminating Disparities, and Equity for All
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
Joy Spencer — Executive Director of Equity Before Birth In this episode, our founder, Ariane Audet, and Joy Spencer, Executive Director of Equity Before birth and single mom of the almighty Lily, talk about eliminating disparities in maternal health outcomes, saving the lives of Black parents and infants, and what it means to reach equality for all. They discuss Joy’s work at the North Carolina-based organization, how she pulled herself out of poverty and precarity, and her wishes to live and thrive in a world of abundance, joy, and untold stories to sing. --- Support this podcast: https://pod ..read more
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S02 E02 - In Conversation: Mara Watts LPC & Ariane Audet - On Suicide, Mental Health Care & Systemic Changes
Faces of Postpartum
by Ariane Audet
9M ago
For the second time on the podcast, counselor extraordinaire Mara Watts sat down with our founder, Ariane Audet to talk about all things postpartum. Together they discussed their own battle with postpartum depression and anxiety. Ariane opens up about suicidal ideations and what helped her during these trying times. They talk about the state of perinatal mental health in the US and how treatable perinatal mood disorders and anxiety are (there is hope: so much hope.)  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/faces-of-postpartum/support ..read more
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