Episode 38: Beth’s Story

This week, Beth shares her story of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety after the birth of her second child.  She also suffered from PTSD after the birth of her first child.

This episode does include a trigger warning: Beth’s ten month old son was diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic disorder that affects his adrenal glands. If you are not in a place to listen to that, I understand. Just listen to the intro and then skip ahead to the last five minutes because wow, Beth ends with a powerful message.

Yay for mini-Princess Leia! 

Beth mentioned The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, a book that I love and highly recommend.

She also talked about how finding her Facebook tribe has been such an important part of her recovery.  If you are in search of a FB tribe, I recommend the Self-Care Squad for self-care support in general and the Postpartum Collective for anyone with any sort of interest in maternal mood disorders.

At the end of her interview, Beth talked about happiness and holiness. After we stopped recording, she told me she has been reading The Happiness Darewhich has inspired those thoughts.  I’ve already added that book to my wish list!

And lastly, and perhaps a bit weirdly, I talked about Missing Richard Simmons, a podcast about everyone’s favorite fitness fanatic. If you love podcasts, I highly recommend it!