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008: The Truth About the Postpartum Period After a High-Risk Pregnancy & Preterm Delivery


The moment you've been waiting for and fighting for is finally here! Your baby is home. But you still find yourself feeling anxious that something will happen to your baby. You find yourself in tears even though you're holding your little miracle.

So many women end up feeling alone in their experience even after their baby has come home. That's why we need to talk about it. On this episode I share with you what to expect when you bring your baby home after a high-risk pregnancy.

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Episode highlights...

  • My personal experience of what to expect when you bring your baby home. (Hint: It's not over when it's over!)

  • Almost 600,000 women annually suffer from postpartum anxiety - this is MORE than the number of women who live with postpartum depression

  • The story of my former client "Amy" and how her identity as a high-powered business woman was impacted by her high-risk pregnancy

  • Why it's so important to have compassion for yourself and to let yourself heal

  • How preterm delivery and/or a NICU stay impacts postpartum recovery

  • My pesonal challenges of having a child born 15.5 weeks early

  • DNR - a very personal decision parents may need to make if they're at risk of delivering preterm

  • The moment when I thought I would need to say goodbye to my micropreemie son

  • Post-NICU care is extremely complicated. How do parents cope when their child comes home and they are responsible for care?

  • The help I needed most post-delivery (Even therapists sometimes need therapy!)

  • Bringing your baby home doesn't mean the challenges of a high-risk pregnancy are over. How to prepare for the continued challenges (even if you deliver at term)

  • How to begin processing the emotions of a high-risk pregnancy.

  • Why note taking is so important to healing

  • How telling your story can start the healing process and help you to feel empathy for yourself.

You deserve to fully enjoy the life that you fought so hard for! There are answers and you can do this.

Resources from the show...

  • A letter to every mom postpartum after a traumatic birth or pregnancy (Read it here)

  • Healing from a high-risk pregnancy and/or birth trauma must include this (Read more)

  • Get your copy of Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy (Read Now)

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