The Compassionate Motherhood Experience

Episode 6: Tools to cope with postpartum depression, anxiety, and addiction

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By Jami Murnane
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The purpose of this podcast is to create a library of stories about the unique struggles, journeys, and experiences of mothers in hopes to instill more compassion, empathy and support while uniting women in motherhood. ❤️
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The purpose of this podcast is to create a library of stories about the unique struggles, journeys, and experiences of mothers in hopes to instill more compassion, empathy and support while uniting women in motherhood. ❤️

More places to listen

Episode 8: Co-parenting and life as a young mom
Co-parenting can be difficult to make work but Jenn opens up and explains why it’s so important. She also talks about what it’s like to be a young mom and how she balances marriage, work, and two growing daughters. While Jenn is crushing it as a mother of two, she’s also a kickass hairdresser. She was born, raised, and still currently living in San Carlos, CA with her hardworking husband, two beautiful daughters and her cute pup, Bailey. When she’s not working or mom-ing, you can find her getting her me-time in the gym.
48:23
November 16, 2019
Episode 7: Full-time working mom of three
In Episode 7, Alexandra and I talk about similarities and differences in the birth, breastfeeding experience, and her overall mentality between each of her three children. We talk about “mom guilt” and the pressure to breastfeed in order to feel like a successful mother. She opens up about some of the difficulties as a full-time working mom and how having her husband as a stay-at-home dad works best for their family. Alexandra’s honesty and perspective about motherhood is refreshing and highly relatable.
1:04:56
August 4, 2019
Episode 6: Tools to cope with postpartum depression, anxiety, and addiction
Flow Belinsky lives in Escondido, California with her husband, Andrew and daughter, Eva. Her passions are writing, music and dancing. She is the founder of Mama, Get Real and also recently published a book about her personal experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, and addiction, called Postpartum: A Story of Unraveling and Becoming. In this episode, we talk about the raw truths of postpartum depression, anxiety, and addiction and how isolated women can feel as first time moms. Flow is open, vulnerable, and honest and discusses how she used mindful meditation along with other tools to better understand the wide range of complex emotions after having a baby.
56:58
April 23, 2019
Episode 5: Mom guilt and relying on mom friends to cope with emotional highs and lows of motherhood
Shiloh Reed, her husband Jared, and three kids, Jett, Harper and Luca live in Poway, California. She has her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, but shifted to owning her own Lifestyle and Family Photography business seven years ago. In this episode, she opens up about balancing her own business, marriage, and three children. She also talks about the reality of mom guilt and how relying on the relationships with mom friends as the best form of medicine for the emotional highs and lows of motherhood.
38:47
April 8, 2019
Episode 4: A look at body image and how it’s affected by motherhood
Lisa Duenas and I dive into body image and how it not only affects us as women, but also as mothers. We talk about the impact that has on having a son versus having a daughter. Lisa also opens up about her personal journey with gestational diabetes and the way it’s shaping her view on health today. Lisa lives in Santa Clara, California with her husband Cal, son Makai, and daughter Kalani. She’s a real estate specialist, life hustler, and a positive force on social media.
40:35
April 1, 2019
Episode 3: Why are millennials having kids later in life?
Why are millennials having kids later in life? Jenn Smith and I dig deeper into the fears behind starting a family and why it may seem more difficult than past generations. Jenn lives in Ojai, CA with her husband, Stan, and their dog, Cruz. They have been together for 7 years and plan on starting a family in the near future.
34:21
March 22, 2019
Episode 2: Creating the birth experience you want
In this episode, I talk to Kim Richards. At the time of this episode, Kim has a 4 month old daughter and lives with her husband in Cardiff, CA. In her story, we talk about how she changed from from one medical group to another in the middle of her 2nd trimester and why she did that. Kim has a new outlook on birth plans and shares what she took away from the experience of delivering her daughter.
55:04
March 12, 2019
Episode 1: 4 years of fertility struggles and IVF success
In this episode, I talk to one of my best friends, Lisa Sun, two days before going into labor. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Chung and their two dogs Bruno and Toby. We talk about her struggles and long journey with infertility, failed IUIs and eventual IVF success.
45:41
March 12, 2019
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