Moms of new babies have been through a lot the past two years – from tough career and childcare decisions to postpartum mental health struggles, and both the general and very specific grief that goes along with things not going to plan. In Episode 354, Meagan and Sarah continue last week’s discussion, honoring the voices of nine moms from our team and community who had babies during the pandemic. While Part 1 focused on the babies, this episode is more about the moms and their pregnancy and postpartum experiences. It’s raw, honest, and at times, emotional; it’s also an important reminder that every family’s “hard” was different, and that every mom’s story worth hearing. Whether you had a pandemic baby, are pregnant now, or have older kids; if you’ve ever felt desperate as a mom, we hope this episode will remind you’re not alone. Please join us.
If hearing about difficult births and postpartum struggles is too much for you right now, that’s OK. Take care of yourself, and listen only if and when you’re ready.
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:
- If you didn’t already catch it, please start with Part 1 of this series
- Listen to our series on Pandemic Perspectives and these related episodes: How Covid Complicates Parenting, Stage By Stage and Postpartum Symptoms & Surprises
- Check out all our episodes and blog posts on new motherhood
- Read our Contributor Emily’s blog post: “She Only Knows Pandemic Mommy”