Today on the show I’m talking to Amanda Munday, author of Day Nine: A postpartum depression memoir.

CW: Postpartum depression, birth trauma, mental illness, suicide. Please take care of yourself accordingly. 

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This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Bebo Mia Inc, a training and mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field.
Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any Bebo Mia course, including Don’t Doula It Yourself membership. 

What we discussed: 

Amanda’s childbirth experience and the postpartum depression that followed
How sleep deprivation can be a trigger for mental illness
The spectacle and trauma of Amanda’s vaginal breech birth
Suicide and feeling like you’re failing at motherhood
Breastfeeding as a factor of PPD
The contradictory nature of giving your baby the best at the expense of yourself
The expectations of motherhood and being a “good mother”
Amanda’s second pregnancy and the birth of her son
Childcare advocacy and shifting what it means to be a working parent
Advice for PPD

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir
Olivia Scobie on Heavy Flow
Bianca Sprague on Heavy Flow

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Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
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