Episode #328: Navigating Burnout and Anxiety in Motherhood with Mama Psychologists

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Steph interviews Chelsea Bodie, co-founder of the Mama Psychologists, to discuss ways moms can navigate anxiety and intrusive thoughts. They discuss common fears moms have when it comes to their kids and how to navigate those fears. You’ll learn when “common” becomes concerning and how to get the support you need to feel more at ease and less alone.  

Topics Discussed:

  • Unique ways burnout shows up in moms and kids
  • Common concerns moms have
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Strategies to navigate anxious thoughts
  • When it’s more than “new mom worries”

Show Notes:

  • Visit Mama Psychologist’s website
  • Purchase Not Your Mothers Postpartum Book
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood

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This episode’s guest

We are Chelsea & Caitlin, founders of MamaPsychologists. We have built a community of over 590,000 parents worldwide. Currently based out of Alberta Canada In addition to mamapsychologists, we wear many hats. We are also best friends, Registered Psychologists, authors, and, most importantly, moms (to 4 kids aged 6 and under) who struggled significantly in the postpartum period. From months-long NICU stay to birth trauma and postpartum anxiety—we truly have experienced many of the topics we talk about! Between the two of us we have training and experience in EMDR, trauma, child and adolescent psychology, theraplay, maternal mental health, perinatal mental health, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, somatic experiencing, and more. We have over 20 years of combined experience in the mental health field. We pride ourselves on sharing real life parenting experiences and struggles (with a dash of humour) to share the ups and downs to help parents worldwide feel less alone. When we aren’t working in our private practices or burning the midnight oil running mamapsychologists you will most likely find us with our families. Caitlin is often spending her time cheering her kids on at the skating rink with a coffee in hand. Chelsea can most often be found on her family farm running after her children chasing all their farm animal friends.