Postpartum Journey: Navigating Depression, Bridging the Generational Gap and Loving Our Bodies with Sara Ahmed

By Unswtnd+Unfltrd

No matter how much time you take to prep the nursery, baby-proof your home or reread  “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” - nothing will ever truly prepare you for what's to come.In Ep. 29 of Season 2, we sit down with Sara Ahmed to talk about postpartum depression, the internal and external struggles of seeking help and how we can learn to love and appreciate our bodies. Sara dives into her pregnancy and post-pregnancy journeys and debunks some pretty common postpartum myths. The anxiety, the depression and the stigma that still surrounds mental health- the now mother-of-two outlines her path to getting help and the feedback she received from her community once she did. Sara also opens up about her use of antidepressants to help treat her postpartum depression and the reason she is no longer reluctant in taking the prescription. We end this episode discussing body positivity. Sara talks about how she put aside those negative thoughts she had of her body, and instead learned to love every inch of herself. Let’s stop waiting on our “ideal weight” in order to feel good about ourselves. It is women like Sara who are true trailblazers in the de-stigmatization of mental health. The more we open up about our struggles, the more empowered we feel, collectively. Enjoy and remember to follow us on Instagram: @unsweetenedandunfilteredFollow Sara on Instagram: @sugarlandsaraRead Sara's Huffington Post article HEREIf you or someone you know is suffering from Postpartum Depression here are some resources that may help: www.acog.orgwww.postpartum.netwww.womenshealth.gov

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