2/2/2021 0 Comments
Despite what I had been told during previous calls and visits to his pediatricians' office, blood and clots in a 2-year-old’s stool is not just toddler constipation and NOT normal. Listen as I share the story of how my then-two-year-old was diagnosed with Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I’ll share how helpful trusting your mother’s intuition or ‘gut’ can be, how isolated and jealous I felt of moms with “normal” healthy kids, and how chatting with a mom in the gymnastics waiting room lifted a huge weight off my back.
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I was “first time mom anxious” after my first was born. The first few weeks I would burst into tears randomly, especially anytime I would think about being left alone with Reuben. We had an extremely difficult time with breastfeeding, I felt like a FAILURE, and felt like there was no way I would be able to feed him alone. Miraculously after tongue and lip tie revisions, multiple lactations consultant visits, nipple shields, syringe feeding, bottle feeding, breastmilk and spit up everywhere, pumping, use of a SNS feeder and what seemed like we needed 8 hands to do - Reuben latched on his own at 3 weeks old and I felt empowered but still needed support...
Breathing, developing and setting boundaries for realistic self-care, practicing gratitude, and using movement were all highlighted during the first calendar year of the Momxiety Club Podcast. Today I revisit and recap these tips and practices to help support and guide you into a calmer 2021. Cheers ? to a New Year with less anxiety and stress!
Do you have goals or resolutions for the coming year? Share them via email firstname.lastname@example.org or record a voicemail at join.momxietyclub.com.
Meet Rabbi Ariana Capptauber who within the span of a few months, became ordained, moved to a new state, started a new job, and gave birth to her first child. Hear how mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, accepting things as they are, and forgiveness have helped her during this momentous time of her life.
Her Rosh Hashanah sermon about forgiveness is what prompted me to ask her to be a guest. And I thought there was no better time than the end of the year, when many reflect on the past year and make plans and resolutions for the New Year, to share this interview.
Meet Carrie Mahoney, mom of two and former licensed therapist.
“Own your anxiety or it will own you.” Carrie gave me some of the best advice I’ve received about dealing with anxiety. Listen in on our conversation about all things anxiety and motherhood. From being born anxious, to pregnancy, birth, and all the feelings that go along with being a mom, Carrie and I cover it all in this episode.
At the end of the episode, we ask you to email email@example.com or record a voicemail at join.momxietyclub.com and share your experiences with connecting with OR not having a connection immediately with your newborn.