Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Divide and Conquer: Ashley and Adam's Strategy for Managing a Toddler, Twins and a NICU Stay

July 05, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 2 Episode 32
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Divide and Conquer: Ashley and Adam's Strategy for Managing a Toddler, Twins and a NICU Stay
Show Notes Transcript

Content Warning: C-section delivery, NICU stay, delivery during COVID, guilt, anxiety

🎙️Today’s episode is part 2 of Ashley and Adam’s story and their experience of staying in the NICU with one twin. Be sure to listen to last week’s episode where they discussed their journey to parenthood through a fertility journey. Ashley and Adam talk about the difficulty of having one twin in the NICU and one twin being discharged all with a toddler at home. Ashley and Adam continue to share honestly and openly about the impacts on their emotional and mental health throughout this next phase of their parenting journey. 

Highlights:  

0:55 - One twin had to go to NICU, Adam and Ashley having to divide and conquer

15:30 - Discharged with one baby, other baby transferred to another hospital

30:34 - Bringing baby home

37:57 - Impacts on mental health, Ashley’s experience with anxiety

49:23 - Adam’s experience with guilt in the postpartum period 

1:04:31 - How does this experience continue to impact you in the present day?

Resources mentioned in this episode: 
You can find Ashley and Adam on Instagram @ajherridge @adam.mets 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com


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Content Warning: C-section delivery, NICU stay, delivery during COVID, guilt, anxiety

🎙️Today’s episode is part 2 of Ashley and Adam’s story and their experience of staying in the NICU with one twin. Be sure to listen to last week’s episode where they discussed their journey to parenthood through a fertility journey. Ashley and Adam talk about the difficulty of having one twin in the NICU and one twin being discharged all with a toddler at home. Ashley and Adam continue to share honestly and openly about the impacts on their emotional and mental health throughout this next phase of their parenting journey. 

Highlights:  

0:55 - One twin had to go to NICU, Adam and Ashley having to divide and conquer

15:30 - Discharged with one baby, other baby transferred to another hospital

30:34 - Bringing baby home

37:57 - Impacts on mental health, Ashley’s experience with anxiety

49:23 - Adam’s experience with guilt in the postpartum period 

1:04:31 - How does this experience continue to impact you in the present day?

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com