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

Special: Climb Out of the Darkness Event: Episode 1

October 03, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 3 Episode 0
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Special: Climb Out of the Darkness Event: Episode 1
Show Notes

 Please donate to the Climb here https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/p2p/COTDCanada/team/team-ontario-virtual/

Description:
Today’s episode is a special one for PWO’s Climb Out of the Darkness fundraising event. On these 2 bonus episodes we are going to talk about accessing different types of supports in the Perinatal period when we are experiencing symptoms of a mood and anxiety disorder.  

Highlights:
Karin Thoms discusses the benefits of Peer Support:

2:13 - Introducing Karin
2:55 - Karin story with PPD PPA; accessing individual therapy after 1st and 2nd baby,
5:13 - Accessing peer support and the magic of group support,
11:06 - Karin describes the peer support program that she accessed,
14:12 - Karin’s peer support work through PWO,
17:59 - What advice would you give to someone who’s hesitant to reach out for help?20:28 – Transition between segments
Dr. Niki Nephin discusses the benefits of Naturopathic Support:
20:33 -  Introducing Niki
21:17 - The challenges that Niki sees when accessing PMH supports in Ontario
24:22 - Approaching perinatal mental health support with a naturopathic doctor including:
24:46 - Systems approach
26:00 - Physical support
35:10 - Looking at what was going on before baby and how that shows up postpartum
39:50 - How the system is not working for us
46:46 - How can people access a Naturopathic Doctor if finances are a barrier
50:34 – Transition between segments
Allison Flynn-Bowman talks about Life With a Baby and grassroots fundraising:
50:30 - Introducing Allison Flynn-Bowman – what brought her into this work.
57:48 - What is LWAB – Life With a Baby?
59:42 - What is coming up for LWAB
1:03:18 - What is the Climb Out of the Darkness campaign?
1:10:32 - The struggles with fundraising for grassroots organizations

You can reach all of our guests below:
Karin Thoms
Instagram @karin_pwo
Email: peersupport@perinatalwellbeing.ca
https://www.perinatalwellbeing.ca/group-peer-support
Dr. Niki Nephin
Website https://nikithenaturopath.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nikinephinND/
Instagram @nikithenaturopath
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine https://ccnm.edu/
Kelley Hassanpour
Website https://www.parentingfromwithin.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParentingFromWithin
Instagram @parenting_from_within_
Amber Sperling
Website https://www.ambersperling.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100081392572507
Instagram @amber.sperling.rsw
Allison Flynn-Bowman at Life With a Baby
Website www.lifewithababy.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LifeWithABaby
Instagram @lifewithababy
You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

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