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Post-Partum Depression: How a BLW Plan Helped This Mom

  • Her individual experience with postpartum depression, her support group, interventions she decided on and how she is managing her health now that her son is 14 months old
  • How having a blueprint plan for introducing new foods to her son Ollie helped Carissa feel a sense of accomplishment and success she had not previously experienced as a mother
Katie Ferraro

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#28: Postpartum depression affects many women, and estimates range from 1 in 10 to 1 in 5 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. In this episode, first time mom Carissa Rose shares her story about postpartum depression following the birth of her son Ollie.

Carissa talks about how she struggled to conceive and suffered through a number of miscarriages before conceiving Ollie. Whereas she thought it would be smooth sailing once her son arrived, she recognized signs of serious depression 2 weeks after his birth. 

In this episode Carissa opens up about her support system as well as how she dealt with and is dealing with postpartum depression. She shares with us how having a feeding plan for baby-led weaning helped her feel successful in an aspect of motherhood that she was previously apprehensive about: starting solid foods.

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In this episode, guest Carissa Rose talked to Katie about:

  • Her individual experience with postpartum depression, her support group, interventions she decided on and how she is managing her health now that her son is 14 months old

  • How having a blueprint plan for introducing new foods to her son Ollie helped Carissa feel a sense of accomplishment and success she had not previously experienced as a mother

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