Postpartum anxiety and depression
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078: Living With Postpartum Anxiety and Depression

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Moms certainly face a challenging time when faced with postpartum anxiety and depression. At a time in their life when they are at their most vulnerable and stressed and overwhelmed, they need support and understanding. However, when they turn to others, the reaction to postpartum anxiety and depression often is “get yourself together and toughen up”.

This week’s guest Suzanne Yatim Aslam went through this journey with her two kids and her personal experience with postpartum anxiety and depression and anxiety left her feeling alone and confused. She has put her personal experience into her book, Post Pardon Me which is written in the form of journal entries. You get to go inside Suzanne’s head and she addresses the dark thoughts that so many mothers have but are too scared to say out loud. If you’re struggling with postpartum anxiety and depression then don’t miss this episode.

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About Susanne Yatim Aslam

Suzanne Yatim Aslam

Before becoming a writer, Suzanne was an actor and former Miss Arab USA. She’s worked in the Middle East in peacekeeping missions to help raise awareness for children struggling to live normal lives and now writes full-time in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Her book is called Post Pardon Me- A fickle woman’s spiral into postpartum depression and anxiety and how the hell she found her way out of it. (Sort of).

It’s a dark comedy on postpartum depression. Suzanne takes you on a journey through her early stages of motherhood as you read journal entries from that time as she’s spiraling. The thing is, for half the book, she doesn’t know that it’s postpartum depression and just thought being a mom sucked and that her son ruined her life. Now that she’s on the other side of this mental health struggle, her goal is to hold a mom’s hand and let her know she’s not alone as well as let the dads in on this wild ride to help give them the tools to help the mamas out.

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