The postpartum period is an emotionally exhausting time, full of joy… and apprehension. In this episode, Shazi talks to Sara Haines, co-host of The View, about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. She also speaks with Heng Ou, bestselling author of the First Forty Days and founder of Motherbees, about how cultures outside of the U.S. handle a mother’s postnatal recovery – treating it as a sacred time for the mother to heal and rest. We also hear from women’s health expert and OBGYN, Dr. Jessica Shepherd, about the hormonal shifts new moms undergo, what to do if you or someone you love is experiencing postpartum depression, and what a future – where babies and mothers get the support they need during this critical time – might look like.
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