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How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood? On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your tough parenting questions. Erica shares the best kept secrets of the therapy world, bringing you knowledge and education that puts you in the driver's seat of your emotional and psychological well being. Along with sharing her knowledge, she interviews other professionals (psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, and more!) who provide their expertise to empower you on your motherhood journey.

How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood? On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your tough parenting questions. Erica shares the best kept secrets of the therapy world, bringing you knowledge and education that puts you in the driver's seat of your emotional and psychological well being. Along with sharing her knowledge, she interviews other professionals (psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, and more!) who provide their expertise to empower you on your motherhood journey.
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How do I cope with the load of motherhood? How do I raise good humans when I'm just trying to survive? How can I take care of my own mental health? And the biggest question of all: how do I redefine myself after going through the metamorphosis of motherhood? On the Happy as a Mother Podcast, host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help you cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood, guides you on a journey of self love and acceptance, and answers your tough parenting questions. Erica shares the best kept secrets of the therapy world, bringing you knowledge and education that puts you in the driver's seat of your emotional and psychological well being. Along with sharing her knowledge, she interviews other professionals (psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, and more!) who provide their expertise to empower you on your motherhood journey.

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Episodes

013: Understanding Your Hormones With Naturopathic Dr. Rishma Walji

11/13/2019
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Have you ever had emotional days and chalked it up to hormones? I know I have! I’ve been growing increasingly curious about hormones and how they intersect with mood and mental health. In today’s episode Naturopathic Dr. Rishma Walji is here to explain how our hormones change month to month with menstruation and also how they change during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding. We also explore signs of hormone imbalance, tune in to learn more. Find show notes here: https://bit.ly/370sWzD

Duration:00:56:17

012: Rejecting Diet Culture Mentality with Psychologist Dr. Colleen Reichmann

11/6/2019
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Do you struggle with your relationship with food or movement? Do you struggle to accept your body the way it is in this moment? Are you constantly striving to reach a certain weight or body shape? Then this episode is for you! Tune in as Psychologist Dr. Colleen Reichmann and I discuss intuitive eating and ways to break free from diet culture. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2rcXIEY

Duration:01:09:02

011: Navigating Boundaries in Motherhood With Therapist Nedra Tawwab

10/30/2019
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Do you struggle to set boundaries with family members giving unsolicited advice? Do you feel burnt out? Are you constantly trying to make other people happy, including your partner and your children, and find you have nothing left for you at the end of the day? Then this episode is a must listen! Boundaries are an essential form of self care! Operating without them leads to burnout and overwhelm. Tune in today as Nedra Tawwab shares about practical ways to set boundaries in...

Duration:01:03:48

010: The Secret to Mindful Mothering with Therapist Bryana Kappa

10/23/2019
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Have you ever struggled to regulate your own reactions while parenting? Has becoming a parent caused experiences from your past to resurface? Do you wonder how to decide who’s needs to prioritize or how to set healthy boundaries in your home? If any of this resonates, this episode is for you! Join Marriage and Family Therapist Bryana Kappa and your Host Erica Djossa as they discuss consciously navigating motherhood. You can find the show notes here: https://bit.ly/2ByIs7n

Duration:01:18:46

009: Understanding Postpartum Stress Syndrome with Psychologist Dr. Alice Pickering

10/16/2019
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Do you ever question whether your adjustment to motherhood is normal? Do you not feel like yourself, but also aren’t clinically depressed or anxious? Do you feel like you have mommy brain or like you are constantly in a fog? Perhaps you are experiencing something called Postpartum Stress Syndrome. Psychologist Dr. Alice Pickering joins us this episode to discuss PPSS and how to distinguish it from other postpartum disorders. This is a topic that is rarely talked about, and you won’t want to...

Duration:01:01:10

008: Tuning Out the Noise and Tuning into Your Child with Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Adams

10/9/2019
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Are you overwhelmed by the amount of parenting advice out there? Do you find that different sources offer contradictory information? Are you wanting parenting support but don’t even know where to look or start? Then you are going to love this episode where Dr. Elizabeth Adams helps us to tune out all of the noise and overwhelm of information and talks about tuning into your child's temperament and needs. Parenting is not a one size fits all approach and YOU are the expert of your...

Duration:01:21:13

007: Taking the Stress, Guilt, and Chaos Out of Mealtimes With Toddler Dietitian Kacie Barnes

10/2/2019
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Do you have a picky eater? Do you have a child who won’t sit to the table? Do you have a toddler who throws food? Then boy oh boy this episode is for you! Toddler dietitian Kacie Barnes share numerous insights in this episode. Her approach to helping moms feel less stressed and guilty about meals times is extremely reassuring and approachable!

Duration:01:04:57

006: The Happy Postpartum Vagina With OB/GYN Dr. Staci Tanouye

9/21/2019
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Raise your hand if you have a vagina?! Now raise your hand if you have ever talked about how it looks, the procedures it’s had or when things just don’t feel quite right down there?! Vagina health is not something that many women talk about, but it is incredibly important! Especially in the postpartum period! OB/GYN Dr.Staci Tanouye joins us to discuss ways to have a happy postpartum vagina, which includes knowing when you’re ready for sex postpartum. Get the show notes here:...

Duration:01:01:39

005: Urine Incontinence in Pregnancy and Postpartum With Pelvic Floor PT Jeanice Mitchell

9/21/2019
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Is it normal to pee a little when you laugh, cough or run? Is urine incontinence during pregnancy and postpartum normal? And if so, how long should it last? Pelvic floor physiotherapist Jeanice Mitchell of My Pelvic Floor Muscles is on the show today to answer all of these questions and so much more! Find the show notes here: https://bit.ly/2m3cCuX

Duration:01:01:02

004: Embracing Your Postpartum Body With Dr. Morgan Francis

9/20/2019
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Do you struggle with postpartum body acceptance? I know I have. Many women struggle with comparing their postpartum bodies to their pre baby bods. After three boys in three and a half years, a tummy full of stretch marks and a pelvis that doesn’t quite function the way it used to, I’ve had to relearn how to love parts of my body that seem foreign. Today, body image expert Dr. Morgan Francis joins this episode to help us better understand body image and how we can learn to embrace our...

Duration:01:13:13

003: Are Psychiatric Medications an Option While Pregnant or Nursing? With Reproductive Psychiatrist Dr. Kristin Lesseter

9/20/2019
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There is so much miscommunication around taking medications during pregnancy and while nursing. The reality is that few doctors are thoroughly trained in reproductive psychiatry and many moms gets misinformed when it comes to medication to their mood and anxiety medication. Listen in to today’s episode where Reproductive Psychiatrist Dr. Kristin Lesseter gives research based information about medication during this precious time and shares resources where you can confidently fact check your...

Duration:00:52:25

002: Understanding Mommy Rage with Psychologist Dr. Ashurina Ream

9/20/2019
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Do you experience mommy rage? Do you ever lose it on the kids or your spouse and wonder when/how your fuse has become so short? Listen in as Dr. Ashurina Ream of Psyched Mommy shares why mothers experience mommy rage and ways that it can be managed. Together we explore whether rage is common, whether it is a symptom of something deeper and whether it is something that can be overcome. Let's learn how to say good bye to mommy rage! Show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/2m7dP4h

Duration:00:55:20

001: Welcome to the Happy as a Mother Podcast With Erica Djossa

9/20/2019
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Perhaps you are here because you struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety. Perhaps you are here because the adjustment to motherhood wasn’t what you expected. Maybe you have lost yourself in motherhood and miss your old life. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with the load that motherhood brings or you are drowning in mommy guilt or rage. It could be that you have a passion for knowledge and want to be empowered through the expertise of some badass professional women. Whatever the...

Duration:00:27:22