About This Show
Working Birth profiles women in the birth community- midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and more- about how and why they choose to spend the long hours and emotional dedication necessary for work in field of birth. Each episode features an accompanying photographic portrait of the birth worker.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 16: Mental Health Advocate & Doula Rebecca Hartley-Woods
Rebecca Hartley-Woods, mental health advocate and doula, discusses her personal experience with perinatal mood disorders and her work founding a non-profit that sheds light on perinatal mood disorders that 1 in 7 moms experience. We talk about the gap between mental health professionals and maternal health professionals and why so many women fall through the cracks, never receiving help. She shares her own experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. We also discuss antenatal depression, signs and symptoms, therapy, resources, as well as Rebecca's background as a public worker and current work as a doula. Show notes and portrait at: workingbirth.com/ep16