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The topic of this week’s episode is on postpartum depression, and may be a sensitive discussion to listen to for some. Please consider this a soft ‘trigger warning’ and a request to be gentle with yourself in choosing the time and space you might choose to listen to it. After hearing about the personal experience of postpartum depression from our first guest, Amanda, we’re joined by Dr. Cassidy Freitas, who is a therapist that specialized in postnatal care, and has incredible resources for both mothers and fathers that experience postpartum depression, anxiety or OCD.

Amanda Carter Gomes began her career in marketing, event management, production and PR. In July of 2017 Amanda launched her latest endeavor: The Fold, an online publication for  "women of an uncertain age and particular attitude", to fill the void in online content for women beyond the millennial age range. She and her husband, Matt, live with their two sons in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Cassidy Freitas is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego, California. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy to support the treatment of relational issues, anxiety, depression, illness, grief, and loss. Cassidy is also the host of her podcast, Holding Space, which is a wellness podcast, exploring mental health, relationships, creativity + education. She is also a wife and mother.   

Postpartum Support Resources:

Postpartum Support International

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color

Postpartum Health Alliance

Erica Chidi Cohen

Loom

Kin [support classes in Los Angeles for LGBTQIA+ people trying to conceive or plan for a family]

Cassidy Freitas, Ph.D., LMFT

 

Links:

Amanda Carter Gomes' online publication, the Fold

Amanda on Insta: @amandacartergomes

The Fold on Insta: @the_fold_mag

Cassidy Freitas, Ph.D., LMFT

Cassidy on Insta: @drcassidy

Dr. Cassidy's podcast: Holding Space

Holding Space on Insta: @holdingspacepodcast

Caroline Lee

Caroline on Insta: @teamwoodnote

Caroline on Twitter: @teamwoodnote

Out of Line on Insta: @outoflinepodcast

email Caroline: outoflinepodcast@gmail.com

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