Emma Flynn talks mother-baby bonding, postpartum emotions, loss of identity and relationship changes
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Hello and welcome back to The Other Side Of Perfect. On today’s show I speak to the extremely creative and talented Emma Flynn, also known in the digital space as This Mama Doodles. Emma is a mum of three, artist, illustrator, writer and creator who’s words and imagery have touched the lives of mothers across the globe. Emma is also a maternal mental health advocate ,and to highlight Maternal Mental Health month, she is undoubtedly the person to have this conversation with.
Did you know 1 in 5 women experience mental health concerns during and after childbirth, but these symptoms go undetected and untreated. Common symptoms of mental health concerns can mirror typical postpartum symptoms, and include changes to weight, energy, sleep, libido, and emotions - which is why I feel it’s so hard for mothers to open up, reach out and ask for help.
During this episode, we cover candid subjects including mother-baby bonding, postpartum emotions, loss of identity, and relationship changes. Emma is wonderful at highlighting these struggles in such an honest and sensitive way on her own platform, and so I hope this discussion helps some of you feel less alone as we unite in the complexity that is motherhood.
This Mama Doodles https://thismamadoodles.com/