In this episode, Lindsey and Jenna discuss the road to postpartum anxiety recovery, Jenna shares her work as a Occupational Therapist in the NICU and offers great insight on how to support families who have a child in the NICU.
Jenna is a mom of 3 and suffered from postpartum anxiety and depression. Throughout Jenna's recovery she attended virtual support groups through PPSM and utilized the peer support program.
Jenna works full time in the NICU as an occupational therapist. She is certified in neonatal touch and massage, is a feeding specialist and specialized in developmental care. She has a specific interest in supporting families to bond with and become a strong advocate for their baby and family in the NICU. She loves supporting the mental health of parents and helping them feel more competent in caring for their baby and celebrate all the small and big wins in the NICU. Jenna can be found on instagram at @theanxioushobbyist and @thenicutherapist
From Jenna:"Taking the first step, to get help and access resources available to your during your mental health journey, is the hardest part but it is so worth it. I never thought I'd attend a support group, utilize a peer support person or openly share my story but it ended up being some of the best things I've ever done in my life. I am so thankful I had the courage to take that first hard step but it has been so worth it."