Active Mom Postpartum

Suzanne Aslam- Navigating Postpartum Depression

September 08, 2023 Season 2 Episode 36
Active Mom Postpartum
Suzanne Aslam- Navigating Postpartum Depression
Show Notes

Today I speak with Suzanne Yatim Aslam, a former actor and Miss Arab USA turned writer. Her personal experience with postpartum depression and anxiety left her feeling alone and confused. In her book Post Pardon Me, she addresses the dark thoughts that so many mothers have but are too scared to say out loud. She's thrilled to get this book into the hands of mothers who may be struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety.

This conversation with Suzanne is so real, but also hilarious. You don’t want to miss this episode!

We talk about:

-deciding to have kids or not

-struggling with finding maternal instinct

-going through the motions

-dealing with mom guilt 

-physical symptoms of depression

-ancestral muscle memory

-ways to cope

-going to therapy


Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

3:15 pregnancy expectations

5:05 life before kids

6:30 signs of depression

11:29 struggling with the bad days

16:05 warning signs of a bad day

18:03 cultural expectations

24:45 writing her book

28:30 being an advocate for yourself

31:40 finding help, trying therapy

38:30 learning about yourself through parenting

43:41 deciding to write her book

47:25 rapid fire questions


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Website: https://www.suzanneyatimaslam.com/


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