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
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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CONNECT WITH SUZANNE
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