Did you know that one out of seven women will be affected by maternal mental health? That’s a staggering number and yet, women experience judgment and misdiagnosis of their maternal mental health disorder every single day. On the episode of the Spawned Parenting Podcast, we’re chatting with Jen Schwartz of Motherhood Understood, an online community that is aimed in helping spread the word about this very topic and provide support and resources for women.

Both Jen and Kristen share their own struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as things women who might be out of the weeds can do to help women who are experiencing symptoms and don’t know what to do.

You can listen live right now, and then be sure you’re a Spawned subscriber on iTunes (or wherever you listen to podcasts) so you never miss an episode. While you’re there, please leave us a 5-star review.

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Cool Picks of the Week

What No One Tells You by Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf

Jen: A new book — What No One Tells You: A Guide To Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood — from Dr. Alexandra Sacks and Dr. Catherine Birndorf. Maybe we’ll need to do this in our Cool Mom Picks Book Club!

Virago Fitness: Yoga pants for an incredible cause

Kristen: Virago Fitness, a female-founded non-profit that provides fitness classes and training for people who have suffered trauma. Their workout basics are awesome. If you need to refresh your gym clothes, go here first.

And our cool podcast this week is… Midlife Mixtape, a podcast that celebrates GenXers at midlife, with humor, heart, and a really good beat. Host (and our friend) Nancy Davis Kho of MidlifeMixtape.com interviews fellow GenXers about how they’re thriving in the years between being hip and breaking one. She’s had everyone from Martha Quinn to Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine on her show. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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