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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Jan 11, 2024

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Summary of show:

In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, I speak with special guest Dr. Andrea Niles - a clinical psychologist and founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness.  She has studied anxiety and depression treatments and maternal mental health for 17 years and is passionate about making high quality mental health care widely accessible and affordable to everyone. Prospera is a mental health platform designed specifically for moms. Through weekly 1-on-1 sessions with perinatal certified mental health coaches and a library of digital tools specifically designed for moms, they help with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum rage, birth trauma, postpartum intrusive thoughts, and more.

She delves into the importance of making high-quality mental health care readily accessible and affordable, and why she is deeply passionate about this particular niche in mental health. 

The conversation encompasses common mental health challenges women face during pregnancy and postpartum, including birth trauma and postpartum rage. We also cover Dr. Niles' personal journey practicing maternal mental health before and after becoming a mother herself. Towards the end, we talk about available resources for moms and how important Prospera is to support mothers' mental health.

We talk about:

  • 0:00 Introduction and Guest Background
  • 0:33 Book recommendation
  • 1:16 Why she is so passionate about mental health for moms and reducing the barriers
  • 2:59 How was it to practice maternal mental health before and after having kids
  • 5:10 Birth Trauma - definition and ways to identify and get support 
  • 7:14 Postpartum rage & Transitions in Motherhood  
  • 12:07 How Prospera helps moms
  • 15:00 Accessibility of Prospera (cost and how to sign up for it)
  • 15:59 What she does to release or recharge to fill her own cup 


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