May 12, 2024

Ep.3: Embracing The Emotional Rollercoaster of New Parenthood With Karen McWilliams

Mothering From Within
Ep.3: Embracing The Emotional Rollercoaster of New Parenthood With Karen McWilliams
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Show Notes

In this episode #3 of ‘Mothering From Within’, I am chatting with guest expert Karen McWilliams about the complexities and emotional rollercoasters of early parenthood. 

Karen McWilliams is a seasoned birth and postnatal doula with over 20 years of experience, the conversation explores how making mistakes is essential for growth as parents, the impact of birth trauma, and the societal pressures on new parents. 

We discuss strategies for coping with the overwhelming array of emotions new parents face, emphasizing self-compassion, the importance of rest, and the value of reallocating societal expectations to embrace instinctual parenting. 

We encourage listeners to seek support, prioritize self-care through mindfulness practices like yoga nidra, and highlight the importance of viewing your children as teachers in the journey of parenthood. 

The episode is an invitation for mothers to lean into curiosity, gain clarity on their parenting journey, and confidently embrace motherhood their way, free from guilt.

00:00 Embracing Mistakes in Parenting

00:17 Welcome to Mothering From Within

01:24 Meet Karen McWilliams: A Journey into Motherhood Support

05:06 The Emotional Rollercoaster of New Parenthood

13:05 Navigating the Complexities of Motherhood

26:23 Rapid Fire Questions with Karen McWilliams

30:42 Closing Thoughts and Resources

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