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149: Navigating Motherhood and the Quest for Support in America with Stephanie Defilippis

149: Navigating Motherhood and the Quest for Support in America with Stephanie Defilippis

Update: 2024-02-14
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“You deserve to be held just as much as your baby.” Just one of the many gems Stephanie Defilippis shares in our conversation about navigating motherhood and the quest for support in America. Because in America, we really fall behind in providing support to new moms, both in our communities and from a policy perspective.

Stephanie is a perinatal mental health therapist in Illinois. She owns a group therapy practice called crescent moon therapy, where they specialize in working with individuals throughout the reproductive period.

She shares her thoughts on the postpartum period women experience in other countries as well as what we can do to create similar experiences here in America. There truly is an invisible village at your fingertips. Listen in to find out more. 

 

In this episode, we discuss: 

The invisible village here in America.

The importance of having community support throughout motherhood.

What our ideal community support system would look like.

How you can cultivate your own support system at home.

 

Resources: 

Connect with Stephanie:

Website:Maternal Mental Health

Instagram

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Questions:

Can you give an example of how historically in different culture villages were structured to support women?

What are barriers to building a village?

We hear these questions a lot- "Why is it so hard for me to ask for help? Why does it feel hard for me to create my own village?" Let's unpack them together

How can women create their own village? Both pre-pregnancy and postpartum. Even as a mom with older children, there are ways to create yourself a village

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149: Navigating Motherhood and the Quest for Support in America with Stephanie Defilippis

149: Navigating Motherhood and the Quest for Support in America with Stephanie Defilippis

Lynzy Coughlin