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158: A Candid Conversation About the Reality of Life For Mothers in America + Tips on Mindfulness with Megan + Lauren

158: A Candid Conversation About the Reality of Life For Mothers in America + Tips on Mindfulness with Megan + Lauren

Update: 2024-04-17
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When a woman becomes a mother, it sometimes feels like she’s entered the wild, wild west without any sort of map, compass or guide. Half the things you read on the internet are purely opinion and not based in fact. The other half may be factual, but how does it apply to your life? 

In the U.S. there is a dire need for better and more comprehensive postpartum care. Which is why Megan and Lauren, co-created The Matrescence App.

The Matrescence is a maternal mental wellness app created after personal and professional recognition of the gaps in care for women navigating their Matrescence or process of becoming a mother. 

Lauren is a psychiatric nurse practitioner, who turned her pain into passion and teamed up with Megan, the marketing and business brains behind the operation to create this space, their app empowers women with valuable mental health resources. As a member only community it serves as a vital place for peer connection, education by accredited experts, and curated mindfulness based stress reduction activities. 

This was such an amazing conversation. We originally were going to talk so much more about mindfulness, but with the growing need for more postpartum care, we dug in deep and discussed the app and the reason they created it. 

Investing in yourself and your mental health as a mother is a direct investment into your family. Remember that when your first instinct is to put yourself and your needs on the backburner. 


In this episode, we discuss: 

The Matrescence app and what it does for new moms.

Our thoughts on wellness capitalism here in America and how it tends to prey on mothers.

How simple breathing techniques can help stress relief throughout the day.

Ways that journaling can help with wellness.


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Resources: 

Listeners can use code: M3 for a 30 day free trial of our premium membership! - *This code is only available on our website and not the App Store*

If you want to make changes systemically - join one of these groups:

https://chamberofmothers.com/

https://aitogether.org/

https://momsfirst.us/

Connect with Megan & Lauren:

The Matrescence -http://www.thematrescence.com/

The Matrescence App -https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-matrescence/id1576425396

Instagram @‌thematrescence -https://www.instagram.com/thematrescence/?hl=en


Questions:

Can you describe a moment where mindfulness positively affected a challenging situation in your motherhood journey?

Many mothers struggle to find time for themselves. How do you integrate mindfulness into your busy schedule with children?

In terms of mindfulness, what is one piece of advice you would give to a new mother facing the overwhelming changes that come with parenthood?

How does practicing mindfulness contribute to the emotional and mental well-being of both you and your children?

Could you provide examples of how you use mindfulness to foster deeper connections with your children? What are some of the resources and exercises you offer through the app that can be done with your children?

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158: A Candid Conversation About the Reality of Life For Mothers in America + Tips on Mindfulness with Megan + Lauren

158: A Candid Conversation About the Reality of Life For Mothers in America + Tips on Mindfulness with Megan + Lauren

Lynzy Coughlin