Jodi’s Birth Stories part 1
Content Warning: Intrusive thoughts, experience of baby in the NICU
Today’s guest is Dr. Jodi Pawluski, researcher, neuroscientist, therapist, podcaster, and parent! Jodi is from Canada and currently lives in France with her partner and 2 kids. Jodi studies the Parental brain and you can learn all about it on her website and on her podcast, Mommy Brain Revisited. Jodi is also a perinatal mental health therapist. In this episode, Jodi shares her story of her deliveries with her 2 kids, in 2 separate countries, that were not her home countries. Jodi also talks about her experiences with nursing. And we talk about some neuroscience and biology. Because we had so much to talk about you will have part 1 this week and part 2 next week!
5:10 Prenatal care and testing
9:46 Searching for healthcare provider
18:25 What would being in a different country be like during the Pandemic?
24:30 How did Jodi’s Neuroscience background influence her approach to labour and delivery
31:30 Baby’s birth
37: 40 Challenges with nursing post-birth
39:20 Baby went to the NICU
43:10 Guilt from nursing challenges
49:48 Coping with baby being in NICU
You can find Dr. Pawluski at https://www.jodipawluski.com and her podcast Mommy Brain Revisited is on most major platforms.