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Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book: Normalizing Post-Baby Mental Health Struggles, Navigating #MOMLife, and Finding Strength Amid the Chaos

Caitlin Slavens, BAACS, MC, R Psych |  Chelsea Bodie, BSc., MACP, R. Psych
Publication Date:
Jan 17, 2023
PESI Publishing
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“But no one told me to expect this …”

So many new moms find themselves saying this phrase in the first hours, days, and weeks postpartum – sometimes even for years! That’s where Instagram’s wildly popular @mamapsychologists come in. In Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book, Chelsea and Caitlin share what to really expect postpartum – and it’s not just the baby blues.

This refreshingly candid resource fills a notable void by providing real, honest, and raw insights into motherhood. With their nonjudgmental yet humorous tone, Caitlin and Chelsea provide a deep dive into all things #momlife, including:

  • Birth trauma & perinatal mood disorders
  • Baby feeding & sleep
  • The mental load of motherhood
  • Body image struggles
  • Mom guilt & burnout
  • NICU life
  • Intimacy & romance postpartum
  • Pregnancy complications & loss
  • The balancing act of returning to work
  • And more …

Mom life feels hard because it is hard. There is hope, and this book is here to provide it.



Caitlin Slavens, BAACS, MC, R Psych Related seminars and products

Caitlin Slavens, BAACS, MC, R Psych, is a registered psychologist, certified eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and a certified Theraplay professional. She has additional training in attachment parenting, play therapy, child-adolescent mental health, and trauma modalities. Caitlin has two little ones who keep her constantly on the go (with a large cup of coffee in her hand).

Chelsea Bodie, BSc., MACP, R. Psych Related seminars and products

Chelsea Bodie, BSc, MACP, R Psych, is a registered psychologist and certified perinatal mental health professional (PMH-C) with training in perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, perinatal grief and loss, and infertility. She also has training in play therapy and child-adolescent mental health. Chelsea is a mom of two little ones who also keep her busy as they get into mischief on the farm.

For tips on parenting and all things postpartum, follow Catilin and Chelsea on Instagram: @mamapsychologists.


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