Episode 2: Katherine’s Story

Hello! This is episode two of The Motherkind Café Podcast, the podcast where we talk honestly about motherhood, mental health and everything in between.

Warning: This podcast contains references to depression and suicide which some listeners may find distressing.

In this episode, Katherine frankly discusses her experience of suffering with postnatal depression after the birth of her second child. She talks about her struggles with breastfeeding and how her eldest daughter was admitted to intensive care with a virus shortly after her second baby was born and how the trauma of that experience stayed with her for a long time after her daughter had recovered. With support from her GP and a local CBT group for women suffering with postnatal depression, as well as some therapy through work, Katherine was able to recover and is now a peer supporter at The Motherkind Café and helps run the group!

If you have been affected by any of the things discussed in this conversation and would like support now, please contact your GP or Health Visitor, or there are some numbers below that can also provide support and advice:

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health 01865 904997  

PANDAS Support national helpline 0808 1961 776  

Oxford Samaritans 01865 722 122

You can find all the episodes of our podcast here.

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