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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast

Aug 7, 2019

Darcy is on the podcast today having a discussion with Dr. Kat about the mental health issues surrounding pregnancy and post partum. Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PMH-C, is a psychologist certified in perinatal mental health and the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast. She was drawn to this specialty after going through Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum OCD with her first child.  Dr. Kat supports mothers and families in her private practice in Southern California. She is a trainer and board member for Postpartum Support International. Dr. Kat offers training and education and advocacy in perinatal mental health to her to local community and worldwide.  Dr. Kat is available for perinatal psychotherapy clients throughout California through online sessions.


In today’s episode, Darcy and Dr. Kat discuss how social media is making moms feel inadequate and that they’re parenting wrong, the impact of women’s hormones during pregnancy as it relates to mental health, the lack of planning around birth and being self aware of your emotions so you can seek help before post partum anxiety or depression kicks in.

Key Takeaway: Plan for how you want your birth and post partum to play out. But, also plan for the unexpected. Planning for the unexpected will give you the emotional support and a guide to follow when things don’t go the way you hoped.




  • The effect of social media on new moms
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Hormones affecting anxiety, stress and depression during pregnancy
  • The lack of planning around birth that leads to post partum stress
  • The stigma around cesarean births
  • Talking to someone and telling your birth story
  • Accepting the way your birth plays out
  • Seeking help and guidance from a counselor vs. a psychiatrist
  • Traumatic birth experiences



Your Birth Your Worth Podcast




Darcy Sauers








Dr. Kat