“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:
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, is a registered psychologist, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and 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).
Financial: Caitlin Slavens is the co-founder of @mamapsychologists and has an employment relationship with Family Ties Association. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Caitlin Slavens has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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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