This is Episode 4 – Reproductive & Parenal Mental Health from Season 2 of the Juna Women Podcast. Season 2 is about planning your family. 

Today’s episode is the 4th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about the dynamics at play between you and your partner when you decide to add a baby to the mix.

By the end of this episode you should have a much better idea how to communicate with your partner about your wants and needs as well as come together to create a family plan that you both feel comfortable with. We’ll be talking about sensitive topics like miscarriage, infertility, & how those things can impact your relationship as you approach parenthood.

To help with this topic, we sat down with Dr. Batya Novick, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in reproductive and parental mental health.

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Things don’t follow a straight line all the time. It’s normal for things not to happen the minute we want them to. It’s so hard because women spend a lot of their earlier years trying not to get pregnant. That’s the goal. Then you’re ready and you just assume it must be really easy to do. It can feel even more stressful when it just doesn’t happen the minute you decided you want it to. – Batya Novick


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Featured in this episode:

Batya Novick, Clinical Social Worker

Infertility, pregnancy loss and transitions into parenthood can be an overwhelming and isolating experience.

Batya Novick provides an environment of understanding and support around the issues of anxiety, depression and work/life balances. She specializes in reproductive, postpartum and parental mental health, helping to navigate these complex experiences while supporting healthy relationships and managing stress.


Topics from this episode: Postpartum depression, postpartum, miscarriage, parental mental health, baby planning, fertility, infertility, mental health, miscarriage mental health, family planning, baby, let’s have a baby.