When Postpartum Anxiety and Panic Come out of Nowhere, With Kayla Sanmiguel

Having had two flawless postpartum periods under her belt, Kayla Sanmiguel didn’t know how to cope when postpartum anxiety and severe panic disorder came out of nowhere after her third birth. Listen to what she learned from her experiences, and how she’s approaching the birth of her fourth baby very differently, armed with new tools and wisdom. Check it out!

 

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play. Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google Play MusicListen on Spotify

 

What we talked about:

  • Her first two seamless postpartum experiences
  • Enduring weeks of prodromal labor for her third
  • Where’s my “just-had-a-baby high”?
  • Panic attacks are no joke!
  • Dealing with Postpartum Panic Disorder
  • The impact of intense tragic losses before birth #2 and birth #3
  • “I didn’t feel like myself”
  • Getting help
  • Coping mechanisms that helped
  • Taking ownership of her body and the process
  • The humbling awakening of postpartum mood disorders
  • The need for preparing anew for each birth
  • Her postpartum preparation plan for #4
  • Finding comfort in knowledge
  • You are not alone!

Kayla meets her newborn

 

Related resources*:

 

Kayla with her husband and newborn

 

Related Birthful episodes:

 

 

Sign-up to for a FREE copy of my

BIRTHFUL POSTPARTUM PLAN WORKSHEET

 


 

The whole family! – Courtesy of Kayla Sanmiguel

About Kayla Sanmiguel

Kayla Sanmiguel lives in Saint Paul, MN with her husband Javier and their four children. She works in Institutional Advancement for The Saint Paul Seminary and otherwise spends her time soaking up these fleeting years when toddlers run amok. You can find her thoughts on faith and psychology at Mind & Spirit.

 

All photos Courtesy of Kayla Sanmiguel

 

 


 

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Get Your FREE Postpartum Plan!

Sign up to get access to my NEW Postpartum Prep. Plan to help you prepare for life with a newborn! You'll also get updates from me from time to time.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Recent Episodes

How Long Should You Wait to Clamp the Cord?

How Long Should You Wait to Clamp the Cord?

Adriana Lozada shares facts about the magnificent protective and self-clamping abilities of the umbilical cord. She also explains why there’s still disagreement in the medical field about how long to wait. Did you know that the umbilical cord is self-clamping? Tell us...

Why You and Your Care Provider Must Decide Everything Together

Why You and Your Care Provider Must Decide Everything Together

OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Brad Bootstaylor talks with Adriana Lozada about the ins and outs of shared decision-making with your care provider-- plus practical advice on how to implement your birth plan. How did shared decision-making (or a lack...

*May contain affiliate links. This means that -at no extra cost to you- I may get a small percentage of what you buy. That is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!