#135: How To Ask For Help and Manage Postpartum Overwhelm With Heather Ratych

December 8, 2022



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


Back when I was pregnant, there was so much I did to prepare for my baby. But despite my best efforts, I was still feeling overwhelmed. 


Well, they say hindsight is 20/20, and I later found out that I had overprepared for things that weren’t very important, and underprepared for the things that really mattered. 


I know I’m not alone in making this mistake, which is why I’ve made it my mission to help other new moms prepare the right way to welcome their babies.


My guest Heather Ratych has also made it her mission to help new moms, by guiding them through all of the emotions that come with pregnancy and postpartum at her Ontario-based perinatal and maternal mental health clinic, Bloom Psychotherapy


As a Psychotherapist, Reproductive and Perinatal Specialist, and mom, Heather is all too familiar with the messages that torment women in this stage of life, and is passionate about supporting them in feeling grounded, confident, and connected. 


In our conversation, we talk about overwhelm, specifically how that looks in motherhood, what contributes to it, and why it’s so difficult to simply ask for help. 

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Everyone experiences overwhelm - no one has life completely figured out.
  2. Know your internal dialogue and what you’re saying to yourself.
  3. Don’t treat self-care as “extra”, but as a normal part of your routine. 

If you like this topic, then the Planning For Postpartum Workshop is a great way for you to learn more! Inside the workshop, I will help guide you through important pillars necessary to entering motherhood peacefully, while feeling empowered and confident!


If you are interested in preparing for your baby and motherhood the best way, sign up below! 



If you’re due soon and don't feel like you have enough time to wait for the next workshop event, don’t worry - you can still work with me!


Consider signing up for a New Mom Assessment!

This is a 1-hour call where you and I work together to take a closer look at where you’re at with baby planning, assess some foundational pillars that help you prepare, create an action plan for you moving forward, and even do a baby registry audit. I’d love to walk through this information with you and be a part of your support team!


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Guest Bio

Heather is a Psychotherapist and Reproductive and Perinatal Specialist who helps guide individuals and couples through the excitement, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, grief, and chaos of fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood. She is the Owner and Clinical Director of Bloom Psychotherapy, an Ontario-based virtual perinatal and maternal mental health clinic.


Heather has specialized training and certification in Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health, and has extensive experience supporting those navigating infertility, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, birth trauma, postpartum anxiety and depression, overwhelm and parenting challenges.  It was her experiences with difficulty conceiving, intense postpartum anxiety and medical trauma that led her to specialize in supporting individuals in their adjustment to parenthood.


Heather is passionate about helping parents thrive as they raise their children, and supporting mothers in feeling grounded, confident, and connected.


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