#147: Overcoming Analysis Paralysis as a First-Time Mom With Monika Malan

March 9, 2023





Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


Being a first-time mom can be overwhelming, especially when you don't have all the support you need.


And when they lack proper support, many first-time moms can experience analysis paralysis or fear that keeps them stuck when trying to make decisions.


Monika Malan, our guest for this episode, knows this firsthand


She was 8 months pregnant when the pandemic hit, and gave birth in the first month of lockdown. With limited support, she turned to the internet for advice, only to find conflicting opinions that led to analysis paralysis.


In this episode, Monika shares her journey of overcoming analysis paralysis and making decisions with confidence as a first-time mom. 


We discuss the tips that helped her in the decision-making process, the importance of respecting boundaries and communicating your limits to the people in your life, and her tips for feeling empowered and not being afraid to say no. 

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. First-time moms are more susceptible to analysis paralysis.
  2. You are not married to your parenting choices - you can change your mind!
  3. Healthy boundaries help to make healthy relationships.

Mama, you are not alone in this struggle. If you found this topic helpful, the Planning For Postpartum Workshop is a great way to get further support! Inside the workshop, I will help guide you through important pillars necessary to entering motherhood peacefully, while feeling empowered and confident!


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Guest Bio

Monika is a life coach, a leader, and a mentor in the corporate world for over 15 years, and has overcome anxiety and insecurity as a new mom. 

She went from battling depression and anxiety for years and giving birth during the start of COVID-19 & a level 5 lockdown, to teaching other moms how to cope with anxiety.

She blends her skills to help anxious first-time moms relax and enjoy motherhood without living in constant fear of doing something wrong.


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