#152: How to Communicate with Your Partner in the Postpartum Time with Hazel Walker, LMFT

April 13, 2023




Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


Are you a new mom or couple looking to improve your communication and become a stronger, better team during the postpartum period? 


If so, you won't want to miss this episode where I have a chat with licensed marriage and family therapist, Hazel Walker, on how to thrive with your partner during this transformative time. 


Hazel shares her personal experience of becoming a new mom and having to really do the work to build a strong and reliable partnership with her husband. She emphasizes the importance of identifying the kind of relationship you want to have and setting expectations with your partner, recognizing that you’re both learning. 


She also introduces an incredibly valuable TEAM acronym to remember when communication hits a rough patch, gives tips on navigating those moments with respect, and covers additional topics, like how to ask your partner to do more, let go of guilt, and prioritize your own mental and emotional well-being.


From setting expectations to investing in self-care, this practical and fun conversation is a must-listen for anyone looking to strengthen their relationship and navigate the challenges of new parenthood.

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Set your expectations with your partner and prioritize communication.
  2. Give 100%, but know that the workload will not always be 50/50.
  3. Practice the T.E.A.M. acronym on a daily basis!

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Guest Bio

Hazel Walker is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to teaching moms and couples how to thrive in their postpartum experience. She supports moms as they navigate the journey of rediscovering who they are after having a baby. 

Through her work, she provides tools on how to improve self-care as moms, she works to help couples understand how to work better as a team, and she provides practical tips on how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries. Hazel has hosted the “Am I Ready For Parenthood Workshop?” and she has collaborated with many community providers such as doulas, OBGYN’s, and other mental health professionals to ensure that moms feel more supported.


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