Jamie Hales works at Huntsman Mental Health Institute as an LCSW and is the co-chair of Postpartum Support International Utah Chapter.
She shares her personal journey which includes infertility, IVF, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, birth trauma, and her partner's postpartum anxiety. She offers hope for others who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and discusses tools for mental wellness using the SUNSHINE acronym.
Utah Provider SearchThe local support groups Jamie mentions during the episode (and others) can be found on this website if you filter by Support Group in the "Search by Provider Type(s)" box.
Postpartum Support International's Online Support Groups
You can call 801-585-1212 to reach the HMHI Downtown clinic to schedule an appointment or you can call 801-213-3770 to reach the HMHI Farmington clinic.
The Sad Moms Club's Instagram: @the.sad.moms.club
The two articles I referenced at the end of the episode are the following:
Haßdenteufel, K., Feißt, M., Brusniak, K., Lingenfelder, K., Matthies, L. M., Wallwiener, M., & Wallwiener, S. (2020). Reduction in physical activity significantly increases depression and anxiety in the perinatal period: A longitudinal study based on a self-report digital assessment tool. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 302(1), 53–64.
Cai, C., Busch, S., Wang, R., Sivak, A., & Davenport, M. H. (2022). Physical activity before and during pregnancy and maternal mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Affective Disorders, 309, 393–403.