#3 Parenting Truths Podcast - Postpartum Anxiety, Pregnancy Challenges And Baby Loss With Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Ted BradshawMay 03, 2023
In this episode, I chat with Ted Bradshaw, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a father of three. Ted raises awareness around mental health issues through his videos on TikTok and offers therapy to individuals for depression and a range of anxiety issues such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, health anxiety and PTSD.
Ted acknowledges that mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum are often overlooked or dismissed, and he is passionate about raising awareness about these issues. He emphasizes that it is crucial for both mothers and fathers to prioritize their mental health during this time.
Bonding with a new baby is another topic that Ted is passionate about. He shares his experience of bonding with his own children and how it wasn't always like the movies. It took time to secure that bond and connection with his little ones, and he believes that it's important to be open and honest about this. Ted believes that seeing dads talking honestly about these topics is essential, as it can help to break down the stigma around mental health issues for fathers.
Throughout the episode, Ted provides valuable insights into the challenges of parenting and the importance of prioritizing mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. He acknowledges that mental health issues can strike out of the blue, even when everything seems to be going well. Ted encourages parents to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health, as there is no shame in asking for support.
Overall, Ted's experience and insights are valuable for any parent who is dealing with mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum. His openness and honesty are inspiring, and his advocacy for prioritizing mental health for both mothers and fathers is essential. It's important to continue to have these conversations and raise awareness around mental health issues, and Ted's work is making a valuable contribution to this cause.
Watch the episode below: