OCD, PND & I Love You - this mama doodles

Welcome back to season 7 of everymum the podcast supported by WaterWipes. Sinéad is joined by an amazing guest to kick off 2022 - Emma Flynn who you might know as this mama doodles

Emma is a mother of 3, an artist a writer and a woman who has met severe challenges in motherhood. But here in this episode recorded just 3 weeks after the birth of baby no3 she tells us that her head is a very safe place to be these days. 

After her first son Emma experiences OCD and very frightening intrusive thoughts - which we talk about in this episode.

But the mind - just like the body can get ill in many different ways and so after her second baby Emma felt like her mood was low, energy low, joy low. 

And now with her third baby she can honestly tell us that we can heal, we don’t just need to survive, we can live amazingly happy days. 

Beyond the physical and mental challenges of motherhood, with the right help there can be OCD and PND and there can be, I love you. 

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