Momxiety Club
Momxiety Club
Jan 21, 2021
First Time Mom Anxiety with Tori Levine
Play • 36 min

I was “first time mom anxious” after my first was born. The first few weeks I would burst into tears randomly, especially anytime I would think about being left alone with Reuben.  We had an extremely difficult time with breastfeeding, I felt like a FAILURE, and felt like there was no way I would be able to feed him alone. Miraculously after tongue and lip tie revisions, multiple lactations consultant visits, nipple shields, syringe feeding, bottle feeding, breastmilk and spit up everywhere, pumping, use of a SNS feeder and what seemed like we needed 8 hands to do - Reuben latched on his own at 3 weeks old and I felt empowered but still needed support...
Listen to the episode to hear more about:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • How dancing until college kept Tori's anxiety at bay...and she didn't realize it until a decade after she stopped!
  • Anxiety as a first time mom
  • Breastfeeding challenges
  • How Tori incorporated movement back into her life with an infant and how that not only helped her but many other moms
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • How many times Tori took her son to the doctor to be told nothing was wrong
  • Timeline for the beginning of the diagnosis process for Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Referenced in this episode:
FREE Resource - Ways to Reduce Momxiety
FREE Resource - How to Help a New Mom From a Distance
Momxiety Club Episode 3 - When the village is taken away: How to help a new mom from a distance
'Hard is Hard’ TEDx Boulder Talk by Ash Beckham

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