How to Balance Caring for Your New Baby and Caring for Yourself ~ Episode 231 with Rachael Elmore

May 23, 2023 | Anxiety, Healing, Hope, Motherhood, Mothers, Podcast, postpartum anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Purpose, Significance, Struggle, Uncategorized


As a new mother, what questions did you receive the first few days after giving birth?

You are not alone if you were asked more questions about the baby than how you were.

Maybe we’ll get a pat on the back or hear, “Good job, Mama!” But what we need is a “How are you?”!!

There is so much excitement around the birth of the new member of your family that people tend to overlook the major experience you have just gone through.

Rachael Elmore, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, shares her personal and professional experiences from her book A Mom Is Born: Biblical Wisdom and Practical Advice for Taking Care of Yourself and Your New Baby.

When she had her first baby, she wanted others to know that “the baby wasn’t the only one born that day—so was I.”

Rachael believes that not everyone needs therapy, but everyone can benefit from it. 

In This Episode, She Will:

  •  Answer two listeners’ questions about postpartum
  •  Tell us the difference between the baby blues and PPD/PPA 
  •  Help you find the balance between caring for your new baby and caring for yourself. 

Being an empty nest mother, I understand if you don’t think that this show is for you. But I hope this message will be a resource you can use to help a young mom, use it as a gift for a daughter or daughter-in-law, or give you some grace if you missed out on these resources when you were experiencing postpartum.


Links mentioned in the episode:

Rachael Elmore

A Mom Is Born – Book



Find more information about Our Guest

Rachael Elmore

After becoming a mom in 2012, Rachael fought to overcome postpartum depression in her own life. When she recovered, she dedicated her life and career to helping new mothers who didn’t have access to the help she had.

Rachael is one of only three winners of Lysa Terkeurst’s “Book Proposal Bootcamp. Over the last year, she has partnered with Lysa to bring her new book, “A Mom Is Born – Biblical Wisdom and Practical Advice For Taking Care of Yourself and Your New Baby”  to life.

Rachael wrote the book she needed during her own struggle with PPD and PPA. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHC-S) in North Carolina with 19 years of experience in the counseling field. She is also a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).


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