This episode features a conversation with my guest, Jane Honikman, M.S.
Jane co-founded Santa Barbara Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) in 1977. Ten years later in 1987 she founded Postpartum Support International (PSI). Jane has published 5 books, most recently Parental Mental Health: Factoring in Fathers. She and her husband Terry have lived in Santa Barbara since 1970, have 3 married children, and enjoy being grandparents to 8 grandchildren.
In this conversation, Jane sheds some light on how she began her lifelong advocacy for equal parental consideration in the postpartum and mental health space by sharing intimate details of her past and the way that began to shape her. We talk about how having essential conversations about ones past and family history before conceiving and having children can help new parents be more grounded during the difficult days of parenthood. Jane shares a very valuable reframing of how the term "postpartum" should be better thought of and defined, explaining that this term is a lifelong adjective that still applies even in the phase of being grandparents. We conclude with discussing the value of openly talking about what can be difficult topics people experience in parenting as a means to push our society's perception of parenting forward in the right direction.
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