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Grit and Dirt - Inspirational Stories of Grit and the Dirt on How to Change Your Life

Sep 17, 2017

Welcoming a new baby into your life is supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life. But for around 15% of women, it’s actually one of the darkest times in their lives because of post-partum depression.  Today’s guest, Clare Schexnyder was a successful career woman who found herself in the midst of that dark depression after giving birth to her daughter, Sophie.

As with most people in depression, the person suffering from post-partum depression often doesn’t recognize what’s going on. It wasn’t until Clare was forced out of the house to join a group of moms for a daily walk, that she began to recognize the problem and understand how much if affected women. She began to see that exercise and community were a lifeline for new moms, whether or not they were struggling with post-partum depression. An idea was sparked and soon Oh Baby Fitness! was formed. Clare never returned to her job at CNN.

Hear more about how Clare took her experiences with post-partum depression and turned into a business that has the changed the lives of thousands of moms and moms-to-be. 

Complete show notes available on our blog. Find out more about Clare’s recent work with the Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter here.