Episode 15: Mental Health in Pregnancy, Postpartum, and beyond with Dr. Alice Pickering

Mental Health in Pregnancy, Postpartum, and beyond with Dr. Alice Pickering

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When I found Dr. Alice Pickering on Instagram I thought, “Wow, this women gets it!” Dr. Alice is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses on maternal mental health and what she shares is relatable and deeply resonates with me and so many pregnant and postpartum women.

In this episode, Dr. Alice and I talk through the different mental health considerations from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. Dr. Alice sheds light on the spectrum of postpartum depression and anxiety. Plus we talk about athlete brain and her advice to new moms.

You won’t want to miss this episode! Click above to start listening now and go follow Dr. Alice on Instagram!


In this episode, we cover:

  • The mental health considerations for moms,
  • How postpartum depression and anxiety are spectrums and not necessarily what you think,
  • How someone with athlete brain might experience these symptoms, and
  • Dr. Alice’s advice to pregnant and postpartum women!


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Dr. Alice here or on Instagram
  • Find my free resources HERE
  • Enjoying the show? You can write us a review on Apple Podcasts HERE!



Dr. Pickering is a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that every mama deserves to enjoy motherhood. She obtained her doctorate degree in psychology from Midwestern University and has worked with a wide array of mental health concerns from her clinical experiences at the state hospital. She also teaches a variety of college courses at Grand Canyon University including Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychology.

After becoming a mother, Dr. Pickering shifted her focus on maternal mental health. Through her personal experience of motherhood, Dr. Pickering became aware of the challenges that accompany such a journey long before it even starts. She also became aware of the limited focus on maternal mental health before, during, and after pregnancy.

Dr. Pickering has a passion for writing and offering education and insight around mental health and well-being, particularly as it relates to motherhood. She is also a wife and enthusiast for DIY home decor.



The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you’re looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women’s health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you’re a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we’ll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you’re at because she’s been there too!

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