Ep: 5 Anxiety & Pregnancy and processing a miscarriage with Amanda Cavallaro

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Amanda Cavallaro, founder of the Anxiety Wellness Queen, has a background in Psychology, Criminology and Counselling and is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Tired of the traditional and somewhat robotic methods used to treat anxiety, Amanda works one-on-one with clients in a way that validates your unique story and circumstance allowing you to feel comfortable and supported. In this episode we chat about how we can deal with anxiety as it pops up in pregnancy and why we need to be particularly gentle with ourselves and what we can do to support ourselves if we have had a miscarriage.

Specifically we talk about:

(5:10) Amanda’s Top 5 tips for dealing with anxiety

(22:14) Essential Oils for Anxiety

(28:05) The ways you can support yourself emotionally during pregnancy and why I have an private Midwife (www.myownmidwifegc.com)

(30:23) How sharing your story connects you more

(33:00) The way in which I can stop myself comparing my pregnancy to others)

(35:55) Amanda’s experience with miscarriage and how to best care yourself if it happens

(48:10) Why we both don’t agree with the 12 week rule

(50:30) Thoughts on what to say to someone who has had a miscarriage

++ a whole lot more

You can find Amanda here – www.anxietywellnessqueen.com

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Links and Numbers

SANDS – 1300 072 637 (miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support)


Pregnancy, Birth and Baby – 1800 882 436

Lifeline – 131114

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 | www.beyondblue.org.au

Bears of Hope – 1300 11 HOPE | www.bearsofhope.org.au

PANDA 1300 726 306

Peach Tree www.peachtree.org.au

Tools for processing a miscarriage

Amanda’s Story Part 1


Amanda’s Story Part 2 |  Tools & Tips for the healing process



4 part blog series –  Perinatal Depression and Anxiety


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