Lilian Ong – Empowering Motherhood Through Postpartum Wellbeing | Raising Parents #46

In this episode, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Lilian Ong, a Registered Counsellor and coordinator for Postpartum Support International in Singapore

Curious about the unique challenges of the postpartum period? Get ready to understand the significance of mental health prioritization during this pivotal period. Tune in for an illuminating conversation about the transformative impact of focusing on postpartum well-being and its ripple effects on caregivers and their families.

Meet Lilian Ong

Lilian Ong, a registered counselor with 18 years of experience, holds a Master’s in Counseling from Monash University and certifications in meditation and newborn behavioral observation. She spent 13 years at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, supporting new parents and counseling women through various life stages. Her approach blends evidence-based strategies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness with a person-centered focus. Through her practice, Wellness Journey, she redefines counseling in Singapore, emphasizing preventive care and personal growth. She advocates for regular counseling sessions to nurture mental well-being and believes in sharing insights while continuing to learn alongside her clients.

About the episode

In this astounding episode of Raising Parents, Lilian Ong defines parenting as nurturing a child’s growth and providing support throughout their development, acknowledging that this journey extends beyond childhood into adulthood. She emphasizes the need for expectant parents to remain adaptable and not overly reliant on standardized advice. For her, empowering motherhood involves guiding new mothers through the emotional transition into parenthood, aiding them in coping with caregiving uncertainties and pressures, particularly postpartum.

Lilian highlights the societal pressure on mothers to excel in caregiving roles and emphasizes the importance of prioritizing mothers’ well-being. She stresses the need for a balanced focus on baby and mother’s needs. She also aims to alleviate the burden of unrealistic expectations and empower mothers to navigate the postpartum journey with confidence.

In the middle of the conversation, she does not forget to advocate celebrating daily milestones in the postpartum journey. She encourages parents to work as a team, navigating challenges together while maintaining open communication and respecting each other’s parenting styles. She aims to cultivate a supportive environment conducive to the well-being and growth of parents and children.

Finally, she discusses the challenges of balancing work and motherhood and emphasizes the importance of creating a safe space for honest conversations about these struggles. She offers mindfulness as a tool for maintaining balance and presence in professional and personal life. She also shares several mindfulness practices to regulate emotions and foster meaningful connections with her child.

In conclusion

In this episode, Lilian Ong explores the challenges mothers face in balancing motherhood and work. She emphasizes the significance of self-awareness, communication, and mindfulness in navigating these complexities. Her compassionate guidance encourages mothers to navigate motherhood with grace and self-compassion.

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