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How to create a support system personalized for your unique needs during your pregnancy and into postpartum that can help decrease your vulnerabilities for postpartum anxiety.

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127. BTS: Is there anything I can do while I’m pregnant to make me less vulnerable to postpartum anxiety?

How to be less vulnerable to postpartum anxiety

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104. Becoming a grandparent: Embracing the complicated identity shifts that come when your baby has a baby with Carol Merle-Fishman

identity shifts that occur when parents become grandparents are complicated

Becoming a grandparent is typically embraced by society as a joyous event filled with all the love and much less of the responsibility that comes with parenthood. However, in reality, the identity shifts that occur when parents become grandparents are complicated, with a mix of highs and lows. And with this so rarely discussed, new grandparents (and new parents) can feel blindsided and struggle to know how to navigate the complexities of this transition.

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88. Preventing tragedy and shining a light on postpartum psychosis: What it is, what it’s not, and how to find support for yourself or a loved one with Paige Bellenbaum

difference between postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis

In order to prevent the spread of misinformation, I invited Paige Bellenbaum of the Motherhood Center to join me today to help clarify the difference between postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis, and offer psychologically-informed information to help people more fully understand maternal mental health.

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15. Expanding the postpartum conversation: How PMADs can affect new fathers with Dr. Emily Upshur

Did you know that fathers and non-birthing partners can suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder – though PMADs often present a bit differently. In this episode, Dr. Emily Upshur and I discuss the symptoms new fathers can experience, how you can support your partner through this, and when and where to go to seek help.

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