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.
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.
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.
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.