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.
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.
While it’s wonderful that there is much more talk about postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and other perineal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) than ever before, the flip side of that coin is that sometimes when new parents experience a PMAD after the birth of their child they feel ashamed for not seeing it coming.
Whether or not you have a PMAD, bringing home a new baby is a challenge. You’re exhausted, emotional, and often overwhelmed. This episode will teach you mindfulness strategies you can use to help you stay grounded and present during the postpartum period and throughout your child’s entire lifespan.
While perhaps the most well known, postpartum depression is just one of the forms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that can effect women (and men) during and after the birth of a child. I’ll be covering what PMADs are, the symptoms of each and where you can go to seek help.