Having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) comes with a wide range of emotions and experiences that can be challenging for new parents to navigate. And many feel like they’re facing this challenge alone. The founders of NICU Nook, Dr. Stephanie Simon and Amanda Neilan, are working to change that!
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 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.