Why am I feeling so angry? I lose my temper with my partner I feel so frustrated with my child. I should be happy right now, but I’m not. Is this normal? I hear these statements from many postpartum clients experiencing mood disorders. The expectations for new moms are not always realistic and not always applicable. Sometimes there’s unfair expectations for a new mom to be happy and smitten … [Read more...] about Postpartum Rage: Why no one talks about it and everyone should.
An all too common experience for women in the United States is that of experiencing a traumatic birth. Some of these traumatic experiences are reflected in our maternal mortality rate which has been steadily climbing for … [Read more...] about Resources for Postpartum PTSD
For many expectant moms, one common right of passage is developing a baby registry of all items you think you’ll need once baby arrives. If you look at any current articles or discussions online about registry must’s you will see things like carseat, crib, bouncy seat, humidifier, sound machine, maybe even a bottle warmer, the list goes on. Most of these things (minus the bottle warner) are … [Read more...] about A Therapist and fellow Mom’s Guide to your Own Postpartum Registry
1. Postpartum Depression and Anxiety is also know as Perinatal Mood Disorder. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder is the clinical term for postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Perinatal means the entire timeframe from the beginning of one’s pregnancy up until the first year of parenthood. Regardless of the term you use, medical professionals will know what you are talking about. Perinatal … [Read more...] about 10 Facts about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Are you a new mom, or expecting? Do you find yourself preoccupied by the many things that could go wrong with you and your baby, or the things you could happen as a new mom? Do the worries impact your sleep or eating? Do you feel the physical impact of your stress? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many new factors that come with your new role as mom to a newborn? Have you been screened for, or read … [Read more...] about You’re not alone. Post Partum Anxiety.. It’s a thing.
Many clinicians and doctors may confuse the symptoms of Postpartum PTSD with Postpartum Depression. While there may be some overlap in symptoms such as having difficulty bonding with the baby, feeling sad or having a low mood, loosing interest in activities once enjoyed, difficulty sleeping, and withdrawing socially, the importance between these two disorders is significant. In addition, the … [Read more...] about Postpartum PTSD