Postpartum mood disorders impact 1 in 8 new parents (for the non-pregnant parent, it tends to occur in 1 in 10 people). Perinatal mood disorder can be serious and even deadly if not treated. Fortunately, treatment is effective. A consultation with a trained mental health provider and/or psychiatrist that has specific training in reproductive health can reverse the symptoms and help you feel more like yourself.
I loved being pregnant. I had dreamt being bring pregnant every since I was a little girl. I wanted to be a mother. I wanted to carry, hold, and nurse a newborn. So when the time came and I was pregnant I loved feeling curvy, feminine, and motherly. I walked everywhere, I gardened, and I nurtured myself. I enjoyed showing off my form and I dreamed of my birth. Everything I did was focused on the birth, from childbirth classes, prenatal yoga, and infant CPR. Everything was roses and perfection
Do you know the signs of Postpartum Anxiety or Postpartum Depression? This handy charts helps you to know who is at risk.