Postpartum depression has traditionally been viewed as a condition limited to women. In truth, fathers similarly experience significant biological, environmental, and general life changes that can lead to symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Wellness Blog | Maternal Mental Health
No matter the struggle you are experiencing during your pregnancy or postpartum, you are not alone. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the #1 complication of childbirth.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting bring significant change, stress, and worry to life even when all goes to plan.
The excitement of parenthood can quickly come to a halt with the birth of a premature baby. Research over the past decade has shown that between 40-60 percent of NICU parents develop symptoms of PTSD. Recognizing PTSD is essential to a parent and a baby’s long-term health.
Fear and anxiety are likely at the forefront of your mind these days. Worries about your risk for illness, concerns for your unborn baby, uncertainty about the logistics of your delivery and the many unknowns about COVID-19 are all valid during this unprecedented time. Now, more than ever, it is important to take time to calm your thoughts and care for yourself.
It’s no secret that the postpartum period is difficult both physically and emotionally. Most women have heard of postpartum depression and typically think of excessive crying, moodiness or not feeling attached to baby as symptoms they need to watch for. However, if you talk to women who have experienced postpartum depression, many will tell you this was not the case for them.