Are you looking for a podcast that will help guide you along your unique motherhood journey? If so, you have come to the right place! Covering topics related to mindful healing, holistic perinatal nutrition, and generational impact reflection you will feel prepared as you are entering motherhood. Specializing in cesarean recovery and VBAC preparation you will be guided through this season in your life so that you can properly heal and feel empowered as you become the mother you wish to be all while still maintaining you own individual identity along the way. Host: Sarah Marie Bilger www.enteringmotherhood.com
Thursday May 04, 2023
Thursday May 04, 2023
In this podcast episode, we delve into the most common complication that can arise during pregnancy or after childbirth - postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS). May is Mental Health Awareness month, and we aim to break down the stigma, misinformation, and misunderstandings surrounding PMADS.
We discuss how it's common to project our feelings and interpretations onto others, leading to a "conspiracy of silence" when it comes to speaking out about our struggles. However, it's important to rely heavily on self-reporting, as the system isn't always set up to catch mental health issues.
We touch on the differences between baby blues, which typically subside within two weeks, and postpartum depression, which can manifest in various ways for different mothers. Under the umbrella of PMADS, it's crucial to recognize if we feel "off” to seek professional evaluation if necessary.
Often, symptoms of PMADS can be masked by the significant identity shift that comes with motherhood. However, if we don't take the time to heal ourselves and work through these issues, it can have a lasting impact on not just us but our children and future generations as well. Tune in to learn what to look for, what to do, and who to ask for help when it comes to postpartum mental health.
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