Health & Illness Support

Help, Resources, and Advice for Stressed Out Parents, Post Partum Depression (PPD), and PMADs

If you are feeling stressed out and feeling alone? Do you find yourself wondering if you could have post partum depression (PPD) or  a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)? Here are a list of warning signs from the Post Partum Depression Center, as well as links to personal experiences and stories from local parents about how they deal with feelings of stress and depression.

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Resources For a Traumatic Birth Experience

No two birth experiences are alike and a mother's transition from labor and delivery to new motherhood can be vastly different. For some moms, moving out of a traumatic birth experience (TBE) never seems to happen. Some have been physically injured by the birth of their baby, and postpartum care doesn't always address these health issues. Other new moms are impacted by anxiety, anger and disappointment as well as full blown postpartum depression. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a possible outcome of childbirth. 

 

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