In part one you learned the difference between the baby blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis. We also talked about other postpartum mood and anxiety disorders such as OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, panic disorder and psychosis. Now I am going to share with you how to get help as well how to help yourself or a loved one.
This is such an important topic! One that is not often talked about. Did you know that maternal depression is the number one complication of childbirth and pregnancy and sadly the most under-diagnosed? More than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed. Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders fall under the maternal depression umbrella. And the most important thing for you to know is that there is help.
This interview with Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC on regaining your body after pregnancy was so incredibly informative. I also found it to be inspiring and life changing, not to mention I knew I had to share this information with all the mamas out there. If you are suffering from pelvic floor issues, SI joint dysfunction, Diastasis recti, want to properly strengthen your core, prevent issues in the future, want to get your body back after being pregnant, or suffer from back pain during pregnancy... then this is a must read.
You need to remember that you and your baby are "LEARNING" the art of breastfeeding. You don't learn how to ride a bike overnight. And most first time moms compare their breastfeeding experience to all those images of moms sitting peacefully nursing their baby.
Believe me... their baby cried and pulled away from their breast too! It wasn't all roses in the beginning.
Q & A time! I’m 35 weeks pregnant and would like to know… What are the recovery must haves for a mom who just gave birth? Cesarean or a Vaginal birth. I wanna be prepared so I can make my postpartum recovery as easy as possible! Great Question! Because this is such an awesome question I decided to ask a bunch of experienced moms their must have list and here is what they had to say!
In honor of my client who just gave birth to a healthy baby boy, I dedicate this blog to her. Aaaaaaand, I’m glad you're checking this out cause it’s so important. So many expecting moms are crazy focused on getting ready for the baby, the birth and hospital visit etc., that they totally forget or aren’t aware that they’ll need a postpartum wellness kit for themselves. Having your personal postpartum wellness kit ready after the birth is something you’ll be glad you have.