Options for Healing Your PPD w/ Lindsay Gerszt

Lindsay Gerszt came on the podcast for our first ever guest interview! She is one of the producers to the Netflix documentary “When The Bough Breaks” and is an advocate for maternal mental health.  I’m so glad we have someone like her on our side sharing this important topic with moms. We asked her a few questions about her journey with her maternal mental health issues and hope that her story can help you. Lindsay’s History She has suffered with depression, OCD, and anxiety for her whole life. At age 5 she suffered from OCD and did therapy for that […]

Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum OCD, Psychosis, & Panic Disorders

  Postpartum period is demanding period characterized by overwhelming biological, physical, social, and emotional changes. It requires significant personal and interpersonal adaptation. Pregnant women and their families have lots of aspirations from the postpartum period, which is colored by the joyful arrival of a new baby. Unfortunately, women in the postpartum period can be vulnerable to a range of psychiatric disorders like postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis. Perinatal mental illness is largely under-diagnosed and can have far reaching ramifications for both the mother and the infant. Early screening, diagnosis, and management are very important and must be considered as mandatory […]

Everything You Need To Know About Post Traumatic Stress Disroder (PTSD)

There’s so much confusion in the medical community with PTSD so it’s no wonder that us moms don’t even realize that it can happen to them.  A huge misconception we have in our society is that PTSD can only happen to soldiers. Other example could be a traumatic injury, a car accident, etc. Some people can even be in denial because in retrospect, the incident causing the PTSD wasn’t “as bad” as a major car wreck.  Yet they meet the require.  We all respond to situations differently, so whether or not you’ve rated the incident a certain way, what matters […]

Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

The first thing so many moms research when figuring out what’s off after baby, is postpartum depression. Unfortunately that’s only part of the equation.  Anxiety is often overlooked because medical practitioners really only think of postpartum depression because prenatal and postpartum anxiety is part of the symptom list for depression. It wasn’t until recently that it’s viewed as 2 separate things. Anxiety in fact has a whole separate list of symptoms. But as a society, postpartum depression is often used as the umbrella term for all the maternal mental health disorders.  What’s The Difference Between Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety? […]

Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

  There’s a lot more to postpartum depression than what fits this post.  But I wanted to give you a general idea of what it’s about and offer it here to empower you. Figure out what parts you relate to and either talk to your healthcare provider about anything that resonates with you or even do some further research on your own to know what’s going on with your body. Why The Misunderstanding? Statistically, 20-25% or 1 in 4 moms experience postpartum depression if we’re only going to focus on that for the sake of this post.  First off, the […]