Postpartum Depression for Moms
To help you identify if indeed you have postpartum depression, take our quiz, or forget the label and simply keep reading to learn about strategies that we recommend for new mothers: If you are at risk for postpartum depression, utilizing a doula can make a world of difference, developing a strategy for managing others who give unwanted advice during pregnancy or postpartum can be enormous, or learning how to manage unhelpful friends and family can take a major weight off your shoulders. Boundaries are critical.
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Common reasons women feel guilty about experiencing postpartum depression and tips on what to do.
After the birth of your new baby: tips for handling unhelpful friends and family.
When experiences don’t meet our expectations—what we imagined something to be like or feel like—it is a big disappointment. And, when we have expectations for ourselves, and we fall short of fulfilling those expectations, we can be very hard on ourselves, and unforgiving. This is especially true for people who are used to being able to handle whatever comes their way. Many times our expectations are unrealistic, but we don’t realize it, and instead feel depressed. For that reason, it is important to have realistic expectations for things. If you find that an experience is nothing like you expected, you need to revise those expectations and make them more reasonable. This doesn’t mean you failed, it means you set up a scenario that is simply not possible for you or anyone else. Now that the reality is here, its time to adjust your expectations and goals for yourself.
12 week psychoeducational new mother class
How to survive the first few weeks after delivery.
How to handle unwanted advise during pregnancy and the first year afterwards.
What is a Doula, and how they can help you during childbirth and how they can support your family during the first week of your child's life.