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Mothering Through Postpartum Depression

Aug 31, 2020

On todays episode I speak about the one thing I haven't yet come to terms with and that's my experience with childhood trauma. I speak about my two risk factors that made me a higher risk of developing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. 

Other risk factors cited from Postpartum Support International include:

  • A personal or family history of depression, anxiety, or postpartum depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD or PMS)
  • Inadequate support in caring for the baby
  • Financial stress
  • Marital stress
  • Complications in pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding
  • A major recent life event: loss, house move, job loss
  • Mothers of multiples
  • Mothers whose infants are in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Mothers who’ve gone through infertility treatments
  • Women with a thyroid imbalance
  • Women with any form of diabetes (type 1, type 2 or gestational)

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