Postpartum depression and anxiety affect 1 in 5 new moms and are known to be the most common complications of childbirth. Yet, these challenges are rarely discussed and continue to hold great stigma and shame. Although depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum can be difficult and unexpected, they are also highly preventable and absolutely treatable.
Come join us for a monthly gathering for pregnant moms and their partners to discuss strategies and preparation for a healthy postpartum experience. This talk will be especially valuable to women who are at high risk for developing a a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder (like PPD or PPA) but is certainly appropriate for any pregnant mom. In this class we will discuss postpartum emotional challenges (including the spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders), risk factors, warning signs, and ways to think ahead and plan for a healthy postpartum experience so as to decrease the changes of developing depression and anxiety in the first year with a baby. This talk will be fun and will, hopefully, begin a process of increasing awareness and decreasing the stigma related to these VERY common challenges.