Everyone keeps telling us that the birth of your baby is a joyous and special time, and that it is. And our postpartum period (just like pregnancy) is a shifting, dynamic experience with our bodies and babies. Hormones shift and life changes over night (literally!). It’s a lot to process, and that’s saying it gently. Baby blues can often accompany our postpartum experience with up to 20% of new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD) and/or postpartum anxiety (PPA) (Kaeni May 2012). Mix the changes of life, hormones, new love affair, and heavy LACK of sleep is the perfect combination for intense feels – both good and bad. But how does a mom know what’s normal or what’s not in the emotional “swing” of things. How does one build support when baby blues is more than “normal” and how can a new mom prevent PPD/PPA?
Dr. Katayune Kaeni, licensed therapist and mom, will be offering a free workshop on Postpartum Depression and Moods, helping clarify the difference between “Baby blues” and Postpartum Depression. It’s:
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
at Natural Resources (1367 Valencia St @ 25th)
For more info check out Natural Resources at http://store.naturalresources-sf.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=10690.
Also, below is a great article on this subject by Dr. Kaeni.