A free workshop at Natural Resources Sept 9th: Postpartum Depression and Moods with Dr. Katayune Kaeni
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 often accompany our postpartum experience with up to 20% of new moms experience 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 that “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.
For more info check out Natural Resources (above link). Also, below is a great article on this subject by Dr. Kaeni.
Baby blues vs Postpartum depression (PPD)? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?