Society tells us that motherhood is easy, breezy, beautiful, and natural. So why do new mothers feel anxious, depressed, or alone? And are these feelings signs of post-partum depression or to-be-expected baby blues? Molly and Blaire debrief.
How do we know if the emotional ups and downs of post-partum life are normal reactions to new motherhood or a treatable medical condition? And why is it so hard to talk about these feelings? Molly and Blaire speak about their own post-partum experiences and do a little digging on what the difference between these two phenomena really is.
In this episode, Molly and Blaire discuss:
Here are links to resources mentioned in the episode:
American Psychiatric Association: "What is Peripartum Depression (formerly Postpartum)?"
Heidi Murkoff for What to Expect: "The Baby Blues"
Need someone to talk to? National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free and confidential emotional support—they talk about more than just suicide.
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