In a recent post (CLICK HERE to read), I shared about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and shared an online resource I love for those who are looking for more information and help with any PMAD. If you would like to know more, read that post before this one to see if that applies to you or anyone you may know. (Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders include antenatal and/or postpartum depression (PPD), antenatal and/or postpartum anxiety, antenatal and/or postpartum OCD, postpartum panic disorder, postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder, and postpartum psychosis.)
If you suspect you have a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder or know you have one and live in or near Moose Jaw (one of the cities where women in Southeast Saskatchewan can choose to birth their babies in, so it's a city I'd include as part of Southeast Saskatchewan), this post is specifically for you!
Are YOU informed about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD)?
These are known as antenatal and/or postpartum depression, antenatal and/or postpartum anxiety, antenatal and/or postpartum OCD, postpartum panic disorder, postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder, and postpartum psychosis.
Being affected with one of the above is unfortunately more common than many people think. The newest research says that 15% (or more) of new moms (1 in 7) have some form of postpartum depression (PPD), and that's just looking at ONE illness in the entire spectrum of perinatal (during pregnancy & postpartum) mood and anxiety disorders listed above.
Criston White, Certified Birth Doula (CBI) & Breastfeeding Counselor (In Training, CBI)