Posts Categorized: Postpartum Mood

How to Enhance Support for Breastfeeding Mothers and Ultimately Improve Maternal Mental Health

This article originally appeared in 2020 Mom’s ‘Emerging Considerations’. My story The first time my son nursed, it was painful, but I was prepared for it. I’d never breastfed an infant before, and I knew there would be a learning curve. What I didn’t expect was to find a bruised, blistered nipple when he unlatched…. Read more »

Five Stages of Postpartum Depression

I recently read an article likening the experience of postpartum depression to that of grief. Katherine Stone, who won a Media Award from Mental Health America for her blog post, applied Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief to PPD. As a therapist who treats mothers struggling with postpartum depression, it is also my experience that the… Read more »

The Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Dearest New Mama, You have just given birth. In accomplishing this feat, you are empowered, yet exhausted, and now tasked with life’s most important responsibility—caring for your baby. Amidst this sudden change, you may find yourself feeling sad, anxious, or irritable. These feelings can be distressing, as you expected to be basking in the glory… Read more »