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Videos on Maternal Mental Health
Postpartum Depression, You’re Not Alone
Welcoming a new baby into the world can be the happiest day of a mom’s life. But that time can be tough for women battling with postpartum depression. Dr. Rachel Wykes, an OB/GYN with Lee Health says postpartum depression is a common diagnosis that can last a few weeks after delivery. “Postpartum depression is an exacerbation of the blues and the stress. There are a ton of emotional and hormonal changes that happen and not to mention the physical changes your body is going through.” Symptoms of postpartum depression can be trouble sleeping, overly emotional, irritable, and inability to concentrate. Doctors say if the symptoms last longer than a few weeks, moms could be dealing with depression. “Less than 20 percent of women report to their doctors that they’re feeling depressed, so it’s important to really dig and assess their symptoms. What we do is screen every single woman that walks through the door, once in pregnancy and then again in postpartum with a standardized questionnaire,” said Dr. Wykes. Risk factors for postpartum depression can be having babies close together, having trouble breastfeeding, or having an unplanned pregnancy. “It’s really important for women to understand this is a medical diagnosis. This is not something that is their weakness. This is a real thing,” said Dr. Wykes. Doctors encourage moms to participate in social groups, surround themselves with supportive family and friends and make time for themselves every day. Counseling and medications can also be helpful. Anything to help moms cope and feel more connected to their baby. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org
Save Our Moms | MTV
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Chrissy & Ashleigh: A Postpartum Depression Story, Traveling for Treatment
AHN Women and Chrissy Teigen have launched a social cause initiative to reduce the stigma of postpartum depression and anxiety -- #MyWishForMoms. Chrissy recently spent a day at the AHN Women Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health in Pittsburgh to meet with patients and tour the facility. This is Ashleigh, a real AHN patient and first-time mom who traveled two hours from Ohio three times a week to seek treatment and support from the AHN Women’s Behavioral Health Program. Chrissy and Ashleigh met for the first time on-camera and just talked, openly and honestly, and we got to hear what they had to say. Their hopes, their fears and their experiences as moms. It was emotional, insightful, and educational. And now we want to share their stories.
Chrissy & Heather: A Postpartum Depression Story, Beyond the “Baby Blues”
AHN Women and Chrissy Teigen have launched a social cause initiative to reduce the stigma of postpartum depression and anxiety -- #MyWishForMoms. Chrissy recently spent a day at the AHN Women Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health in Pittsburgh to meet with patients and tour the facility. This is Heather, a real AHN patient and mom of two who sought out help from the AHN Women’s Behavioral Health Program when she realized she was experiencing something beyond the “baby blues.” Chrissy and Heather met for the first time on-camera and just talked, openly and honestly, and we got to hear what they had to say. Their hopes, their fears and their experiences as moms. It was emotional, insightful, and educational. And now we want to share their stories.
Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know
The birth of a baby is supposed to be a time of wonder, joy and happiness. But for some new moms, that time can be one of sadness and anxiety. Mayo Clinic certified nurse-midwife Julie Lamppa says 80 percent of new moms experience the "baby blues" during the first couple weeks after delivery. The baby blues are normal and temporary. Approximately 15 percent of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression, or PPD, which lasts longer and is more severe. "Postpartum depression can be very difficult because we are trained to think that this is supposed to be a perfect time and sometimes it is not. Women with postpartum depression should not be ashamed and they should not cover it up. They should talk about it." Julie Lamppa says postpartum depression can hit anytime within the first year after giving birth, but prompt treatment can help manage symptoms and help you to enjoy your new child.
What Postpartum Depression Feels Like
What does a maternal mental health complication feel like? Just ask 1 in 7 women. Each year more than 600,000 women, children, and families are impacted by a maternal mental health complication like postpartum depression, pregnancy depression, postpartum and pregnancy anxiety, panic, OCD, and anger. However, it is one of the most under treated and overlooked complication of childbirth. The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health is asking for Maternal Mental Health Care Now! Stand up for moms and help raise awareness because mothers and babies matter. #MayCampaign #MothersMatter #LoveAnotherMother #PPDsucks
Kristen Bell Explains There Is No Shame In Feeling Anxiety & Depression
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Postpartum Depression - Not Just the Baby Blues
You've waited nine months, and your new baby has finally arrived. But a few weeks later, instead of feeling joy and contentment, you experience anxiety, sadness, episodes of crying and guilt. You may be suffering from postpartum depression. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to family medicine specialist Dr Summer Allen about ways to handle postpartum depression. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/
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