Postpartum mood disorders booklet available

Postpartum Support International of Washington recently released their booklet about postpartum mood disorders called Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About. They write this on their website:

Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About is a short booklet that describes the emotional transitions to motherhood, and the difference between “baby blues” and more serious Postpartum Mood Disorders. It discusses causes, risk factors, and treatment options in easy-to-understand terms, and features a list of resources and further reading.

All types of health care providers, including pediatricians, obstetricians, social workers, nurses, doulas, midwives, family practice physicians and psychiatrists have found the book useful. Expectant and new mothers and their families also use it to understand what they are experience and, if necessary, look for help.

The cost of the book is $6.50 and it’s available in English and Spanish. You can buy the book here.

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One Response to Postpartum mood disorders booklet available

  1. There is a name for this aspect of depression. It is called diurnal. This is when you feel better as the day progresses, and by nightfall, you wonder why you ever felt bad. I too suffer from this aspect of depression, and there is nothing much worse than to open your eyes (if you are lucky enough to sleep) and try to struggle with showers, driving, work, etc. at the same time you are struggling with nausea, anxiety, sadness and tears. It all becomes too much!!!

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