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May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness month today's episode focuses on Postpartum Depression.
Postpartum Depression is defined as depression that occurs after childbirth. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Symptoms might include insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability, and difficulty bonding with the baby. Untreated, the condition may last months or longer. Treatment can include counseling, antidepressants, or hormone therapy.
Today’s guest experienced Postpartum depression after having her first son and didn’t believe in it until it happened to her. Shirley Hargett did not know she was experiencing postpartum depression and was ashamed to get the help she needed. She showed up to her son’s pediatrician office for an appointment he did not have and they reached out to her OB/GYN to get the help she needed. After surviving through PPD Shirley went on to have another child, and experienced loss of a daughter and miscarrying identical twins in which she experienced postpartum depression again.
In this episode, Shirley takes us back to the signs and symptoms she experienced with postpartum depression, gives us the warning signs on how it shows up after loss, and grieving with PPD.
This episode is for you to listen to if you have experienced Postpartum depression, loss, and want to know the signs and symptoms and how to seek help.
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