A journey of hope and healing after a decade of infertility and two maternal near-misses.

Maternal Mental Health

The probability of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) developing is exponentially greater for both parents following birth trauma. 

Many new mothers have heard about postpartum depression, but may not realize their individual symptoms align more with postpartum anxiety or even PTSD. They may also not be aware that these symptoms can develop anytime during the first year... or even years later in the case of PTSD.

Mommas, you are not alone! 

There are a number of resources listed on the survivor page that may be of help, but I also want to highlight a few here as well. 

The Alexis Joy Foundation

The Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness

Support Groups and Inpatient/Outpatient Programs- The Bloom Foundation

Postpartum Support International

Find Local Support Resources- Postpartum Support International


Resources For Dads- Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Men

Postpartum Dads

In addition to the resources listed above, here are a few posts related to PMADs and PTSD from the survivor perspective:

To The On-Call OB Who Dismissed Me

The Messy Middle

Are We Broken?

Buckle Up!

There Are Others

At Least We Would Be Together

When One Of Us Hurts, We All Hurt

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated so it may take a little while for your comment to show up.