Category Archives: Depression

Breastfeeding & medication

There are some great resources out there for mamas who have to take medication

Here’s the links:

Link    https://www.facebook.com/breastfeedingandmedication/?hc_location=ufi

Link   http://www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/page2.html

Link  http://breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/dibm/antihistamines-sept.pdf

 

 

 

 

5 things mum want dads to know

Link

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/men/5-important-things-mothers-want-dads-to-know#.U-jeAlZANg0

1. Our New Mother Self-Esteem Can Be A Fragile Thing, Our Confidence Just A Veneer

2. We’re Learning Too

3. Our Lack Of Interest In Sex Isn’t Personal. Really.

4. We Are Worried About Being Judged

5. We Expected That Life Would Get Back To Normal – But It’s Starting To Dawn On Us That It Never Will

Great Read Elly is presenting at the Birthlight Conference in September 2014.

 

Postpartum Depression – Mums & Dads

MOTHERS
Observe the mother for signs that she may be developing postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety (at least 1 in 5 new moms in the United States do). Know the difference between normal new mom stress and a postpartum mood disorder. Be gentle and compassionate with the mother. Ask her what kind of support would help her feel better. If she wants peer or professional assistance, this page has a list of local and national postpartum support organisations. To better understand what a mother with PPD is experiencing, her friends/family may find it helpful to read Brooke Shields’ memoir, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. 

 

http://www.postpartumprogress.com/the-symptoms-of-postpartum-depression-anxiety-in-plain-mama-english

http://www.postpartumprogress.com/the-difference-between-postpartum-depression-normal-new-mom-stress

FATHERS
Watch the father for signs of anxiety or depression as well. Postpartum anxiety and depression occur in fathers, too. Like mothers, fathers need sleep, good nutrition, exercise, and alone time to stay well. This page has a great list of resources both for fathers experiencing postpartum depression themselves, and for partners of women experiencing PPD. Additionally, Postpartum Men Online Forum is an online community that these men may find helpful.

http://postpartummen.com/ppnd.htm

http://postpartummen.com/forum/