Having a baby is a thought to be a miracle. The baby is born and although mom may be extremely tired, in the days that follow, there’s also joy and happiness that surrounds the event.
For some women, though, it’s a very trying time. Mood swings, insomnia and fatigue set in and get in the way of the mother caring for her newborn baby. On the extreme end, some mothers with Postpartum Depression end up committing suicide or even killing their own child or children.
What is it Like Living with Postpartum Depression?
Dr. Shoshana Bennett understands. She’s a survivor of two life-threatening, undiagnosed postpartum depressions and will be sharing her story on this Tuesday’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Now an author and advocate for postpartum depression, Dr. Bennett spends her time appearing on radio and television shows and considers herself a pioneer on the topic.
Dr. Bennett’s books include:
- Postpartum Depression For Dummies
- Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
You don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch the show and learn from someone who has overcome what affects so many women today. And, of course, you’ll be able to ask her your personal questions. (Call us at 1-888-883-8045 and share your experience with postpartum depression. Info on Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences here.)
Postpartum Depression Show Details
In addition to Dr. Bennett, HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will be here to talk about Postpartum Depression and the dangers involved. Discussing symptoms, treatment and prevention may help you or someone you know get through this complicated time in your life. Watch the video on Postpartum Depression.
As usual, the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show airs live every Tuesday night at 5:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm CST / and 8:30 pm EST. If you miss it, you can always click the “on-demand” button on the player and watch the show at your convenience.
Please contact me at producer at healthyplace.com and share your stories with me. If there is a specific topic you’d like us to cover or if you simply have a question, contact us and we will do our best to get you on the right track.