It’s been estimated that 15%-20% of parents experience postpartum depression, anxiety and stress. Note that these are only the numbers of folks who have reported. The reality is these numbers can be rather larger than estimated. In understanding these statistics, we are going to discuss the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression, anxiety and stress and how we can seek help. Often experiencing this can feel isolating, overwhelming and anxiety inducing. We will talk about these common scenarios. It’s essential to know which thoughts are common scary thoughts and which thoughts are recommended to be supported with a medical professional.
Today on Yoga| Birth| Babies, we have Karen Kleiman to discuss this topic. She is a well known international mental health expert with over 35 years of experience. She is also an author of a number of groundbreaking books. Karen is also the founder of The Postpartum Stress Center and The Karen Kleiman Training Center.
Karen offers wonderful insight about postpartum depression, anxiety and stress. So much is packed into this conversation, but there is so much value in learning about it. I am really excited for you to listen to today’s offerings. My hope is this information can provide you additional resources of support and hope.
In this episode you will learn:
- About Karen and what led to her focus on maternal mental-health.
- Postpartum depression and anxiety.
- How many new parents suffer from postpartum depression and anxiety.
- Symptoms of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
- About postpartum stress syndrome. Some of the warning signs and what kind of help someone can seek for this.
- The most common situations or scenarios that new parents may find themselves in that they may feel alone, isolated, overwhelmed and anxious. Ways to address and help work through these scenarios and feelings.
- Identifying which thoughts are common “scary thoughts” and which thoughts should be explored further with a professional.
- Factors that prevent people from getting the support and help they need.
- Postpartum can be incredibly isolating, overwhelming, exhausting. Here are ways to help prepare for this turbulence and what kind of support system can someone set up before hand.
- How postpartum depression and anxiety affect the whole family.
- One final tip or piece of advice Karen would like to offer new and expectant parents.
- Stay connected with Karen.
Karen Kleiman is a well-known international maternal mental-health expert, with over thirty-five years of experience. As an advocate and prolific author of numerous groundbreaking books on postpartum depression and anxiety, her work has had widespread appeal on the internet and within the mental health community for decades. In 1988, Karen founded The Postpartum Stress Center, a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. In 2022 she founded The Karen Kleiman Training Center, LLC which is dedicated to the advancement of clinical expertise and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. All advanced trainings are heavily influenced by The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™ model of intervention created by Karen Kleiman.
Her most popular book, “Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts” has proven to be an empowering tool for moms and families looking for information and support. Moms can find support from The Postpartum Stress Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram which includes their #speakthesecret campaign to bust the stigma of perinatal intrusive thoughts.
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