Perinatal Mood Disorders

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Perinatal Mental Disorders

10-15% of pregnant and postpartum women experience depression disorders.

13% experience anxiety disorders.

Others may fall into a cycle of substance abuse and eating disorders.

Unfortunately, due to lack of awareness, most victims never talk about what they are going through, or – worse – their complaints are ignored. These women suffer in silence, and their illnesses are left untreated.

We are here to change that.

At Parenting Pod you can read about the risk factors and symptoms of postpartum depression, anxiety, psychosis, and more.

You can read about real-life experiences of women who suffered through it.

And you’ll know that you are not alone.

We have a psychologist, a medical doctor, and a neurologist on staff, all to ensure that you get the facts you need so you can get help and get treated.

Scroll down this page and get the information you need.

Paternal Postpartum Depression Guide

  • Last Updated: December 24, 2018

Did you know, if your partner is depressed after the birth of your baby, then there’s a 50% chance you will be too? Paternal depression just isn’t talked about, so it can be difficult for men

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Beyond Depression: Anxiety, Psychosis and Other Mental Disorders of Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Last Updated: October 28, 2018

A summary of the most common perinatal mood disorders by Dr Calra Brock and Rachel Fink.

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Postpartum Depression: What Every New Mom Needs to Know

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2019

One of the tragedies of postpartum depression (PPD) is that most women who suffer from this illness, do not realize what they are going through, so they end up experiencing needless pain for months and

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Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to Know

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2019

About 13% of new mothers suffer from postpartum anxiety, yet most people are not aware of the symptoms and most cases are ignored.  In this article we explain what postpartum anxiety is, what the risk

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Postpartum Psychosis: A Complete Guide

  • Last Updated: June 22, 2018

Most people have heard of the terms, “postpartum depression” and “anxiety.” In addition, most new health professionals have been specifically trained on how to properly identify the signs and symptoms

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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

  • Last Updated: May 13, 2018

You think this is something that happens to others, that you are somehow immune. I became pregnant with my first child when I was 28, after having been married for two years. We had planned it, the timing

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Postpartum OCD: Why We Need to Talk About It

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 31, 2019

Everyone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression.  But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most people don’t, and that’s exactly why we need

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