Maternal Mental Health

One of our missions at Parenting Pod is to increase awareness of maternal health disorders, so that mothers and mothers-to-be know what to look for and to seek help when necessary.

Below you will find a series of posts by professionals on the various perinatal mood disorders.

We have also included the story of one mom’s struggle with postpartum depression.

Beyond Depression: Anxiety, Psychosis and Other Mental Disorders of Pregnancy and Postpartumby Rachel Fink and Dr Carla Brock MD FRCPI PhD    Many new moms have heard of postpartum depression. But most[…]Read More Postpartum Depression: Symptoms and Risk FactorsOne of the tragedies of postpartum depression (PPD) is that most women who suffer from this illness, do not realize[…]Read More Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to KnowAbout 13% of new mothers suffer from postpartum anxiety, yet most people are not aware of the symptoms and most[…]Read More Postpartum Psychosis: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and What To Do About ItWhen motherhood spirals out of control. Many people are familiar with the concept of postnatal depression, and many health professionals[…]Read More My Experience With Postpartum DepressionYou think this is something that happens to others, that you are somehow immune. I became pregnant with my first[…]Read More Postpartum OCD: Why We Need to Talk About ItEveryone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression.  But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most[…]Read More