Videos: Common concerns

Sheila: Lack of sleep

Sheila: Lack of sleep

Sheila Duffy, Director of Pacific Post Partum Support Society, talks about how it is vital that new parents get enough sleep because sleep deprivation is a big risk factor for PPD/A/

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Maria: Supporting breastfeeding choices

Maria: Supporting breastfeeding choices

Maria discusses that although she was able to breastfeed both of her children, she feels that strong pressure new mothers sometimes experience to breastfeed can be damaging to the mom's mental health.

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Maria: I had no patience

Maria: I had no patience

Maria discusses how her anger and lack of patience was one of the first signs that something was wrong.

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Brianna: Anger and PTSD

Brianna: Anger and PTSD

Brianna discusses the intense anger she felt as a result of postpartum PTSD, and the affect that anger had on her relationships. Although Brianna had PTSD, anger is a very common symptom of PPD/A as well.

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Linda: Intrusive thoughts

Linda: Intrusive thoughts

Linda describes the relief she felt when she learned that the scary thoughts she had that something would happen to her baby are a common symptom of postpartum depression and anxiety, and that having the thoughts did not mean she would act on the thoughts or that anyone would take her child away from her because she had the thoughts.

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