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Pablo: Self-care

Pablo: Self-care

Pablo discusses why it is essential to take care of yourself.

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Linda’s Journey

Linda’s Journey

Linda's PPD/A impacted all parts of her life, and contributed to the end of her marriage. She healed with help from her psychiatrist, as well as PPPSS's weekly support group and telephone support. During her journey through postpartum, Linda learned how to take care of herself so she can take care of her son. She now lives her life with renewed joy.

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Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

After an anxious pregnancy, Mariko developed depression after her daughter's birth. A recent immigrant from Japan, language difficulties and cultural differences contributed to her feelings of isolation. Her Canadian husband, Kasimir, supported her, but wasn't really sure how to help. However, he did what was most important for Mariko: he listened. After a long time, Mariko reached out for help and began to heal. As a result of their journey through PPD/A, they learned a great deal about themselves, each other, and their relationship. They now feel stronger and wiser.

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Allen: Allow him to help

Allen: Allow him to help

New mothers, especially those experiencing PPD/A, can sometimes be reluctant to let anyone else, including their partner, take care of their baby. Allen shares how allowing dad some time to care for the baby on his own can not only can provide a break for mom, but can be an important support for new fathers by allowing him the time and space to find his own strengths and make his own mistakes as a parent.

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Pablo: What is PPD

Pablo: What is PPD

Pablo discusses how postpartum depression is different because the parent must try to care for himself while also constantly caring for a new infant.

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