Videos: About moms

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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Brianna: Getting better

Brianna: Getting better

Brianna shares how her sister helped to support her recovery by helping Brianna to see the good in herself.

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Brianna: Motherhood myths

Brianna: Motherhood myths

Brianna discusses how the images of a perfect mother seen in the media do not reflect the real life, and how the idea that you "should" be happy all the time is particularly damaging for parents with depression.

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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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