The latest and greatest stories from the internet, on postpartum anxiety, trauma, antenatal depression and PPD …
Postpartum Anxiety Is A Legitimate Thing — Analeed Marcus writes at XO Jane about not knowing there was such a thing as postpartum anxiety, and learning of her family’s history of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through her own experience. If only everyone knew about Postpartum Progress, where we’ve been talking about postpartum anxiety for almost a decade!!!!!
The Other Postpartum Problem: Anxiety — Stacy Colino writes a piece for American Baby on the difference between postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
Postpartum anxiety is very common. I had it myself, and I know that it can be very confusing if all you’ve ever heard of is postpartum depression and you know you’re not depressed but you still know something is very wrong. If you’d like to see a selection of Postpartum Progress’ stories on postpartum anxiety, check these out:
And now, back to the internet’s programming …
When the Real Story Isn’t What You Wish It Were — Christine Organ writes at the Huffington Post about her experience with postpartum depression and how you can see it happening, if you look close enough, by looking through her child’s photo album.
Prenatal Depression: What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting — Jessica Henriquez writes on the New York Times‘ Motherlode blog about being panicked and gripped by darkness and confusion during her pregnancy.
Mother Baby Bonding Despite Postpartum Depression & Anxiety — Ana Clare Rouds writes on her blog about the fact that moms with PPD or anxiety DO, IN FACT, love their babies.
Understand the Link Between Trauma History and Risk of Perinatal Depression — MGH reviews a study finding that if you have a history of trauma (the actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one’s physical integrity; or witnessing an event that involves death, injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of another person; or learning about unexpected or violent death, serious harm, or threat of death or injury experienced by a family member or other close associate), you have an increased risk of PPD.