I had this video pop up on my FB and I knew that I needed to share it.
It is a video by Dr. Kristin Craig. She is a part of the group where my OB is. They are all excellent! I can say so because I worked with all of them while I was a nurse on mom/baby at Logan Regional Hospital.
Some of the things that she covers in the video are:
– What PPD/PPA is
– The 3 treatments
– The role of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in your body
As a heads up, it is 25 minutes long. But it is SO worth watching! She talks about the things I mentioned for the first 15 minutes, and answers questions the last 10 minutes.
If for some reason the video doesn’t work, click here.
“It’s okay to cry when your baby cries for the ump-teenth time in the middle of the night; it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and it’s okay to admit that you’re emotional.
It’s okay to not be totally in love with your child the moment it’s born. This is a stranger that has moved into your house and sometimes it takes a minute to get to know them…
Those are normal feelings.”
Hallelujah! I feel like someone was finally able to put into words how I felt when I first had O boy. I love him so much, but it took me a minute to recognize that I really did love him.
Something to remember is that…
“About 20% of women have postpartum depression. In any other form or any other place in the world, something that happens to 20% of people is going to be considered normal.
So just know it is so, so common and so normal at 20%. Don’t feel like it’s anything bad, your hormones have been thrown off and it is just something that needs to be treated.”
PS- There is a note to husbands around minute 11:30 that is AWESOME.
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