Navigating Perinatal Mood Disorders

Tips From a Bringing Baby Home Educator

Written by: Lara Elfstrand, MA ECSE, CEIM, IF-ATMHP
Posted: December 08, 2022

Did you know that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are more common than gestational diabetes—yet we screen for them less often? 

This Gottman blog post is filled with tons of actionable tips that couples can use individually and with each other to reduce their risks of perinatal mood disorders. Some of the suggestions include:
  • Embracing change
  • Touch rituals
  • Stress reducing conversations
With perinatal mood disorders on the rise more than ever before, this is information that we need to be sharing far & wide! I help parents understand the changes that lay ahead, and give them tools to help them stay happy, healthy and connected.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed and depleted, I help new parents to get their needs met so that they emerge through the transition to parenthood stronger and more whole, and they fall in love with parenting… together.

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- Get more sleep
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- Soothe and connect with your baby
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Category: Postpartum Planning
Tags: postpartum , postpartum anxiety , new parents , postpartum depression


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