Seeking Perinatal Mental Health Help
When it comes to parenting, there can still be a lot of stigma, especially around mental health. We find ourselves telling our friends and family that “life is good”, and we feel that we shouldn’t complain, but here’s the thing, you can totally complain.
Parenting is hard, let’s talk about it. Seeking mental health help, no matter where you are in your parenting journey; trying to conceive, pregnant or postpartum, is nothing to be ashamed of.
Let’s break the stigma, and talk about mental health care and resources.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Madeleine Stobbe on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Madeleine is a Registered Psychologist and she specializes in treatment for perinatal mental health issues including depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum, issues related to infertility, perinatal grief and loss, and reproductive trauma.
Anyone who has given birth has experienced the postpartum hormone changes. Shifts in your mood and menstrual cycle can be expected after having a baby, but when might you be experiencing a hormonal imbalance?
In this post we focus on the timeline of normal hormonal changes and when you might want to seek out help from a care provider.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Dr. Ashley is a naturopathic doctor at Cornerstone Naturopathic in Tantallon as well as Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She specializes in burnout and hormone health. She also hosts The Superwoman Code Podcast.
Both Lindsey and Ashley contribute to the blog! Sometimes also with guests and sometimes from conversations with guests :)