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There is so much confusion about what are typical postpartum feelings and what warrants a conversation with your healthcare provider. If you try to talk to friends or family, you will likely be given some inaccurate information. Unfortunately, sometimes even doctors may not recognize the signs of postpartum depression or anxiety.
Talking about postpartum well-being is a passion of mine. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of writing this original blog post for Whole Mother Village, clarifying the difference between typical postpartum feelings and when you need more support. You can check it out here.
Or if you prefer video, check out this Facebook Live I did for the PSI NJ Chapter during our September maternal mental health awareness campaign.
Know a new mom? Ask her how she's doing. Then ask her again how is she really doing. Share this post with her.
Laura Winters, LCSW is a therapist specializing in infertility and prenatal/postpartum stress. Laura's practice is located in Chatham and Mountain Lakes, NJ.