Episode 002 - Maternal Mental Health

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month! What are PMAD's and how can we do better for birthing people?

We appreciate your grace and support as we discuss this sensitive topic!

I forgot to mention in the episode that 10% of dads (non-gestational parents?) experience mental health changes following the birth of child.

Research noted in this episode:

Mathematica: New Study Uncovers the Heavy Financial Toll of Untreated Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Listening to Mothers in California study (amazing wealth of info, videos, graphics, etc)

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Depression Care Among Low-Income Women
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Fact Sheet

Support:

If you are in immediate crisis please consider calling 911 (ask for EMT / ambulance ONLY), go to your nearest ER or call the National Suicide Hotline 800.273.8255

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Stress Center

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance - POC
The Blue Dot Project

Music in this episode:
Opening and closing music by Flowers Luna

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