One pregnant mother's depression leads to unthinkable thoughts.
On December 24, we're talking about - before the baby comes. Meet a pregnant mother so overwhelmed with motherhood that she admits wanting to give her baby up for adoption. And the secrets to losing weight in your 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Most of us have heard of postpartum depression. But fewer know about pre-partum depression. But almost 70 percent of pregnant women today feel some sort of depression during pregnancy—12 percent suffer from major depression.
Kelsey and Brendan, expecting their second child
Faith Sallie, author of The Huffington Post article, "Why I'm a Little Sad about Having a Baby (Even Though I've Always Wanted to Be a Mom)"
Jennifer and Dylan, expecting a baby
Dr. Melina Jampolis, author of "The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss," shares the biggest diet mistakes women make in their 30s, 40s and 50s and how to avoid them.
FAQs from today's show:
What is a doula? The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
What does VBAC mean? Vaginal Birth After Cesarian.
What is a midwife? Midwifery is a health care profession in which providers offer care to childbearing women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and during the postpartum period. They also help care for the newborn and assist the mother with breastfeeding. A practitioner of midwifery is known as a midwife, a term used in reference to both women and men, although the majority of midwives are female. In addition to providing care to women during pregnancy and birth, many midwives also provide primary care to women, well-woman care related to reproductive health, annual gynecological exams, family planning, and menopausal care.
Special thanks to:
Anna Paula Markel, founder of Bini Birth
Sandy Abrams, Friends of Ricki Meetup Group Leader, Manhattan Beach
For more on Dr. Shoshanna's free online APP to support those with postpartum depression, visit PPDGone.com.