Living with Serious Depression Prevents you from Parenting Effectively
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is not the baby blues. PPD is a serious depression in which parts of the brain shut down, the parts that enable a mother to see and interpret facial expressions and non-verbal communication. This can prevent a mother from recognizing her baby’s signals or cues.
Moms who are Struggling Need Support and Medical Intervention
Feelings of shame and unworthiness can prevent a new mother from parenting effectively. Mothers see themselves as “incompetent” and this contributes to the spiral of depression. Families need to know that help is available.
Dr. Dan Siegel