Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Moms go through a lot after having children, both physically and mentally. The postpartum period often comes with anxiety, depression, and burnout. Too often, we go on with our day-to-day without taking care of our mental health. Between our career demands and household responsibilities, it just takes a back seat.
If you aren’t feeling like yourself, you may be wondering if you have ‘the baby blues’, anxiety, depression, or another mood disorder. It’s hard to know what’s “normal” and what steps you can realistically take to feel better. I have Dr. Sarah Pospos on today’s episode to answer all of your questions.
Dr. Pospos completed her psychiatry residency as a chief resident at UCLA Kern as a perinatal psychiatrist and mom of two under two. She is devoted to helping moms and moms to-be with burnout, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric challenges associated with preconception planning, IVF, pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, and more. Dr. PosPos also empowers moms who often juggle multiple responsibilities to optimize and balance their lives by incorporating exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress management, efficient time management, and other sustainable lifestyle changes. She offers telepsychiatry appointments across California and for non-California residents.
In today’s episode, we discuss postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and burnout in motherhood. Dr. Pospos shares practical ways to reduce stress and anxiety in our day-to-day lives, as well as when to seek help from a psychiatric provider.
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