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.
Trigger Warning: There are mentions of suicide and infant death in this episode.
Postpartum hormones are no joke, but sometimes the behavior a woman exhibits is due to much more than hormones. Our bodies and minds react to the magnificent and overwhelming process of growing and birthing life in many different ways, not all of them good. What happens when our minds start to crumble and we aren’t aware of it?
Ayana Lage is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. She writes about motherhood, mental health, social justice, and everyday life. She was aware of her own struggles with mental health and had an entire support system around her during and after the birth of her daughter. Thank goodness, because just days after birth she found herself deep in the pit of psychosis.
Listen as Ayana shares with us her experience with postpartum psychosis. She shares the signs and symptoms she experienced, what hospitalization was like, and how that experience has changed her life.
In this episode, we discuss:
What postpartum psychosis is and signs to watch out for
Some of the most challenging moments she faced during this time
How she and her family coped with her diagnosis
Why awareness is so important
Resources available to women and families who are experiencing postpartum psychosis
Asked by Ayana Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/asked-by-ayana/id1559669014
Ayana on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ayanagabriellelage/?hl=en
Episode 9: Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts with Dr. Catherine Schmidt – https://lynzyandco.com/episode-9-postpartum-anxiety-postpartum-depression-and-intrusive-thoughts-with-dr-catherine-schmidt/
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