What Are The Baby Blues?

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

If you are reading this you have probably recently had a baby. Are you feeling less joy than you expected to?  One of the myths of motherhood is that we will enjoy every moment and also that as soon as you deliver, you will look down and bond with your little one. Yes, having a baby can be joyful, their … Read More

Is It Postpartum Depression Or Something Else?

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

Is It Postpartum Depression Or Something Else?

Types of Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood Disorders In this article, which is a chapter from my free downloadable booklet called A Guide To Pregnancy & Postpartum Stress, Anxiety & Depression, I describe the different symptoms and types of mood disorders that can happen either during pregnancy or after having a baby. The most commonly known is Postpartum Depression but there … Read More

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is a huge life transition and for approximately 1 in 7 women it can lead to them experiencing anxiety and/or depression. Less commonly, difficult childbirth can trigger post traumatic stress symptoms (PTSD) for approximately 6% of women and 3-5% of new moms experience obsessive-compulsive (OCD) symptoms. Read the entire article here.

Top 10 Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression Blog Posts

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Top 10 Pregnancy & Postpartum Blog Posts

Here are Dr. Sarah Allen’s top 10 most viewed blog posts about pregnancy and postpartum issues and rather than having to search though all my blogs, or only see the most recent ones, I thought it would be helpful to put them in one post. You can see the full list that includes a one sentence summary at drsarahallen.com   10 … Read More

Dads Are At Risk For Depression After A Baby Too!

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

We know that approximately 15 to 20 percent of new mothers experience depression in the first year after giving birth and also that maternal depression can negatively affect both a children’s cognitive and behavioral development. A new study out of Northwestern University shows that becoming a father increases a man’s risk of experiencing anxiety and depression as well and that … Read More

The Facts About Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

There has been a growing awareness about Postpartum Depression over the past decade and doctors offices now routinely screen moms for it but I think anxiety, during pregnancy and after having a baby, is nearly as common and just as debilitating. It is time to focus on how many women are effected by anxiety and educate our community so we … Read More