Posts Tagged ‘postpartum obsessive-complusive disorder’

Mindbody Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and birth are major adult transitions filled with joy, but the transition to parenthood can also bring up feelings of insecurity, sadness or fear as you and your partner move into this different phase of self-identity. Parenting an infant is difficult, but if one of you had a complicated early family life, parenting is like navigating rough waters, as flashbacks to unpleasant scenes from childhood intrude upon present reality.

If you’ve experienced a previous depression or anxiety or trauma or went through infertility treatments, have a baby in the NICU, or experienced childhood abuse, you have a higher risk that the physical and emotional changes of childbirth could bring on recurrent symptoms. Because of the hormonal fluctuations experienced at childbirth, 85% of all women experience the baby blues, which is a sadness after childbirth that resolves itself in about 2 weeks.

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Guest Post: My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

by Brandy Ash Myers, NCC

Today is a beautiful guest post by Brandy Ash Myers, a wonderful on-line friend of mine.  She experienced postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress (childbirth onset) during the birth of her first child.

Now, during her second pregnancy, she was moved to write her birth story, as a facet of her own healing, and to help others heal.

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