PMAD: Finding Peace Amid Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Fourth Trimester: The First Months and Beyond | Parenting | Newborn Baby | Postpartum | Doula

Jun 29 2024 • 1 hr 3 mins

Ali Starling joins us to talk about the significant and often under-discussed topic of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). Ali Starling is an experienced midwife and academic from the University of California San Francisco. We talk about her passions: midwifery, mental health, and the intersection between the two.

Our discussion thoroughly explores how new parents can navigate the challenging psychological landscape following childbirth. Listen to learn more about:

  • the nature of PMADs
  • actions to take for early preparation and social support
  • practical advice on both medical and non-medical treatment options
  • the many (free) resources available

Full show notes:

Resources mentioned:

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health | Mother to Baby Factsheets (Check if drugs are okay to use while pregnant or breastfeeding) | | National Library of Medicine | National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry Training | Postpartum Support International | LactMed Database | FREE DOWNLOAD Customizable Birth Plan

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