It’s not a topic that comes up at play groups or over coffee. Instead, 1 in 7 new mothers prefer to suffer quietly, engulfed in shame and secrecy, afraid to dispel the ever-present myths about motherhood – “everything is perfect”, “I love being a mother”, and “this is the happiest time of my life”.
She doesn’t share the dark thoughts, intense anxiety, scary intrusive thoughts, checking excessively on the baby, feelings of inadequacy, grief over her former independence, thoughts of harming herself or the baby, and even delusions and hallucinations.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS), are real, pervasive, and life-threatening.
Are you missing the signs with the women you treat?
Watch this compelling one-day seminar and gain tools to intervene during a critical period that does not offer the luxury of time. Postpartum women are exceptionally vulnerable, as are their infants who are fully dependent on them. And given that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of maternal death, this seminar is a must-attend for any professional working with pregnant or postpartum women.
Hilary Waller，MS，LPC，專門治療生產期情緒和焦慮症心理治療師。她是費城郊外 The Postpartum Stress Centre 教育和規劃總監，該中心由著名婦產專家 Karen Kleiman 創立，並於 2008 年被《費城》雜誌列為母嬰護理“卓越中心”。
除了為中心的個人、夫妻和團體提供護理服務外，Hilary 還擔任 Karen Kleiman 講師，為美國和國外想要專門治療的臨床醫生提供每季度 12 個 CE 小時的研究生高級培訓。