6 Main Symptoms of Postpartum Depression


Thank you to Josh Nichols, LMFT, CSAT and Carrie Kyger, LMFT, CSAT of Family Solutions Counseling for this in depth interview about Postpartum Depression: What it Is and What It's Not.

You will learn about the 6 main symptoms of postpartum depression, the difference between postpartum psychosis and intrusive thoughts in postpartum anxiety, and 1 way moms can begin their recovery journey.

For resources to get help to feel like yourself again, visit my resource page.

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3 Tips for Coping with Pregnancy/Infant Loss - Jill Butler, LMFT


My awesome office mate Jill Butler, LMFT shares her personal story with infant loss and 3 practical ways to begin to cope with this heartbreaking loss.

1) Ask a close friend to be your gatekeeper.

2) Tell your story.

3) Connect with other people who have experienced a pregnancy loss/infant loss.

To learn more about her and her services, visit her website at www.jillbutlercounseling.com

4 More Types of Scary Thoughts in Postpartum Women


According to postpartum expert Karen Kleinman, MSW, there are 5 types of scary thoughts typically seen in postpartum women. In the previous videos, I've discussed obsessive/intrusive thoughts:

What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

7 Most Common Types of Intrusive Thoughts in Postpartum Women & Men

Watch this video to learn about 4 more types of scary thoughts typically seen in postpartum women. You may relate to one or all of the thoughts:

  1. Over-worrying

  2. Rumination

  3. Intrusive Memories

  4. Catastrophic Misinterpretations of Bodily Sensations


7 Most Common Types of Intrusive Thoughts in New Moms & Dads


In this video, learn the 7 categories of common obsessive, intrusive thoughts found in postpartum women and men. They are a common symptom of postpartum anxiety and postpartum OCD, and while they feel frightening and intense, are completely treatable.

They include thoughts of:

  1. suffocation/sudden infant death (SIDS)

  2. accidents

  3. ideas or urges of intentional harm

  4. losing the baby

  5. illness

  6. unacceptable sexual thoughts

  7. contamination


What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

Did you develop thoughts that scare you after having your baby?

Intrusive thoughts are one of the most common postpartum symptoms for new moms and dads. Yet, they are also the most misunderstood, even by healthcare professionals. The shame that they create lead us to hide and suffer alone. Many are scared to share with healthcare professionals for fear of their child getting taken away. Most of the women I work with don't even tell their partners about this symptom. 

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