How prepared were you (or are you) for becoming a new mom? Or a second-time mom? Not did you get the car seat/baby sling/cloth diapers, but were you (are you) prepared for all of the emotions and feelings that come about after a child is born?
Did you know that 1 in 7 women experience a maternal mental health complication? Each year more than 600,000 women, children and families are impacted by a maternal mental health complication like postpartum depression, pregnancy depression, postpartum and pregnancy anxiety, panic, OCD and anger.
There is much emphasis on the mental and physical preparations for the act of childbirth and less mental preparation for after baby comes. Enter the upcoming panel discussion on the healthy minds of mothers.
The goal of this discussion is to further educate the community on postpartum and maternal mental health, and to help remove the stigma associated with mental health issues -- specifically postpartum issues. How can mothers and their significant others be more aware of and better prepared for the mental impact of having a child? How does the physical impact the mental? What do recent studies tell us about postpartum depression?
Listen to panelists share their personal stories and experiences. Find out how to reach out for help without hesitation and talk about your own feelings. This discussion is perfect not just for moms and expectant mothers, but also fathers, significant others, grandparents, siblings, etc.
A Healthy Mind: A Discussion with Moms on Maintaining Their Mental Health
Wednesday May 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cubberley Community Theater
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto