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Today on the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast, Dianne and Abby are discussing postpartum mood disorders.  Postpartum mood disorders are really common, but it is not talked about enough.  Let’s change that! Listen today to learn more about postpartum mood disorders and learn if you are at risk.

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Things we talked about:

How common are postpartum mood disorders? [5:05]

Risk factors [7:48]

Traumatic birth = higher risk [11:15]

Post partum mood disorders are a spectrum [12:00]

We are seeing more anxiety than depression [16:26]

The Edinburgh for depression [23:10]

Postpartum OCD [24:07]

Bipolar [24:26]

Psychosis [25:07]

Partners [29:11]

What can you do to help [29:51]

Problems with breastfeeding [34:35]

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Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!


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