Episode 218: Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? With Dr. Katayune Kaeni

Did you know postpartum depression affects 20% of the women who give birth? You might be 80 years old and finally discover that you suffered from postpartum depression. There is help for people who suffer from postpartum depression and it doesn’t always include medication. Dr. Kat shares why it’s so essential for us to support women during this time of life. 

Do not miss these highlights:

05:30 What does perinatal mental health mean?

07:23 How common is postpartum depression?

08:16 Signs and symptoms of perinatal mental health issues.

09:43 Myths around postpartum depression.

12:07 Distinction between baby blues and postpartum depression.

14:01 Are women who suffer from postpartum depression more inclined to suffer when they shift into menopause?

15:31 Steps you can take before the postpartum depression kicks in. 

18:29 What kind of role is social media playing today in our mental health with moms and postpartum?

22:07 Finding ways to navigate the sleep situation is ultimately better for mental health.

24:05 How we can support young moms, now that things are different. 

27:12 What’s the truth about moms?

31:43 Resources available for people who are suffering from postpartum depression today.

Resources Mentioned

Whether you are recovering from an illness or just looking to maintain your current overall health, schedule a consult with us at Serenity Health Care  by calling  (262)522-8640 or visit https://www.serenityhealthcarecenter.com 

About our Guest:

Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PMH-C, aka, Dr. Kat is a perinatal mental health certified psychologist, author of The Pregnancy Workbook: Manage Anxiety and Worry with CBT and Mindfulness Techniques, and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast which covers personal stories and expert interviews related to perinatal mental health. She is also the board chair of Postpartum Support International, an organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. Dr. Kat began specializing in perinatal mental health after her own experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD over 12 years ago. Dr. Kat continues to work virtually with clients across California.




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