#35: Postpartum Mental Health: Are These Feelings Normal? with Sherry Duson

by | Sep 20, 2022 | New parent, Newborns, Parenting, Podcast, Pregnancy

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Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#35: Postpartum Mental Health: Are These Feelings Normal?

with Sherry Duson

Postpartum mental health is often a not-talked-about-enough topic. Most new parents experience up and down emotions in the first weeks and months of parenting, but how do you know if what you’re experiencing is normal or could be postpartum depression? In this episode, Sherry Duson, certified Perinatal Mental Health Specialist explains what’s typical, how to alleviate feelings of depression through self-care and how to get the help you need.

Sherry Duson is a Texas and an Arizona Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, and the Founder and Director of The Center for Postpartum Family Health in Houston, Texas. 

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Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [02:06] Common emotions around your changing lifestyle and identity as a new parent
  • [04:34] What to do if you feel like your baby doesn’t like you
  • [09:05] Differences between postpartum blues and postpartum depression
  • [13:19] Do dads/partners/adoptive parents/foster parents experience postpartum depression?
  • [16:15] Dispelling motherhood myths

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