In honor of World Maternal Mental Health Day on May 5, 2021, I appeared on the parental wellness platform Robyn with Dr. Elyse Kupperman. We discussed new moms’ shifts in identity, the ways in which breastfeeding (or not) can impact mental health, and other issues affecting moms and aspiring moms. Check out our stories on Instagram.
Up to one in five moms experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder during pregnancy or the first year of birth. If you are experiencing symptoms or just feel like you could benefit from connection, know you are not alone. Please reach out for support! Let’s destigmatize the conversation around maternal mental health.
Lauren A. Tetenbaum, LMSW, JD works with parents, aspiring parents, millennials, and teens. She is trained in maternal mental health by the Seleni Institute and Postpartum Support International.