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New Episode: PPD & PPA Symptoms & Treatment, It Takes a Village Podcast

April 11, 2017

There are no two ways about it: Being a new parent is hard. And that is exacerbated if a new mom has pregnancy-related or postpartum depression and anxiety. Today we’re talking to a mom named Andrea who has suffered from anxiety since early childhood. Just about every parent has either gone through PPD or knows someone who has. We are going to delve into Andrea’s story in the hopes that it might help you relate it to your own experience or to that of a friend or relative.

Episode Highlights:

  • Andrea’s first experience with panic and anxiety and how she remembers it decades later.
  • How and why Andrea hid her depression and anxiety, and why mental health screening forms weren’t helpful.
  • How depression and anxiety affected Andrea during her pregnancy, including physical manifestations of anxiety.
  • How an outpatient program for anxiety helped Andrea cope during the last month of her pregnancy.
  • The importance of having a support system and how Andrea found a supportive friend through her program.
  • How parenthood changes friendships.
  • The quote that has become Andrea’s mantra: “It’s not forever; it’s just for right now.”
  • Coping mechanisms and how Andrea manages her depression and anxiety.
  • Andrea’s best advice on self-care for moms who are struggling with pregnancy-related or postpartum depression and anxiety.

Quotes From This Episode: 

“I never talked about [my depression and anxiety] because I didn't want the stigma that was attached.”
“[During my program] my whole day was mapped out for me. And then I went home and nothing was mapped out for me.”
“Focus on self-care. For moms in general, we tend to not care for ourselves first. Add in depression and anxiety, and it’s really, really difficult to do something for you.”


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    Meet the host: DJ Waldow

    DJ Waldow is a husband, father (of 4... including TWINS!), and a 7-year gDiapers user—his children, not him. He's an advocate, a super-fan, and an overall lover of the gDiaper brand, product, and community. DJ also happens to have his own marketing company, 3LTRZ, where he helps clients with content creation—like podcasts. DJ has launched 3 (now 4) podcasts over the years, recording over 100 episodes!


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