Sep 14, 2017
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales speak with guest Christine Hammond, a licensed mental health counselor who has also suffered from postpartum depression in two of her three pregnancies. She shares her story of why neither she nor her husband recognize postpartum depression in the first pregnancy, how it appeared rapidly during the second pregnancy, and the fears they both had that it would occur in the third pregnancy. Christine also speaks of the shame carried by and stigma against mothers dealing with it, as well as postpartum depression’s biggest lie.
[3:15] Christine speaks about her two instances of postpartum depression.
[6:40] How postpartum took her by surprise and the shame that came with it.
[8:12] The stigma of postpartum depression is profound.
[10:06] Christine tells of the fear of postpartum depression during her third pregnancy.
[13:55] What postpartum depression was like for Christine’s husband.
[15:28] The biggest lie about postpartum depression.