Re-cap of Holistic Pregnancy Tele-Summit Session on Post-Partum Blues with Dr. Diana Hoppe

We had another great session last night in The Holistic Pregnancy Tele-Summit series, with Dr. Diana Hoppe! Awesome call on an important topic that pregnant women need to know more about!Here’s a quick recap and my “Cliff Notes” in case you weren’t able to join us last night  . . .

    1. Some of the typical physical changes women experience immediately after birth are triggered by hormones, which can lead to vaginal dryness and perineal pain which can make sexual intercourse difficult and painful. This is normal and usually only lasts for a couple of weeks but it’s important to communicate honestly with your partner about how you’re feeling without experiencing guilt, and to acknowledge them so they don’t fell neglected or displaced by the baby. Interesting research shows that male partners experience hormonal changes during this time that makes them inclined to be more supportive of their partners so don’t overlook this opportunity to ask for the support and understanding you need!
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    3. Some of the typical emotional issues that present during the post-partum period are:
      • Feelings of guilt over what happened or didn’t happen during the birth
      • Overwhelm exacerbated by lack of sleep
      • Fear of not being a good enough mother

      These are normal and constitute what is more commonly known as post-partum “blues” which is different and far less severe than post-partum depression

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    5. There are a number of natural solutions for managing and improving the symptoms of post-partum blues but it’s important to pay attention to more severe symptoms or prolonged duration of symptoms as these could be an indication of post-partum depression or in extreme cases, post-partum psychosis. If you think what you’re experiencing is more intense than the typical post-partum blues then please see your doctor –you may need treatment to keep it from becoming a longer-term condition.
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    There’s still time to register and access the audio replay for this call, which includes instructions on how to claim your FREE copy of the chapter from Dr. Hoppe’s book that discusses changes in libido after birth.

    If you’re pregnant now, are planning to become pregnant, work with pregnant women and want to better support them through this journey, or know anyone who fits any of these criteria, please share this with them and encourage them to register at: http://www.dropwise.info. It’s FREE!

Post-Partum Blues: Managing the Transition to Motherhood

Today marks the start of WEEK 2 of The Holistic Pregnancy Tele-Summit. Our speaker and resident expert for our 3rd call in the series is Dr. Diana Hoppe, distinguished OB/GYN, clinical researcher and author of “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life.”  

Our topic for tonight is “Post-Partum Blues: Managing the Transition to Motherhood.” Pregnancy brings with it a lot of physical changes and emotional challenges, especially post partum. If it’s your first time, there’s also the added anxiety that comes with the shifting roles you and your partner may experience in anticipation of becoming parents. This can put a strain on your relationship with your spouse or significant other, challenge your ability to communicate clearly and support each other in this transition.  In this session you will learn how to enhance intimacy while dealing with physical limitations during pregnancy and post-partum, and how to maintain healthy communication to ensure you have the emotional support you need during this journey and beyond.

What we’ll be talking about:

  • The physical and emotional changes to expect immediately after giving birth
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  • What post-partum depression is, what causes it and how it typically manifests
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  • Natural ways to improve symptoms and deal with communication and intimacy issues with your partner
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  • How to know if and when it’s time to seek treatment and what are the best options

We’re going LIVE at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern. There’s still time to register and get onto this call. If this subject interests you then please register now. Even if you can’t make it to tonight’s call you can still access the audio replay up until midnight pacific time on Thursday, May 30th.

If you’re pregnant now, are planning to become pregnant, work with pregnant women and want to better support them through this journey, or know anyone who fits any of these criteria, please share this with them and encourage them to register at: http://www.dropwise.info. It’s FREE!