Society says the road to motherhood is magical and joyful. Women glow and partners only need to make late-night runs for pickles and ice cream. Missing from the picture are the moms who struggle to get pregnant, those who have miscarriages, and the ones who can’t seem to get out of bed during pregnancy or connect with baby after giving birth. Few partners post on social media about feeling lost or depressed.
Maternal mental health conditions affect 1 in 5 women. With added stress in the home, caregivers — including fathers, spouses and partners, parents and guardians, and adoptive parents — are vulnerable to burnout and depression, too. Fortunately, with the right education, caregivers can recognize when help is needed and how to access it.
Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET to hear Dr. Jillian Baker’s professional insights and personal experience with infertility and postpartum depression. During this webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the impact of infertility and pregnancy loss on mental health, identify signs of postpartum depression and available treatment options, and provide practical support to a loved one to promote maternal mental health.
FFDA recognizes that childbirth can be experienced by people of different gender identities. For this webinar, we are focusing on cisgender women.