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Motherhood Meets Medicine

Apr 21, 2021

One in five moms experience postpartum depression and/or postpartum anxiety. Recent research shows that half of moms experience intrusive thoughts during their motherhood journey. Do these statistics surprise you? If you are experiencing any of these mood disorders, you’re most definitely not alone. Today, Dr. Catherine Schmidt is answering all our questions on these topics.


Dr. Catherine Schmidt is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco, California. She specializes in helping women improve their relationships, alleviate anxiety, and cultivate a balanced, fulfilling life.


In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Intrusive thoughts and how to effectively manage them
  • How and where to seek help with PPD and PPA
  • Post-weaning depression and postpartum rage
  • Whether or not placenta encapsulation has proven benefits


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