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Ep. 2 FIP - Pregnant and Depressed
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that depression or Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability for people between the ages of 15 &44. "In 2015 around 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the US had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year-". We've heard about post-partum but it's probably safe to say that this number has to represent a number of pregnant women. Despite societal expectations, pregnancy doesn't eradicate depression. It's not like your depression is absolved because you're pregnant now. So let's talk about it! I'm sharing my story and I've invited my guest, a Licensed Behavior Specialist and Doula to talk about her encounters with mothers dealing with depression! Enjoy!
But if you feel that you are going to harm yourself listen to this podcast later and call 1 (800) 273-8255 now; this is the Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Here are links to the articles I talked about:
Stats that I cite:
Symptoms of Depression
Update: "An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode."
Women are 2x's more likely to develop MDD:
14-23% of pregnant women experience depression:
Affects of antenatal depression:
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Ep. 1 F**k I'm Pregnant - Unintended But Not Unwelcomed
Episode 1! I'm pregnant, it was unplanned but I'm doin' it! This episode covers the lack of mainstream content covering unplanned pregnancies despite it being more common than we think, the ways in which unintended pregnancies are shunned in American society and a fun guide that'll help you get through it called "Oops: How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises" by Jezebel contributor Tracy Moore. Here are some links pertaining to this episode:
Oops: How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises by Tracy Moore
Unplanned Pregnancies Cost Taxpayers $21billion Each Year
More White People Receiving Social Welfare Benefits Than Blacks
States With More of a Homogenous Population Have More Generous Assistance Programs