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Episode 35: Postpartum Mental Health with Olivia Scobie

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Episode 35: Postpartum Mental Health with Olivia Scobie

Today we talk with special guest, Olivia Scobie, all about postpartum mental health. We cover everything from mental health complications, early indicators, and how you can support loved ones through a rough postpartum period.

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Time Stamps:

1:10 – Who is Olivia Scobie?

1:40 – What really drew Olivia to social work focusing on maternal mental health?

5:22 – Did you feel your care provider just didn’t notice it or offer support with your first round of postpartum depression?

7:49 – The differences in signs and symptoms between “baby blues,” “postpartum depression,” “postpartum anxiety,” and “post traumatic stress disorder”.

16:30 – Olivia shares what really is going on between postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder.

25:32 – Factors in pregnancy that might be signs of an increased risk in experiencing these conditions.

29:25 – What is the percentage of people who go through these mood disorders postpartum?

30:30 – Listener question: When is the typical onset for these issues postpartum? Is there a point when someone is in the clear for these mood disorders?

37:15 – What are some questions that primary care providers should be asking their postpartum clients, especially during those first 6 weeks, so more people don’t slip through the cracks?

40:54 – What types of clients does Olivia see, and how does she work with clients?

47:09 – What would be some general resources or professionals for people to consider when pregnant, so they know postpartum – if they run into any of these issues – they can seek that support?

52:19 – If you know someone who is going through this, but you aren’t a healthcare professional, how can you help a loved one?

56: 54 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…