1 in 7 women suffer from some form of Post Partum Depression (PPD). The symptoms range in severity and can appear at anytime in the post partum period. “Unlike the “baby blues”, PPD doesn’t go away on its own. It can appear days or even months after delivering a baby; it can last for many weeks or months if left untreated. PPD can make it hard for you to get through the day, and it can affect your ability to take care of your baby, or yourself. PPD can affect any woman—women with easy pregnancies or problem pregnancies, first-time mothers and mothers with one or more children, women who are married and women who are not, and regardless of income, age, race or ethnicity, culture or education.”
The Holidays are a time of joy and making wonderful memories but, for many people, it can be a time of struggle. From Holiday stress to having a first Christmas without a loved one, it can be hard to stay positive. On this week’s show we’re talking with Ron Waterman about staying motivated and on top of your health and to-do lists. Sara Vetter, a nutrition and health coach, will be talking about how you can reduce your Holiday stress with healthy eating and the possible benefits of using Cannabidiol for those suffering from anxiety. We’ll end our show with Dr. Debbie Baker from our local Community Grief Center. She’ll be sharing advice to help you deal with loss during the holidays (including talking about children and grief) as well as offering support for those that struggle with depression and other mental health issues.