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Mom Talk: Living With Postpartum Depression with Yasmin Regan

Mom Talk: Living With Postpartum Depression with Yasmin Regan PIN

Living With Postpartum Depression with Yasmin Regan

Yasmin is a stay-at-home parent to two boys, Maddox and Alfie. 

She lives in New York and was diagnosed with postpartum depression when her youngest was 2 weeks old.

She’s now almost 16 months postpartum and still struggles with it.

She’s recently started a podcast for moms out there with postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD.

The Unspoken Topic

  • You’re still a good mom even if you have postpartum depression, anxiety or OCD.

What We Cover

  • How to identify if you are suffering from postpartum depression.
  • Yasmin’s process and how she’s getting help.

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Key Takeaways

  • Postpartum depression and anxiety showed up for Yasmin by not wanting to leave the house, never wanting to let go of her child, having intrusive thoughts, not feeling a connection with her child, thoughts of harming herself and feeling like her family deserved more than she could offer.
  • Getting a diagnosis was difficult because the medical industry kept telling her it was just the baby blues.
  • It can be scary to open up to someone about how you’re actually feeling for fear of getting your children taken away from you.
  • The road to finding the right medication can also be long. Stick with it!
  • Keep the line of communication clear and open with your medical team.
  • The biggest red flag as to whether or not you or someone you know may be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety is when they say, “I don’t feel like myself.”
 

Actionable Solution

 How Jasmin Has Been Working Through Her Postpartum Depression 

  • Found a practitioner and a medication that has worked for her. It took a while to find but she is on the road.
  • Found a Maternal Mental Health therapist that specializes in postpartum depression and anxiety.
  • Takes it one day at a time and gives herself grace as she is on the road to healing.
  • Has found a supportive community that helps her feel less alone and less isolated.

Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Watching recorded TV shows.
  • What is the best parenting advice you’ve ever received: Don’t listen to other people’s advice.
  • Share your favorite parenting hack: Do what makes your kids feel comfortable.
  • Share 1 product your children cannot live without: iPad.
  • Share 1 book: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood means being the best version of yourself to show up for your children.

 

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