Tonight’s #PPDChat is one we should have had a long time ago. Motherhood is often faced alone by women, for a myriad of reasons. On top of facing parenthood alone, many of these single mothers also face the beast of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders on their own as well. With less time, less resources, less energy, they have to find ways to fight back on their own.
A Canadian study showed that “Both teen and adult mothers were approximately five times more likely to experience PPD if they received no support or minimal support after the birth of the baby.”
FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY.
It’s important for us to support all mothers, regardless of their history, status, etc. Mothers are mothers and babies are babies. We all deserve the best start possible.
I sincerely hope you will join me tonight as @addyeB and I discuss facing PPD as a single mom, what you can do to help yourself and to help single mothers you know in this situation.
Find us on Twitter at 830pm ET. See you then!