The subject I am going to write about today demands attention and it is so vast, that I cannot write everything I know in one post. So for my readers to have an easier time in reading it, I will divide it into parts.
In the first part, I just want to introduce my readers to the idea of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and how it affects mothers. The second part will focus on the increased risk of PPD for mothers who are expecting now during a pandemic and what they can do to minimise their distress.
I had plans to deviate from the topic of coronavirus and talk about other things in mental health. But there was such a popular demand for this topic that I had to address it in my next post.
As a Clinical Psychologist working with children and having two of my own, I was asked a lot about parenting young kids and toddlers in a semi-war like situation. The topics and advice discussed in this post will be partly scientific knowledge and partly knowledge I have acquired on my own as a mother.
My aim through this article, is to give general tips for coping with children of all ages. Not all the points may apply to families with older children, but I am hoping that some of the points can be improvised to fit each family’s needs.