Today on #mommymonday we are happy to feature a mom who has been open and an activist in helping other women & families understand different aspects of being postpartum.
Many women have heard of "baby blues" or postpartum depression but there is SO MUCH information that is missing from discussions among women and families. As our modern world becomes more aware of mental health (and its importance), we need to recognize the education that is needed around perinatal mental health. This topic is not just for moms but for fathers as well.
This beautiful family and brave mother are at the forefront of this discussion in hopes to help others on their postpartum journey!
Meet Kseniya N. of the Twin Cities!
How many children do you have?
"One baby girl who is 4 months old"
How old were you when you first became a mom?
"30 years old"
What has been the best thing about being a mom?
"Spending time with my husband and baby girl in our journey as parents"
What has been the hardest thing about being a mom? How have you over come or work through it?
"Postpartum and mental health during this time"
Tell us why you want to be featured on our site? What makes you or your family different from others?
"We are a multicultural family. I'm from Belarus and my husband's family is from India which makes for a very unique family with its joys and challenges."
Note on Postpartum & Mental Health
"Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options to help you recover. Although the term “postpartum depression” is most often used, there are actually several forms of illness that women may experience" (https://www.ppsupportmn.org/eduction)
Do not worry - there is hope if you or someone you know is in need of help! Right here in Minnesota there is a full community of support of professionals with resources. The first step in handling a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder is to be educated. Visit https://www.ppsupportmn.org/eduction for more information.
PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT MINNESOTA