Episode 5: Understanding Your Emotions in the NICU

In this episode

Kelli speaks with special guest Katie Pendleton, LCSW about:

  • What happens to our bodies and minds when we experience a traumatic event
  • Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, the difference between PPD and PTSD, and what you can do if you suspect you are suffering from either or both
  • The perception of therapy and what causes parents to hesitate to see a professional counselor
  • How PPD and PTSD can differ in mothers and fathers
  • How mental health disorders impact marriage

Resources mentioned in this podcast

Additional resources

From Hand to Hold:

From Preemie Babies 101, Hand to Hold’s Official Blog:

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