Episode 94: Do I Have Postpartum Depression or Anxiety?

February 7, 2024

Guest: Nicole Rankins, MD, MPH

Are you worried you might be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety? Whether it’s been days, weeks or months since the birth of your baby, board-certified OB/Gyn Dr. Nicole Rankins shares what PPD and PPA are, common symptoms, treatment options and where to seek help.

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In this episode, we chat about:

  • How prevalent is postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety in women, following birth?
  • What are some warning signs and when should a woman seek professional help?
  • Often, NICU moms and women of color are at a higher risk of PPD and PPA, however they often go undiagnosed because a mom is still in the NICU with her child. How can we combat that oversight? Are there any programs in NICUs that address this gap?
  • What are some treatment options for addressing both PPD and PPA?
  • What’s your best advice, from one NICU mom to another, to a woman who feels overwhelmed by her situation and the care of her baby?

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