Having a baby is an extraordinary time of change, both physical and psychological. In this episode of Mom Brain, we talk about the latter – what to expect and how to prepare for the addition of a baby to your life. Not only is Dr. Alyssa Berlin a mother of four, but she is also a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. Alyssa is also the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program helping couples prepare for the challenges that come with raising a newborn. She believes these postpartum challenges are actually predictable and preventable – or at least addressable.
Alyssa, Hilaria and Daphne have a wide ranging conversation that focuses on postpartum and perinatal anxiety disorders (PMADs) and how they differ from the "baby blues." She also discusses how partners can keep their relationship alive while raising children. Maybe putting sex on the calendar isn't such a bad idea after all!
Daphne: Apple Park organic toys
Alyssa: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman
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