This is a rebroadcasting from Mormon Stories where Natasha Helfer Parker (The Mormon Therapist) interviews “Sarah,” an LDS mother of four who has a history of depression starting in adolescence followed by a serious bout of postpartum depression after the birth of her second child. She also interviews Jamie Bodily, mother of five and certified doula through toLABOR regarding her experience and knowledge regarding postpartum depression. Jamie has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters Degree in Human Services from Capella University and her undergraduate degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University. She initiated, co-wrote, and coordinated a doula program for women in recovery from substance addiction and runs a website called parentscount.com. Other resources discussed in these interviews include: postpartum.net,doulamatch.net, dona.org, and tolabor.com.
Part 2 – Discussion on Sarah’s decision to go on an antidepressant- risks, benefits, guilt factors, stigmas, etc.