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This week, I'm excited to feature Emily Griffin, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C. Emily is a therapist with experience in perinatal mental health and parenting. Below are her insights on some of common challenges new parents face that often catch them by surprise.
There's pressure to bounce back after you've had a baby. You're supposed to get back to your previous shape---to fit into your wedding dress, to fit into your old skinny jeans. You're supposed to be just as productive and energized as you were before. You're supposed to be in a similar place emotionally. You're supposed to be calm and content.
A few weeks ago, ProPublica published a sobering article entitled The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth. The article addressed the extremely high maternal mortality rates in the United States, which are contrasted significantly with low infant mortality rates.