What exactly is prenatal depression? In this podcast, Elise Marcende, president of the Maman Blues association, tells us about her journey into motherhood. In the collective imagination, pregnancy is synonymous with a feeling of fulfillment, serenity, joy and happiness as you await your newborn.
But this is not the case for all women. For some, pregnancy is a psychologically and physically demanding period, full of anxieties and doubts, sometimes leading to depression. This is what Elise Marcende tells us, in this new episode of your podcast La Famélia.
How can happiness sometimes give way to fear and anxiety? What can be done about it?
Are we really well prepared for the role of mother? Is it linked to hormonal change? Is it dangerous for the baby? Are we really well prepared for the role of mother?
Today, Elise Marcende talks to us about a subject we still don't hear enough about: prenatal depression. Or how pregnancy can be a real upheaval, a source of stress and anxiety, and ultimately a painful period.
Too often, the mother's emotions are left aside in favor of the joy and excitement that pregnancy is supposed to generate. The same applies to the birth of a child, where the focus is on the baby's well-being, rather than the new mother's psychological health.
If you missed our previous episodes, you can find them right here!
If you're interested in this subject, or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Elise Marcende and her Maman Blues association, or visit their website.
We also wrote an article on post-partum depression, which you can find right here!
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