LifeBridge Health Employees Featured in Baltimore Sun Story About Helping New Moms “Climb Out of Darkness”
Posted Jul 21 2014 2:00pm
Following the birth of a child, many new mothers experience anxiety about their newborn’s well-being. But this anxiety may have roots that go deeper than long nights with little sleep. In an article that appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Sara Daly, a clinical social worker at Sinai Hospital, explains the effects of postpartum mood disorder.
The article, written by Sun reporter Julie Scharper, quotes Daly as saying “one in seven women suffers from a postpartum mood disorder, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and, the most severe, postpartum psychosis.” What makes postpartum mood disorder even more difficult to deal with is the fact that many of these women are left in the dark about the existence of their disorder, let alone the support systems that are available for them.
This is partly due to the fact that contributing factors to the disorder such as “hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation and major life adjustments ...