Postpartum Disorders Are Most Common Pregnancy Complication
Many New Mothers Suffer in Shame and Silence
“Every year nearly several hundred thousand women—approximately 15 to 20 percent of all new mothers—face postpartum disorders. Varying levels of postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet many new mothers do not understand it or are prepared to deal with it,” according to Linda Sebastian, author of Overcoming Postpartum Depression (Third Edition/ Addicus Books, June 2016). Ms. Sebastian, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, has been a psychiatric nurse for the past thirty years and has worked with hundreds of women with postpartum disorders.
“These women are often devastated by the unexpected mood changes after delivery. And because they’re unaware of postpartum disorders, they feel alone and ashamed, and try to hide their symptoms. They think they are bad mothers,” Sebastian said.
Many new mothers suffering from postpartum disorders have never had any contact with the mental health system, creating another roadblock for them in seeking help, according to Sebastian. “These women get lost in the ‘gaps’ of the health care system. I hope these women, and the general public, will become aware that help is available.”
Ms. Sebastian is a frequent speaker to women’s groups and health professionals across the country. “Fortunately, there is growing awareness about postpartum disorders among the medical community. Historically, health professionals have not been trained to recognize postpartum disorders, but that is changing.”
Title: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (Third Edition)
Publisher: Addicus Books, Inc.
Author: Linda Sebastian, ARNP
Binding: trade paperback / 3 e-book formats
Cover: 10 pt. cover stock
Text: black ink throughout
Author’s Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Publication date: June 2016
Other Features: bibliography, glossary, index, resources
Rod Colvin, Publisher
Addicus Books, Inc.
Phone: (402) 330-7493