Prenatal depression after fertility struggles

Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist Shoshana Bennett, PhD, offers support for women who are suffering with prenatal depression following fertility struggles
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Prenatal depression after fertility struggles

Women who have had a hard time conceiving a child, put extra pressure on themselves for being this happy, glowing person during pregnancy. They put so much pressure because they have tried so hard to get pregnant, and they've sunk their life savings into it, sometimes. The energy, time and now that they are pregnant, they expect themselves to be happy, excited, and grateful that they are pregnant, and nothing negative should be going through their minds. That is so unfair to them. This could happen to anyone. Even the fertility treatments themselves can cause depression. Some of the medications and treatments themselves, depending on her biochemistry, might make her depressed. For women who have been through fertility issues, please, please, don't do that to yourselves. You are allowed to feel whatever you feel, and don't put that pressure on yourself.

Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist Shoshana Bennett, PhD, offers support for women who are suffering with prenatal depression following fertility struggles


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Shoshana Bennett, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist

Shoshana Bennett, PhD (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.  She is also the creator of the new mobile app PPD Gone.  National TV shows including  20/20, Discovery Channel, The Doctors and The Ricki Lake Show feature Dr. Shosh as the pregnancy and postpartum mood expert and news stations such as CNN consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shosh’s work.  She’s interviewed regularly on national radio and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Boston Globe, Fit Pregnancy, Glamour, Parenting, Psychology Today, New York Post, Self, Cosmopolitan, and the Chicago Tribune. 

Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field.  She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars.  As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a PhD and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

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