Defining maternal mental health
Having a child can often be tied to joy and happiness, but there is another side that many new moms are going through – balancing their own mental health while they adjust to this new world they find themselves in. When we talk about maternal mental health, we often focus on postpartum depression, but it’s also important to consider the whole cycle of being a mom and the different effects this new role can have on mental health.
In this episode of Lincoln Absence Advisor, we are joined by Lincoln’s consulting physicians, Dr. Amy Feitelson, a psychiatrist, and Dr. Jennifer King, a family practice physician, as well as Marissa Mayfield, product lead for our statutory products. Together, we discuss and define maternal mental health. From observation to experience, we dive in to various aspects and explore how employers can help new moms in their workforce cope with the additional stress they may be experiencing.
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