avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful
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How can mothers overcome the depression and anxiety they feel during pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood?

This question is something that today’s guest, Paige Bellenbaum has been exploring since her own experience with postpartum depression and anxiety when she gave birth to her child. Now, Paige is the Chief External Relations Officer at The Motherhood Center, a space in New York City which provides support and clinical treatment for new and expecting mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

On today’s episode, Paige walks us through her personal experience through postpartum depression, how she was able to get support, and how she is working to create a better system of support for mothers. And Paige is also sharing about the new meditation journey that she just cocreated with Expectful that is now live on the app – Navigating Postpartum Depression.

 

About Paige Bellenbaum

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Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW is the Chief External Relations Officer at The Motherhood Center located in New York City.

The Motherhood Center provides support and clinical treatment for new and expecting mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), otherwise referred to as postpartum depression. Paige started the organization with Co-Founder Dr. Catherine Birndorf in an effort to ensure that new and expecting moms in NYC and beyond have access to high quality treatment for their PMAD symptoms via multiple levels of care based on symptom acuity. Paige became a passionate advocate for PMAD education and treatment after she recovered from severe postpartum depression and anxiety after her son was born.