Mental Health Series
Mental Health Video 2: Postpartum Mental Health
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Mental Health Video 2: Postpartum Mental Health

Although many believe the postpartum period is nothing but a blissful time when you finally get to spend endless hours with your bundle of joy, the postpartum period can also be an extremely difficult time for the majority of new mothers. As a woman’s body, hormones and mind adjust to their new normal, many mothers experience mental health conditions including; Postpartum Blues, Depression, Anxiety, Mania, and Psychosis. In this video, Dr. Lori Wasserman, a psychiatrist that specializes in Reproductive Transitions, walks us through Postpartum Mental Health, explaining symptoms, treatment and coping strategies for common conditions. Speaker: Dr. Lori Wasserman Dr. Lori Wasserman attended Queen's University for medical school and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. She is a clinical teacher at the University of Toronto and lead of a mental health program specializing in the reproductive life stages. She has a strong interest in women's mental health, gender, sexuality, and psychotherapy. 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐑: The information presented in this series does not replace professional medical advice and simply serves as an educational tool. The information in our posts is valid at the time of posting and is subject to change thereafter. With constantly evolving data and changes in best care practices, it is important to speak to your healthcare provider for the most accurate updates with regards to your care. "Scott Buckley - Childhood" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/cmXrHQENZ6A
Mental Health Video 3: Coping with Intimate Relationships During COVID-19
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Mental Health Video 3: Coping with Intimate Relationships During COVID-19

COVID-19 has put strain on many relationships. With couples in quarantine together or apart, this has created unique challenges for relationships. During these times of COVID, we have seen that globally, all forms of domestic violence have increased. Social worker, Gabriella Carafa, walks us through why COVID-19 has been so hard on relationships, how we can find balance during these difficult times, what is abuse (and the cycle of violence), and resources to contact if you are seeking help. Speaker: Gabriella Carafa Gabriella is a social worker who is certified in perinatal mental health. She has over seven years combined experience working with individuals with disabilities and complex medical conditions as well as supporting individuals in the perinatal period. She works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in her private practice. She has a special interest in parenthood for folks with disabilities including physical, intellectual, learning and/or episodic disabilities and has her own lived experience of disability. Gabriella is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience by providing content interviews, professional workshops, creating invited blog content, and leading healthcare and social services training opportunities. Gabriella brings a diverse, unique, passionate and vibrant voice to the realities and intersections of mental health, ability & the perinatal experience. 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐑: The information presented in this series does not replace professional medical advice and simply serves as an educational tool. The information in our posts is valid at the time of posting (Sept 1, 2020) and is subject to change thereafter. With constantly evolving data and changes in best care practices, it is important to speak to your healthcare provider for the most accurate updates with regards to your care. "Scott Buckley - Childhood" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/cmXrHQENZ6A
Mental Health Video 5: Managing Early Pregnancy Loss
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Mental Health Video 5: Managing Early Pregnancy Loss

In this video Dr. Sony Sierra, an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, discusses pregnancy loss. She will discuss different types of pregnancy loss and how they present themselves. She also touches on the risks and benefits of different management options (natural, medical or surgical.) Dr. Sony Sierra has been a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility since 2006. In addition to her busy fertility practice, Dr. Sierra co-runs the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at her clinic, which continues to be the largest program in Canada, focused on the investigation and management of recurrent pregnancy loss. She has always been and will be committed to providing excellence in the management of infertility and miscarriage with a gentle, and culturally compassionate approach.⁣ 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐑: The information presented in this series does not replace professional medical advice and simply serves as an educational tool. The information in our posts is valid at the time of posting (Sept 24, 2020) and is subject to change thereafter. With constantly evolving data and changes in best care practices, it is important to speak to your healthcare provider for the most accurate updates with regards to your care. "Scott Buckley - Childhood" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/cmXrHQENZ6A