Last night, I saw information come up in my Facebook news feed from my friend and Executive Director of Postpartum Support International, Wendy Davis about this free webinar at 10:00 AM PST (or 1:00 PM EST) this Thursday, September 27th, on the relationship between infertility and anxiety. The subject of the webinar immediately grabbed my attention and I knew right away I needed to try to spread the word about it.
Please visit the website of perinatal specialist and mental health therapist, Robin C. Gibler, MA, to find out how you can join what I expect to be a very informative webinar. Even if you can’t make it to the live call, you can get a copy of the recording as long as you register. When you register, you will receive instructions on how to access the webinar (via phone with web simulcast).
Aside from the relationship between infertility and anxiety, Ms. Gibler will be talking about the symptoms of perinatal anxiety, who is vulnerable to it, how to seek help to address perinatal anxiety before it worsens, and how it typically continues on into the postpartum period, especially if you don’t seek any help to address your perinatal anxiety before baby’s arrival…..pretty much the major touch points of one of my most popular blog posts: “Unresolved Grief & Anxiety from Multiple IVF Cycles and Years of Trying to Have a Baby: Risk Factors for Perinatal Depression.” If you haven’t already read this blog post, please do so now, especially if you are currently experiencing anxiety while trying to get pregnant with or without IVF.
The topic of this webinar is very near and dear to my heart. If you are experiencing anxiety while trying to get pregnant with or without IVF, please, please, please do yourself a HUGE favor and join this webinar. Knowledge is power. Don’t follow the path that I took…in the dark, ignorant, blindsided, fearful, and suffering–rather than enjoying–your first few weeks/months of motherhood. Because anxiety that goes unchecked during pregnancy can have a devastating impact postpartum. Believe me.