Postpartum Anxiety, Rage, and Burnout Webinar Resources

Link to the recording

Postpartum April 12th Presentation slide deck

Link to the CE credit quiz

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Book (Amazon Link): Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book: Normalizing Post-Baby Mental Health Struggles, Navigating #Momlife, and Finding Strength Amid the Chaos

Other Resources Mentioned in the Webinar:

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Self Compassion website



  • Aunola, K., Sorkkila, M., & Tolvanen, A. (2020a). Validity of the Finnish version of the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. Early view. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.1265
  • Brianda, M. E., Roskam, I., Gross, J. J., Franssen, A., Kapala, F., Gerard, F., & Mikolajczak, M. (2020). Treating parental burnout: Impact of two treatment modalities on burnout symptoms, emotions, hair cortisol, and parental neglect and violence. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1159/000506354
  • Bruno, A., Laganà, A. S., Leonardi, V., Greco, D., Merlino, M., Vitale, S. G., … & Muscatello, M. R. A. (2018). Inside–out: the role of anger experience and expression in the development of postpartum mood disorders. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 31(22), 3033-3038. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28760050/
  • Ciciolla, L., & Luthar, S. S. (2019). Invisible household labor and ramifications for adjustment: Mothers as captains of households. Sex Roles, 81(7), 467-486. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34177072/
  • Fairbrother, N., Thordarson, D. S., Challacombe, F. L., & Sakaluk, J. K. (2018). Correlates and predictors of new mothers’ responses to postpartum thoughts of accidental and intentional harm and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy, 46(4), 437-453. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29461178/
  • Pawluski, J. L., Lonstein, J. S., & Fleming, A. S. (2017). The neurobiology of postpartum anxiety and depression. Trends in Neurosciences, 40(2), 106-120. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28129895/
  • Hoekzema, E., Barba-Müller, E., Pozzobon, C. et al. Pregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure. Nat Neurosci 20, 287–296 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4458

A recent Canadian Article: Gheorghe, M., Varin, M., Wong, S.L. et al. Symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression among women in Canada: findings from a national cross-sectional survey. Can J Public Health 112, 244–252 (2021). https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00420-4