PPD 101 : Essentials for Every New Parent
A free, fast mini-course on postpartum depression and new mama mental health.
PPD 101 is a 32-minute course on postpartum depression (PPD) and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
It’s designed for, and dedicated to, new mothers, new fathers, and anyone who loves them. And it’s FREE!
This course is for anyone who wants to…
#1 Be more prepared for their first year of parenthood.
Parenthood is full of unexpected surprises and things you can’t plan for. But learning the basics of perinatal mental health (like postpartum depression) helps you have more control over your experiences as a parent and as a person.
#2 Support a new mom or dad in a life-changing way.
Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders affect entire families, and support from family, friends, and other community is critical. Once you know the basics, you can help new parents take the steps to experience every day differently.
#3 Learn how to stop the stigma around postpartum depression, and how to stand with the 1 in 5 new moms who experience it.
Though postpartum depression is common, it’s still not widely discussed. Many mamas feel ashamed talking about their experience, and it prevents them from getting the help that’s out there. That’s why Ritual Care has made this course available completely free of charge. Please learn more, love more, and share your new knowledge with as many people as possible.
What to expect…
- Feel more prepared and less worried during your baby’s first year
- Spot the signs of postpartum depression (PPD) right from the start
- Know how to help yourself or your loved one through PPD
- Get support long after the course is over with clear, downloadable resources and referrals
- Finish the whole course in less time than it takes to get a pedicure (or watch your favorite Netflix episode if, ya’ know, you’re having trouble leaving the house with your newborn)
What you’ll learn…
- Signs of PPD, baby blues, and related experiences
- 2 major “myths” about PPD that most parents miss completely
- How to self-assess for PPD in just a few minutes
- What types of treatment can make PPD more manageable
This is course can educate about, but not diagnose or treat, postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. It includes a section on treatment options, but the course itself is not a diagnosis or treatment. PPD 101 was developed by a postpartum doula trained in perinatal mental health, and has been reviewed by a professional licensed clinical social worker specializing in the field. However, it is not certified by any institution or organization, and it is not a substitute for licensed professional therapy or other support. If you have symptoms of any perinatal mood disorder (such as PPD), this is a great start, but please reach out to a licensed therapist, your doctor, or a postpartum organization for diagnosis, treatment, and other care (and, in severe cases, please reach out to your nearest hospital emergency room). PPD 101 is a wonderful complement to your therapeutic work with professional support.
While prior depression is a risk factor for postpartum depression, it isn’t a pre-requisite. Newborns are demanding little beings and, especially when sleep-deprived, new parents can experience PPD without having any history of depression. Plus, while about 1 in 5 moms experience PPD, at least 4 in 5 have a related experience called “baby blues.” This course will teach you the difference between the two, and how to get help for each.
This is a great course for mamas and papas to take together ! Moms need to know about PPD because they’re the most commonly affected. But dads should learn about it, too, for 3 main reasons: (1) when mom is “in” the experience, she may not see the symptoms or be able to help herself; (2) even if mom is aware of her PPD symptoms, they might feel too “heavy” for her to explain to you what she needs; and (3) dads and partners can get PPD, too! So, spend the next 30 minutes watching together, and know it’s a brilliant investment in your parenting relationship.
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