7 06, 2019

Tips for Preventing Postpartum Depression

By |2019-06-07T21:48:52-07:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I have been sharing a little bit on social media about my latest venture, an online course to prevent postpartum depression and anxiety. I haven’t really announced it here yet, but yes, it’s live! The beta testing round filled up quickly after I shared on Instagram and Facebook. Happily, preliminary reviews from the beta testers have been overwhelmingly positive. If you just want to check it out, I made five of the lessons free previews. For those wanting to take the full-course, I recommend buying it soon as the early-bird pricing will go up after the official launch later this summer.

Prevent Postpartum Depression logo

One beta tester shared: “The Skills and Strategy section is so supportive. It left me feeling hopeful and gave me […]

5 06, 2019

ColorWalk 2019: Bringing Color Back to Motherhood

By |2019-06-07T18:10:24-07:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health|0 Comments

Most of you know that I am a mother myself. So I know firsthand how easy it is to focus all of our energy on raising our children. One of my current goals is to start to reclaim some of the color I enjoyed in my life pre-kids.

ColorWalk 2019 Abby Burd and children

My friends, Claudia and Itzel of Well Mamas Counseling, hosted the local San Diego Motherhood ColorWalk 2019: Bringing Color Back to Motherhood, organized by 2020 Mom. I thought it sounded up my alley and it was super easy to talk my kids into going… Um, colored chalk fight?

ColorWalk 2019

Bringing Color Back to Motherhood

17 05, 2019

Forbes Fourth Trimester Article [Press]

By |2019-05-24T19:19:37-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health|0 Comments

Forbes recently asked me what new moms, like Meghan Markle, can expect in the fourth trimester. Other experts, like Harvey Karp, also shared about the physical and emotional changes. I was happy for the opportunity to discuss the social, emotional and mental changes that await many new parents. You can read the excellent article on Forbes.com and see more of our conversation below.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry holding new baby - What emotional changes can new moms expect in the Fourth Trimester?

How does your body and brain change after childbirth? In your professional opinion, what are the postpartum changes no one tells new moms about?

Oh, wow, what doesn’t change? Pregnancy is one of the most volatile times for a woman’s body. We have massive […]

22 02, 2019

Preventing Perinatal Depression [TV News Clip]

By |2019-02-22T11:44:34-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here’s some big news for perinatal mental health: a national panel just released a report that depression during pregnancy and postpartum can be PREVENTED with evidenced-based counseling. KSWB-TV brought me back for a sixth time to explain. You can watch a clip here.

Perinatal depression is a big problem

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum is a big problem, not just for 1 in 5 women, but for their partners and children as well. We’ve talked before about stigma – that’s the fear of embarrassment that keeps us from telling our friends, “this is tough” or “I’m struggling.” Fortunately, more new parents have been getting real and sharing openly and honestly about their struggles.

Even better, the medical […]

9 01, 2019

The Fourth Trimester and the Birth of a Mother

By |2019-01-09T16:29:50-07:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

My friends at Ergobaby have asked me back tomorrow, Thursday, at noon PST, to talk about the fourth trimester. You can catch our conversation live on Instagram, either @burdtherapy or @ergobaby. We will cover the fourth trimester, what it means to moms, mental health, and self-care.

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In the meantime, you can preview our chat and learn just what exactly matrescence and the “fourth trimester” mean in a new article I wrote for them here.

Image used with permission from Ergobaby.

16 07, 2018

[Video] Postpartum Anxiety and How to Help

By |2018-10-10T11:43:08-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Wellness, Parenting|Tags: |0 Comments

In case you missed it, you can catch my conversation about Postpartum Anxiety with Christina Soletti of Ergobaby here. We broadcasted live from their downtown LA headquarters on the Ergobaby Facebook page last week.

Christina opened up about her personal experiences with anxiety after her baby was born. She never expected it. Most people don’t. Yet one in five new parents suffers from serious anxiety after a baby is born. Partners are at risk, too.

Catch the whole conversation about postpartum anxiety here:

If you have the time to watch the whole video, I share a little about how to manage anxiety and the fight or flight response with mindfulness. In fact, the […]

29 03, 2018

Giveaway: 180 Reversible Stroller from Ergobaby

By |2018-03-29T17:03:44-07:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health, Parenting|0 Comments

Here’s something for all the new and expecting parents: a chance to win a brand new 180 Reversible Stroller from Ergobaby. As the name suggests, the 180 switches easily between baby facing the world and baby facing you. Sometimes your kid is inquisitive and wants to see everything, and sometimes they are overstimulated and want the reassurance of you.

Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with Baby Birds FarmErgobaby and the adorable family from a House in the Hills to offer this giveaway. You can enter below, or through Instagram @BabyBirdsFarm or @BurdTherapy (no emails needed). Or do both to maximize your chances!

Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Giveaway

5 11, 2017

My Concern with Wine Mom Memes

By |2017-11-05T20:43:25-07:00November 5th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Wellness, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s something about the “wine mom” memes and Pinterest posts that have always made me uncomfortable. As an addiction specialist and a postpartum specialist, I have been curious about the intersection for some time.

wine mom memes

In fact, a recent op-ed on CNN looks at the coinciding rise of the “wine mom” in popular culture and a rise in high-risk and problem drinking. And a recently published study in JAMA Psychiatry tracks a rise of 83.7% in problem drinking in women between 2002 and 2013. That’s a lot!

For more explanation, I recommend having a read here.

As I say this, I will fully admit that sharing a glass of wine with a baby group after my first was born brought me a lot […]

11 09, 2017

[Giveaway] Carry Baby Close to Your Heart

By |2017-09-11T22:39:58-07:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health|0 Comments

Win a new Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

Ergobaby Omni 360 forward facing baby carrier

New babies take just about everything out of parents. They need to be cared for around the clock. Then how do you manage to do everything else you need to do? I always recommend babywearing. A good baby carrier is much more comfortable than holding baby in your arms, and frees up your hands. I’m teaming up with Ergobaby, Baby Birds Farm and Cocina, and Alysha Rainwaters Photography to raffle off a new Ergobaby Omni 360.

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Hop over to Baby Birds Farm for a full review of this new carrier, which converts from newborn to […]

16 06, 2017

Mothering the Mother [Video] with Maternal Mental Health Expert Abigail Burd

By |2017-06-24T15:13:59-07:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Wellness, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today I am excited to share for free the in-depth video “Mothering the Mother” I recorded as part of the More than Milestones video summit. You can watch it on YouTube or below.

Many thanks to Wendi of Move Play Grow for asking me to be a part of the online summit and for letting me share the video for free here. If you are interested in purchasing the entire series, featuring 25 experts, please check out the More than Milestones page here.

And curious about the offer at the end for the video of two free meditation tracks? It’s true! I am giving away two mp3 files of “An Introduction to Mindfulness” and “An Introduction to Abdominal Breathing” to […]