How Childbirth-related Stress May Be Contributing to Increased Postpartum Mood Disorders in New Mothers: Suggestions for Midwives

This article provides some guidelines in being aware of and avoiding factors that can lead to postpartum mood disorders.

About Author: Jennifer Summerfeldt

Jennifer Summerfeldt is a certified Canadian counsellor and holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology. She specializes in maternal mental health and trauma. Jennifer brings 18 years of experience within the field of maternal health and has worn many hats: childbirth advocate, doula, student of direct entry midwifery, education, writer, and researcher. She is the creator and facilitator of Healing After Birth, a trauma-informed maternal mental health program. Find her online at

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