Jul 23, 2020
Dr. Nicole Christian-Braithwaite is a psychiatrist as well as the Founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry & Consulting. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and complete her psychiatry resident training at Massachusetts General/McLean Hospital Residency Program.
Nicole and Donnica talk about postpartum depression and explain what it feels like for new moms. Nicole discusses the details of her experience with postpartum depression and not being able to do basic tasks or feel good enough to be a mom. When she reached out to a a psychiatrist and her support system to find out that postpartum is very common for new moms. From there, she realized she needed to share her story so other women wouldn’t feel ashamed by their feelings.
Over 40% of black women in America experience postpartum depression, but unfortunately, it is often diagnosed too late. They talk about what leads to the percentage of black women being more susceptible to postpartum depression than white women.