Together, we’ll address one of the main reasons
expecting mothers experience depression symptoms.
Avoid These Perfectionism Tendencies
“Women’s Emotional Health is Critical.”
- Dr. Dawn Kingston
It is the foundation of healthy families. It is our goal and passion to ensure that all women receive effective, appropriate help – when and where they need it.
Welcome! I’m Dawn, and my passion is helping women own their mental health in pregnancy and beyond.
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The Big Four
We have identified four areas we call “The Big Four” that when addressed can effectively promote strong emotional health in pregnancy. Find helpful resources to assist you in the following areas:
Guilt & Perfectionism
If you have a history of perfectionistic tendencies, you are at greater risk for depression and anxiety in pregnancy.
Mental Health History
Studies show that women who have a history of anxiety and depression are 5-12 times more likely to develop depression again in pregnancy.
There is an overwhelming number of new mothers experiencing depression. This is not OK.
In my research, we are actually seeing that this anxiety or depression is developing during pregnancy. If you are experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety it does not mean there is a problem with you. Rather, it is something that you simply need to manage. My desire is to support you in avoiding or beating prenatal depression by addressing what I like to call, ‘The Big Four’.
While there are services in place to help women deal with postpartum depression, I believe that this is too little, too late.
Here’s to owning your emotional health in pregnancy and beyond!