Mothering during COVID-19: an online psychoeducational workshop on stress management and postpartum depression

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Seefeldt, Courtney Elizabeth
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
Women face many challenges during the transition to motherhood. The transition to motherhood may be even more challenging in the current context of the global COVID-19 pandemic as public health measures have disrupted daily life, resulting in increased stress levels and social isolation. Due to the fact that high levels of stress and low levels of social support are associated with the development of postpartum depression, this final project presents a workshop aimed at providing mothers with psychoeducation on postpartum depression and stress, as well as providing them with strategies with which to independently manage their stress. Such a workshop may help to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 and improve mothers’ well-being.
stress management , postpartum depression , COVID-19 , psychoeducation , women's health , online workshop