Depression and Loss
Yvonne Rothermel is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice specializing in postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, and infant loss. She has been a board member of the Postpartum Health Alliance for the past two years. Yvonne received her undergraduate degree at UC Davis and her graduate degree in social work at San Diego State in 1992. She currently co-facilitates a new mom support group along with postpartum doula, Rosemary Mason, at Java Mama Cafe. She also co-facilitates a loss group through Mary Birch Hospital. Yvonne is passionate about helping Moms whose transition to parenthood has been a difficult journey due to experiencing depression/anxiety, infertility, loss, birth trauma, changes in identity and violations of expectations. Yvonne enjoys working with new moms in her private practice, as well as giving talks to educate others on postpartum mood disorders to increase awareness of these issues so women can get the support they need.
Episodes for this expert
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. How can friends and loved ones support and encourage parents experiencing miscarriage and infant loss? How do you approach someone who recently miscarried their child when you are currently pregnant?
If you’ve lost a child, you may be hesitant to get pregnant again. How can pregnant mothers who’ve experienced loss maintain an emotionally healthy pregnancy? How can you avoid additional stress and worry that’s unhealthy for both you and your developing child?
This episode focuses on how parenting changes for moms and dads who have lost a child. How do you persevere through such a tragic situation while still being a great parent?
A baby’s death, whenever or however it occurs, is a profound loss. What are some of the best ways to deal with this loss? What type of support is available to help you and your family heal from this unfortunate situation?