Better Sleep for New Moms with Dr. Jade Wu

Jade returns to the show to talk specifically about sleep issues for new moms, including what’s normal and what should be addressed professionally, how sleep and postpartum depression interact, intrusive thoughts and anxiety, and some practical tips for new moms to get their sleep back on track.

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Show Notes

  • How sleep changes in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Sleep deprivation vs circadian disruptions
  • Types of sleep disturbances that predict postpartum depression
  • Tips for minimizing sleep issues as a new parent
  • How much to nap as a new mom
  • What old-school pediatricians get wrong about sleep with new babies
  • Parasomnias in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Exploding head syndrome
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Postpartum anxiety
  • REM rebound and nightmares
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing
  • Poor sleep and postpartum depression 

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