Sometimes our personal struggles can be the most difficult stories to share. I learned from my research about 1 in 7 new mothers end up developing postpartum depression.
“A Mouthful of Air” stars Amanda Seyfried and deals with a serious topic that affects a lot of mothers – postpartum depression and new motherhood. It also has an interesting perspective from the father’s point of view on this matter and how it affects him as well. The movie is based on a novel of the same name, written by Amy Koppelman 18 years ago. It is a cautionary tale and conversation-starter that is crucial for new parents, family and friends of new parents.Amy and Dr. Karp will take your questions about the film, about postpartum depression and the first months with your newborn at home.
Julie Davis, warm, kind, loving to her husband and child, is a bestselling children’s author. While her books deal with unlocking childhood fears, she has yet to unlock the dark secret that has haunted her own life. But when her second child is born, events occur that bring that secret to the fore, and with it, a crushing, powerful battle to survive.