My name is Walker Ladd, Ph.D. I started this project a few years ago, curious about the experience of older mothers who had experienced a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD). How women remember and reflect upon their experiences of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders deserves attention. For so many, these experiences continue to impact our parenting and experience of motherhood with adolescents and grown children.
We need community; we deserve a voice in maternal mental health.
After collecting hundreds of survey responses and conducting over 25 interviews with women over a two year time period, I am excited to be taking the next step in presenting this research. I will be done collecting data by summer of 2020 and hope to publish the research in fall. I know in my heart of hearts that this is a book waiting to happen.
If you are interested in learning more, or speaking with me, please contact me here.