Postpartum depression can be a discussion that are closed off for women in many communities. A Mouthful of Air opens a door for conversation to discuss this difficult topic. While the writer and director Amy Koppelman did an amazing job with creating this movie and present it in a way to serve as a conversation starter it can be triggering.
A Movie Relatable to Many Parents
Often when people think about postpartum they only consider how it affects new mothers, however, this affects the dynamics of the entire family. New mother’s experiencing depression after giving birth may have their signs manifest in different ways. If you’re experiencing problems with insomnia, loss of appetite, crying spells, or mood swings, these are just a few of the things to discuss with your healthcare provider.
Dr. Karp shared in our town hall discussion that excessive tiredness and lack of sleep is one of the first signs to look for when considering a new mom dealing with depression.
About A Mouthful of Air
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.
Staring Mank Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried, American Horror Story‘s Finn Wittrock, Amy Irving, Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Carpenter, Britt Robertson, Josh Hamilton, Michael Gaston, Darren Goldstein and Alysia Reiner.
Seeking Help is Okay
Seyfried shared that she hopes mother’s take away from the film, that it is okay to ask for help and use the support they have around them. She did an excellent job portraying Julie in the film and says she was able to project Julie from her own personal experiences when she had her child.
Koppelman who’s book the movie was based on talked about how much she hopes the movie help suffers of postpartum depression. “Even if it helps just one person open up and seek help for their depression, I feel like the movie is a success,” says Koppelman. As a black woman I understand how taboo the conversation around postpartum depression can be. This movie is a great way to get conversation going to encourage those going this to seek help.
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