Please join me in welcoming Dr. Catherine Birndorf, MD, author of the book "What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood" for a Cake Panel!
About Dr. Birndorf: Catherine Birndorf, MD, is Co-founder and Medical Director of The Motherhood Center, a treatment center in New York City for pregnant and new moms experiencing anxiety and depression. Dr. Birndorf is Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women's Program at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Birndorf is a board member of Postpartum Support International, a non-profit organization for awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing worldwide. For ten years, Dr. Birndorf was a regular mental health columnist for Self magazine and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and CNN. Her first book, The Nine Rooms of Happiness, co-authored with Lucy Danziger, was published in 2010. She is the author, with Alexandra Sacks, of What No One Tells You.
About the book What No One Tells You: In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists provide a road map for mothers-to-be, detailing the complicated emotions that bubble up and explaining the psychological and hormonal backstory as to why. With 30 years of combined experience counseling mothers, they show why it’s natural for “matrescence”—the birth of a mother—to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence. Here, finally, is the first ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the
ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time. Called “loving and practical” by Harvey Karp, MD, NYT bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and “reassuring, accessible and comprehensive” by Gretchen Rubin, NYT bestselling author of The Happiness Project, What No One Tells You is an indispensable guide for any new mother or mother-to-be.
Welcome Dr. Birndorf!