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Prevent Postpartum Depression: Prepare for a Happy and Healthy Fourth Trimester

Learn the skills and strategies to prevent anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum, in the fourth trimester and beyond

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Abigail Burd, LCSW, BCD
Abigail Burd, LCSW, BCD

Abby has a successful private practice in San Diego, CA, where she specializes in perinatal mental health. This includes anxiety and depression during pregnancy, postpartum, trying to conceive, parenting, infertility, loss, and trauma.

Abby is also the mother of two and is passionate about supporting new parents. This stage of life can be brutal, or it can be transcendentally lovely. Let's make that difference!


Class Curriculum


  The Reproductive Story
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"The Skills and Strategy section is so supportive. It left me feeling hopeful and gave me good structure for ways to refine my self-care moving forward. Overall, I feel like this course is something every new mom or mom-to-be could benefit from, learning ways to understand, reflect on, and self-guide their transition to motherhood in a healthy way. Becoming a mother can be messy and difficult, and this course helps women anticipate, embrace, and work through that transition, as well as recognize when and how additional clinical supports could be helpful. Abby has such a gentle and clear style of coaching. She exudes such calmness/wellness it is nice to know that she is a mom and has been through this transition to motherhood and has come out the other side. Seriously, this course inspired me to take better care of myself and be more understanding of my needs."

- Caitlin C

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you need to be pregnant to take the class?
Nope! While pregnancy is a great time to prepare for the postpartum stage, it's never too early or too late to learn skills to manage and prevent symptoms. This class can also be helpful for people trying to conceive, having suffered a perinatal loss, or parenting.
Is this class designed only for women?
Not at all. One in ten dads or non-birthing partners will also experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This class can be taken by moms, dads, adoptive parents, surrogates, intended parents, grandparents, unicorns, seahorses...
Do you have to have a diagnosis or be at risk for depression to use this course?
Absolutely not. This class is designed to help all new parents peacefully make the transition. Pregnancy, the fourth trimester, and later postpartum are times of massive change. Even healthy people with wonderful coping skills can benefit from learning more tools designed just for this stage.

"Abby, is a unique individual in her ability to be present, empathic and provide clear educated responses of support. She is the real deal. What you experience from her professionally is the same person you experience personally. She is able to provide feedback based in truth and knowledge, wrapped in kindness. She is a lady of strength and dignity. Her professional standards and boundaries are of the utmost integrity.

"I say all these personal things because when you are dealing with issues of the heart you want someone to walk with you, able to lead when required but also able to let you walk at your pace when needed. Abby can do that, she knows how to meet and support you "where you are at." As a professional who works with Mom's suffering with sleep deprivation, I have no hesitation in referring Abby to counsel my clients struggling with postpartum depression, marital communication issues or wanting direction on how to manage the complexity of parenting. It is an honor to write this review. If you are able to work with Abby then I say "lucky you"... things are going get better!"

Jen Varela, President/Postpartum Health Alliance and Baby Sleep Expert/Sugar Night Night

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"I can't say enough wonderful things about Abby. She led a new mom support group that I attended weekly for several months, where she helped ease my transition into parenthood (along with all of its joys and stresses). She facilitated great group discussions in a format that made it very easy to share and be heard. By encouraging us to meet up outside the meeting, she helped me find an awesome support network of 'mom friends' (that I still chat with every day!)


Abby is genuine, caring, and professional. I am so grateful to have her as a resource, and would recommend her to anyone who is experiencing stress, anxiety, or needs help with a life transition--especially new parents!"

Jennifer F


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