Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Parenting with ADHD and BPD: Embracing the journey

July 25, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 2 Episode 33
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Parenting with ADHD and BPD: Embracing the journey
Show Notes Transcript

On today’s episode Lorraine Lowry talks about how her symptoms of ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) show up and impact her parenting. Lorraine is 3 years postpartum and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Lorraine was also diagnosed with BPD after her son was born. Lorraine shares that “it’s been a whirlwind learning who I am while trying to help him figure out who he is, especially when I see similar traits and I get scared for his future”.

Highlights:

1:36 – What is BPD/ADHD and how does Lorraine define them for herself

13:08 - How did BPD/ADHD affect Lorraine’s parenting

16:51 – Sensory issues, feeling touched out and overstimulated 

23:30 - Sleep vs rest - How lack of sleep impacted symptoms in postpartum period - Making a plan for postpartum coping

35:00 - Seeing symptoms in her son, guilt of hereditary symptoms

46:46 - What are the advantages of ADHD in parenting

1:00:31 – Advice for neurodivergent & neurotypical parents.

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find Lorraine on Instagram @bpdifferentmom and @llowryinspires

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com

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On today’s episode Lorraine Lowry talks about how her symptoms of ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) show up and impact her parenting. Lorraine is 3 years postpartum and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Lorraine was also diagnosed with BPD after her son was born. Lorraine shares that “it’s been a whirlwind learning who I am while trying to help him figure out who he is, especially when I see similar traits and I get scared for his future”.

Highlights:

1:36 – What is BPD/ADHD and how does Lorraine define them for herself

13:08 - How did BPD/ADHD affect Lorraine’s parenting

16:51 – Sensory issues, feeling touched out and overstimulated 

23:30 - Sleep vs rest - How lack of sleep impacted symptoms in postpartum period - Making a plan for postpartum coping

35:00 - Seeing symptoms in her son, guilt of hereditary symptoms

46:46 - What are the advantages of ADHD in parenting

1:00:31 – Advice for neurodivergent & neurotypical parents.

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find Lorraine on Instagram @bpdifferentmom and @llowryinspires

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com