baby blues

You’re at Risk for Postpartum Depression Much Longer Than You Think​

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If you've made it through the first year of motherhood relatively unscathed, congratulations! It's a trying time for your mental health, sometimes tainted by baby blues or postpartum depression. But a new study out of Australia warns you might not be in the clear... read more

Skin-to-Skin Contact May Help Moms Fight Postpartum Depression

Photo: Cinnamon Chic / The BumpPhoto: Cinnamon Chic / The Bump
Baby's birth involves a few hundred -- no, thousand -- feelings for mom! You're in love, all over again, with a tiny baby you've been growing inside of you; you're nervous; you're suddenly aware that life is just more than sleeping in on Saturdays and a good manicure. But for some moms, baby's birth also... read more

Staying Happy as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
I recently read about a poll that suggested stay-at-home moms are more likely to be depressed than their working mom counterparts. This was doubly true in SAHMs in lower-income households. This does not surprise me at all. What’s more, I think this situation applies to more women than just those who label themselves... read more