That Kind Of Mother: Author Kelley Clink Opens Up About Motherhood And Depression

The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

Fight Prenatal Depression with Prenatal Yoga

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Understandably, pregnant women are often reluctant to start taking any new medications. But when faced with depression, are there any alternatives? A small pilot study out of Brown University suggests yoga could help. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of Read more

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

Scary! Fertility Treatments Could Cause PTSD

Between tracking ovulation and undergoing treatments, trying to conceive can be a strenuous and stressful situation, especially if you aren't successful. It can even be so emotionally taxing that women undergoing the process can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a recent study, researchers surveyed 142 people who had undergone fertility treatments. Of... Read more

Stay-at-Home Moms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

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Could staying at home with baby put you at higher risk for depression? A new Gallup poll suggests it could. For the poll, women from three different groups -- stay-at-home moms, working moms and women without children -- were asked questions about their own emotions and lives. Working moms reported similar rates of sadness... Read more

Sign of Postpartum Depression: Waking Up Baby

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Some people say “never wake a sleeping baby,” but some moms actually do this a lot. And that could be a result of postpartum depression. According to a new study from Penn State University published in Child Development, moms with depression symptoms were worried and anxious about their infants’ sleeping habits at night,... Read more