Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... Read more

4 Things I Wish I Knew to Expect from My Postpartum Body

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I thought I'd prepared for it all. After you've read so many books, articles, blogs, podcast after podcast, YouTube videos, and relentless interrogation of Preggos before me, I figured there would be no surprises. There were. Some, I was ready for, but others, well... you'll see: 1. The Postpartum Bathroom Experience Triple P, I call... Read more

Mom’s Suicide Breaks Our Hearts and Brings Awareness to Postpartum Depression

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Yesterday, our hearts were broken as we learned that a Manhattan mom strapped her 10-month-old son to her chest and leaped out of the window of her apartment building. After falling eight stories to the ground, the only marks baby Keston has to show are several scratches on his face. He was strapped to... Read more

New Study Brings Comfort to New Moms Battling Postpartum Depression

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A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry reveals that 1 in every 7 women suffer from postpartum depression. The study followed 10,000 women in Pittsburgh for a year and half after giving birth and found that 22% suffered from depression. The women were asked to take part in short telephone... Read more

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

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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

Dealing With Postpartum Emotions — How I Made It Through

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Tears. Quick changes in mood and demeanor. Teeny, tiny things setting me off... these are some of the ways I've been reacting to the postpartum hormones. After writing the other day on my personal blog regarding postpartum emotions, I wanted to take it one step further and really delve into what is... Read more