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Postnatal Depression

Warts and All: Why There's Room for the Other Stories About Motherhood

Nami Clarke | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Nami Clarke

I recently received a message from a mother who suggested that some of the "bad stories" shared by my project Little Tsunami might scare off other mums, and that showing both sides of the motherhood coin could be a better approach.

Finally, a Strategy to Help Prevent Postpartum Depression

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

We aren't talking investing in expensive equipment or new drugs or even funding house-calling health workers (though that would be nice), but simply making sure that screening for depression is part of routine prenatal visits.

'This Too Shall Pass' Brings a Timely Message of Hope for Mothers Day

Kellie Edwards | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

This Too Shall Pass won Best Short Animated Film for its honest depiction of the conflicting emotions that are often experienced by mothers as they battle exhaustion and overwhelm along with waves of love for their baby or child.

When Doctors Ignore Postpartum Depression

Marissa Kristal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents
Marissa Kristal

Weeks, months, even a year passed, and I did not feel like "me" again. In fact, by my daughter's first birthday, I didn't even know who "me" was. I knew who I used to be: a positive, cheerful, friendly gal who came alive when writing, being physically active, and spending time in nature.

My Thoughts of Death and Dying

Lauren Jackman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Lauren Jackman

In the hours and days after having my baby, I cried. This is a normal part of childbirth as your hormones go crazy. But at some stage during the days after childbirth and before leaving hospital the tears morphed into worried thoughts of death and dying.

5 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body After Giving Birth (and When They'll Go Back to Normal)

The Stir | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
The Stir

I had my daughter a little over three months ago and weird stuff's still going on. Stuff all those people telling me, "Think you're tired now? Wait 'til the baby gets here!" forgot to fill me in on.

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Prenatal Depression?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

Written By Jessica Grose on Slate Two months after the nadir of my prenatal depression, my husband can finally joke that he knew things were dire w...

Could We Soon Have A Blood Test To Predict Postpartum Depression?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.11.2012 | Healthy Living

A future blood test might be able to predict which women will go on to develop depression after having a baby, new research suggests. Researchers f...