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  1. Green Goods
    A recent National Institutes of Health study found that about 1 in 4 women experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after they gave birth, leading researchers to recommend postpartum screening for longer periods of time. The study looked at 5,000 women and...
  2. Family Life
    The self-isolation and social distancing measures we're going through to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 illness are taking their tolls on new moms, putting them at greater risk for COVID-19 postpartum depression. The COVID-19 crisis has changed just about every facet of daily life--from...
  3. Baby
    As research continues to confirm that breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk that new mothers will experience postpartum depression, the Maternal and Child Health Journal report looked at information from more than 14,000 mothers and has some surprising information to add. To better...
  4. Baby
    I faced it three times before I recognized it. My erratic moods, my worries about every tiny little thing - I had assumed all of these were a normal part of my new life as a mother. Everyone had told me my whole life would change. Seeing danger everywhere, that must be a part of what they'd...
  5. Baby
    We were rushing out the door, scrambling to get big kids to the babysitter so that I could attend my six-week postpartum checkup. No one was listening. I had asked them repeatedly to follow instructions, but it hadn't seemed to register. I resorted to bellowing, adopting the distinct inflection...
  6. Baby
    It took me until my third child to realize that I'm not a baby person. Some people love the baby snuggles and that phase of life, but I do not. I felt a deep connection to my children when they were born. They all held the same pattern, though- they were sweet little babes that slept and loved...
  7. Toddler & Child
    My postpartum depression wasn't like what the doctors said. I didn't feel sad or lonely. I just felt angry. I was angry all the time and it reflected on my parenting. After my third child was born, it became especially apparent how much my anger was affecting my parenting. I found myself...
  8. Other
    Concerned with the growing numbers of women who suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force published recommendations suggesting doctors refer at-risk women for counseling to pre-empt Postpartum depression (PPD), even if while they're still...
  9. Baby
    It happens to many women- 50% of all new moms in fact- but before having a baby I never considered it would happen to me. I had wanted to be a mother my entire life, and I thought I would be that happy, loving, soaking up every moment of motherhood type of mom you see in the diaper commercials...
  10. Other
    As researchers are always looking at postpartum depression and risk factors in an effort to better understand and treat new mothers, new information suggests that for the partners of military service members, postpartum depression may be more prevalent. The international study was published in...
  11. Toddler & Child
    With incidences of pre- and postpartum depression being undiagnosed growing the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its statement about depression, suggesting that more frequent screening of women--at their baby's checkups--could make a difference. We see it far too often--50% of women...
  12. Baby
    An Australian study suggests that there may be a link between postpartum depression in mothers and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in their children. While researchers from Australia believe they've found a link between a mother's postpartum depression and ADHD, they are quick...
  13. Green Goods
    As we continue to look at risk factors for postpartum depression, recent research suggests that monitoring pain experienced by mamas after childbirth may be more indicative in making a connection. Postpartum depression (PPD) is serious, and in so many ways, the postnatal care of a mother is...
  14. Green Goods
    A new study suggests that moms of boys are more likely to develop postpartum depression, as are moms who suffer from birth complications. Researchers are constantly looking at postpartum depression and what factors may come into play when predicting who might be at risk for developing it. A...
  15. Baby
    For many new mothers, the oxytocin rush that comes with breastfeeding is just short of heaven. But when you're dealing with a little-known condition called DMER, milk letdown is anything but short of torture. I've only encountered a few women with this medical condition, but let's just say that...
  16. Baby
    Many of us want permission to do what we feel is best for our families. But the hope is that we eventually get to a place where our choices come out of our convictions, rather than popular opinion. A 2018 study on cosleeping illustrates the importance of not basing parenting decisions on what...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    During my first pregnancy, my OBGYN told me about postpartum depression and the signs I should watch for after my birth. I took note, but I didn't believe I would ever suffer from PPD. It happened to other people - not to me. Throughout my pregnancy, I spent time on forums and birth sites...
  18. Green Goods
    In a time when I have the most excuses to have a negative body image, I've found a secret weapon to keep the self-deprecating thoughts at bay: gratitude. For most of my life, I took my good health for granted. I did not take care of my body for most of my young adult life. I ate junk and got...
  19. Family Life
    Postpartum depression can be debilitating for many women. New research sheds light on the possible biological cause of this devastating illness. Odds are if you have not suffered from postpartum depression personally, you know someone who has. After all, nearly one in five women are impacted by...
  20. Baby
    Researchers from the University of Granada believe cortisol levels found in the hair of women (in their first or third trimesters of pregnancy) could predict postpartum depression. Postpartum Depression can be debilitating, and often not even knowing whether one has it or not is scary enough...
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