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  1. Green Goods
    While there's still much to do when it comes to helping women suffering from postpartum depression, new research shows there's even more that needs to be done for new fathers, as they are also at risk from undetected depression after their baby is born. It's a controversial topic - postpartum...
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    Mothering is hard enough, but for those suffering from the baby blues, it can be downright overwhelming. A new study finds that probiotics may reduce the risk of postpartum depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 9 U.S. women experience postpartum...
  3. Green Goods
    This week's episode (Season 4, Episode 2) of Emmy-nominated Black-ish brought the subject of postpartum depression to light in a real and impactful way. Critics and mothers are applauding actor Tracee Ellis Ross for sharing such truth. I love the show Black-ish. It addresses real-life family...
  4. Family Life
    While mental health concerns impact all of us, the topic of maternal mental health has often been a taboo subject. After all, the birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time, and motherhood is supposed to a fulfilling, happy experience. Except when it's not. According to the World Health...
  5. Green Goods
    New research from North Carolina State University reveals more than one in five postpartum women hide anxiety and depression they experience after birth. As we advocate tirelessly for better postpartum care and support for mothers, new information from North Carolina State University says that...
  6. Green Goods
    There's a new ad campaign meant to raise awareness about postpartum depression, and it's stirring the pot. As a prenatal and postpartum educator, and someone who personally suffers with depression, I've been sitting with this one and, honestly, I'm having a hard time deciding how I feel about...
  7. Green Goods
    Postpartum depression often hides behind a seemingly picture-perfect family. Kathy DiVincenzo took matters into her own hands, showing off her realities in a daring two-picture share on Facebook. More than ever, we see the terrible consequences of undiagnosed postpartum depression. Mothers take...
  8. Green Goods
    Of all the challenging experiences in my life, postpartum depression was among the most difficult to deal with. If you find yourself in the same place, take heart that you're not alone, and there is hope. Hope is hard to find when you're caught in a postpartum mood disorder. Overwhelm, worry...
  9. Green Goods
    Canada joins the United States and Australia to tackle postpartum depression (PPD) in the largest international PPD study to date, and the participation is conducted through an iPhone app. Postpartum depression touches the lives of women everywhere, regardless of country or race. According to...
  10. Green Goods
    Good news for mothers and children: New research shows that there is definitely a positive trickle-down effect when mothers receive therapy for depression. In a world where mental health issues are swept under the rug all too often, new research is showing that mothers who receive therapy for...
  11. Baby
    Postpartum depression (PPD) is real, and more people are opening up about it. The Motherhood Center of New York is devoted to the mental health of new moms, breaking stigma and spreading awareness. Postpartum depression is often seen as a shameful secret few want to admit to. When new moms...
  12. Green Goods
    Researchers have found a link between postpartum depression and low levels of allopregnanolone during the second trimester of pregnancy. Johns Hopkins researchers looked at the second trimester levels of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid and byproduct of progesterone, in pregnant women...
  13. Green Goods
    New research suggests that Postpartum Depression (PPD) affects a different part of the brain than any other traditional mood disorder. Mothers suffering from PPD often feel withdrawn, sad and irritable - they share similar symptoms to people suffering from other forms of depression. That said...
  14. Green Goods
    A study has found a biomarker that can predict women who are more likely to develop depression during pregnancy - the same biomarker that predicts babies with a low birth weight. The study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, furthers the evidence that depression has a...
  15. Baby
    For anyone who becomes a mother within nine months of a major holiday season (and, taking into account all of the holidays within every faith and cultural tradition, that means almost everybody!) I have a radical idea for you: Simplify your idea of how the holidays will look this year. Better...
  16. Baby
    I want to write about the joy I've found in motherhood, and one day, I will. But that joy is so relatively fresh and new, and joy itself so conflated and inflated with mothering, that I see less importance in giving voice to it. Yes, my toddler daughter brings my heart a happy warmth and...
  17. Baby
    By Kate Abbott for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I had the Zoloft. I needed to take it. But I was still standing in my kitchen the day after seeing my nurse practitioner, holding a pill so small I could barely feel it on my palm. How could this pill be strong enough to pull me...
  18. Baby
    They say that hindsight is 20/20, that when we look back on experiences we can see them more clearly and understand them more fully. Oftentimes, this is the case. But occasionally time can seem to only distance us from events while still leaving them fuzzy. I don't know what exactly I expected...
  19. Baby
    There are moments that I remember more than anything. The chronology isn't clear. I don't have a cohesive story to share. But I do have these moments. I remember the moment I called my husband at work and asked him if he could come home for lunch. He had a meeting that day and could not...
  20. Baby
    My husband and I joke about what life was like before kids. Of course, there were stressors and I found things to obsess about. But at the end of the day, I was responsible for myself. Lack of sleep wasn't a concern. I found time to workout alone, finish tasks without a million (ok, a...
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