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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Other
    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...
  4. 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...
  5. Baby
    Postpartum mood disorders vary from the barely disordered "baby blues" to the very scary postpartum psychosis. Almost everyone will experience some mood changes after having a baby. After my first was born, I had repeated and intrusive thoughts of my baby being harmed. Everything I looked at...
  6. Mental Health
    Yes, this is a long post. Please bear with me -- I need your help.
 
 My wife and I had our first baby just over three months ago. The labor and delivery couldn't have gone any better. We were so excited to be new parents, and we weren't worried about what came next, because we had been rocking...
  7. 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 Mothers suffering from PPD often feel withdrawn, sad and irritable - they share similar symptoms to people suffering from other forms of depression.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...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I am a first time mother, with a wonderful 9 month old. Before I became pregnant I struggled with anxiety, but after pregnancy I have been dealing with extreme ppd and suicidal thoughts. I have my husband, but I feel like I am so alone in this journey. I had a moment a few weeks ago when I was...
  9. Baby
    There are so many different mothers and children and so many different situations and lifestyles and choices and preferences that it is quite difficult to make any generalities about mothering. What might be right for one wealthy mother with a host of nannies in Beverly Hills is oftentimes...
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