Depression

Birth Trauma and PTSD

Birth Trauma and PTSD

Birth trauma is not only related to physical trauma, though. It can also include feelings of loss of control, feeling unsupported by staff or hostile staff, and fear of death or permanent damage during the events of the birth.

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PPD and Me: A Story of Postpartum Depression

PPD and Me: A Story of Postpartum Depression

Don’t get me wrong. I love it here. It is absolutely perfect for my small family. My daughter is thriving here and, since day one of her life, has brought me nothing but life itself. I just have to admit that seeing all these young moms with new babies is making me a bit sad.

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Sad During Pregnancy? It’s More Common Than You May Think

Sad During Pregnancy? It’s More Common Than You May Think

Dr. Navya Mysore, a primary care physician at One Medical in New York City, pointed out that these feelings can be especially difficult for women during their first trimester, when they may not have even told family, friends and co-workers that they’re pregnant.

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Complimentary and Alternative Treatment Options for Mood Symptoms in Pregnancy

Complimentary and Alternative Treatment Options for Mood Symptoms in Pregnancy

It is much more common for women to develop feelings of anxiety and low or irritable mood during pregnancy than one might expect. The good news is that treatment options are plentiful to help manage these symptoms and allow a woman to have a positive and enjoyable pregnancy

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What You Should Know About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)!

What You Should Know About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)!

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), can have effects on mom before, during, and after pregnancy, with symptoms further magnifying after delivery because of the new-mom stressors like lack of sleep, hormonal shifts, and psychosocial status.

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Quick Facts and References for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders!

Quick Facts and References for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders!

Most new mothers, especially first-time mothers, are prone to experiencing some anxiety in the postpartum period. It might include worries about whether the baby will be safe, is eating or sleeping enough and if you are doing a good enough job as a mother.

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Postpartum Denial: Jackie’s Story

Postpartum Denial: Jackie’s Story

As my postpartum depression deepened, I was crying one minute and the next minute I was engulfed with rage. It wasn’t until after my first lunch with friends that I realized there may be a problem. A friend texted me days later saying she was worried about me.

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When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

I learned of the term “antenatal depression” from Google, which revealed it affects one in eight pregnant women. It is a form of clinical depression, and it can be a precursor to postpartum depression if untreated.

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