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Living with Postpartum Depression Made Me Realize Many Moms Suffer in Silence Feature
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Living with Postpartum Depression Made Me Realize Many Moms Suffer in Silence

Read on woman’s story about her struggles with postpartum depression. 


Mind the Gap Collective Impact Initiative Aims to Make Mental Health Disorders During Pregnancy a National Priority
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Mind the Gap Collective Impact Initiative Aims to Make Mental Health Disorders During Pregnancy a National Priority

It’s hard being pregnant. Your body is changing, your hormones are shifting, and you’re preparing to bring a new life into the world. Pregnancy can also cause perinatal mental health disorders, which occur during pregnancy, like postpartum.

Postpartum Depression Lied to Me and Said I was Damaged and Unfit
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Postpartum Depression Lied to Me and Said I was Damaged and Unfit

I don't remember the first time I thought of killing myself, but it seemed like the natural evolution of things at the time. All I had ever been taught was how wonderful motherhood would be. Why was it so hard for me?

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
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FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug to help postpartum depression.

5 Self-Care Tips for New Moms That Barely Cost a Thing
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5 Self-Care Tips for New Moms That Barely Cost a Thing

But they will make you feel like a million bucks!

Drug Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Mothers
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Drug Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Mothers

Drug overdoses and suicide are common causes of death among women who die within a year of giving birth.

After Losing My Daughter to Postpartum Depression, I Decided to Be an Agent of Change
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After Losing My Daughter to Postpartum Depression, I Decided to Be an Agent of Change

My daughter was lost to maternal mental health depression.I wondered how many other women are feeling this way.

Learning to Love Myself as the Perfectly Imperfect Parent
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Learning to Love Myself as the Perfectly Imperfect Parent

The pressure we place upon new mothers—and upon ourselves as new mothers—is outrageous.

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression, Too?
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Can Men Get Postpartum Depression, Too?

Many women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. Now there's evidence that bringing a baby into the family can also cause men to experience postpartum depression. 


Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
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Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

While there are similarities between baby blues and PPD, there are major differences in the severity and duration of symptoms.


I Knew I Didn't Have Postpartum Depression, but I Also Knew Something Wasn't Right
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I Knew I Didn't Have Postpartum Depression, but I Also Knew Something Wasn't Right

One woman's story of living with postpartum anxiety. How she learned she had it and how she coped with it.

Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.
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Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.

Hope and positivity did not treat my PMAD. Instead, treatment restored my hope and positivity.

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use
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Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use

New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users.

Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
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Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

While there are similarities between baby blues and PPD, there are major differences in the severity and duration of symptoms.


Why Aren't Women Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression?
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Why Aren't Women Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression?

Here are some potential hurdles women may face when seeking care for PPD and some tips for how to overcome them.