Infertility / Loss

Infertility / Loss

PCOS and its connection to mood | Learn about the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and its connection to depression

PCOS and its Connection to Mood

What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5% of reproductive aged women and is one of the most common reasons for infertility. It is...
Four steps to overcome the stigma of infertility | Learn about the four key steps you can take to overcome the stigma of infertility

Four Steps to Overcome the Stigma of Infertility

Stigma – a mark of shame or disgrace – comes in today’s world with different circumstances, from bankruptcy to mental illness to infertility. Infertility affects...
Emotional Weight of Miscarriage

Emotional Weight of Miscarriage

You might be one of the millions of women who have been through a miscarriage, also known as a spontaneous abortion. Yet, while common,...
Infertility medication side effects

Emotional Side Effects of Infertility Medications

Infertility, affecting many couples, can have a number of mental health complications like depression (see my article on Psychological Impact of Infertility). The most...
Coping with Infertility

Coping With Infertility and its Emotional Toll

Infertility for a couple is a highly stressful life circumstance. It can last months to years, and the chronic stress has mental health repercussions....

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Baby blues or beyond? Recognizing Postpartum depression | Learn about the risk factors for postpartum depression, how to diagnose it, and treatment options

Baby Blues or Beyond? Recognizing Postpartum Depression

The majority of women, more than three-quarters, experience the baby blues immediately after childbirth. It is a feeling precipitated by the sudden change in...