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Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a neuropeptide made in the hypothalamus, a regulatory center in the brain. It is involved in labor and breastfeeding. It...
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How a Relationship Changes With Parenthood

The transition to parenthood is stressful, and the months after a first baby is born are unique in a couple’s life.  There are physical...
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There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....
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Intrusive Thoughts and OCD Postpartum

Intrusive thoughts postpartum are scary. I have had several patients describe their fears to me – fears that they might do something to harm...
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