Postpartum Irritability

Postpartum Irritability

You may have read many articles already on postpartum depression, either this one on Mind Body Pregnancy or others. You may have even been...
Breastfeeding: when breast may not be best | Learn the pros and cons of breastfeeding, how to make the right choice, and how to live confidently with your decision

Breastfeeding: When Breast May Not Be Best

Breastfeeding your baby – an action so natural, yet not so easy. Many women struggle in the postpartum period with breastfeeding, whether it is...
Scary thoughts and OCD postpartum

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...
Postpartum mania & bipolar disorder

Postpartum Mania & Bipolar Disorder

There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....
Postpartum depression in dads | Learn which fathers are at risk & how to decrease the risks, consequences of depressions, and treatment options

Postpartum Depression in Dads

Fathers are fifty percent of a couple, supplying half of the genetic material to create a baby, but when we talk about the postpartum...

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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...