A new study from Belgium studied positive feelings during pregnancy and the likelihood of postpartum depression.
Mental health is important not only during pregnancy but at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
While the baby may spend the majority of the day sleeping off and on, moms and dads tend to use that time to clean up around the house, cook and spend time with each other and their other children. But using those precious moments to sleep when your baby is sleeping is vital.
While most existing data on postpartum placental consumption is anecdotal and not scientific, there are many cultures who view placental ingestion as an essential part of the postpartum period.
Being HIV positive and low income are two evident risk factors for depression, but it appears the Medicaid system in the United States somehow missed this potential mental health concern.
An estimated 50 to 80 percent of all women who give birth experience some degree of postpartum depression in the first year after delivery.
Pregnancy is quite an amazing thing full of many physical and emotional changes and mood swings due to fluctuating hormones.
Most people know that new mothers sometimes get the baby blues but a growing body of evidence says fathers sometimes feel it, too.
Differentiate between postpartum blues versus serious depression .
Does a woman really have to wait six weeks after delivery to resume sex? Can you do it earlier? What about if you want to wait longer than six weeks postpartum?
There are many lessons we in real life can learn from Lady Mary'sfictional struggle with loss, motherhood, grief, and depression.
A pregnant woman may pass depression onto her unborn child, according to a new study. Doctors have long suspected a connection between maternal depression and mood disorders in offspring; this research helps scientists understand how and when this occurs.
As every mother knows, the fetus is constantly listening to the mother's heartbeat, the sounds of her digestive system and even the music sheplays outside the womb, but researchers believe the fetus hears morethan just physical sounds.
A draft of a new mandatory breastfeeding law was passed that is likely to become part of a more comprehensive law aimed at protecting the rights of children in the federation.
Researchers at Macquarie University have found no connection between maternal age and risk of depression. The study expressly focused on older women.
A new study shows that the more time a woman takes off from work after having a baby, the lower her risk for postpartum depression. This research is the first of its kind.
Those first few weeks of motherhood fly by and you were expecting to be happy about your newly arrived bundle of joy, but instead you feel sad and down.
According to data collected in the Quebec Pregnancy Registry, there may be a link between antidepressant intake during pregnancy and hypertension or high blood pressure.
Researchers from the Altarum Institute in Maine recently published a study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal describing the prevalence of postpartum depression symptoms in the female WIC population.
According to research completed at the University of North Carolina, women who experience unintended pregnancy are at increased risk of depression for at least 12 months postpartum.
A very recent study published online in the General Hospital Psychiatry journal claims additional services may be needed by women who are pregnant and those who have just delivered a child.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are prescribed to up to 6% of pregnant women. The medications are prescribed to treat various forms of depression, including postpartum depression.
DHA deficiency is thought to be associated with maternal depression. While DHA supplements could be used to treat the deficiency, there are reports that EPA is more effective at relieving depressive symptoms.
Many women fight with the idea of when to work after giving birth. They've spent the majority of the last 40 weeks thinking about baby, preparing for baby, and eventually leaving work to give birth and recover fromdelivery.
The percentage of women suffering depression symptoms and other mental health issues during pregnancy and for the first year after giving birth has remained between 10% and 20% for the past 25 years.
Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne recently published a study in the journal Midwifery. The subject of the study was the status of physical and mental health in women 12 months after delivery.
According to a new research study, patients treated with primary-care programs for 12 months after birth report improvements in postpartum depression, compared to women who do not take part in such care programs.
A large-scale study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry reports as many as one in seven new mothers face postpartum depression. Baby blues is a common condition many women face soon after birth
Anxiety is more common after giving birth than postpartum depression, but depression gets more attention. Feeling anxious after delivery can lead to negative outcomes for mother and child for up to six months following birth.
Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the study.
According to researchers from the Veteran's Administration at thePuget Sound Health Care System, women with a medical history ofpregnancy loss are at increased risk for psychiatric conditions afterbirth.
If your relationship was rocky and violent during pregnancy, you are less likely to adopt a good parenting style after baby is born, according to a new study.
According to researchers in Canada, married women are less likely to suffer from postpartum depression and that's not all. Married women are also less likely to be abused by partners or abuse substances themselves.
Everybody has heard about new mothers experiencing postpartum depression after having a baby. But how about dad? Are new fathers also experiencing the blues, too?
Many women will be happy to find out the brain actually grows after childbirth, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems.
Postpartum depression is not at all uncommon. If you feel even slightly sad after the birth of your baby, you're not alone. Postpartum depression affects many women, and often it's not as severe as one might expect.
Self care after birth begins with taking personal responsibility and becoming proactive. Start saying to yourself “I deserve to be happy and healthy”, “I will make time for myself today” or “I need to be healthy for my child” .
Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms.
Suffering from a brief bout of mild depression is common for women who have just given birth. Some women will fight through the depression and come out within a few weeks feeling better than ever before. Other women will suffer from baby blues symptoms that lead to a deeper more clinical-style depression.
A new study from Canada indicates the everyday realities of parenthood could be a driving factor behind a trend for only-child families.
The US Preventive Services Task Force issued an updated recommendation for screening all adults for depression. The last update, in 2009, did not recommend screening all adults over 18 but the 2016 update does. Depression in anyone 15 and older is one of the leading causes of disability in the US. Screening Recommended for Expectant and New Mothers
I stare down at her and I am filled with fury. Fury that she has wrecked my world. Despair, because I have to live in this hellish new reality. Resentful, that she needs me so much.
The name postpartum “depression” can be misleading because sometimes postpartum depression doesn't manifest as typical feeling "down" depression.
As many as four out of every 25 new mothers experience postpartum depression following the birth of a baby. A recent study brings the good news of a chemical-free solution to baby blues.
Many women stop taking antidepressants when they become pregnant or when they begin breastfeeding, with the understanding that it's better for the baby to go without these drugs. But is this true?
Researchers say the fourth year after delivering a baby are when the risk of maternal depression is highest of all.
If you suffer from bipolar disorder, is important to understand how trying to conceive (TTC), pregnancy and the postpartum period will affect your mental health.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after my first two children were born. The condition is said to peak in fertile years and that’s exactly what happened in my case.
After boring you all with my own personal cesarean section story, I thought I’d give out a few tips (as an unqualified, non-professional… so, keep that in mind). Submitted for your consideration: