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Postpartum mood disorders cause distress for parents during what they anticipated would be a joyful time.

In addition, PPMDs can affect children’s development if left untreated. There are six postpartum mood disorders: postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety disorder, postpartum bipolar disorder, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder, and postpartum psychosis. New parents and their children don’t have to suffer without help. Good treatments, resources, and support are available.

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Pediatricians: They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore

Last week I explored the potentiality of perinatal mood disorder interventions occurring within the context of the expectant mother-obstetrician/midwife relationship.

Don’t Ignore Your Postpartum Depression

I often hear from women who choose not to reach out for help even though they have serious concerns they are suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety.  There is a tendency to hope that the symptoms will eventually wear off, or that if they can just yank up those bootstraps some more they’ll be alright.

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Prepartum Healthcare Can Impact Postpartum Mood Disorders

Perinatal mood disorders have been called the most common complication associated with childbirth.

5 Things Dads Can Do to Understand & Help With Postpartum Depression

You’ve become a dad.  You are thrilled about having this brand new baby in your life, even though you are exhausted and more than a little nervous about figuring out how to properly raise another human being.

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Postpartum Recession

Am I ever going to want to hold and nurture my baby?”
“Do these feelings mean that I’m a bad mother?”

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