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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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Good Enough Is The New Perfect

The following interview with This Emotional Life contributor Dr. Jessica Zucker was…

Do You Have Baby Blues Or Postpartum Depression?

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Smaller Than Before: The Politics of Postpartum Bodies

A close friend of mine from graduate school was in town over the weekend, someone I hadn’t seen since I was mid-way through my pregnancy.

Maternal Self-Esteem

Body change is shrouded in fear.  Iconic female bodies are tiny, toned, tight, and most definitely without the permanence of stretch marks. 

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