Most women suffer from some form of mild “baby blues” after childbirth, but for those 10-15% of women who suffer from clinical post-partum depression, also known as postnatal depression, the impact on their early relationships with their babies is significant.
Postpartum depression in women is starting to get the medical and societal attention it deserves, but postpartum depression in men is still little understood. While paternal postpartum depression has been documented in 7 to 10% of new fathers, some mental health
Whether it’s a pregnant character on a TV show, a celebrity’s baby-body magazine spread, or a friend’s selfie of her post-baby physique, portrayals of pregnant and postpartum women on traditional and social media tend to be unrealistic, women respondents said
In January, a US panel redefined what we know as postpartum depression. The New York Times reported the doctors’ findings that “many cases of what has been called postpartum depression actually start during pregnancy.” Dr. Ashlesha Bagadia, a Bangalore psychiatrist
Part Two of a two-part series on postpartum depression. (Part One, “A Silent Sorrow,” explores causes, symptoms and prevalence.) It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and Amrita Ashok* is dreaming about another life. “I was a high-powered investment banker in another avatar,”
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