Tag: depression

Postpartum care: What you need to know about the new guidelines

Postpartum care: What you need to know about the new guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines calling for changes to improve the postpartum care ...
Mental health matters for moms

Mental health matters for moms

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority He ...
Ten things you can do to help reduce stress during pregnancy

Ten things you can do to help reduce stress during pregnancy

Stress is very common and affects everyone. During pregnancy, you may feel that your level of stress increases. It is understandable. Your body and ma ...
Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

We receive a number of questions about the effects of stress and depression on pregnancy. Here is some information that can help you better understand ...
Postpartum depression – don’t suffer in silence

Postpartum depression – don’t suffer in silence

If you keep up with celebrity news, you may have read about model and TV series host Chrissy Teigen’s recent struggle with Postpartum Depression (PPD) ...
Feeling depressed when you breastfeed?

Feeling depressed when you breastfeed?

Some women experience feelings of depression during milk letdown and the beginning of breastfeeding. This experience is called Dysphoric Milk Ejection ...
Help to bring postpartum depression out of the shadows

Help to bring postpartum depression out of the shadows

Did you know that 1 in 7 mothers experience postpartum depression but only 15% receive care? The March of Dimes is working to urge Congress to pass a ...
Antidepressant use and what it means for pregnant women

Antidepressant use and what it means for pregnant women

More than 15% of reproductive-aged women have filled a prescription for an antidepressant medication during the years 2008-2013 according to a new ana ...
Antidepressant use and the risk of ASD

Antidepressant use and the risk of ASD

A new study suggests that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy, specifically in the second and third trimesters, may increase the risk of autis ...
Depression: symptoms and treatment options

Depression: symptoms and treatment options

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It is a medical condition that affects your thoughts, feelings, and even causes changes to your body. You ma ...