Understanding Postpartum Depression In Men

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Postpartum Depression In Men

Although having a baby is typically a time for celebration, raising a child is never easy. Even though there’s joy in watching your child laugh, saying their first words, or taking their first steps, many new parents struggle with mental health.  In fact, research shows about 10% of fathers suffer from postpartum depression, an affliction that’s sometimes referred to as … Read More

6 Tips for Postpartum Depression Self Care

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Mother With Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a common affliction that affects nearly one in seven people after giving birth, research shows. And even more new parents experience the “baby blues,” a period in which the huge hormonal shifts and life changes inside of a couple weeks can create intense sadness and mood swings despite the joys of having a new baby.  Some cases … Read More

What is Postpartum Depression?

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As a therapist working with expectant and new moms over the last 15 years, I have seen many women who struggle with mood changes after having a baby. What’s normal vs what isn’t? Within the first 48 hours following delivery, estrogen and progesterone concentrations plummet. These gonadal steroids regulate neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for mood. Between 50-85% of women … Read More