postpartum depression

Basketball Player Skylar Diggins-Smith "Just Wanted to Be Isolated" After She Gave Birth

Basketball Player Skylar Diggins-Smith "Just Wanted to Be Isolated" After She Gave Birth

Update: Since this article was originally published on Feb. 11, news broke that Skylar Diggins-Smith was traded to the Phoenix Mercury. The WNBA's Skylar Diggins-Smith revealed in October 2019 that
Becoming a Mentor to Other New Moms Helped Me Through Postpartum Depression

Becoming a Mentor to Other New Moms Helped Me Through Postpartum Depression

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I discussed with my ob-gyn was the possibility of having postpartum depression after my baby was born. I struggled with depression and anxiety
What Is "Prepartum" Depression? Shay Mitchell Explains the Isolating Beginning of Her Pregnancy

What Is "Prepartum" Depression? Shay Mitchell Explains the Isolating Beginning of Her Pregnancy

Shay Mitchell's daughter, whom she shares with boyfriend Matte Babel, was born three months ago, but Shay is opening up now about the prenatal depression she felt when her baby girl, named Atlas, was
I Focused So Much on My Own Self-Care That It Almost Destroyed My Husband

I Focused So Much on My Own Self-Care That It Almost Destroyed My Husband

My husband recently told me that he'll be going away for a weekend in a couple months. This particular weekend happens to be my birthday weekend, but I nodded as he told me his plans. "Good," I told
Ten questions about mothers’ mental health could promote resilient pregnancies

Ten questions about mothers’ mental health could promote resilient pregnancies

Making mental health a regular part of maternal care can better serve mothers, their newborns, and their families.
Imagine Being Kicked off Your Health Insurance Two Months After Giving Birth

Imagine Being Kicked off Your Health Insurance Two Months After Giving Birth

The U.S. is one of only three countries where maternal deaths are on the rise—yet new moms are still losing their Medicaid health coverage shortly after delivery.
Frida Mom Will Soon Sell "It's a Mom" Balloons, but This Is About Way More Than Being Cheeky

Frida Mom Will Soon Sell "It's a Mom" Balloons, but This Is About Way More Than Being Cheeky

The postpartum experience is different for everyone. For me it was a place of invisibility. A place where I was expected to carry the burden of providing round-the-clock sustenance by tapping into my
WNBA Star Skylar Diggins, Fed Up With Lack of Support, Reveals She Played Entire 2018 Season While Pregnant

WNBA Star Skylar Diggins, Fed Up With Lack of Support, Reveals She Played Entire 2018 Season While Pregnant

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Dallas Wings star Skylar Diggins-Smith disclosed frustration with the WNBA for a lack of institutional support as she dealt with postpartum depression following the
Alanis Morissette Perfectly Explains How Postpartum Depression Can Return Despite Preparing For It

Alanis Morissette Perfectly Explains How Postpartum Depression Can Return Despite Preparing For It

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alanis Morissette (@alanis) on Nov 24, 2016 at 5:04pm PST Alanis Morissette had her third baby three months ago, and like clockwork, she began her third
New Stats Reveal How Few Moms Exclusively Breastfeed - Why Is No One Talking About This?

New Stats Reveal How Few Moms Exclusively Breastfeed - Why Is No One Talking About This?

It's been over a year since I stopped producing breast milk, and I know this not because it holds any specific memory between my daughter and me, but because I bought myself a pair of celebratory
Depression is the Strongest Predictor of Substance Use in Pregnancy

Depression is the Strongest Predictor of Substance Use in Pregnancy

A new Canadian study finds that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy, highlighting the need for greater support for the mental health of pregnant women....
Specific Factors Influence Long-Term Effects of Bullying

Specific Factors Influence Long-Term Effects of Bullying

New research suggests some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors. In...
Postpartum OCD Is Real. This Is What You Need to Know About It

Postpartum OCD Is Real. This Is What You Need to Know About It

The sheer volume of terrifying thoughts can transform new-parent nerves into unmanageable anxiety.
British Study: Male Postnatal Depression Under-recognized, Under-appreciated

British Study: Male Postnatal Depression Under-recognized, Under-appreciated

A new study from the UK shows that signs of postnatal depression in men is frequently not recognized. Researchers found that observers generally believed males were suffering from stress or...
A Mother’s Day gift: Australia sings about postpartum depression at Eurovision

A Mother’s Day gift: Australia sings about postpartum depression at Eurovision

"For 18 months, I lost my voice - literally and figuratively. I was incredibly tired. I didn't feel like myself."
The Best Baby Hack Is to Have an Easy Baby

The Best Baby Hack Is to Have an Easy Baby

A new study published in Academic Pediatrics confirms that mothers of fussy babies are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than mothers of “easy” babies. Researchers pulled data from more
New Postpartum Depression Drug Offers Hope for Suffering Mothers—but Most Won't Be Able to Afford It

New Postpartum Depression Drug Offers Hope for Suffering Mothers—but Most Won't Be Able to Afford It

A new drug specifically for the swift and effective treatment of postpartum depression was approved by the FDA on Tuesday, offering a beacon of hope for the serious mental illness that affects about 1
New Postpartum Drug Is the Second Wholly Different Depression Treatment to be Approved This Month

New Postpartum Drug Is the Second Wholly Different Depression Treatment to be Approved This Month

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address
FDA approves first drug for treating postpartum depression — but take a look at the price tag

FDA approves first drug for treating postpartum depression — but take a look at the price tag

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically created for treating postpartum depression, providing hope for women suffering from the condition — as long as they can
FDA Approves First Drug Treatment for Postpartum Depression

FDA Approves First Drug Treatment for Postpartum Depression

But it requires an IV drip for 60 hours at a health care facility.