postpartum depression

These insightful, funny, and heartfelt cards are an important step in destigmatizing mental health issues. Image: Hope Street Cards.

Two Australian Sisters Have Created Cards For People Living With Mental Illness

We know that this year alone, one in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness. What we might not know is that only one in four Read...
Jessie Stephens of Mamamia    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
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Most moms, and parents, have had moments like this — they have had thoughts which seem dark and awful, and which they’d rather not admit out loud. Image: Kim Zapata.

I Fantasized About 'Getting Sick' After My Baby Was Born

One thing I cannot forget was how much I wanted to “get sick.” How I longed to get some sort of ailment or bedridden condition. I cannot forget how I Read...
Kim Zapata of Babble    |   07.15.16   |   SHARE
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I was emotionally and physically depleted. Image: Thinkstock.

Surviving Postpartum Depression And Hypnagogic Hallucinations

She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there Read...
Sarah Fader    |   06.8.16   |   SHARE
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The baby is on the outside. Image: Thinkstock.

The Shower, PTSD, And My Traumatic Labor

[CN: PTSD, pregnancy, birth] Something snapped inside me and I was transported backwards in time. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   05.23.16   |   SHARE
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“Hormonal changes during and after pregnancy are NORMAL. Mood changes are NORMAL.” Image: Thinkstock

Something Is Finally Being Done About Pregnancy And Postpartum Depression

“All mothers need access to affordable, reliable, and appropriate mental health care,” explains Jenna Hatfield, 34, the Online Awareness & Read...
Chaunie Brusie of Babble    |   04.1.16   |   SHARE
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The occasional drink helped keep my stress levels low — and ultimately it contributed to a healthier pregnancy for me. Image: WeHeartIt.

Why I Drank While I Was Pregnant

I went on to drink a small glass of wine or two per week throughout my pregnancy once I got over the initial shock of it being unplanned. Once I had Read...
Gemma Hartley of Your Tango    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE
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If you’re anything like me, you probably feel like a terrible parent because you’re not totally head-over-heels for your baby. Image: Thinkstock.

To The Mom Who's Not Yet In Love

With every 2 AM wakeup cry and biohazard diaper blowout, I waited for that all-consuming love that everyone had promised me, but all I found was Read...
Megan Jacobson of Babble    |   02.25.16   |   SHARE
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After The Flowers Die: The Postpartum Reality

No one ever really tells you what it’s like when the magic of pregnancy has become the sometimes-not-so-magic of postpartum. This is my postpartum Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.21.15   |   SHARE
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