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Panel Calls for Mental Illness Screening During and After Pregnancy

The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women.

The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women.

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Bleeding Wounds and Breastfeeding Hell: The Costs of No Paid Maternity Leave in America

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

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First Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic Launches in North Carolina

It’s a first of its kind clinic, formed to help pregnant women and new mothers cope with depression and other mood disorders.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is There An Abortion Statistics ‘Cover-Up’?

The first FDA approved drug to reduce the risk of preterm birth; Egyptian women are empowered by the protests; the abortion statistics controversy that isn’t; more anti-choice maneuvering in Minnesota.

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“Man Up?” Man Down Is More Like It

Postpartum depression in new dads? New research confirms it’s a very real condition afflicting more men than previously known. For one father, it’s a relief to know he’s not alone and that his experience is “authentic.”

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Iowa Supreme Court: Postpartum Depression Should Have Been Disclosed in Murder Trial

An Iowa Supreme Court decision confirms that legal counsel for Heidi Anfinson was ineffective for not presenting evidence and investigating Anfinson’s claims of postpartum depression.

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New Moms in Africa Fight Postpartum Depression

African women giving birth are often affected by low incomes and and high stress levels, increasing the likelihood of onset of postpartum depression.

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Surviving Motherhood

After giving birth, many women experience a roller coaster of emotions. But what happens when that roller coaster won’t let you off and you can’t shake the baby blues? Postpartum depression is a reality for fifty to eighty percent of all new mothers in Canada.

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The Non-Existent Syndrome

Women may be sad or depressed after an abortion, but that doesn’t suggest a “post-abortion syndrome,” which is based on the idea that the sadness would be absent but for the abortion, and that a woman’s mental health would be fine if she’d chosen to have the baby.

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Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression

What new mothers don’t know can hurt them. Postpartum depression can have a devastating effect but these women prove there can be a way out.

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