Why is it that women feel obligated to answer personal questions just because they're asked? There are better ways and worse ways of dealing with unwanted questions and comments. Following are a few scenarios that you may encounter:
If your self-esteem has always left something to be desired, this is an excellent time to start shedding the old negative thoughts. Here are some tips to get you on the road to recovery:
Many people buy into the stigma that because much of postpartum depression manifests itself emotionally, it's a sign of weakness and should be under the control of the person. Not true! Dr. Shosh shares the real PPD facts with us.
This list of self-help suggestions may ease the sting of your PPD symptoms throughout the course of your recovery. Take small steps, try not to be too hard on yourself and take one day at a time.
I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression when my daughter was 3-months-old. I knew that I had the Baby Blues, but they just didn't seem to go away and I felt like it was getting worse, not better.
I think a lot of my depression was triggered by not getting enough rest right after he was born, and in large part by my failure to breastfeed.
Hi my name is Michele and I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with PPD when she was approximately 4 months old.
As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide of hormones in the days and weeks after a baby is born.