Postpartum depression: what causes it?

Certainly not you! Postpartum depression (PPD) happens due to the enormous physical and hormonal changes going on in your body. The primary cause of PPD is... the shifting of reproductive hormones following your baby's delivery. Other secondary causes may include... sleep deprivation, inadequate nutrition, isolation, poor partner support, health issues of mom or baby, a... Continue Reading →

Do I have postpartum depression?

Are you suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety? Take this interactive 10-question quiz and share the results with your healthcare provider. The quiz is based on The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS)*. The EPDS, a screening tool, doesn't diagnose depression. Only a licensed healthcare professional can do that. *J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky,... Continue Reading →

Postpartum depression: staying in bed too long?

"...She'd never known that a plain old double mattress could become a world unto itself, an oasis." (qtd. in The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah) Hi fellow stay-in-bed parents, What if your mattress stops being a homey oasis and instead becomes a harrowing prison? The pressure of wanting to be the “perfect mom (or dad)” can prevent us... Continue Reading →

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