Mom's Depression Impacts Others Too
Mothers of young children who are experiencing depression may feel too overwhelmed to seek help for their mental health. However, doing so could be good for their children too.
Handling Tough News When Pregnant
It's a catch-22. If you find out your child has a heart defect before he's born, you can prepare. But it can also stress out mom — which can affect the baby as well.
Different Types of Post-Baby Suffering
There is more than one way to hurt after having a baby. Postpartum depression is a real and serious condition. So is abuse from your partner, and the two are linked.
Post-Traumatic, Post-Partum Syndrome?
If giving birth can feel like an intense physical battle for some women, then it may not be surprising that some women can experience post-traumatic stress symptoms following birth.
Prenatal Yoga for Prenatal Depression
While most people have heard of postpartum depression, prenatal depression can also affect about one in five women. Yoga might be one method to deal with these emotions.
Preemies More Likely if Mom Takes SRIs
Deciding whether to take certain mental health medications during pregnancy requires weighing the benefits to the mother against the risks to the baby.
Mama's Meds and Her Baby's Lungs
Pregnancy is an emotional time. As such, depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. When pregnant women take depression medications, there can still be risks for their unborn children.
Being Unable to Conceive
The stress of dealing with infertility take both a physical and emotional toll on women's bodies. Now, there's evidence that this stress can lead to mental health conditions as well.
New Mom? Tell Us All About It!
Becoming a mom brings along all kinds of new responsibilities, emotions and stresses. Sharing these experiences with others can be one way to cope with the changes.
An Uphill Battle with a Baby on the Way
As if low-income, HIV-positive, pregnant women don't have enough on their plates, many also have to contend with depression - though it's possible not enough doctors are noticing.