Category: Postpartum Depression

Why Do I Need Psychotherapy to Treat my Postpartum Depression?

Guest Blogger: Meedlen Charles, MD.  Dr Charles is board certified in general Obstetrics and Gynecology with Westchester Medical Practice- New York Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley (http://wmpny.com/obgyn.asp) (http://www.hvhc.org/patient-service/maternity-fair/westchester-ob-gyn.html) She manages normal as well as high risk obstetrics complicated by hypertension, gestational diabetes, twin pregnancies. She is interested in VBAC, water births (first delivery at Hudson […]

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Book Review on Doula Revolution: Transforming your Mind, Body and Soul.

Guest Blogger: N. Smith, a mother and warrior mom who survived postpartum depression. I’m a 35 year old mother of three beautiful children.  After the birth of my  third child, I struggled with postpartum depression, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and to make matters worse, my doctor found a lump in my left breast. Although I sought […]

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I Have Always Known that I Wanted to be a Mother

I have always known that I wanted to be a mother. I remember as a little girl, I would play with my dolls pretending to be their mother and the role seemed so fitting. My vision of what my journey would look like came to a screeching halt when I started facing unforeseen complications in […]

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“Nervous Breakdown” Was How Postpartum Depression was Described in the 1930’s

Recently, I heard a heart wrenching story from an 80 year old grandmother who shared her story about having a “nervous breakdown” when she answered the question, do you have a history of depression? We discussed how the world has defined “nervous breakdowns” after the birth of a baby. I helped her to redefine her […]

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Climbing Out of the Darkness of Postpartum Mood Disorders

Guest Blogger: Mariah Warren. She is a mother, warrior mom and an advocate for postpartum moms. Imagine you have just landed your dream job, something you’ve wanted for years, maybe applied for many times or just once. Your heart races with excitement as you hear the words “welcome aboard,” and you imagine all the new […]

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