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Postpartum Depression

This Is the Real Face of Postpartum Depression

After Florida-based photographer, Natalie McCain gave birth to her second child, she struggled with postpartum depression. Though she was already a mother, the feeling of sadness surprised her. "I struggled so much that at times I wasn't even able to drive. I thought I was losing my mind until I started talking to my doctor about what I was struggling with," McCain told Fit Pregnancy.

Dads-to-be Get the Pregnancy Blues, Too

When you're pregnant, raging hormones can sometimes lead to depression. Even though it's a happy time, the upcoming birth of a child can be stressful, too, because it's such a huge life change.

Reason Moms Stop Nursing Linked to PPD

The reason a woman stops breastfeeding is closely linked to her risk for postnatal depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Drew Barrymore Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

No matter how much money you have in the bank, how much help you may have at home or how high your celebrity status, becoming a mother can be overwhelming.

Between the massive life change, lost sleep and all those hormones, sometimes the much-discussed baby blues can turn into postpartum depression. Just ask Drew Barrymore.

Hayden Panettiere Checks into Rehab for PPD

Over the weekend, Nashville star Hayden Panettiere tweeted that she felt she was "finally coming back in to my own body" after giving birth to daughter Kaya 10 months ago. Part of that healing now involves treatment for postpartum depression, her representative confirmed Tuesday.

Photo Series Gets Real About Postpartum Bodies

When Viera, FL-based new mom, Natalie McCain gave birth to her daughter, she was disappointed that her body didn't, as she put it, "magically go back to how it was before pregnancy." As a young mom, only 20-years-old at the time, she developed some postpartum symptoms and gave herself a hard time with the new body motherhood gave her, instead of the one she hoped would return.

Hayden Panettiere On Postpartum Depression: "It's Scary"

True, actress Hayden Panettiere merely plays a country music super star/drama queen/fly-off-the-handle at the slightest breeze/party animal as Juliette Barnes on the night soap Nashville, but the new mom can also relate to her character's recent postpartum depression storyline.

Mom Inspires With Raw Postpartum Photo

There are so many things no one tells you about having a baby that you don't realize until after she arrives.

Test Determines Postpartum Depression Risk

Until recently, postpartum depression (PPD) was rarely talked about, and the up to 19 percent of new moms who suffered from it did so in silence. But awareness of the disorder has been growing lately, with more research shedding light on its causes.

5 New Ways to Beat the Baby Blues

It’s no secret that becoming a new mom can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life—but it can also be one of the scariest and most stressful. “Motherhood is a major life transition, and you will feel the whole spectrum of human emotion from fear and loneliness to the heights of joy and love,” says Kayleigh Pleas, a wellness coach in New York City.

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