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postpartum depression

Cleansing Customs To Protect New Mothers: A Cultural Right or Burden?

What is the significance of adapting or dismissing traditional postpartum cleansing rituals?

9 Stupid Things People Say to Women Who’ve Experienced a Traumatic Birth

If you experienced a traumatic birth, I’d recommend steering clear of these folks for a while. They don’t get it and you don’t need their brand of “help” right now.

Exercise as a Treatment for Depression in New Mothers Instead of Antidepressants

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett looks at the research confirming exercise to be an effective antidepressant, even in those with major depression.

Podcast: Mindfulness and the Goddess Myth

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett interviews Dr. Diane Sanford, author of Stress Less, Live Better, on how mindfulness can teach you to be compassionate towards yourself or towards others during these types of situations.

What Power Is In a Mother’s Song?

What are the associations between a mother singing to her baby and postnatal depression and well-being?

Ten Tips to Fend Off the Baby Blues

Being aware of the possibility and having some tools to help combat depression if it occurs or returns can be a good idea for an at-risk pregnant mother.

Depressed and the Breast: How Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression Intersect

Management of breastfeeding and postpartum depression must involve consideration of both to provide holistic care that meets the needs of mothers and babies.

Does Weaning Help Mothers with Depression?

Breastfeeding is making me feel depressed.

High Intervention Birth and Mother’s Mood

Are pregnant women unwittingly exposing themselves to risk during labor?

Substance Abuse and Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious medical condition that may co-occur with substance use disorders. Integrated treatment is essential to successful recovery.

Mental Health and the Breastfeeding Mother

The more options that mothers have, the more likely they are to find a treatment (or a combination) that works for them.

Controlled Crying and Long-Term Harm

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA on whether the recommendation of controlled crying as a parenting practice has any basis.

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