'One Life to Live' Actress Bree Williamson Dishes on Motherhood, Postpartum Depression and Losing the Baby WeightActress Bree Williamson says being a mother is her favorite role. Credit: ABC There are days actress Bree Williamson has no idea who she is. That's because her popular "One Life to Live" character, Jessica Brennan, has been known...The soap opera actress battled the baby blues after giving birth to her first child.
In nine more days, I will turn 41 and will complete what has turned out to be an amazing year, my "Year of Doing It Anyway." I spent the first four decades of my life not doing a whole heck of a lot of things simply because I was afraid. I...What should you do if you're not certain you're going to succeed at something? Do it anyway.
I like parenting and "mommy" websites. I love ParentDish (bias, anyone?) and I enjoy checking out all of the other sites as well. I follow them on Twitter. I watch their bloggers. I know that gobs of women visit these websites, too, and pay close...Why is the media perpetuating the myth that moms with PPD are murderous villains who are not to be trusted?
I had postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder with the birth of my first child in 2001. I know what it feels like to see all the other new moms around you happy and glowing while you feel like a miserable monster. Because of how much it truly...Life pretty much sucks when you have postpartum depression. Our new columnist tells the truth about her miserable start at mommyhood.
Screening for depression early on can help assure a healthy mom and healthy baby. Credit: Getty ImagesEach year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during...Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first year after birth -- the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.
Fourteen out of every 100 moms will be depressed in their baby's first year. Credit: Getty ImagesWe didn't need a research study to tell us being a parent can be overwhelming at times, but we were surprised to learn just how many people suffer...
Gwyneth Paltrow shares a smiling moment with son, Moses, last year. Credit: Kadena Pix, Bauer-GriffinGwyneth Paltrow's weekly newsletter, GOOP, normally focuses on topics such as shopping, recipes and travel, but in her latest issue, she...
Her baby was just three months old when Melanie Stokes threw herself from the 12th floor of a Chicago hotel. The 39-year-old suffered from postpartum psychosis, and little was known about the condition when Stokes killed herself in 2001. Now,...