post partum depression 

Mother Admits She Doesn't Love Her Daughter

Shelley Price doesn't love her own daughter, and fears she never will. This tearful mother of two is telling her story because she believes that she isn't the only mother to ever tackle such a taboo subject, and hopes she may help others come to term...

Working Moms More Likely to be Depressed

A friend texted me the other day: "I spend my days taking care of everyone and everything," she said. "But who takes care of me?" It's a modern mom's lament. And it's more serious than a pity-party. Consider these statistics from Working Mother: ...

The upside of no longer being pregnant

Many women get depressed over the fact that they are no longer pregnant. They miss having a baby tucked warmly, safely away inside of them. Some believe that post-partum depression in part derives from this feeling. But, I can personally attest, the...

Angelina Jolie suffering from post-partum depression?

I'm not at all inclined to believe any of the flotsam floating around out there about the state of Angelina Jolie's twins' health. I am inclined to believe, however, the bits about Angelina suffering from post partum depression (PPD). Ange is a mom j...

Gwyneth Paltrow balances motherhood and a new movie

When Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow stepped away from Hollywood to be a stay-at-home mom, people wondered if she had made the right decision. Like many women who put a successful career on hold to raise their kids, she was taking a lea...

Tom Cruise changes his mind about post partum depression

Seems Tom Cruise has reversed his opinion about post partum depression. He's also gone public with his change of mind and heart. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, for whom you'll recall he jumped all over a couch as he professed his love fo...

Gwyneth Paltrow didn't know she had post partum depression

I always believed that post-partum depression came adorned with some pretty strong warning signs: constant weepiness, contempt for the newborn baby, deeply wracked guilt about that contempt. But apparently, post-partum depression is not always immed...

Post-partum period should be treated as bereavement, says research

When Tom Cruise proclaimed that women with post partum depression should eat vitamins and exercise to rid themselves of their post-baby angst, feminists around the world exploded simultaneously. How dare he insinuate that post-partum depression is th...

Mom gets her placenta back

This kind of grosses me out a little bit, but I am just going to go with it. A Las Vegas mother has won her battle with Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center to keep the placenta that resulted from her daughter's birth. Originally, Anne Swanson's inten...

Cruise regrets bashing Brooke

In a move that came a couple years too late and way after it was commonly decided that Tom Cruise is crazier than a loon, the actor is expressing regret for lambasting Brooke Sheild's use of anti depressants to combat her post partum depression. Tom...

Maternal depressive symptoms and early parenting practices

Have you ever wondered about the parenting practices of those mothers who suffer depression after giving birth? I have. An article in a recent issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine answered a few questions I had. The study was aimed ...

Dooce reviews The Ghost in the House

If you've ever read Dooce by Heather Armstrong (and really, who hasn't), you know that her writing is at times funny and entertaining, and at others, raw and revealing. A couple of years ago, you may recall her painful journal entries describing her ...

Dads get the baby blues, too

Watch out Tom Cruise, a new study released on Monday revealed that up to 10% of new fathers have been diagnosed with postpartum depression. The study, conducted by Dr. James F. Paulson, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical...

Leah Peah interviews well-known momblogger Finslippy

LeahPeah, a writer and creative mind behind her epynomous blog which often features well-known bloggers, is currently  featuring an interview with Alice Bradley of Finslippy fame.  It's a  great conversation:  learn who Alice beli...

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