depression

10 Things to Know about Postpartum Depression + Anxiety

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The most common complication of pregnancy is under-diagnosed and under treated. “Just under 4 million women will give birth in the United States this year (2017).*  Of that number of new mothers, nearly 20 percent, will experience some degree of postpartum depression.  “This depression is the most common complication of pregnancy. Yet many new mothers […]

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5 Ways to Survive the Holidays When Dealing with Infertility

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It’s the holiday season. Decorations everywhere you look in stores, endless Christmas music on the radio and commercials intended to warm your heart that are focused on family, and holiday gatherings. However, if you are coping with infertility, these things can trigger sadness and depression during times of happiness. What can be equally draining are the holiday events and […]

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Helping Loved Ones with Anxiety + Depression Through “Expectation Season”

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As the holiday season’s spirit and cheer kick in, it can be hard to imagine feeling glum. But for the 3.3 million Americans suffering from anxiety — plus millions more suffering from related conditions like depression and OCD — the expectations of joy and merriment can backfire, triggering hopelessness and causing symptoms to flare. That’s because the […]

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Pregnancy Loss: Etiquette & Tips for Supporting A Loved One

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When someone you love has a miscarriage or stillbirth, you may feel helpless and uncertain about how to respond. And you might not get it right. If you’ve never experienced such a loss yourself, how can you know what your friend or family member needs at this unfortunate time? As someone who has been there, I […]

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