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One in 10 men experience postnatal depression, but for the most part, it goes undetected.
“It took me having fake breasts which almost killed me to finally love and appreciate the ones that I was given naturally."
Women who suffer from postpartum depression could have a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.
Would you eat your baby’s placenta?
NO MATTER what problems you have, do not allow depression to ruin your life.
Depression during pregnancy can negatively affect how you take care for yourself, and interfere with your ability to bond with your growing baby.
How do you know you have postnatal depression?
The mom shared the picture to help women be more comfortable with the scars and body changes pregnancy brings along.
We had an expert weigh in.
South Africa is home to the highest prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders worldwide. To mark World Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children proposes that the cycle of violence in intimate relationships is the underlying cause.
Paternal leave is about more than just time off for fathers, and one US study is proving just how vital a father's role is when talking maternal health.
“I thought I was going to avoid it. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”
There's still a stigma around mental health disorders in many communities, which prevents people from getting the intervention and treatment they need. In Zimbabwe, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda is doing his best to change this and help his community. How? By training local gogos in evidence-based talk therapy, of course.
It's not something many people know about, let alone talk about. But postnatal psychosis is real and mom Adele is helping to spread awareness after her friend opened up about suffering from it.
The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.
A mother explains that sometimes postnatal depression results from others forgetting that new moms have an identity independent of their babies and that their wellbeing matters too.
Serena asked, our readers responded. The WHO recommends breastfeeding from 6 to 24 months, and our readers thought they'd throw in their advice as well.
Yes, they’ve got questions, too.
A new study revealed that women with postnatal depression, particularly in underresourced communities, can actually benefit more from group therapy than treatment using standard depression drugs.
Food insecurity can negatively impact the mental health of pregnant mothers and consequently the development of their babies.
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