Signs of Male Postpartum Depression

Male Postpartum

Whenever people hear the term postpartum depression, images of tearful women holding newborn infants usually come to mind. People rarely conjure up images of men with their newborn babies when they hear that someone is struggling with postpartum depression. Although postpartum depression commonly refers to a mother’s struggles, it can actually pertain to a father’s difficulties…

Understanding Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Chances are that you have heard of postpartum depression or PPD. While most of us know that there are women who experience feeling sad after they deliver baby – most have no idea of the severity and complexity of PPD. What Exactly is Postpartum Depression? Commonly confused with the “baby blues,” a general feeling of…

Setting Realistic Expectations for Your New Postpartum Life

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As young children, most of us begin to envision the future at some point during our middle or high school years. We start to think about the types of careers that we want to go into, the places that we will live, and the exotic lands that we will vacation in. We consider the type of person…

Miscarriage, it’s Not Your Fault

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Miscarriage, a disappointing and saddening event, is unfortunately common. According to Mayo clinic, it is estimated that about 30% of “clinically recognized” (pregnancies that have been verified by a physician) pregnancies will result in miscarriage. This is quite a high number; miscarriage is the most common pregnancy complication in the United States. When miscarriage happens,…

Helping Your Husband Cope with Pregnancy Loss

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Expanding your family and welcoming new life into the world can be a magical and exciting time.  Women excitedly pick out maternity clothes, couples create baby registries, and men start putting together cribs and other pieces of baby apparatus.  In nine months if all goes well, the couple welcomes a beautiful, bouncing bundle of joy…