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Eighty percent of women experience some level of the baby blues after giving birth, and symptoms usually clear up on their own. One in eight-to-ten women experiences postpartum depression. When symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, women should seek help through health care providers and licensed counselors. Treatment may include talk therapy, medication, support groups, or a combination of these.
Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

Screening mothers for PPD in emergency setting

Screening mothers for PPD in emergency setting

Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents

Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents

Cedars-Sinai researchers explore risk factors associated with mental health of new mothers

Cedars-Sinai researchers explore risk factors associated with mental health of new mothers

Maternal placentophagy does not cause harm to newborn babies, study finds

Maternal placentophagy does not cause harm to newborn babies, study finds

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depression

Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depression

Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers

Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers

Intermountain Medical Center launches rooming-in program to support bonding between mothers and newborns

Intermountain Medical Center launches rooming-in program to support bonding between mothers and newborns

Nurse calls cops after new mom seeks help for depression. Right call?

Nurse calls cops after new mom seeks help for depression. Right call?

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

Higher hair cortisol levels during pregnancy could be indicator of postpartum depression

Higher hair cortisol levels during pregnancy could be indicator of postpartum depression

The Obesity Society position statement focuses on breastfeeding and obesity

The Obesity Society position statement focuses on breastfeeding and obesity

Perinatal social worker at Loyola Medicine wins national award for excellence

Perinatal social worker at Loyola Medicine wins national award for excellence

Women who deliver in winter or spring have lower risk of postpartum depression

Women who deliver in winter or spring have lower risk of postpartum depression

Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament

Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

UNC researchers evaluate investigational medication for treatment of postpartum depression

UNC researchers evaluate investigational medication for treatment of postpartum depression

Physical exercise may be safe way to reduce postpartum depression

Physical exercise may be safe way to reduce postpartum depression

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of assault-related trauma, study shows

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of assault-related trauma, study shows