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Postpartum Depression

Everything you need to know about Postpartum Depression (PPD).

When you become a mother, you instantly become the ultimate guide for your child; the person with all the answers– whether that is true or not. But before you even get to questions about life and love with your child, you might notice some feelings in yourself that you don’t even know how to respond to. If you think you might be suffering from postpartum depression, Kids in the House has the resources you need to check symptoms, understand the disease, and learn how to move forward.

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a medical condition where a woman who has recently given birth experiences intense, unrelenting negative emotions that disrupt her daily functioning. Symptoms can occur during pregnancy, almost immediately after giving birth, or up to a year after childbirth. If the onset of depression is during pregnancy, this is also referred to Prenatal Depression. Depression during pregnancy and after childbirth is known as Perinatal Depression.

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Kimberly Wong, Postpartum Depression Activist, explains what perinatal depression is, and the time frame for when it can occur and how long it can last.
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Mother of three, Monica Gregory, shares her personal history with postpartum depression and how she and her husband were able to access the help that they needed.
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Having experienced postpartum depression herself, stay at home mommy, Monica Gregory, shares what many women need to hear. It is ok to ask for help. Find out how she did... read more
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Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, explains the reasons behind why mothers of twins may be more prone to postpartum depression
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Psychotherapist Will Courtenay, PhD, explains how a man's postnatal depression can affect his kids and why it is important to treat postnatal depression so that it doesn... read more
Kimberly Wong, Postpartum Depression Activist, explains how postpartum depression is highly treatable and how it is best treated
Kimberly Wong, Postpartum Depression Activist, explains why it is so important to treat postpartum depression and what it can lead to if not properly treated
Psychotherapist Will Courtenay, PhD, shares advice for men on the best ways to prevent paternal postnatal depression, as well as how to best treat postnatal depression... read more
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