Bringing Joy Back to Childbirth

Posted by Ed 12 mths ago
By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on August 25, 2019 in Brain Chemistry

The FDA approved a new drug to treat postpartum depression. Though its availability is questionable, it may help destigmatize this common condition.
In the US. alone, 3 million new moms suffer from postpartum depression, or PPD.
Most moms agree that, despite the discomfort during pregnancy and the pain during labor, childbirth is a joyful experience. And I imagine that must be true as many women around the world have more than one child.
However, postpartum depression may take away some of the joy of seeing the face of your child. 

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