Monthly Archives: May 2010

Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS)

In the recent wake of the new research on Dads and PPD, it seems appropriate to touch on another topic related to postpartum depression and anxiety: Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS).  Today, many parents are adopting children, and it is important … Continue reading

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Resources for Dads

For Dads who may be struggling, the following are useful resources to have handy: Postpartum Dads Project Postpartum Dads Postpartum Men Free PSI phone chats for Dads

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New Research Reported on Dads and PPD

It’s a hot topic today…. A recent meta analysis that was presented at a news conference sponsored by the American Medical Association today is showing that 10% of new dads will develop symptoms of depression during pregnancy or in the … Continue reading

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“Following Elias”

Each mothering role has its challenges…. and these challenges are, at times, more than one can bear.  Sometimes it is the exhaustion, sometimes the tantrums.  One day it is the relationship with your partner that seems the suffer and others … Continue reading

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Potential New Insight for Breastfeeding Moms who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety

Are you a nursing mom who, while breast feeding, feels a sudden pang of overwhelming sadness, dread, anger, or panic that occurs right before letdown and lasts only a few minutes after which you feel fine and “normal”?   If … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Tribute

Today is a big day in our household… It is Mother’s Day and our second daughter’s First Birthday all wrapped into one package.  I am amazed by the path of motherhood… Of the anticipation, the excitement, the discomfort, the fear, … Continue reading

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