When Motherhood Leads to Depression


By Dr. Mercola The video above shares a tragic story of a new mother, Allison Goldstein, with a seemingly picture-perfect life, who took her own life after losing a battle with postpartum depression. The story is particularly poignant because she was otherwise a happy, normal and healthy woman, one who gave her family and friends no red flags or cause for concern after her daughter was born. While regularly checking in with her parents and sister, and showing no outward signs of her inner turmoil, she checked her 4-month-old daughter into day care and then committed suicide — the No. 1 cause of death among women in the first year postpartum, according to an NBC 12 News report. If it could happen to Allison, her mother said, it could happen to anyone, which is why it’s so important to be aware of postpartum depression and what to do if you or a loved one is struggling. What Is Postpartum Depression? While up to 80 percent of new moms experience what’s known as the “baby blues
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/01/motherhood-depression.aspx

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