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20% of new moms will experience postpartum depression or anxiety and these moms aren’t being diagnosed and treated.

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A new addition to the family brings with it lots of changes. New parents experience a myriad of emotions in the first weeks of their new infant’s life. While a birth is anticipated over a long period and every couple expects it to be a joyful and uplifting experience, it also can create some changes that are unanticipated. New parents expect to be sleep deprived and to have some challenges with breastfeeding, schedules, and trying to figure out what their baby needs. However, unanticipated emotional responses may also come up for new parents. Depression is the often unanticipated response that can happen due to the birth of a child. Read the rest of this entry »