Know what to say when postpartum depression hits a loved one


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Right from when pregnancy begins, the brain is bathed in hormones to prep the mother's body to grow the fetus, the cocktail of hormones fluctuating in step with the baby's developmental needs and in preparation for events like birth and lactation. It is many big changes, like the monumental changes of puberty. PPD is probably a symptom of the brain/body's struggle to adapt to it all. It has nothing to do with being a weak or deficient or bad mother. All the best to Serena.

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I think many with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety know that going to an MD is a waste of time. They just want to write a prescription and get you the hell out of there.

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