Top 10 Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression Blog Posts

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Top 10 Pregnancy & Postpartum Blog Posts

Here are Dr. Sarah Allen’s top 10 most viewed blog posts about pregnancy and postpartum issues and rather than having to search though all my blogs, or only see the most recent ones, I thought it would be helpful to put them in one post. You can see the full list that includes a one sentence summary at drsarahallen.com   10 … Read More

Dads Are At Risk For Depression After A Baby Too!

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We know that approximately 15 to 20 percent of new mothers experience depression in the first year after giving birth and also that maternal depression can negatively affect both a children’s cognitive and behavioral development. A new study out of Northwestern University shows that becoming a father increases a man’s risk of experiencing anxiety and depression as well and that … Read More

The Facts About Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety

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There has been a growing awareness about Postpartum Depression over the past decade and doctors offices now routinely screen moms for it but I think anxiety, during pregnancy and after having a baby, is nearly as common and just as debilitating. It is time to focus on how many women are effected by anxiety and educate our community so we … Read More

Postpartum Anxiety or Normal New Mom Fears?

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Anxiety is common among pregnant women and new moms, but often dismissed as part of parenthood. How to know when to get help. One expert describes motherhood as “the perfect storm” for mood disorders such as postpartum anxiety and depression. Allison McGill’s first six weeks with her new baby, Jack, were as smooth as they come. Jack was healthy and … Read More

Northbrook Tower May 07, 2013

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Postpartum news

NB Whole Foods asks for dime donations to support Postpartum Depression Alliance by Alan P. Henry May 07, 2013 Every time you shop at Whole Foods Market in Northbrook between now and June 30 and use your own bag, you will potentially be helping support the statewide helpline and website of the Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois. Northbrook’s Whole Foods, … Read More

Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says

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Lakeview mom released after posting bail in infant death case. A Lakeview mother charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 8-month-old son was suffering from postpartum psychosis at the time, her lawyer said Thursday. Janet Thies-Keogh, 30, is accused of suffocating her son, Colin, on Feb. 7 in the condo she shared with her husband in the 3900 … Read More

Law gives $3 million to educate, research post-partum depression

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Postpartum education

Dedicated mom spent nine years working to pass ‘Melanie’s law’ May 21, 2010 | By Lisa Pevtzow, Special to the Tribune Original Story Carol Blocker finally has a measure of peace. After nine years of working tirelessly to raise awareness of postpartum depression and psychosis, the bill known as “Melanie’s law” was quietly passed in Congress. The law is named … Read More