Postpartum Anxiety or Normal New Mom Fears?

Dr. Sarah AllenNews About Pregnancy Anxiety and Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Depression Blog

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

Dr. Sarah AllenNews About Pregnancy Anxiety and Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Depression Blog

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

Few New Moms Seek Postpartum Help, Though Many Should

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Mom's seeking postpartum help

Severe ‘baby blues’ may be a red flag for a deeper problem Feb 12, 2010 By Alexa Aguilar Chicago Tribune Original Story It’s noon and I’m still in my pajamas, hoping that neither baby will wake up before I finish writing. The house is a mess, the to-do list stretches long. Leaving the house is impossible with the air so … Read More