The Latest Stories on Postpartum Depression & Meds During Pregnancy

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What I’m reading today that you might like to read too about postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, medication during pregnancy and more:

Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Not Hinder Growth After All — From Psych Central, on a research study from Northwestern that, “… found that infants born to mothers who took SSRIs during pregnancy had a similar weight, length and head circumference over the first year as infants born to non-depressed women who did not take antidepressants.”

How to Cope with Your Anxious Thoughts — Good for Julie Revelant for interviewing two people who really are experts on postpartum anxiety, Karen Kleiman and Pamela Weigartz. Very informed piece.

When Will the Stigmatization of Postpartum Depression Finally Meet Its End? — Melissa Chapman writes about how sad she is that women still fear speaking up and getting help for postpartum depression and related illnesses.

Maybe No One Talks About Postpartum Depression Enough Because No One Is Actually Sure They Have It — Tracy Moore at Jezebel writes about how she feels about all the confusion surrounding postpartum depression and the lack of effective education.

 

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. Thanks for making it so easy to get good information to moms and dads who need it. I’m pinning and sharing your articles all the time! Keep it up!! :)

  2. Honored and humbled to be a part of this round-up.

  3. Thank you for including me! This is an important topic that needs more attention.

  4. I have the article from Psych Central bookmarked for the next time someone says “You shouldn’t take those meds, it’ll hurt your baby!!!”. Yes well, it’s going to hurt them a lot more if I do something really bad due to uncontrolled Intrusive Thoughts or Suicidal Ideations taht could have been controlled by using those meds…