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Living Under The Cloud of Postpartum Darkness

Up to 1 in 7 women suffers from postpartum depression after the birth of her child. As a mother, it can seem impossible to navigate the challenges of caring for a baby while dealing with depression at the same time. These resources offer clarity, motivation, and hope to mothers suffering from postpartum depression.

Embracing Hope in the Midst of Postpartum Depression

Jerusha Clark describes her past struggles with severe postpartum depression and how she found recovery in a discussion based on her book Living Beyond Postpartum Depression: Help and Hope for the Hurting Mom and Those Around Her. Jerusha's husband, Jeramy, offers guidance for how husbands can come alongside their wives during this difficult season.

Postpartum Depression

The high concentration of estrogen that prevails during pregnancy generally produces feelings of well-being. After delivery, however, estrogen levels drop and thyroid hormone levels may fluctuate for several weeks, which can cause symptoms of depression.

In the Valley of Postpartum Depression

Examining why Christian women don't seek help for postpartum depression.

Living Beyond Postpartum Depression

For all, it causes discomfort. For many, deep distress. For some, it robs them of life. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a far more common, misunderstood, and life-debilitating illness than most people. An excellent book for mothers who are walking through postpartum and the family and friends who support them.

Postpartum depression - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Learn the risk factors and symptoms of depression in new mothers, as well as effective treatment that can help you manage symptoms and bond with your baby.

Postpartum Depression: A Christian Response

Read Postpartum Depression: A Christian Response by Nan Giordano, M.A., L.P.C.

Yesterday, Postpartum, and Forever: What New Moms Need Most | Desiring God

New moms, Jesus promises to be with you every step of this new journey in motherhood — yesterday, postpartum, and forever.

Alexandra Sacks: A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | TED Talk

When a baby is born, so is a mother -- but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother -- and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.

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