Weekly Reads: Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Depression runs in my family, but I have been fortunate never to have experienced it personally. I do, however, know women who have lived through postpartum depression, including members of my family. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious -- and very common -- disorder. Women who experience a postpartum mood disorder (PPMD), including PPD, need to know that they are not at fault and they are not alone. If you're in the postpartum period and experiencing issues, contact your doctor or midwife first. If you're pregnant, take some time to learn more about PPMDs and become aware of the signs and symptoms.  

Fact sheets, local support groups locator and resources. @ Postpartum Support International
Learn how to spot the symptoms. @ Lamaze for Expectant Parents
One woman's raw account of dealing with PPD and finding little successes, including a tip that may help you too. @ Heir to Blair
From his perspective -- a husband's account of his wife's struggle with PPD, including a comparison of the first and second time around. @ blurb~o~mat
Do you know that dads can experience PPD too? @ Washington Post and Postpartum Men

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