Becoming a mom is often portrayed as a magical, life-changing moment, but the truth is not all women feel joyful after giving birth. In the U.S., approximately 11.5% of women experience postpartum depression. Often confused with “baby blues,” PPD is the most common medical complication of childbirth and if left untreated, can have devastating consequences, not only for the mother but it can also impact her family and hinder her infant’s physical, mental and emotional development.
Beth Battaglino, HealthyWomen CEO and Registered Nurse explains more about PPD and provides tips for new and expecting moms to help them have open and honest conversations with their healthcare providers, while pregnant and after delivery.
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