Be Your Own Best Advocate

Doctors do not agree on a definition of postpartum depression. Some are misinformed. Some may miss the symptoms. If doctors really understood that postpartum emotional illnesses are the most common complication of childbirth, would they continue to dismiss the symptoms? Family members may or may not understand the seriousness of postpartum depression. Some are naïve […]

Domestic Abuse During Pregnancy

The prevalence rate of violence against women during pregnancy is high. Why pregnant women don’t disclose abuse to their healthcare providers •Shame and/or embarrassment •Fear of the abuser and retribution • Belief the abuse is normal and common among couples • Fear of judgmental attitudes • Belief or hope he will change (when the baby comes) • […]

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