While on the surface, it may seem like Gwyneth Paltrow has it all, but she's struggled too — specifically with postpartum depression. Which shouldn't be a surprise. Postpartum depression is…something many moms struggle with silently (about 11 percent of U.S. moms suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression). Paltrow recently opened up about her experience with PPD after the birth of her second child. The Jewish Oscar-winning actress talked to her own mother, fellow actress Blythe Danner, about the "dark place" she was in after the birth… >> Read More
For anyone who has suffered from postpartum depression, or has watched someone go through it, you know just how terrible it is. And considering some 11 percent of women suffer from postpartum…depression, you likely know someone who has been affected. And yet, less than 15 percent of those with PPD received help. Up until now, there hasn't been a medication that specifically helps PPD. While it largely mimics clinical depression, considering the hormonal differences, it's not quite the same. Plus, depression medication and current treatments for PPD… >> Read More
Eight years ago on first night of Hanukkah, I gave birth to my first child. Afterwards we joked that she was determined to be born on Hanukkah. With a 37-hour labour, it seemed that this little one…was waiting for night to turn to day to turn to night. She emerged with the arrival of the lights and miracles festival. And she was our miracle baby. For a day or so, I was on a birthing and mother’s high. Completely intoxicated with my child, recapping the highs and lows of the birthing… >> Read More
Last week, Ivanka Trump appeared on Dr. Oz and talked about postpartum depression--and what her life is like now that her dad is president.
Many people were outraged about the fact that she not…only was a guest on his show, but was speaking out about postpartum depression at the same time her dad's administration and its allies were seeking to get rid of reproductive and mental health coverage for millions of women. This is why one OB-GYN, Veronica Ades, called Ivanka out on Twitter--and got many people thanking her: Ivanka… >> Read More
Postpartum depression is real (and under Trumpcare, it's a preexisting condition). Sadly, many moms often don't speak up about their postpartum depression struggles, in fear of sounding as if they…don't enjoy being moms. This is why it's so important that one mom in Ohio dug deep recently in a viral Facebook post. Earlier this month, Kathy DiVincenzo shared two photos taken by her photographer friend, Danielle Fantis. One photo shows DiVincenzo in a classic "mom instagram" type pose, dressed up and smiling in a spotless house. But… >> Read More