Tag Archives: Postpartum

Essential Reads: Strategies for the Prevention of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10% and 15% of women after delivery. Although it is difficult to reliably predict which women in the general population will experience postpartum depression, it is possible to identify certain subgroups of women who are at increased risk for postpartum affective illness. For example, women… Read More »

Long-Term Outcomes of Postpartum Psychosis: What is the Risk of Recurrence?

Postpartum psychosis is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness. It is a rare event that occurs in fewer than one out of every 1000 women after childbirth. Many women who have suffered from postpartum psychosis (PP) wonder about their long term prognosis. Will they have another psychotic episode if they have another child?… Read More »

Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Postpartum Depression?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an FDA approved treatment for major depression, is a noninvasive procedure which uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain. It is not commonly used as a first line treatment for depression; however, it is an attractive option for those who cannot use or have not responded to traditional… Read More »

Take the Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Coaching Postpartum Women?

Let’s be honest: Coaching women in the postpartum period requires a unique set of knowledge and skills. Women who are postpartum have not only just “grown” a human, but birthed that human and been thrown into the demanding role of motherhood. They may struggle with… Pelvic organ prolapse Diastasis recti Postpartum depression Incontinence C-section recovery… Read More »