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Although it’s normal to go through a transition period of having some ” baby blues ” in the first few weeks after having a baby, any feelings of depression, mood swings, or irritability and anxiety that interfere with a woman’s daily life beyond two weeks postpartum are not normal. THE MOTHERS ACT. The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act legislation sponsored by U.S.

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to combat postpartum depression became law as part of landmark health insurance reform that passed Congress on March 21, 2010. The legislation establishes a comprehensive federal commitment to combating postpartum depression. A very, very rare and extremely severe form of PPD is called postpartum psychosis.

The symptoms include confusion, delusions, hallucinations and paranoia. If this is observed in a mother, the baby. Postpartum depression can definitely affect the relationship between the mother and the child. The mother’s depression can make it difficult for the child and mother to bond.

The mother and child bond is an incredibly important part of a child’s early development, as it can have an impact on the child’s ability to engage in healthy relationships in the future. The public is supposed to believe that because new mothers are screened for a specific condition called “postpartum depression” (which has as its main treatment, drugs), does not mean that they will A) be prescribed them, or B) won’t be warned that the drugs prescribed to help them could in fact result in worsening depression, psychosis, mania, suicidal and homicidal ideation, stillbirths or birth defects. This law was advocated for by the former first lady, Mary Jo Codey, who herself had suffered from postpartum depression.

The law, introduced as An Act Concerning Postpartum Depression, requires postpartum depression screening and education, and also requires that providers ask pregnant women about their history of depression. In addition, new mothers must be. Postpartum depression is defined as an episode of major depression which is associated with childbirth.

It has been estimated that PPD affects nearly 15 to 20% of new mothers. However, it’s very likely that the condition is under-diagnosed and under-treated, which means that postpartum depression statistics might not be accurate. Postpartum depression is a disease and is never the fault of the mother nor is it an indication of their worthiness to be a mom.

Healing is available for postpartum depression, and no mother should feel shame for pursuing treatment for this medical condition. It is real, it is common, and it is treatable. Mothers with postpartum depression can usually continue to breastfeed. Healthcare providers should work with mothers to ensure they receive appropriate treatment, support, and medications that are safe to use while breastfeeding.

The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act is designed to help new mothers get through postpartum depression and to help scientist get to the bottom of it. Education, support services and research – those are the three areas in which the MOTHERS Act will begin building what will hopefully become a long-lasting and effective federal initiative to combat this debilitating.

List of related literature:

The term postpartum depression is often meant in popular and self-help discourse to convey a complex of distressing emotions.

“Self, Identity, and Social Movements” by Sheldon Stryker, Timothy Joseph Owens, Robert W. White
from Self, Identity, and Social Movements
by Sheldon Stryker, Timothy Joseph Owens, Robert W. White
University of Minnesota Press, 2000

Signs of Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression, also known as PPD without psychotic features, is an intense and pervasive sadness with severe and labile mood swings.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
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by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Assessment and treatment of postpartum depression is critical given the negative outcomes for the mother, baby, and significant others in the family.

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan” by Stephanie M. Woo, Carolyn Keatinge
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by Stephanie M. Woo, Carolyn Keatinge
Wiley, 2016

Postpartum depression or psychosis may render a mother functionally unable to care for her baby.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
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by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Postpartum depression (PPD) leads to moderate to severe disturbances in the interaction of mothers and infants, which are predictive of poorer infant learning outcomes.

“Foundations of Nursing E-Book” by Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
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by Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

For a complete discussion of postpartum depression see chapter 5, and refer to the discussion on this topic in Sally Placksin’s book Mothering the New Mother.

“Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness” by Aviva Jill Romm
from Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
by Aviva Jill Romm
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2002

Postpartum depression is a mental disorder that occurs with new mothers shortly after they give birth.

“Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices” by Stacey L. Shipley, Bruce A. Arrigo
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Elsevier Science, 2012

Postpartum depression is characterized by extreme sadness and anxiety as well as physical exhaustion that can make it difficult for a new mother to care for her newborn child.8

“Psychosocial Occupational Therapy E-Book” by Nancy Carson
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by Nancy Carson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

In postpartum depression, the mother may have thoughts of hurting the baby or herself, or have no interest in caring for the baby.

“School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text” by Janice Selekman, Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine F Yonkaitis
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by Janice Selekman, Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine F Yonkaitis
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Postpartum depression (PPD; previously called postnatal depression, PND) is depression in the year after birth.

“Psychiatry P. R. N” by Specialty Doctor in Learning Disabilities Sarah Stringer, Laurence Church, Roxanne Keynejad, Consultant Psychiatrist Juliet Hurn, Clinical Research Training Fellow and St4 Higher Trainee in General Adult Psychiatry Roxanne Keynejad
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  • Had my baby boy 8 days ago and baby blues are no joke I’m having bad anxiety everytime the sun starts going down I find myself bawling my eyes out. I feel really disconnected from the world and don’t know where I fit anymore, i love my boy but for my first baby it wasn’t the easiest birth, I had to get 2 doses of Cervidil and had to get it taken out because the pain was coming too quickly for my body to react properly eventually got my waters broken and thank God I got an epidural because bubbas heart rate started dropping when i was pushing and they needed to try the vacuum that didn’t work so they had to cut me and then use forceps finally got bub out but I ended up with a third degree tare and held bubba for a little bit but I lost too much blood so I had to go to theater for over 3 hours so I wasn’t there to watch him get weighed or measured I couldn’t feed him lucky I had some expressed milk, I use to watch 1000 videos about pregnancy and births and now as soon as something comes on about birth I can’t watch it without an anxiety attack. I hope I get over these baby blues soon I just want to enjoy this time ��

  • I have a history of cyclical and hormonal depression. I have never felt the need for medication. Mostly support and talking. I fear and have accepted that this is something that will most likely occur to me when that time comes.

  • I was diagnosed with post partum depression about 6 months after my son was born. I didn’t start feeling that way til i returned to work. I spent every nursing break crying in the nursing room while pumping. I couldn’t sleep and I felt like a terrible mother. my energy was gone. The only thing that kept me going was that I knew my son was at least getting my immune system and nutrients out of my milk. It took a coworker who watched me have a crying episode to tell me that I needed to see a Doctor. It had never even crossed my mind that I may have had it. I’m glad she mentioned it. After starting medication it got better.

  • Hats off to the making of the Video. Very well put. Any Women can connect to this. I will love to share it with my network and suggest new moms to seek for help during PPD.

  • What if COVID doesn’t allow some of those self-care suggestions? I’m 5 wks pp, but I don’t feel my symptoms have deepened. In fact, I KNOW a walk around the neighborhood and/or seeing my family would help significantly, but COVID ��