I was browsing some past medical journals this last weekend - trying to get rid of stuff. Anyhow, in a...

I was browsing some past medical journals this last weekend - trying to get rid of stuff. Anyhow, in a copy of The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, I noticed this scary stat from a study: About 70% of health care providers claim that they regularly screen women (new mamas) for postpartum depression. However, the same study found that less than 18% of providers are using a reliable postpartum depression screening tool. Another, more recent clip, appearing in Parents Magazine (from North Carolina Medical Journal) relates that 79% of doctors said that, "They're unlikely to formally screen new mothers for depression." Yikes - do you believe this behavior? The point: If you're feeling blue after the birth of your baby don't wait for your doctor or midwife to bring it up. Speak up. It could prevent many problems from occurring, and you'll feel better once you have support. Learn more: Baby Blues Treatments for postpartum depression Beat the baby blues with hypnosis

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