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postpartum depression

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An audio-first docuseries exploring what it means to be a Black person having a baby in the United States today.
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The CDC estimates that about one in 10 women experience symptoms of depression after their baby is born. That’s starting to look like a huge underestimate.
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It's a shocking finding: A recent study finds only one in 10 moms on Medicaid who screened positive for postpartum depression had even one mental health visit after six months. What's going wrong?
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In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Psychologist Eynav Accortt set out to change that.
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How OTs who work with children could do more to screen moms for depression and get them help during kids' appointments.
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Psychologist Suniya Luthar finds an all-too-common pattern: Mothers dismiss their own emotional distress, prioritizing the needs of others over their own.
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The idea that moms who take the lives of their children deserve nothing less than a lifetime of incarceration ignores what we now know about maternal mental health, writes expert Diana Barnes.
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When Jessica Porten sought help for postpartum depression, she wasn't expecting the nurse to call the police to escort her to the ER. She now believes moms need far better help for their mental health needs.
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Birth attendants can positively affect outcomes for mothers and infants. But access to them is often out of reach for low-income and minority women, who have the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality.
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Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.

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