The breastfeeding relationship is not always a dream. It can be challenging, physically painful and cause guilt and postnatal depression for many mothers.
A doctor argues that breastfeeding should be encouraged, but not at the expense of a mother's mental health.
Pregnant women and new mothers who feel totally powerless are taking their own lives in increasing numbers in Nepal. More mental health training for local midwives is needed.
Humans and underwater animals are the only mammals that don’t eat their placentas.
Don't follow the celebs: eating the placenta has no proven benefits, and could be dangerous.
Much of the baby’s distress, as well as that of the parents, can be prevented.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we're not investing in alternatives.
New fathers can feel low, too.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
Even just taking a long hot bath, alone, once a week, reduced the risk of postnatal depression.
Supporting new mothers to make weekly "time for themselves" in the first six months after giving birth may reduce the prevalence of postnatal depression.
The proportion of women experiencing depressive symptoms is higher among mothers of four-year-olds, than among mothers with a newborn baby.
Becoming a parent is a journey into unchartered waters – the physical and emotional demands of looking after a newborn are exhausting and constant. Not surprisingly, depression and anxiety are common among…
Chemical changes during pregnancy in two genes that are most responsive to estrogen are an indicator of potential postnatal…