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New Baby Brings Joy + Stress (Pedcast)

Topic Introduction

We have all heard of postpartum depression- that severe baby blues that some women experience after the birth of a their children. Most of us have heard about the famous actress Brooke Shield’s battle with severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. Fortunately, serious depression like Brooke Shields experienced is not all that common but less severe mood difficulties are.  That is what we are going to talk about today. Specifically, the  mood and relationship changes that new parents experience after a previously childless couple brings new child home. Continue reading