One of the things that I don't take lightly is postpartum depression. Although I was blessed not to experience it, I know that many black moms do, even though we like to put on a strong front and act like everything is A-OK. Know this: It's A-OK to come to terms to having the baby… Continue reading Moms of Multiples Experience More Postpartum Depression
Low-income pregnant and new mothers with diabetes have twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes, according to a study in the February 25 issue of JAMA. Depression during the perinatal period (often considered as the last several months of pregnancy and the year following childbirth) affects at least… Continue reading Pregnancy and Depression
Did you know that if you are depressed or stressed out your baby or toddler has a heightened risk of developing asthma? We know; where's the correlation? Researchers in Canada looked at 14,000 children's medical records and discovered those children who were routinely admitted into hospital care for asthma also had mothers who showed maternal… Continue reading Maternal Stress Heightens Kids’ Asthma Risk
Every so often we hear about mothers who kill their children. Although many of us do not know the circumstances surrounding such tragic events, we do know that as parents ourselves, we have to be able to recognize when someone we love is heading for the deep end and we have to get them some… Continue reading What Would Drive a Mother to Kill Her Own Children?