Capitol Shooting Coverage Is Getting Postpartum Depression All Wrong

We don't know much about 34-year-old dental hygienist Miriam Carey, who was shot and killed by police yesterday after she crashed into a barricade outside the White House and led a high-speed chase to the U.S. Capitol — with her toddler still in her carseat — but we do know that her shooting has given pundits yet… » 10/04/13 2:50pm 10/04/13 2:50pm

New Blood Test Could Predict, and Help Prevent, Postpartum Depression

Researchers have identified two genes that seem to indicate the onset of postpartum depression. A blood test could help detect which pregnant women are at risk for the condition, with the hopes that they could receive early treatment to reduce its intensity or prevent it from developing at all. » 5/22/13 2:10pm 5/22/13 2:10pm

Maybe No One Talks About Postpartum Depression Enough Because No One Is Actually Sure if They Have it

If you have had yourself a baby, then you've likely experienced the infamous "hormone crash" that comes with it — the out-of-this-world soar of humanity-affirming juice that makes you feel pain-free, lightweight and crazy in love with your offspring, followed by the swift, unceremonious thud of reality that hits a few… » 3/20/13 12:20pm 3/20/13 12:20pm

First-Time Motherhood Is Depressing At Any Age

Great news, ball busting career women with no time to trifle with babies until you're at least in the C-suite: having your first child later in life is no more likely to lead to depression than having a child early in life. But boarding the motherhood train just a few minutes before it leaves the station may still may… » 10/26/11 5:05pm 10/26/11 5:05pm

Hospital Opens First Clinic For Moms With Postpartum Depression

In recent years there's been an effort to inform people that the weeks and months after you give birth aren't always spent blissfully cooing at your newborn while sitting in a rocking chair bathed in sunlight. In fact, there's a chance you'll develop terrible depressive and even suicidal thoughts. Now one hospital is… » 8/14/11 8:58pm 8/14/11 8:58pm

Which Celebrity Moms Are Secretly Depressed?

Over on Babble's Strollerderby blog, there's a post (based on a report yesterday ) about the claim that the way a woman holds her baby can indicate whether or not she is depressed. » 8/30/07 4:00pm 8/30/07 4:00pm

We decided to do our own diagnoses on some Hollywood moms. And we totally cheated, because the study is about babies an average of 7…

Ann Richards' Daughter Keeps Her Mom's Talent For Ripping Into Clueless White Men Alive

  • Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, daughter of late Texas firebrand Ann Richards, tactfully rips John McCain's campaign a new one after his top strategist calls Planned Parenthood "one of the most radical pro-abortion groups in the country." [Politico]
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