Post-partum depression and Mother’s Act Day

Categories: Working Women Issues, Your life


I should have posted this much earlier in the day, but alas, the usual busy working mom excuses prevented me from doing it.

Today is Blogging for Mother’s Act Day and I wanted to make sure that everyone here at Work It, Mom! was aware of an important bill that aims “to ensure that new mothers and their families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services, and to increase research at the National Institutes of Health on postpartum depression.”

Post-partum depression doesn’t discriminate — it affects millions of moms every year. It’s a serious medical condition and we need to be educated about it and ways to cope with it. If you’ve dealt with post-partum depression and are open to talking about it, I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments to this post. Did you know about it before you got pregnant? Did you receive adequate help to help you get through it?

Also, please check out this great article by one of our members and bloggers about her personal struggle with post-partum depression.

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4 comments so far...

  • Thank you so much for posting today and supporting Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act. Let’s hope people keep writing and calling into tomorrow, because I hear the phone lines were pretty busy today. Women have so much power and we sometimes forget to use it. You have helped so many women with PPD, and I am forever grateful!

    Katherine Stone  |  October 24th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

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    Deep Muck Big Rake » Leave a comment, win a prize: MOTHERS for PPD Act  |  October 24th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

  • Thanks for your support of the MOTHERS Act. Too often postpartum depression is a problem that goes unnoticed, and most women with PPD never receive any type of treatment. PPD is a treatable illness, and it is essential that we continue to educate ourselves and others about this important issue.

    For more information on PPD, visit us at The MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health  |  October 29th, 2007 at 9:54 am

  • i agree depression goes unnoticed and one suffers in silence
    gin davis

    gin davis  |  June 20th, 2008 at 11:58 am