Postpartum Depression Essay

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“Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major form of depression and is less common than postpartum blues. PPD includes all the symptoms of depression but occurs only following childbirth.” stated by William Beardslee, MD is the Academic Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
After reviewing and seeing what many mothers and young teenage mothers go through on what seems like an everyday basis one starts to wonder what really goes on behind closed doors with these mothers. What are they really like when its just them and their baby? How do they act around certain people (family, friends, and neighbors)? What has pregancy been like for
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You will see the interviews, journals, diaries, and so much more from them. The mothers are not all the same.
You will witness what a postpartum mother faces compared to a non-postpartum mother will face. They see the world in two different ways. One will see how am I going to make it another day just sitting here? Another will see how am I going to get this kid to go to bed or what do i give him or her for a sickness. Postpartum depression results in children suffering and mothers deeply needing to get help.
In 2011 Angela Hamberger (who is now 21) was interviewed by The Candie’s Foundation. She tells the foundation of her story when she got pregnant with her son and the challenges she faces. She gave birth when she was nineteen and not aloud to see the father of her child, therefore forcing her to become a single mom. It was not easy for her to be a single mom. After a month of being a newly single aged mom she was diagnosed with depression caused from all the stress and frustration brought down on her from family and life itself. Over the two years her son has been alive they have moved four times and yet to find a stable home. Her son is very happy and healthy and shows no signs or being affected by his mother’s depression.
Dawn Kingston (assistant professor of Faculty of Nursing) studied a s survey done by ‘6,400’ mothers and how their experiences before they got pregnant, during pregnancy, and after delivery. With her research she offered first time views