What is postpartum depression?

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is depression that starts 2 weeks-1 year after having a child. (Though untreated, symptoms can linger longer than 1 year.) About 15% of women experience postpartum depression. While certainly hormonal/chemical changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery can affect mental health; women who adopt and new fathers can also experience postpartum depression. 

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3 Ways to Decrease Holiday Mental and Emotional Labor

I LOVE that the concept of emotional labor or mental labor is being more widely discussed. This kind of labor, mostly referred to around running a household, involves the noticing, remembering and the delegating of our household tasks. For example, deciding what to make for dinner, or noticing the household is out of toilet paper, or keeping track of the grocery list in your head. Most of this labor falls to women. 

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