Mothers today juggle more tasks, work longer hours, and sleep less than
their own mothers did. Yet the self-healing revolution has overlooked
the most significant issue in the lives of some twenty million women:
how to cope with the relentless, sometimes overwhelming, stresses of
raising young children in the twenty-first century.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D and Jan Hanson, L.Ac.
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Coping with Postpartum Depression PPD:
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Today is a good day. Today is my son Evan's fifth birthday. As I watch him laugh, smile and rip open his presents, tears form in my eyes and I turn toward the window so that he does not see. Just for a moment, thoughts flash through my mind; all the things that I would have missed out on if I had given up. I suppose with time it fades, but until then, every birthday my son celebrates brings on this sort of bittersweet reaction. You see, after Evan was born, I suffered from severe postpartum depression....