6 Tips on How to Manage Postpartum Depression

No matter how thrilled they are to have given birth, up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the “baby blues,” also known as postpartum depression (PPD). Typically, moms feel better after getting some rest and a helping hand with the baby. But if the blues last more than two weeks, or seem to be getting worse as time goes on, they may need to seek further help, writes Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, in her recent blog.

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