Monday, December 21, 2009

Postpartum depression study seeking moms with infants (0-6 mos)

Women aren't always comfortable talking about sad feelings after birth. But guess what, mamas—we NEED to talk about things like this. Postpartum depression (PPD) can strike any time within the first year after giving birth. It's important to know that you have options and help nearby, even when you're beating yourself up for feeling so blue when you think you "should" feel happy.

If you're a mother of a baby up to 6 months old, and have or even may have PPD, you may be eligible to participate in a study through the University of Minnesota/HealthEast. Participating moms may receive either an in-home doula or peer telephone support. The goal of the study is to reduce the impact of PPD on mothers and their families.

See this web site for more details, or contact Krista Post, a licensed Twin Cities psychologist who focuses on counseling mothers and families. (612-296-3800)

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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