Postpartum does not equal depression

You hear it in conversations with friends when returning to work. Maybe in clinic visits with your patients. Definitely among celebrities and on mainstream media. And maybe you’ve even said it yourself. ”

“My sister suffered with postpartum.”

“I was just diagnosed with postpartum.”

“My wife had to seek help after we realized she was experiencing severe postpartum.”

Yet the word postpartum simply means: the time after childbirth. In the medical community, “postpartum” most often …

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