The discovery of synthetic oxytocin is one of the most profound advances in obstetrics. How does Pitocin facilitate labor, and what adverse effects do you need to be aware of?
Childbirth is the single most dangerous act most modern women will engage in. For many, it's also the most terrifying act and the anticipation of great pain is the source of this fear.
Women all over the world get folic acid supplements in early pregnancy to prevent birth defects. But are they getting the right forms of the vitamin they need?
There are multiple drugs and dozens of herbs for starting and stopping breast milk production. Only a few of them work really well.
Many expectant mothers wonder whether it's safe to get dental treatment during their pregnancy. Here are your questions answered.
"Mom brain" — forgetfulness, disorganization and an ability to concentrate — is indeed real and not necessarily a sign of depression. If you are suffering from other unpleasant symptoms as well, however, you may be dealing with postpartum depression.
Postpartum psychosis is postpartum depression gone wild — complete with hallucinations and delusions. How can you recognize its symptoms, and how can these severe psychiatric disorder be treated?
Are you plagued by feelings of guilt after you have had a baby? You may have postpartum depression.
Any mother who entertains suicidal thoughts after she just had a baby — whether actively or vaguely — is in crisis and needs help right away. How do suicidal thoughts fit into the clinical picture of postpartum depression?
Are you not bonding with your new baby as you think you should? This may point to postpartum depression, but other factors can also be responsible. What might help you bond with your baby?