Moms Afraid To Speak Up About Postpartum Depression

SHE'S RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT AFFECTS A LOT OF MOMS IN OUR STATE NO, I DON'T HAVE THAT POST PARTUM WHATEVER YOU CALL IT

SANDRA: HAYDEN PANETTIERE'S CHARACTER MAY HAVE DENIED IT ON THE ABC HIT SHOW NASHVILLE — NASHVILLE, BUT IN REAL LIFE, THE ACTRESS HAS CHECKED INTO A TREATMENT CENTER TO GET HELP FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IT'S A MOVE PEOPLE IN NEW MEXICO ARE APPLAUDING I THINK THAT HELPS A LOT THAT SOMEBODY CAN SAY YES I'M A NEW MOM AND I HAVE THIS PRECIOUS BABY BUT I'M SAD OR I'M TIRED OR THIS ISN'T WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE

SANDRA: KIM RACETTE IS A DOULA IN ALBUQUERQUE IT'S HER JOB TO SUPPORT MOMS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER CHILDBIRTH SHE SAYS A LOT OF MOMS ARE SURPRISED AND OFTEN CONFUSED ABOUT HOW THEY FEEL AFTER HAVING A BABY YOU MAY HAVE A BABY WHO CRIES A LOT AND YOU MAY NOT KNOW HOW , TO COMFORT THEM AND THEN YOU FEEL LIKE A FAILURE 20% OF NEW MEXICO MOMS REPORTED — SANDRA: 20% OF NEW MEXICO MOMS REPORTED SUFFERING FROM POST PARTUM DEPRESSION ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

AND OFTEN THEY'RE SCARED TO SPEAK UP ABOUT IT THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR THE SIGNS MAMA NOT GETTING OUT OF BED JUST WANTING TO BE IN BED CRYING — BE IN BED, CRYING A LOT SANDRA: THE GOOD NEWS POST PARTUM DEPRESSION IS 100% TREATABLE WITH MEDICATION , SUPPORT GROUPS, ONE-ON-ONE THERAPY OR A COMBINATION OF ALL THREE

THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO THINK IT'S NOT REAL

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