When Postpartum Depression Doesn't Go Away

When Postpartum Depression Doesn't Go Away

After giving birth to her first child, Chelsea Reiswig, like many new mothers, struggled with postpartum depression. But even as her child got older, the condition didn’t go away. “I knew postpartum depression was a thing,” she says, “but I never really thought about it affecting me. I was not myself. I felt scared all the time.” Reiswig was jarred by the thought that this might be a condition that sticks with her for life. Six years later, Reiswig, 32, is still struggling with depression. Anxiety and depression are common complications for mothers after childbirth, affecting as many as one in seven...

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