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Life After Baby: 4 Ways New Moms Can Beat Post-partum Depression

Six weeks ago, you welcomed your first baby, a beautiful daughter, into the world. Since this momentous occasion, you’ve experienced a roller-coaster of emotions. While you absolutely adore spending time with her, you often feel sad and detached. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately one out of every seven new moms suffers from post-partum depression. Understanding the causes of this serious mental issue is the first step to finding the right solutions for you.

Pregnancy: Uncomfortable Questions about Feeling Uncomfortable

“Miraculous,” “emotional,” and “exciting” are a few words we use often to describe pregnancy. But those nine months have plenty of lackluster moments too. Pregnancy can be exhausting, scary, and plain old uncomfortable at times. You’re not alone if you have questions about the side effects that come with carrying a baby. Dr. Beverly from Ogden Clinic’s Women’s Center at McKay-Dee Hospital addresses a few myths and questions about being uncomfortable.

Painful periods? 4 things you should know about endometriosis

Periods aren’t usually a pleasant experience to begin with, but certain signs and symptoms may point to a more serious condition called endometriosis. This condition has to do with the lining of the uterus, which thickens with blood every month before your period. However, when this special lining grows outside the uterus in other areas of your abdomen, it can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear of Ogden Clinic points out that this lining may grow on any structure in the abdomen, although it’s usually contained to the pelvic area. While symptoms may begin as highly painful periods, they usually develop to a more consistent pain as endometriosis worsens. Other symptoms include pain during intercourse and problems with infertility.