postpartum :

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  • a  occurring immediately after birth

  • Would it help or hurt to screen all mothers for postpartum depression?.
  • She was hospitalized both times and was diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis.
  • Again, though, those better results do not mean that the risk of infant mortality is lowered with home birth, but that the postpartum health of the mother and baby may be improved.
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  • Brooke Shields in
    Shields tells the New York Times, "I'm going to take a wild guess and say that Mr Cruise has never suffered from postpartum depression. To suggest that I was wrong to take drugs to deal with my depression, and that instead I should have taken...
  • Harry Reid in International Herald Tribune
    They feel bad about siding with big oil over advancing America's priorities,Reid said. "They voted against American mothers who suffer postpartum depression."
  • Elias Zerhouni in National Institutes of Health (press release)
    The researchers showed that giving women misoprostol after birth is a safe, inexpensive means to prevent postpartum hemorrhage from occurring,said NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni. "This advance has the potential to save thousands of...

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