Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This film is part of a series that looks at various mental disorders and treatments for them. This episode takes a look at postpartum depression. A woman's body goes through profound changes during pregnancy. When a mother gives birth, her body undergoes great stress. All available energy goes into delivering a healthy baby. Milk production is at its highest level. It is no wonder that her depleted system causes the syndrome known as postpartum depression. Jaclyn Smith narrates this film, which looks at some of the innovative treatments to help mothers and newborns after delivery.
childbirth, depression, mental-illness, pregnancy