Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health

Studies show that at least one in eight and as many as one in five women develop symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder within a year of giving birth.

Pam Belluck discusses her two-part series on maternal mental health and postpartum depression, “Mother’s Mind” in the New York Times. She speaks with women who’ve experienced mental health issues during and after pregnancy. A growing body of research shows that maternal mental illness is more common and varied than previously thought. She’ll be joined by Emily Guillermo whose story is featured in part one of the series. Part one is "Thinking of Ways to Harm Her," Part two is "After Baby, An Unraveling."