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2 Big Celebs Reveal Postpartum Issues

Carrie Underwood, Drew Barrymore talk motherhood

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood is pure poise on the red carpet, onstage, and on TV—but she's finding it hard to strike a balance these days, she says. "I think mom guilt is rampant in my life," says Underwood, whose son Isaiah was born in February. "I am... More »

Let's Heed Moms' Warning Signs

(Newser) - It’s easy to demonize Otty Sanchez, the Texas mother who allegedly killed and ate parts of her weeks-old son, but the case suggests “some steps we as a society should be taking to support new mothers,” Karen Houppert writes in Salon. Even the medical community is ignorant... More »

'Mommy Weirdest' Blogger Tells It Like It Is: Depressing

But she's happy to collect $40K from advertisers on her popular site

(Newser) - The latest irreverent star of cyberspace is a former Mormon mommy blogger who isn't afraid to write that motherhood can be "awful." Heather Armstrong of Salt Lake City loves her 4-year-old daughter, but she complains that "sometimes it's really unpleasant and you turn around and you're like,... More »

Paltrow Depression Confession

Actress didn't realize it was post-baby blues until she got through it

(Newser) - News flash: Gwyneth Paltrow is human like everyone else. In the latest issue of Vogue, the Oscar-winning mother of two comes clean about her bout with depression after giving birth to her second child with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, E! online reports. More »

Depression Causes Preemies

Depression is more dangerous before the baby is born, researchers say

(Newser) - Most new mothers with post-partum depression are ill long before their babies are born, the first study of clinical depression during pregnancy has found. The research, conducted at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, shows that depression, triggered by a natural increase in stress hormones during pregnancy, is a "... More »

Britney: It Was All Postpartum Depression

Spears, in rehab, isn't copping to substance abuse

(Newser) - Britney Spears is doing time in rehab, but she's not toeing the line on why she's there. Spies at the pricey Promises clinic tell US Weekly that she caved to pressure from her family and manager to check herself in, but she's not copping to a substance abuse problem. More »

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