How The Myth Of ‘Blissful Motherhood’ Contributes To Postpartum Depression


Soon after childbirth, the focus shifts away almost completely from the new mother, to child-rearing. The mother’s health is then important only to ensure the health of the child. The “bad mother” guilt is easy to assign, if women are unable to immediately play the role of the perfect nurturing mother. While mothers and mothers-in-law constantly register their presence, it is almost never with a focus on the mew mother’s mental health.

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Swarnima Bhattacharya — The Huffington Post

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