Cannabis for Postpartum Depression Takes Off

Pregnancy can be the most delightful period in any woman’s life, but it comes with its own challenges. Aside from the physical changes that occur in a woman’s body, she also goes through many emotional and mental changes before, during, and after pregnancy.

New mothers have to face extreme adjustments when getting ready for life with a newborn. There’s the lack of sleep, breast pain, and all the added responsibilities that are of course a joy for new parents. However, some mothers go through something much worse – in the form of postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression affects 1 in 7 mothers. This is a type of depression that affects mothers after delivering a baby; it can begin any time within the infant’s first year although it most commonly affects mothers after the first three weeks following labor. Symptoms of postpartum depression include feelings of hopelessness, guilt, and sadness. Mothers suffering from this condition tend to...

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