Tag Archives: postpartum

Lack of Sleep Can Directly Cause Postpartum Depression in Some Women

The pregnancy journey is one of the most beautiful adventures you can ever embark on in your lifetime. Your body shifts, changes, and transforms itself to hold and grow life. When this happens, mothers are also actively preparing for the birth of their child. Feeding, changing, teaching, and much, much more begins immediately after the… Read More »

In Brief:  Postpartum Depression Common in First-Time Fathers

Depressive symptoms were assessed in a group of 622 Canadian first-time fathers during their partner’s third trimester using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).  The prevalence of depressive symptoms in fathers was 13.76% at 2 months and 13.6% at 6 months.   This study suggests that postpartum depression may be as common in fathers as it… Read More »

Brexanolone (Zulresso) for Postpartum Depression Cleared by the DEA, Now Available

Brexanolone, to be marketed by Sage Therapeutics as Zulresso, was initially approved in March 2019, as a treatment for postpartum depression.  At that time, we were told that Zulresso would be available in June 2019. Here are a few updates. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recommended that brexanolone be placed in schedule IV of… Read More »