Learning from Tragedies: Listen to the New Mom and Respect Her Needs

So I know I’ve been quiet…so consider this my attempt at becoming a little better about posting here. I’ve got a few drafts in the works, and part of it is remembering. Anyway…this article is more important.

Ivy's PPD Blog

*** This post may be triggering if you are suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and are sensitive to negative news events ***

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There was another tragic and preventable loss of a new mother’s life.
AND
Another family is now without their mother.

This mother’s name is Joe Bingley.  Joe’s husband is determined to try to prevent what happened to his wife from happening to other mothers.  He has formed the Joanne Bingley Memorial Foundation to raise awareness of this debilitating, highly stigmatized, misunderstood, and potentially life-threatening condition experienced by approximately 1 out of 8 new mothers.  Realizing the family history for postpartum depression (PPD) that ran in Joe’s family, he is determined to prevent what happened to Joe from happening to his daughter.  Joe’s death occurred back in April 2010, and this Daily Mail (UK) article was posted a few…

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