Postpartum Blues

Lavanya Tumkur Prasanna
PhD scholar, Dept of Clinical Psyhology, NIMHANS.

Academics qualifications: BA, Msc Psychology (clinical), MPhil in clinical psychology and (PhD)

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Psychiatric Illness Post Childbirth 

Birth of a child can be a joyous experience to most parents, since at the end of a nine month ordeal, comes out a little breathing wonder giving you the new title “mom and dad”. Like most things in life, post childbirth, a period known as “the postpartum period”, the women’s body begins to heal and rebuild the strength.  However child birth could also bring about changes in women’s mental and physical health which in turn may have ripple effects on her interpersonal relationship with her husband, family and friends. The main focus currently is on a number of mental health issues related to childbirth.

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The Thyroid And Her

Dr Akshatha Manjunath MBBS, MS General Surgery Consultant in General Surgery.

“How often have you heard someone ask a friend who has put on a few too many pounds, “have you got your thyroid checked ?”. Or maybe it was to someone who was finding it difficult to get pregnant . Is thyroid really the culprit in so many of a woman ‘s woes? How common is it to develop thyroid problems ? Do you have to get your thyroid functions tested ?”

How often have you heard someone ask a friend who has put on a few too many pounds, “have you got your thyroid checked?”. Or maybe it was to someone who was finding it difficult to get pregnant. Is thyroid really the culprit in so many of a woman’s woes? How common is it to develop thyroid problems? Do you have to get your thyroid functions tested?  

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