Recent Posts by DrMargulies
Individuals and couples challenged with the major life crisis of infertility often feel a range of strong and complicated emotions as they navigate the complicated medical procedures and terminology of making a family.
In addition to feeling the stress and anxiety that are part and parcel of the process, many individuals report feeling shame, the deeply painful emotion that something about them is defective. They can also find themselves experiencing envy toward others who are able to conceive on their own or who become pregnant. When these feelings are felt toward a close friend or...
That’s right, men get postpartum depression too. It actually has a “name” called Paternal Postnatal Depression (PPND). In fact, over 1,000 new fathers in the United States become depressed. The statistics have ranged from 1 in 10 to 1 in 4 new dads who have PPND. The exact number really doesn’t matter. The point is that many men are suffering in silence with postpartum depression. Not surprisingly, if the mother experiences postpartum depression, the father is more likely to have it as well.
Interestingly, although we know hormones play a significant role in the emotional stability...
When people learn you are pregnant, one of the first questions they generally ask is "how are you are feeling?" It turns out that for many women how they expected to feel when they are pregnant and how they actually feel isn't quite what had been 'advertised'. And, we're not talking about morning sickness, fatigue, feeling a little emotional, and that odd smell that comes out of nowhere.
Contrary to popular belief, for some women pregnancy isn't always full of joy and magic. In fact, many pregnant and new mothers (and fathers, too) suffer from worry, depression, sleep disorders, sadness,...