‘A Lifeline’ For Doctors Helps Them Treat Postpartum Depression

Jennifer Ford of Oakham, Mass., went through serious postpartum depression after her second pregnancy. She got help from her obstetrician, after he connected with a statewide program that supports doctors.

Nearly 1 in 7 women suffers from depression during pregnancy or postpartum. But very few get treatment. Doctors in Massachusetts have a new way to get them help.

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