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Partners of Women

Partner support is crucial in the treatment of and recovery from PMD. This section will provide information you need to know about PMD as well and tell the stories of other Partners of PMD.

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Living with PMD

The stories of how family and friends have helped women recover from PMD can provide support to others who are supporting a new mom.



Diane was prepared to help with child care, laundry, cleaning and other household chores when her daughter, Thaydra, gave birth. But she wasn't expecting postpartum depression. Hear how Diane cared for her daughter through two bouts of PPD or read the video transcript.

Read Diane's story.



RonRon knew something was wrong when his wife started weeping, overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood, the day after she came home from the hospital. Read Ron's story.






Michael's wife, Sylvia, was affected by PPD almost immediately after their daughter's birth. Her condition was so severe that their daughter lived with her grandparents for nine months. Click the image to watch the video and hear Michael tell his story of living with PPD or read the video transcript.

Or read his story.



Perinatal mood disorders are treatable. But first you have to ask for help.

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