When Motherhood's A Nightmare

Many postpartum women have violent thoughts involving their infants, but we don't talk about this side effect of motherhood, Shanon Cook says.

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Topics:  depression   health   mental health   motherhood   mothers   postpartum depression   ppd   women   
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