Inside NYC’s Effort to Fight Depression After Childbirth

Perinatal depression can pose a health serious risk to pregnant women, new moms, and their babies. NYC is trying to help. From City Limits.

After her oldest son, now 16, was born, Harlem native Winter Parris couldn’t sleep. “I thought obsessively about my son’s health,” she recalls. She imagined harming herself, and felt ashamed for having these thoughts. In addition, “I was not eating, not taking care of myself.” But she told no one, wondering “if I sought help, would my child be taken away from me?”

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