By Juli Fraga

September 29, 2017

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Becoming a mother is often portrayed as a magical and glorious life event.

But many women don't feel joyful after giving birth.

 

In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, almost 15

percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or

depression, making maternal mental health concerns the most common

complication of childbirth in the U.S. And even though these mental

illnesses affect millions of women each year, new research shows 20 percent

of mothers don't disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.