MARDIGRASMELODIES Along With BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for A Trio of Composers: Motown Great SMOKEYROBINSON—who wrote so many of the label’s early hits, HAROLDARLEN—who wrote so many of the great standards from the Golden Age of American Popular Song, and OTISBLACKWELL—who wrote hits for Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Willie John and others.
Kinshasha talked with Dr. Shoshanna Bennett about her new book, “Postpartum Depression for Dummies”.
Contrary to popular belief, pregnancy is not always an exciting, happy or glowing experience. Clinical depression affects 15-20% of pregnant women, sometimes hitting so hard that the moms-to-be attempt suicide. Mothers of multiples are at even higher risk with more than 25% suffering during pregnancy and postpartum.
The new mother of eight in LA needs regular mental health assessment. Prenatal and postpartum depression is a hidden illness with potential grave consequences.