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Recent study shows lower rates of postpartum depression, anxiety from prenatal interventions

Recent study shows lower rates of postpartum depression, anxiety from prenatal interventions

Postpartum depression is a factor in 20% of all maternal deaths.  Postpartum depression affects the mother directly after birth. This can include extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety. Mothers experiencing this lose a lot of sleep and can be very irritable. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 75% of moms experience baby blues and 15% of those develop postpartum depression. Jessica Dawn Beardsley experienced postpartum depression for three to six months after having her child in high school. She said she…

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Dog Shelter Overflow: Adoption and Why It Is Important

Dog Shelter Overflow: Adoption and Why It Is Important

Dog shelters across the country fill up every month. As dogs are adopted and reclaimed to their previous owners, more dogs are coming in, keeping shelters full constantly. The Portage County Dog Shelter experiences this and wants people to know the importance in adoption. Not only is adoption extremely cheaper than purchasing from a breeder, but it is beneficial for more than just the person buying the dog. Adoption gives the shelter dogs a chance at a life outside of…

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