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20 Tips For Coping With Postpartum Depression

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14. Eliminate Non-Essential Tasks
Household chores and checking your work email while on maternity leave are perfect examples of things that can wait. If you take them off your to-do list altogether, you'll be less likely to beat yourself up about it when you don't get them done. And you don't need to get them done. Right now, you need to put yourself and your child first.