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20 Tips For Coping With Postpartum Depression

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12. Decrease Your Obligations
Now may be a good time to reevaluate your goals. Whether you create new ones or modify old ones, break them into manageable steps and only take on a reasonable amount of responsibility. As a new mom, you'll likely have a long list of "shoulds" (e.g. sending birth announcements, hosting guests eager to meet the baby). At this time, however, you need to prioritize your mental health.