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Postpartum Depression: South Asian Women Suffer in Silence

Last Updated Mar 2012


Image of IndiaWest LogoPoornima Jayaraman knew something wasn’t right after the birth of her baby girl last year. "I was so happy when I found out I was pregnant," said the young San Francisco Bay Area homemaker, who immigrated to the U.S. with her husband four years ago. "Then Esha came and I was in shock. I wanted absolutely nothing to do with her,” she told India-West. Jayaraman said she was constantly crying, and always angry at the baby and her husband. She would feed Esha irregularly, resenting the constant care she had to provide the newborn. The nonstop cries of her baby only served to further her depression, she said.

Read the full story on the IndiaWest website.