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ask grand Where’s the joy? When maternal instinct goes missing Q A © Monkey Business iMages | DreaMstiMe.CoM By LiLLian Carson My daughter and her husband were so excited about the birth of their first child, but now that he’s here, she seems disinterested and joyless. I thought that the maternal instinct was natural, but she doesn’t seem to have it. We don’t understand why she isn’t happy. —Heartbroken Grandparents as possible about this, as there is help. Actress Brooke Shields told me about her own despair after her daughter was born and how she struggled with this horrendous illness. Through the support of her husband, family and friends, she sought the help of a therapist, began taking antidepressants and happily recovered. Your emotional and physical support will greatly encourage your daughter’s recovery. Meanwhile, providing love and extra attention to your grandson at this difficult time is needed for his well-being. G Ed. note: This column appeared originally in the Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006 issue of GRAND. Your daughter may be suffering from postpartum depression (PPD), caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum, which affect the brain’s neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). Life stressors can also add to her depression (such things as moving, poor partner support, financial problems or social isolation). Encourage her to speak to her doctor as soon Where to go for help • Postpartum Support International . • PSI helpline: 1-800-944-4PPD. • MedEdPPD.org , a Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression (PPD). • Resources for dads, partners and families: postpartumdadsproject.org  and postpartum.net . Share this article with your friends. Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol:  OCTOBER GRAND
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - October 2009

GRAND Magazine - October 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
Guide for New Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
Ask GRAND
Together Time
A Halloween Read Aloud
First Person
GRAND Legal
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Magazine - October 2009
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 3
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 4
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 7
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 8
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 9
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 10
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 12
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 13
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 14
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 15
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 16
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 17
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
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GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 20
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Guide for New Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 23
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Together Time
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - A Halloween Read Aloud
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - First Person
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 36
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 38
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Legal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover4
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