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Postpartum Depression – Not a Taboo

posted by Mommy Tincture April 22, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever heard a new mother whine about how she has been reduced to the status of a milk vending machine? Or that she feels she is incapable of taking good care of her child? Heard an endless rant of, “I can’t do it?”, “What will I do if I am left alone”?

Such symptoms should raise suspicion and possibility of Post Natal Depression. Statistics from a research in 2009 by University of IOWA states that average rate of non-psychotic postpartum depression as per a large number of studies is 13%. Continue Reading

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Abuse and violence – Not Any More (Being a Mother Changes Everything)

posted by Mommy Tincture October 22, 2016 0 comments

Note: The incidents depicted in the story are inspired from a real life of a friend. The names have been changed for privacy reasons

Ishita pulled her car on the roadside of the highway and reclined the driver’s seat so that she could lay back and relax for some time. As she closed her eyes, the events of the morning flashed through her mind. She had left from home in a jiffy because of an important client visit and it was safe to have some time in hand when your office was 30 kms away from your home. She was excited about the meeting because the clients sounded very optimistic and the deal if finalized would mean 120% target met for Ishita. She had been half way through the way to her office, when her phone rang and Ishita froze. Continue Reading

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Celebrating Dashehra And Killing The Ram Within Us

posted by Mommy Tincture October 11, 2016 2 Comments

Cautionary Note: This write-up is absolutely not meant to hurt the religious sentiments of any religion or sect. The views expressed are completely unpolitical in nature. What justifies the title will only emerge in the conclusion.

“ Dasha Hara means removal of 10 bad qualities from within us. Vijaya Dashmi means victory over these 10 bad qualities.” – I woke up to this Dushehra tweet by Virendra Sehwag and recounted how we have grown up learning that the good always wins over the bad; Continue Reading