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When the ‘baby blues’ are something more

More than half of new mothers feel some sadness, but postpartum depression is a serious, and treatable, condition

With her first baby, Nicole Caligiuri of Worcester said she felt like a robot.

“Everything was mechanical: I fed the baby, I changed the baby,” she said. “I was a machine.” But inside, she felt she was constantly on the verge of a panic attack. When her husband asked why she seemed angry and anxious all the time, she realized she was in trouble.

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