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Postpartum Depression in Black Women Is a Silent Epidemic

Black women are at a higher risk for mental health issues post-birth, and less likely to get the help they need

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When Imani Bates, 31, realized she had lost control over her pelvic and gluteal muscles shortly after giving birth, she felt profoundly disconnected from her body.