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Becoming a parent is often associated with the most joyful parts of a person’s life. But many mothers experience anxiety and other mental health issues within the first few weeks after the birth of the child. Postpartum depression -- as it is often called -- can result in various symptoms such as mood swings, anger and hopelessness. A counselor at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise created a program geared to alleviate these symptoms, and she explains how they are treating these moms. 

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What happens when you give organic produce to pregnant women for six months? Until now, no one had tried it. A new Boise State study shows women who ate organic produce had lower pesticide metabolites in their urine than women who ate regular fruits and vegetables. Gemma Gaudette digs into the study.

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Idaho Matters looks at an innovative program that takes a new, holistic approach to pregnancy, birthing and neo-natal care with Dr. Roger Olson, Holly Lammer and Kristi Rhodes of St. Luke's.

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Shortly after Emily Goodwin relocated her family across the country, they got some big news.   

“We found out we were pregnant less than a month after we moved here and that was a huge surprise,” says Goodwin, who has a homestead in Melba, Idaho.

 

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This interview was originally broadcast August 7, 2018.

The United States leads the developed world in the rate of deaths among pregnant, delivering and post-natal women. We'll talk about why Americans are struggling with this statistic.

  • Why does the United States lead the developed world in deaths among pregnant women?
  • A domestic violence survivor shares her story to raise awareness.

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Idaho is one of the most accommodating states in the nation for facilitating surrogate pregnancies, so much so that it has becoming something of a destination industry. Idaho Matters looks at why state laws are amenable to surrogacy and how it helps couples looking to start families.

On The Monday, July 30, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jul 27, 2018

  • Idaho Matters looks at why the Gem State leads the nation in surrogacy.
  • Idaho author Brenda Stanley's fiction reflects the character of the Northwest.