Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Health & Parenting

Font Size

Bryce Dallas Howard on Acting, Mothering, and Staying Healthy

With two highly anticipated movies and baby No. 2 on the way, the young actress claims her place in the A-list spotlight.

Preventing Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is much more than the "baby blues." Nearly 13% of pregnant women and new mothers develop depression after giving birth, and symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. At its most severe it can be dangerous to both mother and baby.

Sit offers advice for women who are either at risk for developing postpartum depression or may have it now:

  • Most ob-gyns and general practitioners offer postpartum depression screening four to six weeks after delivery. "There are good screenings now, including the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, which give doctors an indication of how a new mother is doing," advises Sit. Ask your doctor for information about the EPDS test, or download a copy at
  • Women with a history of depression need to be vigilant during their pregnancies, Sit insists. Make sure your doctor is aware of your medical history, including depression, so you can both be on the lookout for any symptoms.
  • Working out every day from 30 to 60 minutes can help boost mood, says Sit, and can help ease PPD symptoms. Aerobic exercise, such as jogging, biking or power walking, are good choices. But before beginning any fitness activity, check with your doctor first. Exercise is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
  • Finally, if a PPD patient’s symptoms remain unchanged with treatment, this may suggest an underlying, unrelated health concern, such as a thyroid problem or other disorder. "Be certain to report to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve," advises Sit.

Bryce Dallas Howard's Body After Baby

Despite her battle with depression, Howard refused to get down about her excessive weight gain during her first pregnancy or her inability to squeeze into tiny sample sizes within months -- or even a year -- after Theo's birth.

After finally losing that stubborn 80 pounds, is Howard daunted by the prospect of having to shed unwanted baby weight all over again? Howard is blithe about it: "I will never again be depressed about being 5, 10, or 15 pounds overweight," she insists. "Gaining the amount of weight I did during [my first] pregnancy -- and I got up to 210 pounds -- you just learn to relax about it. It took me so long to lose the baby weight, I got adjusted [to being heavier], and I said: 'I refuse to associate who I am with the shape of my body.' I was able to be generous with myself. I had a baby. I'm not some reckless human being ... and when I finally lost it all I felt like I had really achieved something."

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Today on WebMD

Girl holding up card with BMI written
Is your child at a healthy weight?
toddler climbing
What happens in your child’s second year.
father and son with laundry basket
Get your kids to help around the house.
boy frowning at brocolli
Tips for dealing with mealtime mayhem
mother and daughter talking
child brushing his teeth
Sipping hot tea
Young woman holding lip at dentists office
Which Vaccines Do Adults Need
rl with friends
tissue box
Child with adhd