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Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression

(CNN)Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, disclosed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for “The Dr. Oz Show.” The program, filmed Monday, will broadcast.

Trump, 35, and her husband, Jared Kushner, 36, have three children: Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1.
“With every one of my three children, I had a certain amount of postpartum depression,” Trump said. After giving birth, symptoms of the problem, which affects many women, may include extreme sadness and nervousness.
    “It was a Really challenging emotional time for me because I felt as though I Wasn’t living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and executive,” Trump said. “I’d had such easy pregnancies that somehow, the juxtaposition hit me even harder.”
    When sponsor Dr. Mehmet Oz asked, why talk about postpartum depression? Trump laughed and stated that before he inquired, she hadn’t intended to talk about the topic.
    “It is incredibly important,” she said. “Look, I consider myself a very hard-charging individual. I am ambitious. I’m passionate. I’m driven, but this is something which affects parents all over the nation.”
    Research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about   one in nine women experiences postpartum depression. With the show, Trump combines singer Adele, model Chrissy Teigen and actress Lena Headey, who all went public with their postpartum struggles.
    Mothers that have a family or personal history of depression and those who abuse alcohol are more likely than others to experience postpartum symptoms. Other factors — such as low social support, stress, and pregnancy or birth complications put women.
    The US Preventive Services Task Force urges cognitive behavioral treatment or counselling for women with the illness.
    Trump told Oz that her decisions “weigh considerably heavier” now that they are “affecting people’s lives.”
    “One factor that I continue to do is meditate,” Trump said. “It’s been enormously valuable to me.”
    She added that it’s difficult to find the time since her children wake early but that an expense of 15 or 20 minutes every morning “recharges” her and can be “nearly the equivalent” of hours of sleep.

    ‘I don’t view it as my obligation to medium’

    In January, Ivanka Trump’s family relocated to Washington from New York City so that both Trump and Kushner could accept positions as senior advisers within her daddy’s administration. Though initially her position was voluntary, as of March 30, she’s served as an employee in the White House, as has Kushner.
    Trump has given support for women’s rights and a paid family leave program, nevertheless some critics say she’s not exerted enough of a favorable influence on her father’s agenda, particularly his medical care policy.
    When Oz asked for her response to the anticipation that she’s a “voice of moderation” in the White House, Trump said, “in which I disagree with the agenda, I will share it with him quietly, but I don’t view it as my obligation to moderate.”
    One of Trump’s triggers: fighting human trafficking. This week, she also delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on the issue.

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    “We can’t stand by in silence,” Trump said, speaking to human trafficking as “the best human rights issue of the time.”
    Trump, who participated in the UN session as a guest of British Prime Minister Theresa May, has made combating human trafficking in the US and across the world a key facet of her White House portfolio. She organized a listening session with urges and survivors along with her father in late February, and in May held a roundtable discussion.

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