Ivanka Trump reveals she struggled with postpartum depression

"It was a very challenging emotional time for me," the first daughter said in a new interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz.
2:40 | 09/20/17

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We turn to our "Gma" cover story, Ivanka Trump making headlines with a surprising revelation that she suffered from postpartum depression after the births of all three of her children, a condition as we know millions of women face and we'll speak with Dr. Jen in a moment. But first here's the story. This morning, a personal revelation from first daughter Ivanka Trump. With each of my three children I had some level of postpartum and -- Postpartum. Depression. Reporter: The 35-year-old mother of three opening up for the first time about experiencing postpartum depression on an upcoming episode of "The Dr. Oz show". It was a challenging emotional time because I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and executive and I had had such easy pregnancies that in some way the juxtaposition hit me even harder. Reporter: Trump's role as an unpaid senior adviser in the white house has come under scrutiny and spoke to me about the challenges all new moms face in 2015. We want to be mothers and sisters. We are sisters. We're training for marathons, we're learning how to garden. The goal is to change this narrative and to be a part of it. Reporter: Experiencing postpartum depression can make going back to work harder. With as many as one in seven women suffering from it trump says it's time to take her public struggle into the public sphere. It's incredibly important and, look, I consider myself a very hard charging person. I am ambitious. I'm passionate. I'm driven but this is something that affects parents all over the country. Dr. Jen Ashton is here now, you're, of course, a practicing ob/gyn. Good morning. Talk about what is new in the fight against postpartum depression. Big push about prevention, awareness, screening, diagnosis, treatment. Management. You have to remember what the symptoms are, take a look at this list. This involves a woman who has recently given birth having depressed mood. Severe mood swing, excessive crying. This is not subtle. Difficulty bonding with the baby, withdrawing from family and friends or change in their appetite. You need to jump all over this. This is a true medical emergency. You need to get help. This doesn't just affect women. New mothers. New research actually substance yacing the fact dads experience this, as well. One in four. It's not known what causes it. It could be the tress from becoming a new parent. It could be lack of social support. It could be feeling excluded from the mother/baby bond but they need support. This affects the entire family and we need to drop the stigma. That's the most important part. Medical intervention is necessary. Dr. Jen, thanks as always. Want to turn to ginger with

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