Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy and childbirth is a physical and emotional time for any mother. 

The stress of bringing home baby affects every new mother as she transitions home, but what happens when the stress just doesn't go away?

Postpartum depression and anxiety affect almost 600,000 women in the United States each year.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of PPD and know what resources are available in our area to keep you in control of your emotional and physical wellbeing during your postpartum period. 

The Baby Blues

When a mom brings home their new baby, it is without a doubt a stressful adjustment.

80% of women report symptoms of "Baby Blues" or stress associated with their new responsibility as a parent. Symptoms like sleeplessness, irritability, and sadness are common and will usually only last a few days to a week.  

The baby blues are a combination of stress and your hormones balancing themselves out after you give birth. But what happens when these symptoms are lasting more than a few days

If your baby blues are lasting longer than you expected or your symptoms are getting worse, reach out to some of the amazing resources specifically designed to help women suffering from baby blues or postpartum depression.

Resources Are Available

If you aren't feeling like yourself, reach out

Balancing support from family and friends with medical supervision will keep your mental and emotional health in check. Therapists and counselors specialize in how you're feeling and there is no shame in seeking help when you're not feeling "in control."

Support groups with mothers who have experienced postpartum depression and anxiety are there to welcome moms at all stages of their postpartum journey. 

Postpartum depression is a serious illness.

Being aware of the warning signs and raising awareness is an essential step in saving the lives of thousands of mothers that are feeling trapped by their depression. 

Tragic Consequences

When you ignore mental illness, the victim is left to suffer in silence.

Each year, women tragically take their own lives or the lives of their children, when they are feeling hopeless and driven to the edge. 

With thousands of women experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, only 15% of them seek medical help. Many of these women feel too ashamed to talk about their illness.

Allison Goldstein was a mother that lost her battle with postpartum depression, after keeping her symptoms and red flags a secret to her family. In a note she left before her suicide, she confesses to not understanding her illness or where to turn for help. 

"I'm so sorry that I didn't know how to describe this pain to you and how to seek help."

For women in their first year postpartum, the leading cause of death is suicide. Bring awareness to postpartum depression and reach out to new moms before it's too late.

Postpartum depression is a serious illness and it's affecting someone you know and love.

Don't suffer in silence or feel too ashamed to talk about how you're feeling. Help others that might be affected by this disease, offering compassionate and understanding support for postpartum mothers

We can make a difference; end the stigma and break the silence.

Get the Support You Need

Our postpartum doulas are there to support you as your body transitions mentally and physically after your child's birth. We give you the confidence and support you need to navigate the uncertainties of the fourth trimester.