Mom Check 7: Postpartum Depression Resources
Many new moms experience what are coined the "baby blues," but sometimes it's much more than that.
Experts say 1 in 5 new mothers experience postpartum depression or anxiety.
Postpartum depression is a severe form of clinical depression after pregnancy and childbirth. It can range from mild to severe, and can sometimes manifest as postpartum psychosis. New moms can also experience postpartum anxiety.
If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please reach out to your doctor immediately or call the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Postpartum Support International has information about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Click this link to visit their website. They also have a hotline: 1-800-944-4773. You can also text PSI at 503-894-9453.