Perinatal Depression

1 in 5 women experience postpartum depression.
1 in 10 women experience depression during pregnancy.

Characterized by sadness, loss of interested or pleasure (which may include caring for and/or bonding with the baby) and fatigue. May often occur with anxiety symptoms and irritability/anger.


Symptoms of Perinatal Depression Can Include:

  • Depressed mood or sadness
  • Lack of interest in baby or activities
  • Irritability and anger
  • Feelings of guilt, shame or hopelessness
  • Appetite changes or sleep disturbances (other than caused by the baby)

If you believe you or someone you know may be suffering from perinatal depression, please contact us.

Risk Factors:

It is important to be aware of the risks for depression during pregnancy and postpartum. If you are experiencing any of the risk factors listed, you might be at a higher risk for developing depression. If you have any of these experiences, please discuss them with your provider.

  • Personal or family history of mood disorder
  • Lack of support caring for the baby or other children
  • Financial stress
  • Relationship stress
  • Complications during pregnancy, birth or feeding issues
  • Mothers of multiples
  • Teen moms
  • Families with infant in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

Contact Info

4325 Commerce Street
Suite 111-443
Eugene, OR 97402

Text Support: 541-525-0495
Fax: 541-344-1737

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