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.
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)