Often times, throughout this transitional experience, you may wonder whether your emotions are normal or if you are experiencing something you may need professional help with. Please do not feel ashamed or embarrassed by anything you are feeling, as it is often out of your control. If you are questioning yourself, here are a few resources that may be able to help you.
- The Postpartum Resource Center of New York
- Postpartum Support International
- Postpartum Stress Center
- Postpartum Progress
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Resolve: The National Infertility Association
- Family Equality
- MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
- Pregnancy Loss Support Program for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Newborn Death
- New York State Association for infant Mental Health
- The Infant Risk Center
- Drugs and Lactation database ( LactMed)
Wondering if you are experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety?
Here are some common symptoms:
- Weight loss
- Inability to cope
- Disorientation and Confusion
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of inadequacy
- Memory loss
- Fear of being left alone
- Overwhelming anxiety
- Detachment from Infant
- Suicidal ideation
Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy. Are you wondering if you may be experiencing postpartum feelings? Read more here to find out.
If you are looking for immediate information before making an appointment to seek counseling, please visit here.
Did you know?
According to PostpartumDepression.org:
While exact postpartum depression rates are unknown, there are some generally agreed-upon figures about the number of women who experience postpartum depression annually.
In the United States alone:
Approximately 70% to 80% of women will experience, at a minimum, the ‘baby blues’. Many of these women will experience the more severe condition of postpartum depression or a related condition.
The reported rate of clinical postpartum depression among new mothers is between 10% to 20%.
One recent study found that 1 in 7 women may experience PPD in the year after giving birth. With approximately 4 million live births occurring each year in the United States, this equates to almost 600,000 postpartum depression diagnoses.
It’s important to understand that these numbers only account for live births. Many women who miscarry or have stillbirths experience postpartum depression symptoms as well.
When including women who have miscarried or have had a stillbirth, around 900,000 women suffer from postpartum depression annually in the US.