Having a baby is a huge adjustment. You’ve just gone through an intensely physical experience, your hormones are in a state of flux, and you’re responsible for a new, fragile life. It’s no wonder that many new moms experience postpartum depression and anxiety. For most women, these feelings are mild and go away after a few days, but for one in 10 women, they can turn into something that lasts longer.
Connect to Local Resources
Get the help you need so that you can experience the joy of motherhood without crushing depression and anxiety. Connect with local resources by exploring the Healthy Parents and Caregivers page.
The Office on Women’s Health website can answer common questions about postpartum depression. Postpartum Support International can support you and your family through this difficult time and provides tips to help your partner understand and support you.