Perinatal Emotional Complications Help

While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, about one in five experience more significant symptoms. Although the term “postpartum depression” is most often used, experiences can be varied, don’t always resemble depression, and can encompass the time during pregnancy until a year after birth. With informed care, you can prevent these symptoms from getting worse and can fully recover. You don’t have to feel this way!

Beyond working with a Docent, it’s important to involve your healthcare provider. Here are also some trusted websites and support lines you can lean on during this process.

GET HELP

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
24/7 free and confidential support when you need it the most

Postpartum Support International
Will help you find treatment and resources including support groups. You can chat with an expert anytime or call 1-800-944-4773 for English & Spanish support.

Follow PSI on Facebook too to stay involved if social media is more your style.

Mental Health America
Has information on perinatal mood disorders, including how to find a professional in your area

GET THE FACTS

Postpartum Blues Fact Sheet from The American College of Obstetrics

Helpful information from The Office of Women’s Health (US Department of Health & Services) including common symptoms and want to look out for

You are not alone. You are not to blame. Help is around the corner.