Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?
Do you feel as if you are“out of control” or“going crazy”?
Do you feel like you never should have become a mother?
Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?
These symptoms, along with many others could indicate that you have a kind of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. While it is common for many women to experience mild mood changes during pregnancy or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
With informed care, you can prevent a worsening of symptoms & over time you can fully recover.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders do not discriminate, they can impact women(and even men) from any culture, race, age, and income level. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. Although the term“postpartum depression” is most commonly used, there are many forms of illness that you may experience, including:
Depression during pregnancy or postpartum
Anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum
Pregnancy or Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder