- Postpartum depression (PPD) doesn't necessarily begin immediatly after a birth. For some women it may begin during pregnancy. For others it could be a year or more (some believe it can happen anytime within the first five years) postpartum.
- Some women may suffer from a type of PPD following an adoption
- Some men suffer a type of postpartum depression
- PPD (or any perinatal mood or anxiety disorder) can affect others in your household.
- Most women who suffer from PPD do not have any desire to harm their child.
- Postpartum Psychosis and PPD are not the same thing but both are treatable.
- There are many resources out there for those that suffer from a perinatal mood disorder as well as for concerned (and/or affected) friends and family.
*Please contact your doctor or other medical professional for a diagnosis. This post is not intended to provide or replace medical advice. If you feel like harming yourself or your baby, call 911.