Friday, December 18, 2009

Did you know?

  • 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. 
Learn more with this link from Postpartum Progress.

*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.