Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression, also known as Postnatal Depression is a type of depression experienced by women after giving birth. It is not to be confused with the ‘baby blues’ which are normal feelings of tearfulness that approximately 85% of women experience within three to ten days of having a baby. PPD is a deeper and more intense depression which does not lift. It is extremely common and affects around one in ten women and can start anytime within the first six months after birth and affects women regardless of age, race, income level and cultural background. About a third of women show signs of PPD in pregnancy which continue after the birth. PPD can appear gradually, or suddenly and symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Visit Our Postpartum Depression Information Center For More Information »