Depression and Anxiety after Pregnancy
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
Depression and anxiety that occur during pregnancy or during the first year of the baby’s life are medical conditions. There is nothing that you did or did not do to cause these feelings, but they can have a major impact on mom, baby and the entire family.
These conditions are treatable if you seek help. Following the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), we use the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression screening tool to assess for postpartum depression and anxiety at the 1, 2, 4 and 6-month visits.
You should always talk to your primary care physician or OB/GYN if you are experiencing depression or anxiety after pregnancy. Below are helpful links to information that may help.
Postpartum Support and Resources
How family can help: Talk about Depression and Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy and After Birth: FAQs