Maternal Mental HealthDid you know 1 in 7 women will get post-partum depression or a related illness like post-partum anxiety or post-partum obsessive compulsive disorder?
Post-Partum Depression (PPD) symptoms are often like the baby blues. But the baby blues last for only a short time and tend to be mild. PPD symptoms are more extreme and last longer.
Post-partum depression affects about 15% of new moms. About 10% of new moms have postpartum anxiety. About 5% struggle with postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder according to Postpartum Support International.
If you think you have any of the conditions listed above please talk to your doctor immediately.