Am I At Risk For Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression is not a commonly talked about phenomena. We normally are told that postpartum will be joyful with our new baby, and perhaps you might be teary eyed for a day or two. Until recently not much thought was given to treating or preventing postpartum depression.
Baby Blues Connection Baby Blues Connection A volunteer group providing information, resources and support to postpartum mothers and families.
Postpartum Education for Parents PEP is a non-profit, all-volunteer corporation staffed entirely by trained parent volunteers. PEP believes that there is no one right way to parent and that parental confidence increases by learning basic parenting skills and sharing concerns with others.
Taming The Baby Blues Usually occurring during the first few weeks after delivery, the baby blues normally last for a week or less. Postpartum depression is a very real thing and probably related to the rapid hormonal changes that occur after delivery. Other factors that may contribute to postpartum depression include feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a baby, physical exhaustion and other discomforts, lack of sleep, feelings of inadequacy as a parent, unhappiness about the way you look, lack of support from others, feelings of ambivalence about your new role and a host of other stresses.