Center for Postpartum Depression At the Center for Postpartum Depression, we address the physical and emotional needs of the pregnant and postpartum woman and her family. We help facilitate the transition from pregnancy to parenthood.
Introduction to Postpartum Illness One clearly negative outcome of the perinatal period is postpartum depression. However, the nature of this phenomenon - as a disease and as an illness - and its relationship with behavioral and structural variables remains unclear.
Postpartum Depression Few families readily perceive the full extent of the woman's vulnerability once labor has ceased. Many times, the intense focus and concentration that friends and family members direct toward the mother are abruptly withdrawn and transferred to the infant or elsewhere.
Postpartum Resource Center of New York The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc is a self-help organization established to provide education, emotional support, and professional referrals to mothers suffering from postpartum depression.
Preventing Postpartum Depression It's important to distinguish between the normal "baby blues" and true depression. The baby blues are characterized by a short period of volatile emotions, commonly occurring between the second and fifth postpartum days and affecting between 80 and 90 percent of new mothers.