Mental Health

Your body and mind go through tremendous changes and hormonal shifts during and after pregnancy. If you’re feeling sad, empty, emotionless and “not right” more often than usual, it’s ok to reach out for help. Contact us or your medical provider right away. We’re here to support you.

Baby Blues

After childbirth, you may have the baby blues. Postpartum Blues or “baby blues” are moodiness or sad feelings that are common and may start within a few days after delivery. These postpartum blues feelings may last about 2 weeks.

If your baby blues don’t go away…it’s time to ask for help

You may be depressed. It’s real and it’s not your fault. Postpartum Depression is a serious mood disorder that affects women after childbirth. About 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression. You are not alone. It’s not something that you can prevent or control on your own terms. It happens for many reasons and it’s treatable. Get help today!

Emotional symptoms include:

  • Excessive and uncontrollable crying
  • Persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Extremes in mood swings
  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Becoming easily frustrated
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Feeling anger and rage
  • Feeling guilt and shame
  • Feeling numb or empty

Mental symptoms include:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Trouble remembering details
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Doubting your ability to care for your baby
  • Thinking things are too overwhelming to handle
  • Thinking you have failed or are inadequate

Physical symptoms include:

  • Changes in appetite such as eating too much or too little
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Oversleeping
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pains

Behavioral symptoms include:

  • Acting distant with your partner
  • Withdrawing from friends and social activities
  • Inability to form a bond with your baby
  • Unwilling to care for your baby out of fear of harming him or her
  • Not being able to enjoy time with friends and family
  • Not wanting to be alone with your baby
  • Exhibiting angry behavior toward others