It is currently estimated that 11 to 20% of women who give birth in the US each year have postpartum depression symptoms. These include anxiety, panic symptoms, irritability, depression, fear, and repeatedly going over thoughts. It may also include other physical symptoms, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, weight loss, and insomnia. These symptoms can interfere with breastfeeding, baby bonding, and effective relationships.
Many women suffer silently from the impact of postpartum depression, which can occur anytime during the year after giving birth. Fortunately there are very effective treatments available for postpartum depression. Our providers are experienced in recognizing this disorder and supporting women to make the treatment decisions that are best for them and their families.