Postpartum depression and anxiety is the most common complication of the perinatal period. Up to twenty percent of women experience it and, for half of them, the disorder begins in pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women are reluctant to seek help for this very treatable condition. Left untreated, PPD can develop into chronic depression for a mother and impair her child’s cognitive and emotional development.
But with proper treatment, you can recover and begin to fully enjoy life with your new baby. If you are struggling, if you do not feel like yourself, if this time in your life feels harder than you imagined it would, reach out for help. You will find it.