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Frequently Asked Questions About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

What should a mom do if she thinks she has perinatal depression or anxiety? How is this different than the “baby blues?” Find out the answers to these, and other, questions about a mother's mental health throughout pregnancy and during the baby's first year.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

Postpartum Support International

Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet

Depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms of depression for more than 2 weeks.

Review Date: February 23, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQ's - National Association of Mothers' Centers

Find frequently asked questions about Mothers' Centers, where women meet for mutual support and explore, enrich and value the maternal experience.

Review Date: June 13, 2011

National Association of Mothers' Centers

Find a Mothers' Center Group

Locate a Mothers' Center near you to find a community of women, who through mutual support and public advocacy, explore, enrich and value the maternal experience.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Association of Mothers' Centers

Get Help: Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International has more than 175 coordinators around the world. PSI coordinators provide support, encouragement, and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and can help you connect to your community or internet resources.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

Postpartum Support International

March of Dimes

March of Dimes provides information on planning a pregnancy, and on prenatal and postnatal care.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Overview

While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Learn how you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and fully recover.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Postpartum Support International