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can help you find a healthcare provider in your area trained in recognizing and treating postpartum depression.
MedEdPPD.org is a Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression (PPD). This part of the site, Mothers and Others, contains information for women with PPD and their friends and families. » Learn More
patient brochure, which is available in PDF format in both English and Spanish,
has helpful information about the signs and symptoms of postpartum
depression, and what mothers can do if they need help. Feel free
to download or print them out, and share them with friends and family.
This brochure was developed with the support of NIMH and is available
as a free resource to download, print, and distribute for noncommercial
use. The brochure must be used as is; no changes may be made to the
copy or design.
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Version | » Spanish
Learn more about the professional and the personal sides of PPD. Watch our experts answer some of your most frequently asked questions about PPD. Hear from women just like you about how they coped.
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Hear it From Mary Jo Codey
Listen to a candid interview with the former First Lady of New Jersey as she shares her personal struggle with PPD -- from her lowest moment to the day she sought help to her successful treatment.
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Hear it From Melinda|
Melinda, unfortunately, suffered a devastating postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth child. She will tell you about her experiences from her perspective in this interactive video interview conducted by M. Cynthia Logsdon, DNS, ARNP; Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS.
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There are many common misconceptions about postpartum depression. Can you tell PPD facts from fiction? Learn the truth here.
Myth: PPD is normal
-- all new mothers feel tired and depressed.
Fact: New mothers
do often feel tired and down. They may
be experiencing "baby blues," which affects
up to 80% of women after giving birth.
Women with baby blues may feel tired, weepy,
and have no energy. However, the feelings
that go with PPD are stronger and more
intense. A mother with PPD may not want
to play with her baby. She may have trouble
paying attention to things and may not
be able to meet her baby's needs for warmth
and affection. She may feel guilty or worthless.
all top 10 myths about postpartum depression
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