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Overview of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are the most common complications of pregnancy. In Oregon, one in four new moms feels depressed or anxious during or after pregnancy. This can make it hard for moms to take care of themselves, bond with their babies and relate to others.

Many new moms feel weepy and anxious during the first week or two after giving birth. This is called “baby blues” and usually goes away with rest, support and time.

If your symptoms last more than two weeks, are disturbing, or get in the way of your daily life, call your healthcare provider or reach out for help.

Learn more about perinatal mood disorder topics like:

  • Answers to common questions
  • Different types of perinatal mood disorders
  • Treatment options
  • Medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Loss and grief