Are you feeling sad or depressed?
Do you feel overwhelmed?
Do you feel more irritable or angry than usual?
Are you having trouble bonding with your baby?
Do you feel anxious or panicky?
Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?
Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”?
Any of these could be symptoms of a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, sometimes called The Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression or Maternal Mental Health Disorders. Perinatal refers to the time you are pregnant through the baby’s first birthday. Perinatal depression is more than just the Baby Blues. If you have perinatal depression you are not alone, and you are not to blame. With support and treatment, you will get better. Reaching out for help is the first step.