Postpartum depression is a type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) that women experience within 12 months of giving birth. Up to 15-20% of women experience postpartum depression, and the odds are even higher for those with one or more risk factors.
Risk factors include:
If you have of these risk factors, talk to your medical provider about what to do if you recognize symptoms.
Treatment plans will vary for each woman, but can include any or all of the following: