Breaking the silence about postpartum depression (PPD) is everyone’s responsibility
Together, you and your doctor can help break the silence.
Many times the pressure of wanting to be the “perfect mom” can keep us from sharing feelings of sadness and anxiety. But PPD isn’t a negative reflection of our parenting skills—it’s biological. It also happens to be the most common complication of childbirth.
Being open about PPD with your doctor is important and discussing your feelings with your loved ones can help educate them on what to watch out for, so they can be as sensitive and supportive as possible.
The information on this site is meant to provide general information only and is not intended to be medical advice. You should discuss the information fully with a healthcare professional. Use the “Talk to Your Doctor” discussion guide to help you get the conversation started.
If, at any time, you experience symptoms that you feel might put you or your baby at risk, call 911 and seek immediate emergency care from healthcare professionals.