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Postpartum Depression in New Mothers: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Support for Women of Color


Postpartum Depression in New Mothers - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Support for Women of Color

If you struggle with perinatal/mom depression or anxiety after childbirth, you're not alone. Learn about postpartum depression (PPD) signs, symptoms & treatment. Find culturally sensitive support & self-care tips for healing & getting back to yourself.


 

Understanding Postpartum Depression

The birth of a child is a momentous occasion, yet for many new mothers, it can also usher in a period of emotional turbulence known as postpartum depression (PPD). Understanding the signs and symptoms of PPD is crucial for ensuring timely support and individualized intervention. New mothers may also consider consulting with a postpartum doula who can provide additional guidance and support during this critical time.

Postpartum depression goes beyond the "baby blues," which typically involve mild mood swings, tearfulness, and anxiety that lasts a few days up to two weeks after birth. In contrast, PPD is more severe and persistent, potentially lasting several months.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum Depression in Women of Color

Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Self-Care for Postpartum Depression

Join Us This Black Maternal Mental Health Week

How Doulas Can Support Your Mental Wellbeing

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