Hope Clinic offers counseling for women dealing with Postpartum Depression (PPD). Our counselors have all received additional training in treating postpartum disorders. Additionally, we are able to provide medical consultations with our Nurse Practitioner if deemed necessary.
What is Postpartum Depression?
“Normal Baby Blues” subside within 1-2 weeks and affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
Symptoms of postpartum depression can appear any time after delivery and last from a few weeks to a year. About 10-20% of new mothers are affected. Postpartum Depression can affect any woman-regardless of age, race, income, culture or education.
- Previous diagnosis of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder
- Family history of mental health problems
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Recent stressful event(s)
- Relationship or financial problems
- A previous pregnancy in which you suffered from postpartum depression
- Lack of social support
We can help. We offer professional counseling/support for women, men, couples and groups in the areas of
- Postpartum depression and/or anxiety
- Understanding a partner's diagnosis
- Adjusting to parenting
- Co-parenting with a partner