Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health

Did you Know?
50-80% of new mothers experience the baby blues.

  • One woman out of 5 experiences depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy.
  • One woman out of 1,000 may have a serious condition – postpartum psychosis.
  • One in 10 fathers experiences depression before or after the birth of their child.

Online Resources

Postpartum Support International:

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. Also offers free telephone support. Will call back within 24 hours (Press 1 for Spanish).
800-944-4PPD or 800-944-4773

Online PPD Support Group:

Offers online, moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.


Text4baby is a free text messaging program for pregnant women and new moms. Moms can get FREE messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
Text4baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

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