Post Partum Depression

May 21, 2024 Corey Hammond

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression (also called PPD) is a medical condition that many women get after having a baby. It’s strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry) and tiredness that last for a long time after giving birth. These feelings can make it hard for you to take care of yourself and your baby. PPD can happen any time after childbirth. It often starts within 1 to 3 weeks of having a baby. It needs treatment to get better.

Resources:

https://www.marchofdimes.org/find-support/topics/postpartum/postpartum-depression

https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/postpartum-depression

Need help? Contact your PCP right away - for any resources, also call our Member Services at 800-585-5883, option 2 - they can refer you to our Case Management Team.

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