Maternal Mental Health Resources

1 in 5 women will experience a maternal mental health complication. While these are all disorders that can affect anyone in their lifetime they are more prevalent in pregnancy and postpartum. 

Perinatal mood and anxiety Disorders include:
Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis and Perinatal Bipolar Disorder.
 

When to get help?

If you experience:

  • sadness, depression
  • anxiety, panic
  • feeling totally overwhelmed
  • feeling guilty, regretful, hopeless, ashamed
  • difficulty bonding with your baby
  • feeling irritable or angry with those around changes in appetite and sleep
  • upsetting thoughts you can’t get out of your mind
  • feeling as if you’re out of control
  • feeling like you should never have become a mother
  • worry you might hurt the baby or yourself

 

You do not have to do this alone.