Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

What can I do if I have postpartum depression?

Being a good mom requires you to take care of yourself, right now. If you take care of yourself, you can take better care of your baby and your family.

  • Get help. Contact your care provider, call an emergency support line or ask a loved one to help you get the care you need.
  • Ask your care provider about medicines that can be safely used for postpartum depression.
  • Talk to a therapist, alone or in group therapy.
  • Ask your faith or community leaders about other support resources.
  • Learn as much as you can about postpartum depression.
  • Get support from family and friends. Ask for help when you need it.
  • Keep active by walking, stretching, swimming and so on.
  • Get enough rest.
  • Eat a healthy diet.

Don’t give up! It may take more than one try to get the help you need.

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