Big stride forward for postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is an illness that can happen after childbirth. Recently, there has been a big push to break the silence and open up a dialogue to let suffering moms know they’re not alone. Postpartum screenings are highly encouraged to scan for signs after a mother gives birth.

Postpartum depression by the numbers

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur after a mother gives birth. Mothers may notice symptoms after their baby is born, such as depression, mood swings and a loss of appetite. Women who suffer from postpartum should know that they are not alone and can get help from their doctor, support groups and other resources.