Postpartum Depression (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?

Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are much more likely to have depression again sometime in the future. Children of mothers with PPD are at risk for emotional challenges as a result of problematic relationships with their mother.

Can postpartum depression be prevented?

Intensive nursing intervention in the form of visits to new mothers by a nurse can help prevent the development of postpartum depression.

Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?

Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation

200 E. Delaware Apt. 3D
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-867-7239

Kids Health -- Postpartum Depression and Caring for Your Baby

Postpartum Education for Parents

Postpartum Progress helpline (English and Spanish)
Phone: 800-994-9662
TDD: 888-220-5446
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. (closed on federal holidays)

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/6/2015

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