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?

Depression After Delivery
http://www.depressionafterdelivery.com

Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation
200 E. Delaware Apt. 3D
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-867-7239
Email: info@ppdchicago.org

Kids Health -- Postpartum Depression and Caring for Your Baby
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/ppd.html

Postpartum Education for Parents
http://www.sbpep.org

Postpartum Progress
http://postpartumprogress.com

Womenshealth.gov 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)

Office on Women's Health
Phone: 202-690-7650
Fax: 202-205-2631

Pregnancy Info.net
http://www.pregnancy-info.net

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/30/2014

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